A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in history on MLK Monday, January 21, 10am-6pm. FREE. Join us for free special performances by "Step" the documentary's Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, DewMore Baltimore, Chin-Yer Wright, Kondwani Fidel, and Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company. Plus, enjoy birthday cake, a hands-on art workshop, and more at this FREE, fun-filled event! Visit our latest exhibition "PARENTING: An Art without a Manual" with FREE admission all day, 10am–6pm. Generously sponsored by Bank of America.
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Practice your cursive writing loops, swirls, and basic strokes as we learn how to read historical documents written by Marylanders. Using chalk, ink, quills and paint, participants will be engaged in local history while learning or perfecting this lost art. Museum admission and drop-in FREE. Program is for ages 5-14. Registration Required.
We welcome you to join us for a moving, cross-cultural experience of shared stories inspired by Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl” on Sunday, January 27th!
“Remembrances” will feature readings presented by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, with members of B’nai Israel: The Downtown Synagogue and representatives of Baltimore Refugee communities.
Works by contemporary artists, including Steven Pearson, art professor and chair of the art and art history department at McDaniel, and Reni Gower, retired professor in the painting and printmaking department at Virginia Commonwealth University, are showcased in this exhibition curated by Gower. Other artists with works showcased are Virginia artists Jorge Benitez, Jennifer Printz, Tanja Softić, and Joan Elliott. As well as Kristy Deetz and Al Denyer. According to Gower, these artists embrace repetition and ritual as mindful strategies to ascertain meaning.
Former public defender James Forman, Jr. is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of color. Since 2011, Forman has taught constitutional law and a course called “Race, Class, and Punishment” at Yale Law School. A graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School, he worked as a law clerk for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. His book, Locking Up Our Own, was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction. Admissions: $60.00 per person; Table of 10 $550. VIP $100 per person.
In a time of profound civic challenges, can higher education be a catalyst for a democratic awakening? Boyte will share evidence that it can be, including pioneering initiatives at UMBC and other institutions that are demonstrating the viability of a politics of public work that bridges divides and develops civic agency. Boyte also will discuss his new book Awakening Democracy Through Public Work: Pedagogies of Empowerment.
Book signing and reception to follow lecture.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Truth and Reconciliation in Baltimore.
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019. 6:30pm
The Barber Room, Charles Commons (enter on 33rd St)
Ross J. Kelbaugh has been an avid collector of 19th and early 20th century photography for over 45 years. Part of his collecting has focused on African American photographs, which has enabled him to amass one of the most important collections, including a number of national treasures. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture will feature his collection in a major exhibition this fall. This lecture will introduce some of his discoveries and the stories behind these national treasures.
The Arena Players Gallery & Exhibition Space, 801 McCulloh Street, is now showing its latest exhibition, Storypiece: Documentary Story Quilts of Dr. Joan M. E. Gaither. This collection spans from Dr. Gaither's personal mentors to Baltimore history and icons from the wider Maryland African American community. The exhibition is FREE and open to the public through February 28th, 2019. Gallery hours Thursday/ Friday 4pm-7pm; Saturday 12-6pm; Sunday 12-4pm. Call 410-728-6500 or email [email protected] to arrange group tours.
Walter Lomax was arrested in 1967 at the age of 20 and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Robert Brewer, the proprietor of Giles Food Market. Mr. Lomax maintained his innocence from the time of his arrest. After nearly 40 years and repeated petitions for a new trial, a review of his case by Judge Gale Rasin and additional investigations led to Mr. Lomax’s release in 2006. Join us for this conversation about Mr.
Join Dr. Meredith Oyen as she explores the many paths Jewish refugees took to arrive in Shanghai, explains how they experienced the war and the postwar transitions, and discusses how China now remembers its part in their rescue through the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.
Celebrate African American History Month with God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse by Harlem Renaissance poet James Weldon Johnson. Directed by Kwame Kenyatta Bey, this lyrical revision of Biblical tales stars local pastors and is a revelation for the whole family about the foundations behind the African American church. Tickets are $25 and available by phone at 410-728-6500 or online at www.arenaplayersinc.com. Playing weekends 2/8/19-2/24/19, showtimes are 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday performances begin at 4pm.