This exhibition explores the 43-year friendship between artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Baltimore collector Etta Cone (1870-1949). More than 160 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and illustrated books will provide new insights into the formation of the renowned Cone Collection, one of the greatest collections of modern art in the United States.
Women who rebelled against sexist social rules have been trivialized and controlled for centuries. Portrayed according to stereotypes or vilified, women acting on their own behalf have been undermined consistently by their representation in Western art. Spanning the Renaissance to the progressive social movements of the 19th and early 20th centuries, this exhibition links heroines of the past with modern trailblazers, celebrating women throughout history who broke rules, transgressed boundaries, and insisted upon recognition of their human rights.
Mickalene Thomas’ immersive two-story installation transforms the BMA’s East Lobby into a living room for Baltimore reflective of Thomas’ signature aesthetic influenced by 1970s and 1980s motifs. The experience–the most expansive commission undertaken by both the artist and the BMA—extends onto an enclosed terrace, where Thomas has curated a presentation of works by artists with ties to Baltimore. Featured artists include: Derrick Adams, Zoë Charlton Theresa Chromati, Alex Dukes, Dominiqua S. Eldridge, Devin N. Morris, Clifford Owens, and D’Metrius John Rice.
UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents Annet Couwenberg: Sewing Circles, on display from September 30 through December 11. The exhibition presents an overview of ten years of cultural research, digital experimentation, and finished artifacts by Couwenberg, who uses lace as a primary material. Through her creations, the artist asks how traditional textile construction can be modified or transformed by adapting it to digital fabrication processes.
Adelyn Breeskin: Curating a Legacy explores Adelyn Breeskin and her extraordinary career as BMA Director from 1942-1962 through archival materials and examples of the beloved works the Museum acquired under her curatorial vision and leadership. Throughout her 32-year career at the Museum, beginning with her tenure as the BMA’s first curator of prints in 1930 and, later, the museum director, Breeskin secured the renowned Cone Collection for the BMA and accomplished countless other achievements, including commissioning the U.S. Pavilion for the 1960 Venice Biennale.
Do you enjoy being creative? Have a love for performing?
The Dance & Bmore Elder Ensemble could be the group for you. Dance & Bmore uses creative storytelling, movement, music, and theater to engage audiences of every age and stage of life.
Dates: Wednesdays, Oct 6th - 27th
Time: 1 - 2PM
Location: Waxter Center for Seniors, 1000 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Dance & Bmore's Elder Ensemble Series is brought to you by Free Fall Baltimore.
Joshua Johnson is recognized as one of the first professional African American portraitists in the United States. An interesting aspect of his work in the early Republic was the patronage he received from the newly emerging merchant class in Baltimore during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In this behind-the-scenes conversation with Mark Letzer, President & CEO of the Maryland Center for History and Culture, learn more about the people Johnson painted in his Fells Point community, and explore the nationally significant collection of Joshua Johnson portraits at MCHC.
The Walters Art Museum will welcome guests back to the museum for its fall Gala. The Walters Gala 2021: Armor & Adornment celebrates the Walters’ lustrous collection of silver, gold, and metal across the ages and the groundbreaking exhibition of Baltimore icon Betty Cooke.
The Columbia Orchestra is back! And what better way to celebrate coming together than with Beethoven's joyous Seventh Symphony. Composer James Lee III has written a thrilling work, Niiji Memories, for the Orchestra and flute virtuoso Julietta Curenton inspired by Native American history and culture. Plus, Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol. Be there for the world premiere of a masterpiece in person at the Jim Rouse Theatre or virtually from the comfort of your own home!
Join the artists of Baltimore Musicales for a celebratory return to live performances!
Claire Galloway, Jason Widney, Amanda Densmoor, Sean Tillery, and Ka Nyoung Yoo will perform music by Giachino Rossini, Robert Schumann, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Samuel Barber, Jean Sibelius, Libby Larsen, Kurt Weill, Alban Berg, Gabriel Fauré, and John Kander, beautiful songs from Indonesia and Korea, and new works by Daniel Gilliam and Erik Franklin.
ONLINE PROGRAM THROUGH ZOOM
Contemporary South Asian Art: Women Making History
Rebecca Brown, professor and director of graduate studies, history of art and chair of advanced academic programs in museum studies and cultural heritage management, Johns Hopkins University
Join us on the Museum’s front steps for a live Violet Hour inspired by Women Behaving Badly: 400 Years of Power & Protest. Experience an original sound art and dance performance by SAFRA/Primitive Tongues, based on her ongoing project Matrimonial.
RSVP is required. Rain date - Thursday, October 28, 6-7 pm.
The program will also stream live via Facebook and YouTube.
Hear from women who worked at Sparrows Point about the challenges and opportunities they experienced at the steel mill in this one-hour discussion at the North Point Branch of Baltimore County Public Library. Audience members will have an open Q&A and an opportunity to share personal stories after the discussion. Presented in partnership with the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
This program is free to all, no registration required.
This virtual discussion will explore the historical and contemporary perspectives on witchcraft, archetypes of femininity, and their relationship to contemporary culture. Joining the discussion are Awo Faleyewa, Chief Olumo Ifa Priestess and Elder mother of Ile Ofo Ase Iyaami Oshorunga; Robin Morgan, poet, author, and social justice activist; and Hannah Segrave, historian and lecturer of Italian Studies at The Ohio State University. The talk will be moderated by Dr.
Derrick Michaels, solo saxophone
"Baltimore-based tenor saxophonist Derrick Michaels is an audacious force in the creative music community. As a saxophonist, he boasts a rich expressive palette and a propensity for dynamic performance. As a bandleader, he invites a wide array of brilliant musicians into the creative fold, engaging with an expressive continuum that spans the history of written and improvised music.
Were it not for the Port, there may have never been a Baltimore, or a Baltimore that any of today’s citizens would recognize. As Baltimoreans, we have heard for years that the Port is the essence of the city. The Port is, was and has always been a source of prosperity for “The Queen City of the Patapsco”.
Join us on October 26th at 7:00PM for an in-depth look at the history of Baltimore’s port with Senior Museum Educator Jack Burkert.
You're invited to a FREE performance with the Dance & Bmore Elder Ensemble! Songs, dance, and theatrics created and performed by older adults.
Date: Wed, Oct 27th
Time: 1 - 2PM
Location: Waxter Center, 1000 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
RSVP Here: https://forms.gle/hsUmyhCv4sq5tAvv6
The Elder Ensemble Series is brought to you by Free Fall Baltimore and Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.