MacArthur award-winning artist and Baltimore icon Joyce J. Scott’s earliest art lessons were at the knee of her mother, the renowned fiber artist Elizabeth Talford Scott. The eldest Scott passed down to her daughter knowledge inherited from generations of craftspeople in their family who had honed their expertise and persisted in their artistry through the extreme deprivations of slavery and its aftermath in sharecropping, migration, and segregation. “They couldn’t buy things,” Joyce J. Scott recounts, “so they made things.
In the fall of 2018, the BMA’s oldest friends group, the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society (PDPS), will celebrate its 50th anniversary by sponsoring an exhibition to highlight a selection of late 19th-century, modern, and contemporary works on paper that PDPS has helped the BMA acquire over the years. Installed in a gallery adjacent to the Cone Collection, this one-gallery exhibition will be organized in two six-month presentations, each including 20–30 prints, drawings, and artists’ books.
In its 35th year at the Howard County Arts Council, this exhibit features recent work created by artists who have studios at the Center for the Arts: James Adkins, Joan Bevelaqua, Han Jeon, Myungsook Ryu Kim, Art Landerman, Diana Marta, Brendan Nass, Joyce Ritter, Jereme Scott, Alice St. Germain-Gray, Andrei Trach, Jamie Travers, Mary Jo Tydlacka, and David Zuccarini. The artists work in a variety of media including oil and watercolor painting, drawing, fiber art, and glass bead-making.
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.
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.
Beauty stops us in our tracks. It makes us pause, look, consider. Sometimes it overwhelms us. We are often told art should aspire to this standard and be proportionate, symmetrical, naturalistic, and orderly. But what of work that is designed to revolt and terrify? Across sub-Saharan Africa, artists working across a range of states, societies, and cultures deliberately created artwork that violated conceptions of beauty, symmetry, and grace—both ours and theirs. Subverting Beauty features approximately two dozen works from sub-Saharan African’s colonial period (c. 1880–c.
Honest, funny, and dancing with heart, Queens Girl in the World chronicles the misadventures of bright-eyed, brown-skinned Jacqueline Marie Butler, whose sudden transfer from a protective, middle class late-1950s upbringing in Queens to a progressive, predominantly-Jewish private school in Greenwich Village, adds comical confusion to her already quizzical, fish-out-of-water adolescence. Lively and poignant—and punctuated with the irresistible sound of Motown—Queens Girl in the World tags along for a young woman’s journey of self-discovery, at the onset of Civil Rights-era social change.
Don’t miss ArtWalk, the kick-off event for the annual Commencement Exhibition and celebration of MICA’s undergraduate class of 2019.
Friday, May 17, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bring family and friends to explore the campus-wide showcase of student art, featuring painting, sculpture, illustration, ceramics, graphic design, film and animation screenings and much more.
The season finale of If Music Be the Food will feature Baltimore Symphony musicians in efforts to increase awareness and support for the hungry in Baltimore. The BSO musicians continue their work to give back to the community with this family-friendly evening of chamber music.
During the month of May, Hamilton Arts Collective (HAC) and Make Studio are teaming up to present the exchange exhibitions (re)shaping: expressions and abstractions. A selection of Make Studio’s 35 program artists will be on display in Hamilton at Hamilton Gallery and the 15 HAC members will be on display in Hampden at Make Studio’s Showroom Gallery. In both exhibitions the artists consider and reshape their viewpoints through visual expression and through the abstraction of ideas using various media.
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culturepresents the 2019 Visual Arts Senior Exhibition, celebrating the work of graduating seniors in Photography, Graphic Design, Cinematic Arts, Animation/Interactive Media, and Print Media.
Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public.
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located in the Fine Arts Building.
The exhibition will open for regular viewing hours on Friday, May 22.
Allen Abend, author of the 2018 book “Maryland’s Treasure & Burden: Baltimore’s Peabody Institute Art Collection,” will present the importance of the founding of the Peabody Institute and its Gallery of Art. The intertwined histories of the Peabody Institute and the Maryland Historical Society will be highlighted. He will discuss the remarkable art collection that was amassed by the Peabody Institute during and after the gallery’s almost 50-year existence as Baltimore’s major fine arts venue.
LIT's Sketch Night is every month on Wednesday, and it's an entire show devoted to sketch comedy in Adams Morgan. Brought to you by both of LIT's house teams, Separate Beds & The Employables, each month's show is a different theme with new material.
You save when you purchase $12 tickets online here. It's $15 CASH ONLY at the door.