AVAM's newest one-man show, "Reverend Albert Lee Wagner: Miracle At Midnight," is in celebration of one of America's most prominent visionary artists. Curated from 50+ Wagner masterpieces recently gifted to the museum by Gene and Linda Kangas, this show will also include two of Reverend Wagner's largest works, donated to AVAM's permanent collection ten years ago by Pat Handal.
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MICA presents “Germinal,” a solo exhibition consisting of a site-specific installation by B.F.A. Painting faculty Lauren Frances Adams. The exhibition explores themes converging around feminist activists from American history, domestic ornament in service of political messages, such as Quaker abolitionist quilts and pro-Confederacy secessionist cockades, and the recent removal of Baltimore’s Confederate monuments.
Kate Kretz: Common Denominator
January 24 – March 24, 2018
Exhibition Walk Through with The Artist: Saturday, Feb 10, at 11:00 a.m.
Cora Miller Gallery, Wolf Hall, York College, York, PA
Lecture/Reception: Thursday, March 8, 5:30 PM
DeMeester Recital Hall
441 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403-3651
Students in the Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) at the Maryland Institute College of Art are pleased to present Counternarratives: Performance and Actions in Public Space. On view in MICA’s Decker Gallery from February 2 through March 11, 2018, this collaborative exhibition highlights significant performative actions from 1955 to the present through a global timeline installation and the commissioning of new performances in local public spaces.
MICA Painting faculty Lauren Frances Adams discusses her solo exhibition "Germinal," a site-specific installation that explores themes converging around feminist activists from American history, domestic ornament in service of political messages, such as Quaker abolitionist quilts and pro-Confederacy secessionist cockades, and the recent removal of Baltimore’s Confederate monuments.
"Germinal" is on view through Tuesday, March 13, with a reception on Thursday, Feb. 15, 5 – 7 p.m.
Presented through an ongoing partnership between Howard County Public School System and the Howard County Arts Council, this year’s Youth Art Month exhibit features hundreds of works by HCPSS students in grades K-12, selected from public school art classes throughout the county. Inspired by the title theme, Drawing to Understand, students created artwork using a variety of media and styles.
*Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1, 5:30–7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.
McDaniel College’s art and art history honors students show their work in a variety of media.
Students featuring their works are seniors Caitlin Eversmier of Cockeysville, Md., and Rachel Wojnar of Cumberland, Md., and junior Monique Staveley of Sykesville, Md.
Rice Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Saturday, noon–5 p.m. Call 410-857-2595 for more information.
In partnership with Howard County Recreation and Parks’ Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services, this exhibit showcases work by youth and adult artists with developmental disabilities, created in the Exploring Art and Focus on Art programs offered by the Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services. In these programs, youth and adults with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to explore a variety of media, styles, and methods of creating art.
Reception: March 15, 5-7pm.
Our People, Our Land, Our Images
January 29 – March 18
UMBC Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Opportunities to view indigenous peoples through the eyes of indigenous photographers are rare and recent. This photographic exhibition features the work of indigenous artists from North America, Peru, Iraq, and New Zealand. Distinctive in its historical reach, the exhibition includes newly discovered 19th-century trailblazers, members of the next generation of emerging photographers, and well established contemporary practitioners.
Preschoolers will love this program just for them. Explore the museum’s galleries through stories, songs, crafts, and pint-size tours with a different theme each week.
WHEN Tuesdays through June 19, 2018 / 10:30am-11:30am
COST Kids: Free; Adults: $5; BMI Members: Free. Advance registration suggested, contact [email protected] or 410.727.4808 x132
The Julio Fine Arts Gallery at Loyola University Maryland presents Brenton Good: Assisi. In June 2016, Brenton Good visited the Italian town of Assisi, known as the birth place of St. Francis, and set in the undulating hills of Umbria. Good, an abstract painter and printmaker, brought back drawings of Assisi and began to combine the landscapes with his more familiar gridded abstract works. According to the artist: “These hovering forms and overlapping colors found in nature relate directly to other abstract works being created simultaneously.
Los Angeles-based artist and 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellow Njideka Akunyili Crosby will debut a suite of new paintings that draw upon her experience of moving from Nigeria to the United States, maintaining ties to her family in Nigeria, and building relationships in America. Layers of paint, fabric, and photographic transfers not only energize the interiors and figures depicted in the artist’s works, but serve as a metaphor for the complex merging of relationships and cultural backgrounds that contribute to Akunyili Crosby’s sense of self.
The Sikh Project, in collaboration with the talented British photographers Amit and Naroop, captures the beauty of the Sikh faith and the depth of the Sikh American experience. The exhibition will be on display at the Sandy Spring Museum from February 14-March 24, 2018.
The exhibit, which launched to critical acclaim in 2016, includes 38 portraits of turbaned men and women that embody the diversity of the Sikh community and recognize the challenges and triumphs of what it means to be Sikh in the United States.
Fabergé eggs, some of the most exquisite and innovative objects ever created, continue to fascinate with their beauty and complexity. This dazzling exhibition features 70 works of art including the Walters’ two Fabergé Easter eggs, alongside an array of gold and silver vessels, luxurious jewelry, enamels, carved stones, and icons that illuminates the beauty, technical sophistication, and artistry of Russian crafts.
The centerpiece of the exhibition is the artist’s monumental installation, Birth of a Nation (2014), which represents the abstracted figure of a black woman nursing a white infant against the backdrop of the first official flag of the United States. Suspended above a mound of earth, the quilt is surrounded by Towns’ ongoing Story Quilts series (2016–), a cycle of seven works in luminous fabrics and glass beads that narrate the life of Nat Turner and his 1831 rebellion.
The third iteration of the Commons Collaboration kicks off with an exciting project from Baltimore-based artist Phaan Howng in collaboration with Blue Water Baltimore. For this project, Howng creates an immersive environment with intense, unnatural colors inspired by toxic waste. Through her partnership with Blue Water Baltimore, Howng will highlight local environmental issues and create a space and suite of programs to raise awareness about Baltimore's waterways.
About the Artist
This exhibition presents approximately 20 works that illustrate the honored place birds hold within numerous African cultures. Inspired by our recent acquisition of a rare Pende Gitenga mask of the early to mid-20th century, the exhibition considers the role of birds within initiation, healing, and harvest rituals; within home décor and security; and within hunting practices. Long considered wondrous beings that transcend known worlds, birds have enjoyed a strong and steady presence in African life for centuries.