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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Two young Baltimoreans, Hester Dorsey Richardson and Louise Courtauld Osburne Haughton, founded The Woman's Literary Club of Baltimore in 1890 to "encourage exact and noble thinking among our women." Over the next 50 years, the Club met on a weekly basis to discuss the literature they read—and wrote—with the goal of cultivating both their minds and their literary reputations.
Co-taught by esteemed actor, devisor, and teaching artist, Rachel Hynes, and Caleen Jennings, playwright of QUEENS GIRL IN THE WORLD and QUEENS GIRL IN AFRICA - Everyman's season enders produced in rep this spring - this is sure to be an adventure in creativity and collaboration.
Dive into STORY. Want to create your own work? Not sure where to begin? Gain fundamental knowledge, build dramatic language, and begin the process of bringing a character’s voice from an idea, to the page, and then to the stage.
Maryland Institute College of Art and GBCA invite you to the seventh annual Baltimore Think-a-thon!
If you believe in the power of the arts and humanities to take on the challenges facing Baltimore, make your voice heard at this intensive “think and do” event. Join other brilliant, compassionate artists, scholars, and activists for a day of visionary ideas, discussion, and problem-solving. The issues we address will be suggested by you and other participants.
Whether your community is urban, suburban, or rural, headlines abound with stories of anxious, dangerous or even deadly encounters between law enforcement and civilians. While there remains much respect for police officers and the difficulty of their work, tensions with communities across the country have been on the rise.
Follow in the footsteps of Baltimore's literary luminaries and discover the elegant brownstone mansions and majestic cultural institutions built by Baltimore's successful 19th-century merchants and industrialists. Learn how a neighborhood of scholars, struggling artists and authors, newspaperman, philanthropists and social reformers offered rich opportunities to discuss and debate ideas and open new literary avenues. All tours begin at the Enoch Pratt Free Library - Central Branch. Tickets are $10. Please note that advance registration is required; no walk-ups will be accepted.
Award-winning artist and Baltimore resident Patrick O’Brien will discuss his striking paintings that depict the classic age of sail. He will show many of his paintings, and discuss his extensive nautical and historical research that ensures his paintings are definitively accurate renditions of battles at sea, historic waterfronts, and other aspects of maritime history. Light refreshments follow the lecture. The cost is $10 for MdHS members and $15 for non-members. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The lecture begins at 6 pm. Mr. O’Brien has been an artist and illustrator since the 1980s.
During our walk we will highlight the way species, water and energy move through the landscape. During this event, people will be exposed to ecological patterns and processes often overlooked or unseen. We will begin concentrating on nested scales and connections between things that happen locally, experiencing how macro emerges from micro and micro is shaped by the macro. Attention to urban stream headwaters, native plants and animals (i.e. yellow-crowned night herons) that survive and thrive in cities will bring this into view.
“No Walls, No Bans, No Borders” is a benefit photography and art exhibit featuring the work of Baltimore-based activists connecting ideas of the violence of capitalism, colonialism, and the racist/fascist state both locally here in Baltimore and globally. A portion of artist’s sales will go back to the groups doing the work on the ground.
by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Erin Riley
with Assistant Director, Ruta Douglas Smith
Musical Score composed and performed by Parker Bailey Stevens
Lyrics by Caryl Churchill
May 10 - June 2, 2019
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm
Witch Hunt: a community targets its weakest members as “other”, then uses law and religion to persecute and destroy them.
It’s no coincidence the victims are female identified. What was true in 1670 is eerily true in 2018.