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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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.
After Fabergé is an exhibition of 5 large-scale digital prints by artist Jonathan Monaghan. A digital animator by training, Monaghan creates finely-crafted, virtual versions of the famous Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs, two of which are in the Walters’ collection. After Fabergé runs concurrently with Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition at the Walters November 12, 2017 – June 24, 2018.
Color(s) examines the avenues artists of color utilize to shift the paradigm for representation: encouraging dialogues that challenge the restrictive impact of the “white gaze” on the arts sector.
January 19 - June 28, 2018
The Motor House
120 W. North Ave.
Suite 305, Baltimore 21201
Brea Anderson, Erick Antonio benitez, E.L. Briscoe, Hasani Claxton, Lenee' Freeman, Shanelle Harrison, Tylar Hinton, CHarles Mason III
From May 1, 2018 through July 4, 2018, active duty, veterans and retired military receive free admission to Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Guests of service members will receive $2.00 off general admission. Simply present valid military or veterans ID to take advantage of this offer.* Thanks to Northrop Grumman and other supporters for helping us show our appreciation to members of our military for their service.
Curators' Incubator 2018: Waving and Wavering | |
Waving and Wavering: Contemporary Artists Flags
Curators' Incubator | Alexander Jarman
On View: May 17 - June 23, 2018
Opening Reception: May 17, 2018 | 6-9pm
Featuring Project KALI, FORCE: Upsetting Rape Cuture, Ursula Populoh, Iqrama Muhammad, Ronnie Yarisal and Katja Kublitz, Rene Trevino, Jen DeNike, Brette Gabel, Nino Cais, UBIK, Amy Yee, Carver Audain, and Miguel Januário.
On view: June 1 – 23
Reception: Fri, June 1 | 6 – 8pm | FREE
Gallery Talk: Sat, June 23 | 6:30 – 7:30pm | FREE
Cuban-born painter Osvaldo Mesa explores influences of Baroque painting, Abstraction, fetish objects, and forms found in nature. The result is a strong mix of Surrealism and Latin American Baroque aesthetics that is both completely mysterious and unique.
Jack Whitten made his sculpture privately in Greece—even after he became one of the most important artists of his generation. For the first time ever, these revelatory works will be on view in Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2016, co-organized by The Baltimore Museum of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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.
Sacred Spring highlights the Viennese Secession, an influential group of artists who sought to break free from the academic art of the past. Founded in 1898, the group shared their ideas through public exhibitions and images and texts for journals, including Ver Sacrum or Sacred Spring. Two calendar pages made by Gustav Klimt and Kolomon Moser for the 1901 issue of Ver Sacrum are featured as well as three posters by Klimt, Moser, and Egon Schiele that advertise the Viennese Secession’s exhibitions in 1898, 1899, and 1918 respectively.
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
An exhibit featuring recent work in a variety of media by artists with studios at the Howard County Center for the Arts: James Adkins, Stanley Agbontaen, Joan Bevelaqua, 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.
Exhibit runs May 4 - June 22, with a free reception on June 21 from 6–8pm in conjunction with the Columbia Festival of the Arts including entertainment by All County Improv at 6:30pm and Resident Artists’ Open Studios from 7–8pm.
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.
In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Advanced Media Studies, the BMA presents an exhibition of works by MacArthur Award-winner Mary Reid Kelley and her collaborator and husband Patrick Kelley. The exhibition includes two films featuring their signature black-and-white sets and costumes. This is Offal (2016) is inspired by Thomas Hood’s 1844 poem, The Bridge of Sighs, in which the narrator, a forensic pathologist, laments the suicide of a young woman whose body is pulled from the Thames.
Surface & Structure features work by artists Sooo-z Mastropietro and Chloe Irla. Both artists create mixed-media work that often incorporates various textile materials. Mastropietro’s artwork is made from fiber tubes, and she uses the medium to represent the way in which parts of the sum inevitably give way to the whole of bigger parts. Chloe Irla’s mixed-media paintings incorporate textile elements combined with acrylic paints and digital printing to create intricate, richly textured works.
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.
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.
The inaugural exhibition for the BMA’s new Center for People & Art brings together 37 works from across the BMA’s collection to explore the universal theme of home. Visitors will discover paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, textiles, and works on paper from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Islands, as well as four miniature rooms, plus a variety of interactive features presented in three thematic areas:
9 MAY — 16 JUNE, 2018
Y:ART Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its twentieth exhibition, featuring the elegant simplicity of John Ferguson’s sculptures and the modern landscapes of Kim Parr Roenigk’s paintings. The opening reception will be held Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 6pm-9pm.