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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.
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.
Bard to the Bone, BSF’s Shakespeare Appreciation Society, meets every odd-numbered month for a lively conversation about a specific aspect of Elizabethan/Jacobean theatre.
Enjoy snacks, drinks, and conversation with fellow Shakespeare buffs, and enrich your understanding of the Bard’s work and its relevance to our modern world.
This event is FREE and begins at 7pm.
January's Topic is Henry V: Rabbit or Duck?
This exhibition is a visually stunning installation highlighting the extraordinary breadth of the Maryland Historical Society’s costume collection across four centuries and features nearly 100 examples of women’s and men’s clothing and accessories, as well as decorative arts.
Spectrum of Fashion tells an American social history rooted in Maryland. The clothing has connections to presidents and to the formerly enslaved, to the internationally famous, and to everyday Marylanders, all of whom have important stories to tell.
Join exhibit curator Zachary Levine for an exploration behind-the-scenes of Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling. Discover a story of transformation of scrap itself and the individuals who worked within the industry. Zachary will also share some of the stories, objects and images that didn’t fit in to the gallery.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, pastor and social justice advocate will speak at Loyola University Maryland’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at 7 p.m. in Reitz Arena.
Barber will discuss current event issues related to social and racial justice during his lecture, “The Fierce Urgency of Now.” This event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. To register, visit www.loyola.edu/mlk.
Thomas Rhodes sold his first pound of coffee at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market in November 2005 using a newly acquired one-pound coffee roaster. In doing so, Mr. Rhodes’ new business, Zeke’s Coffee, joined a long line of coffee connoisseurs in Baltimore. The line includes Alex. Brown and Sons, the nation’s first investment bank, which imported so much coffee that it became the firm’s main source of revenue by the late 19th century. The line also includes Mr. Deaver Y.
Celebrate the Year of the Rat during our 11th annual Lunar New Year Celebration, one of the Walters’ most popular events. Enjoy performances by the Baltimore Chinese School, Johns Hopkins Lion Dance Troupe, and more. Make paper flowers to add to our giant floral rat sculpture, explore zodiac animals through a scavenger hunt of the Arts of Asia galleries, participate in art-making activities, snap your picture in a photobooth, and share a fortune for good luck in the New Year!
They were known as the “Hello Girls” — American women fluent in French and English who answered the urgent call for telephone operators needed in France during World War I. They took oaths, underwent training, and headed to war before most of the American doughboys arrived in France, connected 26 million calls and ultimately proved to be a significant factor in winning the war. This documentary film details their skill and courage, not officially recognized until long after their service.
Tsibele (“Onion” in Yiddish) is Klezmer band, who reminds us that in our politically volatile time, we can look into our history for songs, messages, and stories to inform contemporary communities of resistance.
Join us for a very special virtual tour of the home of Anne Frank. Each tour lasts about 15 minutes and will give you an opportunity to explore the home of one of the most recognizable victims of Nazi persecution.
Note, you must be 13 years or older in order to take this tour.
Spaces are limited and advance reservations are strongly encouraged.
Roman tombs of the 1st and 2nd centuries were often monuments to the families that owned them and were filled with statues as well as burials. Join Lisa Anderson-Zhu, Associate Curator, Art of the Mediterranean, 5th millennium BCE to 4th century CE, for an exploration of the original context, decoration, and occupants of the so-called “Licinian Tomb,” where the seven Roman sarcophagi now at the Walters were found in the 19th century.
In honor of Black History Month, Homewood Museum is offering FREE admission for the entire month of February. Admission includes a guided tour of the museum that draws on new scholarship to tell the stories of Charles and Harriet Carroll, for whom Homewood was constructed in 1801, and two enslaved families, the Rosses and the Conners, who labored for the Carrolls in first quarter of the 19th century.
A modern transgender Hawaiian (mahu wahine), Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole is a vibrant keeper of culture, an authentic innovator, and fun, as she engages indigenous thought to address today’s issues through music, chant, and sharing of spirit. With plenty of humor, she provides wry commentary and stories to give context to her songs. Award-winning musician and producer Shawn Pimental accompanies on guitar and backup vocals.
Join Baltimore historian and educator Wayne R. Schaumburg as we look at Baltimore’s role in the American Revolution. Discover our town’s unique response to the Stamp Act crisis. Learn about a group of soldiers called the Maryland 400, many of whom were from Baltimore, that saved Washington’s army at the Battle of Long Island. Did you know that Baltimore was the capital of the United States for three months? Learn about Mary Katherine Goddard’s contribution to American independence, and the construction of the first American frigate built in Fell’s Point.
Registrations are full. However, you can still register and be placed on the wait list should capacity increase or if any cancellations occur.
In this FREE eight-week art class students are encouraged to celebrate their unique attributes by exploring concepts of science fiction, culture, fantasy, math, art, and science. Youth will explore how to tap into their own super strength and use elements of science, technology, and literature to think about ways to make our world a better place.
Tuesdays & Thursdays FEB 4 - MAR 26 | 3-5PM | FREE! Registration required