Put your best foot forward and explore the best of Baltimore! Join the Heritage Area's Urban Rangers on a memorable walk through history featuring historic attractions, unique neighborhoods, and colorful stories that make Baltimore charming and unique. From the Inner Harbor to Fell's Point - we've got Baltimore covered!
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From colonial impressions of the Chesapeake Bay to detailed city plans for guiding Baltimore's rapid expansion, this exhibition features over thirty of the most stunning and historically significant maps of Maryland from the collection of the late businessman, philanthropist, and Johns Hopkins alumnus Willard Hackerman. The maps are brought together with related rare books and prints, ephemera, and digital story maps to reveal the passion of a collector, the early mapping of Maryland, and the potential of combining historical maps with modern data to re-examine the past.
Nearly 250 exquisite Chinese snuff bottles, delicately crafted from stone, glass, porcelain, ivory, lacquer, enamel, and precious metals, will be on view in the galleries of the Walters’ palazzo-style court. Once personal adornments and handsome gifts, these extraordinary examples of technical and artistic virtuosity were made to hold snuff, a mixture of finely ground tobacco leaves, spices, and aromatic herbs.
Japanese Woodblock Prints showcases more than 40 lively prints dating from the 17th through 19th centuries from the Walters’ collection. Japanese woodblock prints are often credited to individual artists like Hokusai and Hiroshige. However, these celebrated and beautiful works of art are the products of masterfully orchestrated collaborations among publishers, artists, carvers, and printers; their distinct roles are explored in this exhibition.
Germano’s PIATTINI and Flying Dog Brewery celebrate beer lovers’ favorite season as we introduce our new Fall menu with brew pairings in Germano’s bar. Sample five small plates (“piattini”) from Germano’s David Rekoski paired with five stellar beers from Flying Dog Brewery.. $50 per person, all inclusive. Reserve early, limited seating.
The work of contemporary ceramicist Roberto Lugo is a key component to the new installation at 1 West Mt. Vernon Place. Join the artist for a lecture about his work and its connections to ancient art history, 19th century Baltimore, and our current political era.
Now Hear This
Courtney Orlando, music director
Alarm Will Sound
Alan Pierson, conductor
Six world premieres by Peabody student composers.
Alarm Will Sound residency and Pale Icons of Night commission funded by the Johns Hopkins University Catalyst Grant.