Enjoy a colorful fall weekend in Historic Ellicott City and discover artists at work (from a safe distance, of course) during Paint It! Ellicott City, our annual plein air paint-out. Better yet, grab your brushes, set up your own easel and join our juried artists by participating in our Open Paint-Out! Registration is free and entitles you to participate in our online Open Paint-Out exhibit.
Move over, Netflix! BMA Screening Room is a new video streaming service broadcasting the work of 50 video artists. Watch short films and videos created by some of your favorite Baltimore-based artists and discover the work of local visionaries like Erick Antonio Benitez, Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown, Nia Hampton, Chung-Wei Huang, Devin N. Morris, Jules Rosskam, and Abdu Ali and Karryl Eugene of as they lay. More videos will be added throughout the duration of the project.
The BMA invited several Baltimore-based galleries and collectives to curate digital exhibitions at tomorrows.artbma.org. Galerie Myrtis, Creative Alliance, ICA Baltimore, and Current Space, among many others, present the work of artists including Ernest Shaw, Zoë Charlton, LaToya Hobbs, Antonio McAfee, and Graham Coreil-Allen. Drop in the virtual galleries, and if you’re able, be sure to support them. All transactions will be conducted by the individual galleries, who will keep all proceeds along with the artists they represent.
California-based artist Kota Ezawa’s National Anthem (2018) is a meditation on patriotism and protest. The singlechannel animated video was inspired by the actions of quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other football players who took a knee, sat, raised fists, or locked arms during the national anthem to call attention to police brutality against unarmed black men and social injustice. Ezawa (b. 1969, Germany) creates work that explores and translates significant cultural events into simulations that question the authenticity of both our experiences and retold histories.
Join the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Walters Art Museum, and Artesanas Mexicanas from the Creative Alliance for a special edition of Storytime. We’ll read a book exploring the cultural traditions and celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Day), create artwork inspired by an object in the Walters ancient Americas collection, and learn about creating an ofrenda (altar) at home.
Whether on the side of buildings or on the pavement you walk down every day, street art is everywhere – especially here in Baltimore! Street art is one of the most important art forms we have, but it seems to be the one we know the least about.
Ernest Shaw is one of the most prolific creators of street art and he has made some of the most recognizable murals around Baltimore. As your instructor, he will teach you the basics of street art, including:
Unspoken codes and guidelines
Necessary equipment needed to create street art
Bring a lawn chair and join us in the parking lot across the street from The Charles for socially distanced outdoor movies this month!
OCTOBER 10 | GREMLINS (1984)
OCTOBER 17 | A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
OCTOBER 24 | BEETLEJUICE (1988)
OCTOBER 31 | EVIL DEAD II (1987)
PARKING LOT OPENS at 6:30pm
FEATURE SHOWTIME begins at 7:15pm every Saturday evening.
Off-the-Grid: Inspiration in Adversity
Baltimore Choral Arts presents Off-the-Grid: Inspiration in Adversity, premiering on WMAR-2 Television.
In this two-part series focused on timely repertoire, Inspiration in Adversity will share the stories of those who created art through adversity in the face of disease and discrimination. From Palestrina’s accounts of the Black Plague to music birthed from the South African HIV epidemic, we will musically explore pandemics throughout history, ending with the uplifting and inspirational music of Dolly Parton.
One of the most intriguing stories in Spectrum of Fashion is the discovery of livery worn by Tilghman Davis and Tom Brown, two men formerly enslaved at Hampton—the Ridgely family estate that is now a National Historic Site in Towson. The livery will be a point of departure for exploring companies such as Brooks Brothers. In the 19th century, Brooks Brothers provided garments for coachmen, footmen, and chauffeurs in wealthy households, many in the antebellum South. Like many northern commercial institutions, the celebrated clothier benefited from the institution of slavery.
At the turn of the 20th century, couturières—female designers and sellers of high fashion—pushed fashion in bold new directions. Explore the work of Jeanne Paquin, Jeanne Lanvin, and Madeleine Vionnet, the Parisian couturiers who ushered in a new era of fashion, creating comfortably chic clothing that appealed to the active, modern woman.
In early 2008, Sam Sessa (WTMD) had an outlandish idea: take two Baltimore musicians who had never heard of each other, pair them up and force them to write four original songs in six weeks. The two musicians he picked couldn't have come from more different backgrounds. Caleb Stine was an Americana singer/songwriter. Saleem, an MC who liked vintage hip hop. But the songs they wrote quickly displayed a creative kinship that has resulted in a full album, multiple performances and a long friendship.
FREE tickets for Zoom Webinar or Facebook Live go on sale October 6 at 9am. Registration required. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brown-lecture-series-harriet-washington-tic...
What is “fast fashion” and why won’t our clothes today survive like they did for previous generations? Learn about sustainable fashion and how historical fashion can inform sustainable initiatives today. Local fashion leaders will discuss efforts to reimagine a more regional textile economy and the global problems with fast fashion culture.
Join BYFree instructor, Civonnia, for deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching—these mixed level classes are open to those brand new to yoga. Wear comfortable clothes that allow a full range of motion and don't forget your yoga mat.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 979 6028 4888
This program will take place on Google Meet. Use the following info to get to the meeting. You are not required to have a google account or even a computer to join in, feel free to call in with the number below.
PIN: 452 999 734#
It is an empowering and rewarding experience. to write an hour each week, at the same time and place. It serves as powerful support for building your daily writing discipline. The world still needs our creative efforts
The Julio Fine Arts Gallery at Loyola University Maryland invites you to join us on Thursday, October 22 at 10:30AM for a very special virtual artist talk by Mina Cheon, a global Korean new media artist, scholar, and educator who lives and works between Baltimore, New York, and Seoul. The talk, MINA CHEON ONE KOREA will explore Cheon’s new body of work Dreaming Unification: Protest for Peace along with an introduction to Cheon’s artistic progression and personal history.
For the second installment of the institution’s Core Conversation Series, MCHC is hosting a conversation on "dialogue," where journalist, author, and television producer David Simon will join MCHC's VP of Collections & Interpretation, Allison Tolman, in a conversation about how we can use different perspectives to uncover a more complete narrative in today’s complex world.
This virtual program is free and open to all audiences, however registration is required.