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.
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 provide new insights into the formation of the renowned Cone Collection, one of the greatest collections of modern art in the United States.
Please note that purchasing a ticket to see this exhibition will also act as your timed-entry pass for the Museum’s galleries. You do not need to reserve a separate timed entry pass in order to visit.
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.
New works by Lauren Frances Adams, Mequitta Ahuja, Cindy Cheng, and LaToya Hobbs—all past recipients of Joan Mitchell Foundation recognition with connections to Baltimore—emphasize the importance of continued support for artists at all stages in their careers. Whether through the shifting boundaries between self and other, contemplations about the cycles of life, or provocations to the public about shared histories, each artist engages deeply with vital aspects of contemporary culture.
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.
Richard Yarde’s virtuosic watercolors transformed the medium with large-scale colorful paintings often composed on multiple attached sheets of paper and executed without preliminary drawing. Equally inspired by historical Black photographers, European post-Impressionists and by a keen political purpose, Yarde (1939–2011, Massachusetts) drew acclaim early in his career for his masterful portraits of Black leaders—athletes, swing-era dancers, blues and jazz musicians—as well as individuals he knew growing up in the multicultural Boston neighborhood of Roxbury.
Suzanne F. Cohen’s (1935–2018) extraordinary leadership and enduring support for the BMA touched every area of the Museum. In addition to chairing the Board and numerous Trustee committees, Cohen helped establish an endowment for free admission and funded many exhibitions, commissions, restorations, public programs, and gifts of art.
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.
Thaddeus Mosley (b. 1926, Pennsylvania) transforms wood into inventive abstract forms that source inspiration from the art of the African diaspora, jazz, and the European modernist avant-garde. Using only a mallet, chisel, and masterful joinery techniques, Mosley, largely self-taught, reworks felled timber from local sawmills into monumental biomorphic expressions inspired by ancient and modern cultures from around the world.
Elder Ensemble Workshops on various aspects of theater making and performance art: vocal performance and training, dance, and acting.
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: Monthly on the first Wednesday.
Meditative celestial music by an artist who brings an abundance of joy to his performative sound baths.
Laraaji is a musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner based in New York City.
Adapted from Charles Dickens by Ian Gallanar, Directed by Lizzi Albert & Erin Bone Steele at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
The holiday classic with a Baltimore twist is back! After months of waiting, we return to live indoor performances, and welcome you back to our beautiful Downtown Baltimore theatre with a revised version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL!
Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in our spirited adaptation. Join us as we celebrate local history and Chesapeake culture while staying true to Charles Dickens' classic ghost story. A delight for all ages!
Learn the art of rubber stamp making from local artist (and BMI educator) Jesse Lentz. Carve your own rubber stamp and walk away with 10 “perfect prints” on cardstock. Suitable for ages 10+. Registration includes all materials and museum admission (open 9 AM-3 PM).
$35 per person/$30 members
Register by 11/30: https://bit.ly/BMICardPrinting
Holst's The Planets is a thrill ride through the solar system, and is actually a series of tone poems about war and peace, love and joy, and life and death. In "My Sister's Voice" by Reena Esmail, a Hindustani singer and a Western soprano join together in a ravishingly beautiful story of crossing cultures. And, Vaughan Williams' work inspired by English Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis features the lush sound of the Columbia Orchestra strings. Enjoy this masterpiece in person at the Jim Rouse Theatre or virtually from the comfort of your own home!
The Apocrypha of Thomas, the Insignificant
A New Play by Thomas E. Cole
On the evening of December 25, 2017 a child was born unto us in the town of Baltimore. It seems God does have a sense of humor.
Based on actual events and conversations, this thought provoking, sometimes funny, sometimes touching play looks at how we got here and where we could be going.
Please join us to hear this original play being read aloud for the first time!
Join us in celebrating the splendor of the holiday season with a concert of much-loved Christmas Classics by Bach, Handel, and more. Bring the whole family to rejoice in the season with “Prepare Thyself,” Slumber softly,” and “Great Lord, O Powerful King” from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Bach’s Uns ist ein Kind geboren (Unto us a child is born). Additionally, enjoy a selection of treasured Christmas Carols, including “Comfort Ye” from Handel’s Messiah, O Holy Night, In the bleak midwinter, Hark!