Guarding the Art will feature works from the BMA’s collection, across eras, genres, cultures, and mediums, selected by guest curators from the BMA’s Security department. As guest curators, the officers will collaborate with leadership and staff across the museum to select and reinterpret works. In addition, the team is working with renowned art historian and curator Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, who is providing additional mentorship and professional development.
Explore five centuries of the artifice of identity— from the splendid metamorphoses of classical myths to the posturing and bodily reinvention of contemporary drag culture. Shapeshifting includes approximately 50 prints, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books from the BMA’s collection that explore transformation and masquerade as recurring themes of artistic imagination across time and place.
Audition sign-ups are now live online! Children ages 5 ½ to 12 are invited to audition for the 2022-2023 Conservatory Season starting in September. Combining nurturing play-based learning with ten levels of educational achievement, CCM’s School of Music provides a solid musical foundation that students carry throughout their lives. Young choristers attend small-group music classes led by highly-trained instructors, all of whom hold master’s degrees in music education.
The Crystal Moll Gallery is pleased to present 'THE COLOR OF LIGHT: Washington Society of Landscape Painters Member's Exhibition' from May 5th-July 30th, 2022
The exhibition features works by 14 talented painters: Barbara Nuss, Bernard Dellario, Bill Schmidt, Crystal Moll, David Diaz, Hai-Ou Hou, Jacalyn Beam, Jean Schwartz, Jill Banks, Jill Basham, Lynn Mehta, Mary Kokoski, Meg Walsh and Pattee Hipschen.
Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 14!
The Howard Community College (HCC) theatre program presents “Puffs: Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.”
For seven years, a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there, too. Directed by HCC coordinator of theatre, Jenny Male, “Puffs” is a fantastical ensemble show filled with magic, adventure and joy for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
The Columbia Pro Cantare chorus and Festival Orchestra will celebrate the diversity of cultural and ethnic influences on choral music in the United States in "American Voices," a concert scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 8pmin the Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia. Tickets are $23, $20 for students and senior citizens,in advance; $2 more at the door. Group rates are available. Children 15 and under: $10. For order tickets and for more information, visit the CPC website, www.procantare.org.
Legendary Glitterus is the last remaining dragon in a world that has plunged into the darkness of heart and spirit. In order to continue her species and save the world, Glitterus summons five Mystics from scattered tribes to find her lost eggs. During the Mystics’ journey to save the baby Glits and defeat the power-hungry Tower Wizard, they laugh, they battle, they funk out with their junk out, and learn that they are stronger when they fight united.
Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month with the Asian Pasifika Arts Collective and the Strand Theater at The AAPI Women’s Voices Theatre Festival (live) which opened on Friday, May 6, 2022 and runs through Sunday, May 22. Thursday-Saturday performances start at 8pm, Sunday matinees start at 2pm.
Air Dance Bernasconi
May 13 – 15
A conglomeration of aerial dances that tell movement stories using poetry, metaphor, spoken word and visual projections with a variety of aerial feats to enlighten and celebrate human expression.
Jayne Bernasconi has been making aerial dance for more than 25 years and her dear friend and colleague, Nancy Smith, Artistic Director of the International Aerial Dance Festival will be a featured guest artist.
Lighting Design by John McAfee.
Baltimoreans celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution. We used it to defend the city from the British in the War of 1812 and to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunnelled under it to quarry minerals. Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the neighborhood around it to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest house in Federal Hill, and the wonderful alley houses along Churchill Street.
This exhibition showcases William Cordova’s on the lower frequencies i speak 4 u (2019), a remarkably complex work that originates from the Peruvian American artist’s research into individuals, places, and narratives significant to the Civil Rights Movement that intersect with contemporary social and musical history.
Beatrice Glow is a New York- and Bay Area-based multi-sensory and interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the social history of plants. For her first exhibition in a major U.S. museum, Glow delves into the unseen and unsavory sociohistorical and ecological realities underlying the tobacco industry’s veneer of luxury through her digitally printed and embroidered silk textiles, VR-sculpted and 3D-printed objects, watercolors, and scent experiences.
Go Beyond Bach for this orchestral concert, featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Haydn's Symphony No. 1. Acclaimed as both the “father of the symphony” and the “father of the string quartet,” Haydn famously tutored a young Beethoven. However, Beethoven claimed, “I never learned anything from Haydn.” Still, Beethoven’s most famous compositions draw on the symphonic form Papa Haydn is credited with creating. We invite you to join us for a pair of symphonies from both the pupil and tutor—Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Haydn’s Symphony No.
Jazz Beyond Borders is delighted to welcome saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed and The JoGo Project back to Anne Arundel County. One of the most popular and innovative bands to come from the nation’s capital in years, the group merges musical styles of jazz and Go-Go with exciting results. They proved a hit last September as headliners for the Art in the Park festival in Severna Park.
Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare is an exhibit telling the story of the Cold War in Hollywood. It brings the history of the Cold War to life through personal narratives of blacklisted people, members of the House Un-American Activities Committee, and film executives, telling the stories of people on both sides of the Communist/anti-Communist divide. The exhibit features film stills, photographs, movie posters, documents, and more, and explores the intersection of politics, popular culture, economics, and the First Amendment.
Hannah Mayer and Friends
Hannah Mayer - piano
Jett Lim - trombone
Charlie Reichert Powell - guitar
Aidan B. Taylor - bass
Koleby Royston - drums
Hannah Mayer leads this group of talented musicians from the Peabody Institute jazz program to perform an exciting show featuring original compositions and the music of Stephen Sondheim.