Starting with early portraiture, “Reflections: A Brief History of Looking at Ourselves” is a new exhibition exploring themes of identity and place that are at the cornerstone of human experience and widely examined in contemporary photography. The year-long exhibition draws from the Maryland Historical Society’s photograph holdings, including daguerreotypes, salt prints, glass negatives, silver gelatin and digital prints.
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On view: JAN 25 - FEB 22
Reception: SAT JAN 25 | 6-8PM
The artists represented in On the Verge: 25 New and Emerging Artists embrace the rich diversity of the artistic community in both background and style. Discover works that range in style, media, and material created by artists from across the globe. Local talent representing Baltimore and Washington share the space with global up-and-comers from Japan and Pakistan. Each piece invites you to experience the artist’s culture, history, or personal story in a unique way.
In honor of Black History Month, Homewood Museum is offering FREE admission for the entire month of February. Admission includes a guided tour of the museum that draws on new scholarship to tell the stories of Charles and Harriet Carroll, for whom Homewood was constructed in 1801, and two enslaved families, the Rosses and the Conners, who labored for the Carrolls in first quarter of the 19th century.
FIRST SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
Midwinter Baroque Daydream
February 2 at 4 p.m.
First Lutheran Church, Ellicott City
Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Telemann’s Tafelmusik I: Ouverture in E minor
C.P.E. Bach’s Cello Concerto in A minor
Bach’s Concerto for two harpsichords
Registrations are full. However, you can still register and be placed on the wait list should capacity increase or if any cancellations occur.
In this FREE eight-week art class students are encouraged to celebrate their unique attributes by exploring concepts of science fiction, culture, fantasy, math, art, and science. Youth will explore how to tap into their own super strength and use elements of science, technology, and literature to think about ways to make our world a better place.
Tuesdays & Thursdays FEB 4 - MAR 26 | 3-5PM | FREE! Registration required
Screen your new work or work in progress (max length 15 min) at this monthly feedback session from your Baltimore filmmaking peers in the Creative Alliance Lounge! Send your short films via email by the Friday before to Creative Alliance Film Curator, Aaron Barlow ([email protected]) to be added to the lineup. Our bar is open so the drinks are flowing and the films are showing!
Thanks to our generous sponsors Baltimore Filmmakers Collective & Charm City Filmmakers for helping to make these sessions possible!
Drop-in every Saturday from Noon to 3pm for FREE art-making workshops that the whole family can enjoy. No registration required and all of the materials are provided. In this series families learn about Black Creatives in the arts and create projects inspired by their artwork.
Saturdays FEB 8 - APR 25 | 12-3PM | FREE!
FREE Gallery Talk: February 8, 2:00pm-3:30pm
In this immersive exhibition, strikeWare Collective weaves traditional and new media to present a visual experience about the institutions, educators and progenitors who shaped how Baltimore’s Black community acquired formal training and knowledge.
Celebrate the opening of The Women of Shahnameh, The Women of Afarin Rahmanifar with an opening reception and listen to a talk by the artist. Born in Tehran, Afarin Rahmanifar’s artworks have been featured in galleries and University Museums across the US including at Yale University, in New York City (Columbia University), Berkeley, San Francisco (University of California), Carbondale (University of Illinois), and at Boston University.
FREE (RSVP suggested)
Kuumba means Creativity! Experience the beauty and creativity of black cultures through enriching performances by local students and Baltimore-based artists, in honor of Black History Month. This year’s theme is Black Dance Through Time!
Explore the evolution of Black American dance from the early 20th century to the present day! Enjoy live music and dance performances, family activities, Baltimore-based vendors, and more!
Take a journey from the shores of Africa, the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade in the belly of a ship, transport to antebellum Maryland and end in modern-day Baltimore while learning on the way how everything is interconnected. We must learn from the past to understand the present and make a difference in the future. "Lest we forget".