Summertime in Maryland means scorching heat and high humidity. What better way to cool off than to experience winter in July by visiting the Maryland Center for History and Culture’s newest exhibition: Losing Winter? From noon to 3 PM, meet featured artist Lynn Cazabon and MCHC Curator of Film & Photographs Joe Tropea in the gallery to learn more about the making of the exhibition. In the courtyard, watch a live ice sculpture carving and enjoy refreshing snowballs/ice cream from Kona Ice (1-2 PM only).
Igor Stravinsky - Violin Concerto (1931)
II. Aria I
III. Aria II
Jeno Hubay - Carmen Fantasie Brilliante (1876)
Richard Strauss - Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18 (1888)
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Improvisation (Andante cantabile)
III. Finale (Andante-Allegro)
Pianist Benito Gonzalez “two-time Grammy nominee” is an internationally beloved artist who combines a long lineage of American jazz traditions with rhythms from around the world. He’s worked with dozens of the greats, and he always brings some of the best rhythm section players in the world. Expect to hear an elite trio performing Original music McCoy Tyner classics or even a favorite John Coltrane tune.
Benito Gonzalez, piano
Michael Bowie, bass
Lee Pearson, drums
Join filmmakers Sandra Rosental and Jesse Lerner in conversation with Ellen Hoobler, William B. Ziff, Jr., Associate Curator of the Art of the Americas, 1200 BCE–1500 CE, for a discussion about their film The Absent Stone.
This program is part of a series exploring themes from the Walters’ exhibition Translations and Transitions / Traducciones y Transiciones: A Celebration of Mexican and Central American Independence (1821–2021). This program’s introduction will be bilingual, and we encourage you to ask questions in Spanish and English.
About the Filmmakers
Join us at the Alchemy of Art for the opening reception of Pat Dennis: Recent Paintings. In this exhibition, Dennis explores the value of love on our planet.
The opening reception takes place from 6:30 - 9:30 pm on Thursday, August 5.
The show runs from August 5 - August 29. Admission is free. Gallery hours are by appointment, call 805-705-2305.
On Display: AUG 6 - SEP 18
Reception: FRI AUG 6 | 6PM - 8PM
Visit in person: Creative Alliance will be open on Saturdays Noon to 5pm
Painting allows subconscious feelings to move out of the body, travel down the arm and to emerge via the brush creating color, shape and content.
Collage presents an opportunity to re-engage the heart of unfinished paintings, to breathe new life into them and to more fully develop their composition.
Experience the collection in new ways as musicians and sound-artists transform the galleries with sonic installations. This year we provide a new experience with filmed performances in the galleries streamed online. Patrick McMinn will perform a 20-minute concert inspired by the Florentine painting entitled Ideal City from the Walters collection.
Triste - Miguel Francese (1913-1970)
Vals Miraflores - Juan José Ramos (1930-1995)
Bocetos del Litoral - Adolfo Cipriota (1879-1944)
En la Llanura
Para Empezar a Volar
Tres Marías - Lilián Saba (b. 1961)
Recuerdos de mi Tierra - Lía Cimaglia (1906-1998)
Who are Marylanders, why are they so obsessed with their flag, and what does duckpin bowling have to do with the Baltimore Orioles? This exhibition explores how Maryland and its people have changed since its founding in 1634. Learn how the dynamic geography of the state drove its industry, population, and the identity of Marylanders, and how the arts and culture of Maryland reflect on its past. For traveling visitors and lifelong Marylanders, Discover Maryland shows there is much to uncover about Maryland. Open through March 2022.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra introduces BSO Sessions – a new digital concert series that follows the BSO’s journey in bringing inspirational works of orchestral repertoire to life as its musicians return to the stage. Programs will include beloved masterpieces; music by living composers and composers of color; and hidden treasures in orchestral repertoire, with episodes premiering October 14 at 8 pm and released weekly thereafter.
Our 26th annual members' extravaganza back!
Don't miss the opportunity to have your artwork on the walls of our main gallery (yes, on our actual walls), or your fabulous talents showcased on our stage. Who knows... you might be the next BIG thing!
Did you know that The BIG Show was the very first Creative Alliance program? That first event led to twenty-five years of artistic expression, community, cultivation of young minds, and so much joy.
Join us every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., as we share weekly virtual installments of:
• Audio Recordings of some of our most popular concerts
• Interviews & Solo Performances featuring our talented artists
• New installments of “Musical Notes with Maestro Dimmock,” which offer insight into the music and composers of the season to deepen your musical appreciation and experience.