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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.
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.
e of the most exceptional collections of Asian art in North America takes center stage on Sunday, October 1, when the Walters Art Museum opens its new installation Arts of Asia. The dramatic display offers a rich exploration of artistic traditions from diverse cultures and regions across India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia. The stunning array of more than 150 works spanning 2,000 years includes 30 objects that have never been on view.
Twisted, knotted, and stretched pantyhose weighted with sand sag onto the floor in Head Back & High: Senga Nengudi, the latest exhibition in the gallery adjacent to the East Lobby. Senga Nengudi (American, b. 1943) chooses familiar, inexpensive materials loaded with symbolic resonances to construct intimate environments. Interacting with the installation and observing the works, performers and audiences are invited to consider how they move through the world and the factors that influence their distinct experiences.
For 40 years, Al Loving experimented with materials and process to expand the definition of modern painting, drawing on everything from free jazz to his family’s quilting tradition. In the 1980s, Loving broke free of the flat image, using heavy rag paper to make three dimensional collages in brilliant colors. Spiral Play features 12 of these collages, some of them monumental in scale. The work is radical, beautiful, and deeply human. In the artist’s words, “I chose the spiral as a symbol of life’s continuity. It became an overall wish for everyone.”
Spencer Finch’s impressive light installation Moon Dust (Apollo 17), first presented at the 2009 Venice Biennale, will illuminate the BMA’s majestic Fox Court for the next seven years. The work consists of 150 individual chandeliers with 417 lights. The chandeliers are hung individually from the ceiling and form one large, cloud-like structure. Although an abstract sculpture, the installation is also a scientifically precise representation of the chemical composition of moon dust as it was gathered during the Apollo 17 mission.
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.