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.
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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.
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 (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".
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
Marking the closing week of the exhibition City People: Black Baltimore in the Photographs of John Clark Mayden, this special afternoon will celebrate Baltimore's neighborhoods with activities and performances for all ages inspired by John Clark Mayden's "street portraits."
FAMILY ACTIVITIES, 1–2:30 p.m.
It’s More Than History Lecture Series
A View of 19th-century African American Education through the Lens of Contemporary Art
February 28, 2020 | 12-1:00pm
Carroll Mansion, 800 E. Lombard Street
Produced by the Baltimore National Heritage Area and presented by the Peale at Carroll Mansion, 800 E. Lombard Street, FREE!
A select group of Baltimore’s strongest emerging opera stars gather around the piano for a night of intimate opera performance.
Victoria Zelefsky, soprano
Taylor Hillary Boykins, mezzo
Henry William Hubbard, tenor
Aaron Thacker, bass
Maria Adele Scott, piano
FRI FEB 28 | 8PM | $18, $15 MEMBERS (+$3 over the phone, online, or at the door)
$25, $20 MEMBERS (+$3 over the phone, online, or at the door)
Spend the afternoon engaged in artistic expression within the safety of the gallery walls at the Creative Alliance. Ashley Dequilla leads you on a journey of self-expressions, exploration, and healing as you create a 72” x 32“ abstract figure portrait. These large-scale, self-portraits symbolize a psychic re-connection in consciousness between the body and spirit and explore the healing process through art.
Our annual mid-winter Carnival celebration with costumed dancers, dance lesson and more.
Forró. Funk. Brass. Pounded by calloused hands; blasted by tight grooves. It calls across time and continents - with a response from hips and feet. It’s the force that blew through Louis Armstrong in the twenties. It’s the power that gets Brazilians swinging in the streets for carnival.
FIRST SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
A Haydn Affair
March 1 at 4 p.m.
The Cambridge School, Baltimore
Heiligmesse, Missa Sancti Bernardi von Offida
Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat major
Sarah Hayashi, Soprano
Taylor Boykins, Alto
Joseph Regan, Tenor
David Dimmock, Bass
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!
On view: MAR 7 - APR 11
Reception: SAT MAR 7, 6-8PM
Gallery Talk: TBD
Helen Sughaib was evacuated from Beirut in late1975 and, upon her return in 2010, her optimism and hope for change in her country was at a peak as the “Arab Spring” began. But as time wore on, she watched this "Arab Spring" devolve into war in Syria displacing over 13 million refugees, more than 5,000 dead, and the conflict continues with no end in sight.
Phil Klay, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and award-winning author of Redeployment, will deliver the keynote address, “War, Literature and the Long Road Home.” at Loyola University Maryland’s Humanities Symposium 2020.
Free and open to the region’s academic communities and the general public, this lecture will provide a lively forum for discussing wounded warriors and the longstanding tradition of literature that pays witness to war's impact on the battlefield and beyond.