UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter, the first retrospective of the artist’s career in over thirty years. Drawn from his archive at UMBC, the 55 works in this exhibition created between 1962 and 2006 highlight Fichter’s exploration of the human condition across photography, printmaking, and painting. Fichter employs shifting moods and mediums as well as wit, humor, and satire to deliver trenchant critiques of war, nuclear proliferation, and environmental disaster.
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Every Day: Selections from the Collection is the BMA’s first reinstallation of its contemporary collection centered on black artistic imagination. Nearly 50 works of painting, sculpture, video, printmaking, and photography from the BMA’s permanent collection, alongside a select group of loans primarily from the celebrated Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection, foreground the critical contributions black artists have made to postwar visual art.
MacArthur award-winning artist and Baltimore icon Joyce J. Scott’s earliest art lessons were at the knee of her mother, the renowned fiber artist Elizabeth Talford Scott. The eldest Scott passed down to her daughter knowledge inherited from generations of craftspeople in their family who had honed their expertise and persisted in their artistry through the extreme deprivations of slavery and its aftermath in sharecropping, migration, and segregation. “They couldn’t buy things,” Joyce J. Scott recounts, “so they made things.
UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents Spectrum: 2019 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, featuring artworks by Dan Bailey, Steve Bradley, Cathy Cook, Jules Rosskam,Evan Tedlock, and Vin Grabill. Spectrumprovides an in-depth exploration of recent research projects in film, video, photography, sound, installation, and sculpture by selected members of UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts.
Projected lights, sounds, and reflective surfaces convey a sense of flowing water in Oletha DeVane’s installation, Traces of the Spirit, presented inside the BMA’s Spring House. The exhibition references the building’s past as a dairy and place where enslaved people were forced to labor and creates an altar-like location for a selection of the artist’s spirit sculptures. For these totem-like objects, DeVane (American, b.
Beauty stops us in our tracks. It makes us pause, look, consider. Sometimes it overwhelms us. We are often told art should aspire to this standard and be proportionate, symmetrical, naturalistic, and orderly. But what of work that is designed to revolt and terrify? Across subSaharan Africa, artists working across a range of states, societies, and cultures deliberately created artwork that violated conceptions of beauty, symmetry, and grace—both ours and theirs. Subverting Beauty features approximately two dozen works from sub-Saharan African’s colonial period (c.1880-c.
For more than 30 years, New Orleans-natives Keith Calhoun (b. 1955) and Chandra McCormick (b. 1957) have been documenting life in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Known as “The Farm,” the prison was founded on the consolidated land of several cotton and sugarcane plantations. Slavery, The Prison Industrial Complex includes poignant photographs and videos that record the exploitation of men incarcerated in the maximum-security prison farm while also showcasing their humanity and individual narratives.
Catherine has inherited her late father’s house, hundreds of his notebooks, and his mathematical genius. Terrified she has also inherited his psychosis, she allows one of his devout students to comb through the writings.
A MUSICAL WITHOUT BORDERS - Everyone has baggage in this timely mother-daughter musical about escaping and belonging from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who wrote the book for the Tony Award-winning In the Heights. Join Olivia and her mother on their cross-country road trip. Mothers may teach you where you come from, but they can be the trickiest things.
BOOK AND LYRICS BY QUIARA ALEGRÍA HUDES
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY ERIN MCKEOWN
DIRECTED BY REBECCA MARTÍNEZ
In response to the strong interest in our tour of Fashions Unlimited last year, we are repeating a tour of this Baltimore garment factory in action. Since its founding in 1976, Fashions Unlimited has been manufacturing clothing from its South Baltimore factory and is going as strongly today as ever. With sewing machines and a skilled workforce of designers, cutters, and sewers, it produces a range of products from bathing suits for start-up businesses to sportswear for Fila, Nike, and Champion. The company even makes jackets for Mt.
Lisa Dillin & Nicole A. Martinell: The space between (us)
Exhibition runs September 4 – October 20, 2019
Gibbs Street Gallery, VisArts, 1st floor
September 13, 7 & 7:45 PM (with opening reception and artist talk)
September 14, 2 PM & 7 PM
The space between (us) is an interdisciplinary performance work by visual artist/sculptor Lisa Dillin and Deep Vision Dance Company’s Artistic Director Nicole A. Martinell.
SWEAT by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Darlene Harris
Sept 13 - Oct 6, 2019 Fri, Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm
Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of friends and coworkers who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working on the same factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.
Heralded by The New York Times as “a full-tilt lesbian/bi-curious/genderqueer/Shakespearean comedy for everyone,” Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties follows five different women named Betty as they collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and the “Thea-Tah.” Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty’s busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something; and Betty keeps using a small hand mirror to stare into parts of herself she’s never examined.
The Afro House sound, which we call 25th Century Music, is rooted in the compositions Scott Patterson wrote after returning from a two month solo trek in the mountains, it is the music that was inspired by a dramatic shift in his life that involved becoming a husband and father in a new city, and the wisps of melodies in his head that eventually reach for a lyric. From the outer most reaches of the cosmos to the mountain tops, Afro House presents Afro House Concert No.9.
Starting in September 2018, the Second Saturday dance will move to the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, Hart Hall. 6112 York Rd, Baltimore.
The Baltimore Folk Music Society presents American Square and Contra Dancing on the 2nd Saturday of the month running from 8:00 'till 11:00 pm, with a short break in the middle.
Mount Vernon began as a country estate for Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard and grew to be the place to live for Baltimore's rich and famous in the mid-nineteenth century. The Garrett family, owners of the B&O Railroad, the Walters, founders of the Walters Art Museum, and the Thomases, owners of Mercantile Bank, are among the families that built handsome mansions along the four parks that surround the Washington Monument.
What do Amsterdam, London, Dublin, and Baltimore have in common? They are part of the great family of the world’s rowhouse cities, of course! Join historian Charlie Duff for an exploration of these and other row house cities and the debut of his newly released book, The North Atlantic Cities. If you’ve ever wondered why we have so many rowhouses in Baltimore as compared to pretty much nearly everywhere else, what it means to organize your city around them, or what led Baltimoreans two hundred years ago to start the ball rolling down this rowhouse path, this talk is for you. Mr.