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.
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McDaniel College’s art and art history department showcases work by McDaniel College senior Jonathan Nepini of California, Md.
“My current studio practice is rooted, broadly, in an interest in our relationship with water, particularly the relationship between residents of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay,” said Nepini. “I have spent my entire life in southern Maryland where I have been surrounded by water, and it is a source of inspiration and calm to me.”
Mohsin Hamid, award-winning writer of Exit West, will deliver the keynote address, "Rite/Right of Passage: Migration and Movement in Exit West."
Free and open to the region’s academic communities and the general public, this lecture will provide a lively forum for discussing emigration and refugee problems.
In complement to the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM's) thematic mega-exhibition, "Parenting: An Art Without A Manual," the museum presents its annual, free-to-all, but reservations required, "Logan Visionary Conference: The Art of Parenting" on Sunday, March 24, 1-4pm. With generous underwriting by the Chicago-based Reva and David Logan Foundation, participants can hear and ask questions from a world-class array of inspirational expert presenters and scientific researchers in the field of family wellbeing, child trauma, and positive parent and child attachment.
In celebration of March 25 as Maryland Day, the Maryland Historical Society is hosting a free Brown Bag Lunch & Learn lecture by Jean Russo, co-editor and co-author of the Johns Hopkins Press's “Maryland: A History.” Admission will be free to the MdHS museum, and gallery tours will take place after the lecture.
Visitors can enjoy free admission to the entire museum on the first Thursday of every month. A collection highlights tour takes place at 11 a.m.—explore the galleries with a member of our staff, hear the stories behind the artifacts on display and learn about Maryland’s rich history. Groups of 10 or more people must book the tour ahead of time.
In her 90th year, Elizabeth Bonaparte, the former wife of Napoleon’s youngest brother, Jérôme, met Martha Custis Williams Carter, the great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, at Mrs. Gwinn’s Boarding House in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. Their daily conversations, recorded in Markie’s diaries, reveal stories about Elizabeth that have never been told until now. This lecture, given by Alexandra Deutsch of MdHS, presents a very different side of these two women who, seemingly very different, came to love and trust one another with their intimate thoughts.
Stitching History From The Holocaust was years in the making. Beginning with the discovery of a letter in Milwaukee pleading for help to escape Nazi occupied Prague and eight dress designs, the journey of piecing together this true story of talent lost spans two continents, four generations and more than seven decades.