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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.
This 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Arye Harmony has shared her soultry voice from the south to the north. She has opened shows and opened eyes with her performances and music. Starting off being a songwriter for local artist around New York lead her to write and direct her own projects. I Need Your Body gained popularity in Russia, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Her EP project released called Testing the Waters pulled her 1st single, RED, which has been recognized for its powerful delivery and relatable message. She is definitely on the rise of music and in our hearts.
Mark Bowden will talk about his book, The Last Stone.
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.
Copper Hill creates a genre of music that combines the styles of folk, classical, singer-songwriter, and jazz. The group—violinists Willa Finck and Katie Knudsvig, bassist Caroline Samuels, and banjo player Ethan Cypress—refers to this genre as folk-art music.
What was it like to be a member of The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, or a young boy playing a role like Ophelia? How was the art of acting practiced (and regarded) during Shakespeare’s time? This is an interesting subject and you may be surprised to learn of the way in which actors carried out their craft during the Elizabethan and Jacobean period in England. Come join us for this fascinating journey into a theatrical world much more different than you have ever imagined.
No need to opt out of great theater because you can't convince a plus-one. Join other solo theater enthusiasts for a shared treat. You can sit with us.
Baltimore Concert Opera continues its popular new performance series this season, Thirsty Thursdays at the Opera. Top-flight professional opera singers will perform operatic highlights paired with beers and ales that have been specially chosen to go with the music. Enjoy a relaxed evening in our beautiful, inviting atmosphere in the Grand Ballroom of the Engineers Club in the heart of Mount Vernon. This event sold out last season, so be sure to get your tickets early! 7:30 doors, 8pm show.
A tribute to the Blues Brothers, The Blues Brotherhood covers the best material from the original “Blues Brothers” as well as other classic blues, funk, and soul tunes in a style unique to the “Brotherhood”.
So hold on to your hats (and shades, for that matter) as the boys capture the sound, energy, and persona that propelled the original “Blues Brothers” into the phenomenon that still thrills audiences around the world.The Blues Brotherhood is available for theaters, casinos, clubs, concerts, and private/corporate functions.
Legendary Baltimore jazz vocalist Ethel Ennis (1932–2019) will be honored by her family and friends at a free, public memorial concert on Friday, May 24 at the Peabody Institute’s Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
The hour-long special tribute includes rare recordings of and interviews with Ennis; remarks by her husband, Earl Arnett; and live performances by her musical colleagues, including jazz greats Charles Covington, Stef Scaggiari, Mark Russell, Cyrus Chestnut, Marc Copland, and Gene Bertoncini.
May 24: Film night with an evening of film shorts and discussion, 6-9pm
Doors open at 6:00pm; Films begin at 7:00pm
Join us for an evening of shorts followed by a discussion with activists and filmmakers.
Surviving Incarceration in Maryland (Series)
Gaza: A Gaping Wound
A Life of Shadows . . . Written in Light
Tanya Garcia, Director
Amy Oden, Director
Qiana Johnson, Life After Release
Sammy Alqasem, Baltimore-Palestine Solidarity
Quiet, reclusive and massively talented Billy Colucci’s name is known to Baltimoreans who really know their jazz.
by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Erin Riley
with Assistant Director, Ruta Douglas Smith
Musical Score composed and performed by Parker Bailey Stevens
Lyrics by Caryl Churchill
May 10 - June 2, 2019
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm
Witch Hunt: a community targets its weakest members as “other”, then uses law and religion to persecute and destroy them.
It’s no coincidence the victims are female identified. What was true in 1670 is eerily true in 2018.