Featuring Esther Krinitz's Holocaust survival story exquisitely told through 36 hand-embroidered works, this exhibition pays tribute to humanity's long history, past and current, of unjustly persecuted innocents and the dream of a world at peace. A preamble to Esther's fabric collages include South African Truth and Reconciliation embroidered testimonies, work gathered from Lily Yeh's partnership with Rwandan Tutsi genocide survivors, and more.
On View: FRI JAN 5 – SAT FEB 17
Artist Talk: FRI FEB 16 | 6:30PM
Blooming Scapes! is a group exhibition focusing on the variation of use of the landscape within art. Vibrant hills, topographic scenes, and more will be on view! Featured artists include Kini Collins, Lyndie Vantine, Hyunsuk Erickson, Fanni Somogyi, Paula Zaremba, and Deb Jansen.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Exhibition Development Seminar and its groundbreaking exhibition Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs: The Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott.
Learn the fundamentals of improv comedy with skilled and supportive instructors from Highwire Improv. We’ll play some very silly games, learn how to create characters, explore techniques to collaborate and create as a team, and even perform full improvised scenes together! Of course, you won’t be facing this new experience alone—you’ll be learning these new skills with a team of new improvisers, and by the end you’ll be ready to put on a showcase for your friends, family, and fans!
Join us with your husband or wife at one of our upcoming Getting the Love You Want couples workshops featuring Imago Relationship Therapy Feb 11-12, 2024. We teach couples how to communicate without blame or shame, and more productively so that you can both feel heard and understood. Using the Imago dialogue script our communication coaches help couples find a deeper connection with their spouses so they can get back to the loving relationship they remembered before life got in the way.
Are you a “sing in the shower” newbie seeking the confidence to perform a special song for a special someone? Are you an experienced performer looking to take your artistry to the next level? Or are you somewhere in-between looking to expand your repertoire, hone your craft, and/or increase your comfort zone? Regardless of where you are on your cabaret journey, this program is for you! While other vocal genres reveal a performer’s relationship with their voice, cabaret reveals a performer’s relationship with their heart and soul.
Come out from the cold! Babies and toddlers can interact and engage their senses with enriching play time at the library.
Opera’s New Realism: Expanding Narratives and Representation
Naomi André, David G. Frey Distinguished Professor, Music, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Annual Daphne Harrison Lecture, part of the Spring 2024 Humanities Forum
Featuring UMBC’s Jubilee Singers under the direction of Janice Jackson
Step into the enchanting world of Brickworks for a pre-Valentine's Day celebration like no other! Join us as we embark on a journey to discover the art of creating exquisite bouquets while indulging in a captivating showcase of our finest brick products. This unique event not only provides an opportunity to hone your bouquet-making skills but also offers a chance to network with fellow enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in a delightful atmosphere, where creativity blossoms, and take home a beautifully crafted bouquet as a lasting memory of this special day.
Our fifth installment of IT CAME FROM THE CLOSET!: OMEN presents...DEAD RINGERS (1988), paired with Addie Tsai's essay. Join us for drinks and a film screening with short intro from guest artist Addie Tsai! After, we'll continue to hang out and have an informal post-show discussion!
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Welcome to Baltimore, the city of charm and possibility! If you've recently found yourself in this vibrant community and are eager to make connections, our "Charm City Connections: An Improv Welcome to Baltimore" event is the perfect avenue. In this specially curated two-hour experience, we invite newcomers like you to explore the world of improv while forging new friendships.
Experience the legendary!
Swan Lake, the ballet of all ballets, will be performed one night only as a part of the World Ballet Series. See the iconic Dance of the Little Swans, count the 32 fouettés performed by Odile and immerse yourself in magical Tchaikovsky's music.
The production will feature richly detailed, hand-painted sets as well as over 150 radiant costumes that bring fresh representation to this timeless classic.
OMEN’s IT CAME FROM THE CLOSET film and reading series continues DEAD RINGERS (1988), paired with Addie Tsai's essay Twin/Skin.
Join us for drinks and a film screening with a short intro from guest artist Addie Tsai! After, we'll continue to hang out and have an informal post-show discussion.
Following an open call to artists based in Maryland and neighboring states, Nekisha Durrett of Washington, D.C. and Jackie Milad of Baltimore were selected by a jury to create new works in dialogue with Fred Wilson’s Artemis/Bast (1992). The sculpture joins the body of Artemis, Greek goddess of the hunt, and the head of Bast (also known as Bastet), the more ancient Egyptian cat goddess. The black feline head sits atop the white plaster body, asserting Africa as a vital source of knowledge across the ancient world.
Tiona Nekkia McClodden’s genre-defying work, Play Me Home (2021), is a four-channel video with sound and sculptural objects (two horns, a leather-bound script, and seeds) blending narrative fiction and nonfiction. This installation reflects the Philadelphia-based artist’s three-year journey of delving into her family history and funerary traditions in the South.
In conjunction with the exhibition Spectrum of Process, on display from February 9 through March 2, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents a discussion, Research and Process, featuring faculty and students involved in the “Can You Catch a Deep Fake?” and “Artifacts” research projects.