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.
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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.
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.
Ebony G. Patterson (b. 1981, Kingston, Jamaica; lives and works in Jamaica and Lexington, KY) creates opulent tapestries out of dazzling arrays of found and fabricated materials—glitter, sequins, toys, beads, faux flowers, jewelry, and other embellishments. For her exhibition at the BMA, Patterson will create an immersive installation featuring her work …and babies too… (2016) in the Berman Textile Gallery.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.