The Baltimore Museum of Art has launch of a new microsite to house and make publicly accessible nearly all of the videos that had been installed for its major spring exhibition, Candice Breitz: Too Long, Didn’t Read, which closed several days after its opening in March in accordance with health and safety guidelines. The site features Breitz’s powerful multichannel videos TLDR (2017), which explores a series of global debates surrounding sex work, and Love Story (2016), which contrasts narrations of the experiences of six individuals impacted by the global refugee crisis.
B2020 is an annual art exhibition presenting the best of emerging talent based and creating in Baltimore City.
For 2020, our platform is virtual and perfectly unfolds the brilliance of artists Will Watson, Xavier Xcel Lightfoot, Christopher Batten, Derrick Smith, Kayla Fryer, McKinley Wallace III, Charles Mason III, Ram Brisueno, Walter Cruz, Moses Jeune and Andrew Gray.
Whether painting, mixed media, video or photography, B2020 delivers curated voices in tune with BLM.
INTERNATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD MONTH
International Underground Railroad Month September 2020
The Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism (OTD) invites you to join us in commemorating International Underground Railroad Month during September 1-30, 2020.
Move over, Netflix! BMA Screening Room is a new video streaming service broadcasting the work of 50 video artists. Watch short films and videos created by some of your favorite Baltimore-based artists and discover the work of local visionaries like Erick Antonio Benitez, Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown, Nia Hampton, Chung-Wei Huang, Devin N. Morris, Jules Rosskam, and Abdu Ali and Karryl Eugene of as they lay. More videos will be added throughout the duration of the project.
The BMA invited several Baltimore-based galleries and collectives to curate digital exhibitions at tomorrows.artbma.org. Galerie Myrtis, Creative Alliance, ICA Baltimore, and Current Space, among many others, present the work of artists including Ernest Shaw, Zoë Charlton, LaToya Hobbs, Antonio McAfee, and Graham Coreil-Allen. Drop in the virtual galleries, and if you’re able, be sure to support them. All transactions will be conducted by the individual galleries, who will keep all proceeds along with the artists they represent.
California-based artist Kota Ezawa’s National Anthem (2018) is a meditation on patriotism and protest. The singlechannel animated video was inspired by the actions of quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other football players who took a knee, sat, raised fists, or locked arms during the national anthem to call attention to police brutality against unarmed black men and social injustice. Ezawa (b. 1969, Germany) creates work that explores and translates significant cultural events into simulations that question the authenticity of both our experiences and retold histories.
Creative Alliance presents Drag Story: Reading is FUNdamental!
Every THU | 1PM | Facebook Event Page Live Feed
Hey parents! Join us on Thursdays after lunch with your kids for a family-friendly Facebook Live Feed drag storytime event featuring some of Baltimore's favorite drag personas.
Today, African American women are an organized and consequential facet of our body politic. How did they get here? To understand their story is to understand the politics of our own time, setting aside old narratives and learning about the future through black women’s ongoing quest for rights. Vanguard, a new book by Martha S. Jones, tells how they built their movement, which was plagued by ridicule and resistance, and extended to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
***COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the truly strange and remarkable events of this year, the festival committee continues to monitor the situation in Baltimore. In-person events may be limited, but LIVE performances and virtual tours will stream from Poe House in Baltimore, October 3 & 4, 2020. Many virtual events are posted. Look for more details soon about how to attend Poe Fest Int'l, in person AND/OR online!***
Black Artists Matter Pop-Up Street Performances
S. Linwood Ave. between Eastern Ave. & Pratt St. (between Patterson Park & The Annex Park)
Social distancing and masks required.
Black Artists Matter! Join us in Patterson Park - by the Black Lives Matter street mural - for a special hour of music, dance, and spoken word pop-up street performances that celebrate the beauty and creativity of Baltimore's Black Artists!
Baltimore singer/songwriter Christen B’s soulful voice and mastery of live looping leaves audiences spellbound. She layers unique sounds while looping them on the spot changing the way people experience music. For this LIVE, virtual event, she anchors and curates a night of music and friendship that will transcend digital space. This show will be streamed live using a 4-camera, hi definition system for an exceptional viewing experience.
Join Us Virtually at One of Six Stops in October
As part of our programming for the state’s largest reading and discussion program, 2020 One Maryland One Book author Lisa See will visit us virtually to discuss her book The Island of Sea Women.
All tour events are free. You must register to receive the virtual event link. Event registrants will be entered into a drawing to win a set of teas and snacks from Jeju Island.
Co-host Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Sunday, October 4 │ 7:00 p.m.
During this live, interactive distance learning program, children and families will learn about the life of Frederick Douglass. By examining primary sources from the Maryland Center for History and Culture’s collections, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the living and working conditions experienced by enslaved Africans and African Americans. From slavery to freedom, participants will gain a better understanding of Douglass’ incredible life and legacy.
Presented as part of Doors Open Baltimore 2020 in collaboration with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.
50’♀ (50 Foot Woman) is the musical persona of intermedia artist Rahne Alexander. The acoustic performance will include a mix of elements from pop, country, rock and other genres. More information about Rahne can be found at rahne.com/music & Facebook.com/50FtWmn.
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Jon Meacham will talk about his new book, His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope.
Now on ZOOM! Screen your new work or work in progress (max length 15 min) at this monthly feedback session from your Baltimore filmmaking peers! Send your short films via email by the Friday before to Creative Alliance Film Curator, Aaron Barlow ([email protected]) to be added to the lineup.
THANK YOU to our generous sponsors Baltimore Filmmakers Collective and CHARM City Filmmakers for helping to make these sessions possible!
Zoom is FREE to download.
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Kenyatta Berry will be in conversation about her work and contributions to the 1619 project.