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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.
In this talk, University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell will explore the success of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hamilton,” and what it tells us about the marriage of history and show business. Learn what this amazing musical gets right and gets wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, the birth of the United Sates and why all that matters. Bell will examine choices “Hamilton’s” creators made to simplify, dramatize and humanize the complicated events and stories on which the show is based.
sur/reality is Baltimore City Hall’s first-ever art exhibition highlighting the work of local transgender artists from Baltimore. Curated by Gender Museum in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and Baltimore City LGBTQ Affairs, sur/reality is an exploration of the dual existence of transness both as an experience & as an identity. Featuring a multitude of mediums, motifs, textures and concepts, the show will culminate in a reception and intimate artist talk-back with Gender Museum Curator and creative Jamie Grace Alexander. The show is FREE, and all are welcome.
Baltimore Enters the Industrial Age Lecture with Jack Burkert
June 28 | 12:00 noon
Presented by the Baltimore National Heritage Area
This is a one-hour presentation that takes the attendee through the 19th century, from an agrarian town to a center of commerce and industry.
In conjunction with the Forced Intimacy exhibition, join us on Wednesday, July 10th for two very special events:
Chit Chat: A Conversation about Baltimore Queer Nightlife, 7-9pm
Hosted by Levity artist’s Perri B.B & Alejandra Nuñez
The panel will feature artists and organizers from the Baltimore queer scene specifically DDm, Kotic Couture, Trillnatured, Randi misfit, hunter hooligan, & Baby.
Panelists have all played a unique part in shaping the scene we have today.
Levity After party with Dj Genie and live visuals, 9:30- Midnight
Maryland Humanities brings arctic explorer Matthew Henson back to life through its program, Chautauqua: Making Waves. Chautauqua celebrates its 25th season this summer. A living history performance by actor-scholar Keith Henley will be followed by a question and answer session, which will spark spirited conversation and provide educational family fun.
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.
Maryland Humanities brings Jacques Cousteau back to life through its program, Chautauqua: Making Waves, Chautauqua celebrates its 25th season this summer. A living history performance by actor-scholar Doug Mishler will be followed by a question and answer session, which will spark spirited conversation and provide educational family fun.
Internationally known, Baltimore based DJ, Producer and Recording Artist Blaqstarr presents a brand new artsy dance party illuminating eclectic sounds and visuals by Baltimore's best, cutting-edge artists in the beautiful garden at the Peale Center. Co-produced by Invisible Majority. Find the producers on social media @blaqstarr and @imajoritybmore.
Talk with Mary Blair and Burt Kummerow
Presented by Maryland’s Four Centuries Project
The star of the award-winning play was a real man! Join us for an engaging discussion about Hamilton’s amazing and unusual life story. Several historians pose some key issues of the time that the hit play also features. How strongly was Hamilton linked to Washington? Was Hamilton an abolitionist? Why were so many rebels desperate to get active military experience?
Maryland Humanities brings "Pirate Queen" Grace O'Malley back to life through its program, Chautauqua: Making Waves Chautauqua celebrates its 25th season this summer. A living history performance by actor-scholar Mary Ann Jung will be followed by a question and answer session, which will spark spirited conversation and provide educational family fun.
Staggered entry times. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled entry time.
Altar Ego is a completely self-contained 45-60 minute multi-sensory experiences for a group of up to five people. You are invited to a unique house party to learn more about your "model citizen" Vietnamese-American neighbor, and explore the boundaries between home and not home. (Actualized by Kim Le.)