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Adapted from the novel by Bram Stoker
October 4 – November 2, 2019
“There are darknesses in life and there are lights,
and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
The mesmerizing and classic tale of horror and romance: Sinister events in a sanatorium reveal the lurking presence of the greatest vampire of all time.
INTO LIGHT documents through personal portraits the tragic loss of human life caused by the drug addiction crisis in Baltimore. The exhibition features the work of artist Theresa Clower, who lost her own son to an opioid overdose, and who is using art to ease her pain and connect others who have experienced similar loss. Clower has created graphite portraits of 40 Marylanders lost to drug addiction. Through art, INTO LIGHT honors and celebrates those individuals, bringing light to their lives, rather than the darkness surrounding their deaths.
This exhibition is on view through March 2020. The MdHS museum is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, and on Sundays, 12 pm-5 pm.
The exhibition features one-of-a-kind appliqué quilts created by Baltimore-native Mimi Dietrich. Ms. Dietrich is one of Maryland’s and the nation’s most accomplished quilters. In 2015 she was inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana. “Hometown Girl” tells Ms. Dietrich’s story as a life-long Marylander and Baltimore native, and draws inspiration from the many students she has taught over her 35-year career.
This exhibition explores the cross-cultural connections in Melvin Edwards’ sculpture from 1980 to the present. Edwards (American, b. 1937) was profoundly influenced by his experience at a major arts festival in Lagos in 1977. Since then his work has increasingly connected to African art, languages, poetry, liberation politics, and philosophy. He has made reciprocal ties to many African countries, such as Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Senegal, where he has maintained a home for nearly 20 years.
Starting with early portraiture, “Reflections: A Brief History of Looking at Ourselves” is a new exhibition exploring themes of identity and place that are at the cornerstone of human experience and widely examined in contemporary photography. The year-long exhibition draws from the Maryland Historical Society’s photograph holdings, including daguerreotypes, salt prints, glass negatives, silver gelatin and digital prints.
UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter, the first retrospective of the artist’s career in over thirty years. Drawn from his archive at UMBC, the 55 works in this exhibition created between 1962 and 2006 highlight Fichter’s exploration of the human condition across photography, printmaking, and painting. Fichter employs shifting moods and mediums as well as wit, humor, and satire to deliver trenchant critiques of war, nuclear proliferation, and environmental disaster.
UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Distal’s Musk: Rosy Keyser, featuring new works by artist Rosy Keyser, a painter and sculptor known for working in large-scale gestural, tactile abstraction. Further details and related programing announcements forthcoming.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 31, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the gallery will open for regular viewing hours on Friday, November 1.
Admission to the exhibition and all related events is free.
This focus exhibition acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of women artists to the development of American modernism through nearly 20 works from the BMA’s collection by Elizabeth Catlett, Maria Martinez, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Marguerite Zorach, and others. The selection of painting, sculpture, and decorative arts showcases these artists’ innovative engagements with the major art movements of 20th century from Cubism to Abstract Expressionism.
The 2019 Howard Community College Dance Showcase features works of faculty and student choreographers. The work embodies a diverse range of choreographic voices reflecting the theme of “POWER.” Performances will feature HCC students, alumni, faculty and guest artists.
Performances on Friday, November 15th at 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD, 21044.
Goucher dancers will perform a work by Goucher Assistant Professor Iquail Shaheed. The program will also feature Goucher dancers performing works by guest artists Nicole Haskins and Urban Bush Women. You are also welcome to join us on Friday evening at 6:45 p.m. in Merrick Hall, adjacent to Kraushaar Auditorium, to hear about the evening's choreography from some of the artists themselves. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for students, senior citizens and Goucher community members with ID.
BSF closes their season with the Baltimore premiere of Beaumont’s under-performed gem. A sendup of courtly romance, The Knight of the Burning Pestle is the reason we stage Shakespeare’s contemporaries: Bill never wrote anything this bawdy or satirical.
A normal play about a London grocer is interrupted by the audience and rewritten on the fly to become an increasingly absurd chivalric epic that leaves no target un-pricked.
Pre-show entertainment begins 30 minutes before showtime.
Free lecture about the play given at 7pm each Saturday.
UMBC Dance students present choreographic work for the first time in this First Works dance concert.
Admission to First Works is free.
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where the Dance Cube is located on the third floor.
Interview show BIG Time invites the influential people behind the businesses, charities, and city you love. Their stories inspire comedy!
How do you know when you've truly succeeded? The answer is when the Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) invites you to have your life memorialized in a series of made up, totally unprepared comedy scenes celebrating you! Come join a hand picked cast of BIG's best improvisers as they comedically revere some of Baltimore's most important movers and shakers.
Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) offers FREE COMEDY SHOWS every night of the week!
Celebrate the gift of art with Baltimore Clayworks' annual Winterfest exhibition and Holiday Shop. Our galleries will be filled with unique, hand-made items by regional and national ceramic artists. The Winterfest exhibition and Holiday Shop will open on Saturday, November 16th with a reception from 6-9pm, and will be on display through December 23rd. Shop at Baltimore Clayworks and perfect the art of giving!
Casually Dope invites you to start your Saturday night with us. Turning the stories of our community into comedy, each show we'll invite a guest or just chop it up with audience and use those discussions to create a show like none other. You might learn something, you might not, but you'll definitely leave full of laughter.
Back at The Gordon by popular demand, the hard working Mexican American band Los Lobos – comprised of David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin – leaps headfirst into their fifth decade with the fresh and exciting new Gates of Gold, their first full length studio album since 2010.
Part of the Gordon Center Music Legends Series.
There is a $5 per ticket fee online and at the box office.
In conjunction with DIS | A Good Crisis, join us for DIS University (DIS U). The conversation series brings together DIS contributors and Baltimore-based thinkers for extended dialogue on big ideas. Moderated by Lee Heinemann of Get Your Life!.
Join Dr. Leana Wen, former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and former Baltimore City Helath Commissioner, and filmmaker and journalist Whitney Mallett.