California-based artist Kota Ezawa’s National Anthem (2018) is a meditation on patriotism and protest. The singlechannel animated video was inspired by the actions of quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other football players who took a knee, sat, raised fists, or locked arms during the national anthem to call attention to police brutality against unarmed black men and social injustice. Ezawa (b. 1969, Germany) creates work that explores and translates significant cultural events into simulations that question the authenticity of both our experiences and retold histories.
Please join us, wherever you are, for this year’s Jazz performance livestreamed from Mickalene Thomas’ East Lobby installation, A Moment's Pleasure. Enjoy the wonderful music of artist Akua Allrich and a post-show conversation with host Jasmine Pope from the comfort of your own home.
We hope you enjoy this opportunity to transport yourself to the Museum and immerse yourself in music, if only for a moment.
WEBINAR - ONLINE PROGRAM THROUGH ZOOM
Art Seminar Group presents "A Concise History of World Architecture in 24 Examples: From the Middle Ages to Early Modernism (Lecture 2 of 3)" with Kerr Houston, professor of art history, theory and criticism, Maryland Institute College of Art
Black Artists Matter Pop-Up Street Performances
S. Linwood Ave. between Eastern Ave. & Pratt St. (between Patterson Park & The Annex Park)
Social distancing and masks required.
Black Artists Matter! Join us in Patterson Park - by the Black Lives Matter street mural - for a special hour of music, dance, and spoken word pop-up street performances that celebrate the beauty and creativity of Baltimore's Black Artists!
Baltimore singer/songwriter Christen B’s soulful voice and mastery of live looping leaves audiences spellbound. She layers unique sounds while looping them on the spot changing the way people experience music. For this LIVE, virtual event, she anchors and curates a night of music and friendship that will transcend digital space. This show will be streamed live using a 4-camera, hi definition system for an exceptional viewing experience.
Enjoy a colorful fall weekend in Historic Ellicott City and discover artists at work (from a safe distance, of course) during Paint It! Ellicott City, our annual plein air paint-out. Better yet, grab your brushes, set up your own easel and join our juried artists by participating in our Open Paint-Out! Registration is free and entitles you to participate in our online Open Paint-Out exhibit.
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.