In 1968, nine Catholic peace activists protested the Vietnam War in a fiery blaze in Catonsville, Maryland. “Activism and Art: the Catonsville Nine, 50 Years Later” examines one of the most iconic and written-about acts of political protest in 20th century American history. Through art created by Catonsville Nine activist Tom Lewis and elements of the documentary “Hit & Stay: a history of faith and resistance,” this exhibit explores the motivations and considers the consequences of civil disobedience, and contextualizes this protest in our present turbulent political climate.
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This exhibition features approximately 30 photographs by artists born in Vietnam, China, Japan, and Korea between 1929 and 1980. Each work explores a time of day, a reflection on legend or history, a past remembered and missed, or a future imagined and anticipated. The images also explore suspended time, periods of waiting or boredom. Some of these works are real-time images, others were created as a result of the time an artist spent immersed in the world of the image—the time required to manipulate the subject or to capture the image.
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.
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.
"Structure and Perspective" brings together commissioned works by Maryland-born artist David Brewster with objects from the Maryland Historical Society’s collection. This marrying of old with new, contemporary with “antique,” creates a dialogue that inspires thought-provoking discussions of how the objects of the past remain relevant to today’s ever-changing social landscape. It also highlights Brewster’s often challenging perspective on the modern world, one that looks to the overlooked or unseen.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents Andrew Keiper and Kei Ito, a collaborative artist team whose large-scale visual and sound installations probe the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and their intertwined family histories. Ito’s grandfather witnessed the explosion of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima that killed his family, while Keiper’s grandfather was an engineer who contributed to the effort to develop the bomb.
The power of romantic love and its sway. Cupid’s Arrow, taking place on the eve of Valentine’s Day, indulges in romantic love.
The 5:30-6:30pm reception period is graced with jazz keyboardist George Spicka, and light fare provided by The Classic Catering People. With an assist from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, the event includes audience members sharing their own testimonials of Valentine’s love, and a special interactive love letter writing activity by performance artist Spoon Popkin.
Set in ancient Britain, Cymbeline is among Shakespeare’s final triumphs. Masterfully blending comedy, tragedy, romance, and adventure—and featuring one of the early modern stage’s greatest female leads—Cymbeline (like its contemporary The Winter’s Tale) considers the implications of jealousy run wild, and the healing powers of pardon and forgiveness.
In the best tradition of Hollywood romantic comedies, the Baltimore Improv Group is staging a fully improvised Valentine’s Day rom-com with a twist! The twist: our two leads will be played by audience volunteers. Join us for a night of romance and hilarity, and who knows — you just may end up a Star! Participate or just watch and laugh - you decide!
Opening Reception: tet[R]ad: Draw and Play Here Session # 10
On View: January 28 - March 8
Artist(s) Reception: Saturday, February 16, from 4 - 6pm
Notre Dame University: Gormley Gallery
It’s time to get political! President’s Day is upon us, and we’re cranking things up a notch. Why just have a cabaret when you can have a variety show spectacular? Join us for musical parodies, a politically fueled strip tease, and a cappella renditions of former president’s erotic poetry at UnPresidented! A Political Variety Show & Spectacular for Haters & Losers on February 16th @ 8 P.M! Presented as always by your lovely hostess, Miss Sadie, this evening of legislative laughs is not to be missed!
The Department of English presents a reading by novelist Michael Downs. A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Downs is the author of The Strange and True Tale of Horace Wells, Surgeon Dentist, his debut novel from Acre Books. Earlier works include The Greatest Show: Stories, inspired by the true story of the historic Hartford Circus Fire of 1944, which killed 168 people; and House of Good Hope: A Promise for a Broken City, named a finalist in memoir for the Connecticut Book Award. He lives in Baltimore and is a professor of English at Towson University.
Maryland Art Place (MAP) is excited to present its first exhibition of the year at Hotel Indigo, featuring the works of recently deceased, Baltimore based artist, Ina Claire Helrich. Join us, in partnership with Alex Cooper Auctioneers, in celebrating Ina Helrich's life.
The community information session offers details on the application process for arts programs produced by BOPA for winter 2019. Interested artists and arts and cultural organizations can ask questions about available teaching artist, grant and public art opportunities, eligibility and application requirements.
Love’s tenacious hold through addiction's ride. In letters to and from loved ones caught up in the throes of substance use, we see resilience, fortitude and holding on regardless of the challenges—testimonials of undying love and unbreakable connection.
The 5:30-6:30pm reception period for this event is graced with jazz keyboardist George Spicka, and light fare provided by The Classic Catering People.
This year's group of New Generation Scholars of Muse 360 Arts welcomes the Baltimore City community to an Open Classroom. The scholars in this dynamic leadership program will each give a presentation about the African Diaspora and its direct relationship to the city of Baltimore and its resilient citizens. Please join us for an evening of knowledge-sharing and discussion!
Tickets are available for donation!
Buckjumping is a feature-length documentary about dance traditions in New Orleans, observing both their contemporary expression and abiding significance. The film follows six communities as they demonstrate ownership of the streets of New Orleans, commemorate their dead, forge community, and find spiritual transcendence.