Joshua Johnson is recognized as one of the first professional African American portraitists in the United States. An interesting aspect of his work in the early Republic was the patronage he received from the newly emerging merchant class in Baltimore during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In this behind-the-scenes conversation with Mark Letzer, President & CEO of the Maryland Center for History and Culture, learn more about the people Johnson painted in his Fells Point community, and explore the nationally significant collection of Joshua Johnson portraits at MCHC.
Baltimore Jazz Alliance is pleased to present the 3rd annual Baltimore Jazz Conference, a free event for Baltimore area performers, presenters, and jazz lovers. This year’s lineup features topics ranging from jazz history and research to funding, to how COVID-19 has changed performance practices, and includes informational sessions on digital rights, music workers’ rights, and more. Plus we have special live (streamed) music performances throughout the day.
Hear from women who worked at Sparrows Point about the challenges and opportunities they experienced at the steel mill in this one-hour discussion at the North Point Branch of Baltimore County Public Library. Audience members will have an open Q&A and an opportunity to share personal stories after the discussion. Presented in partnership with the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
This program is free to all, no registration required.
How have your memories of winter changed throughout your lifetime? Join a discussion about changing weather patterns over time and the impact of the earlier onset of spring on plant species in Maryland with Lynn Cazabon, the featured artist of the Maryland Center for History and Culture's exhibition Losing Winter, as well as Dan Barrie, Modeling, Analysis, Predictions & Projections Program Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Erin Posthumus, Outreach Coordinator at the USA National Phenology Network.