The Baltimore Museum of Art has launch of a new microsite to house and make publicly accessible nearly all of the videos that had been installed for its major spring exhibition, Candice Breitz: Too Long, Didn’t Read, which closed several days after its opening in March in accordance with health and safety guidelines. The site features Breitz’s powerful multichannel videos TLDR (2017), which explores a series of global debates surrounding sex work, and Love Story (2016), which contrasts narrations of the experiences of six individuals impacted by the global refugee crisis.
B2020 is an annual art exhibition presenting the best of emerging talent based and creating in Baltimore City.
For 2020, our platform is virtual and perfectly unfolds the brilliance of artists Will Watson, Xavier Xcel Lightfoot, Christopher Batten, Derrick Smith, Kayla Fryer, McKinley Wallace III, Charles Mason III, Ram Brisueno, Walter Cruz, Moses Jeune and Andrew Gray.
Whether painting, mixed media, video or photography, B2020 delivers curated voices in tune with BLM.
INTERNATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD MONTH
International Underground Railroad Month September 2020
The Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism (OTD) invites you to join us in commemorating International Underground Railroad Month during September 1-30, 2020.
During this live, interactive distance learning program, children and families will learn about the life of Frederick Douglass. By examining primary sources from the Maryland Center for History and Culture’s collections, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the living and working conditions experienced by enslaved Africans and African Americans. From slavery to freedom, participants will gain a better understanding of Douglass’ incredible life and legacy.
Presented as part of Doors Open Baltimore 2020 in collaboration with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.
Reminisce through the golden age of Baltimore’s movie theaters. Move through the magical decades of one of our latest exhibitions, Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theatres. Joe Tropea, MCHC’s Curator of Films & Photographs, will reflect on what going to the movies was like all the way back to day one of Electric Park, through current day theater. Using contemporary and historical photographs, memories and narrative, Joe and his guests, Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun photographer and author of Flickering Treasures, Robert K.
One of the most intriguing stories in Spectrum of Fashion is the discovery of livery worn by Tilghman Davis and Tom Brown, two men formerly enslaved at Hampton—the Ridgely family estate that is now a National Historic Site in Towson. The livery will be a point of departure for exploring companies such as Brooks Brothers. In the 19th century, Brooks Brothers provided garments for coachmen, footmen, and chauffeurs in wealthy households, many in the antebellum South. Like many northern commercial institutions, the celebrated clothier benefited from the institution of slavery.
At the turn of the 20th century, couturières—female designers and sellers of high fashion—pushed fashion in bold new directions. Explore the work of Jeanne Paquin, Jeanne Lanvin, and Madeleine Vionnet, the Parisian couturiers who ushered in a new era of fashion, creating comfortably chic clothing that appealed to the active, modern woman.
What is “fast fashion” and why won’t our clothes today survive like they did for previous generations? Learn about sustainable fashion and how historical fashion can inform sustainable initiatives today. Local fashion leaders will discuss efforts to reimagine a more regional textile economy and the global problems with fast fashion culture.
For the second installment of the institution’s Core Conversation Series, MCHC is hosting a conversation on "dialogue," where journalist, author, and television producer David Simon will join MCHC's VP of Collections & Interpretation, Allison Tolman, in a conversation about how we can use different perspectives to uncover a more complete narrative in today’s complex world.
This virtual program is free and open to all audiences, however registration is required.
Here, you can find thousands of artworks, from around the world and across the centuries. Get detailed information about the artworks, including conservation and exhibition histories. Download high quality digital images. Search, tag and create an online art collection. This project is supported i npart by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
What is thread? Is it just a long, thin strand of cotton, nylon, or other fibers? What is the thread that holds us together? How is thread made? This exhibit explores the answers to these questions and much more. This Call for Artists show features 20+ different artists from around the area and their interpretations of what thread means to them using a variety of mediums. Available in an online catalog format!
To veiw the online collection visit https://art.thewalters.org/
The Walters Art Museum is a cultural hub in the heart of Baltimore. Located in the city’s Mount Vernon neighborhood, the Walters is free for all. The museum’s collection spans more than seven millennia, from 5,000 BCE to the 21st century, and encompasses 36,000 objects from around the world.
Women Heal through Rite and Ritual draws from the imaginative narratives of artists Lavett Ballard, Tawny Chatmon, Oletha DeVane, Shanequa Gay, Delita Martin, Elsa Muñoz and Renée Stout who look to non-Western traditions for inspiration in exploring a woman’s role as nurturer of family and community; and as traditional healer, conjure woman, and clairvoyant who dwells in both the physical and spiritual realms.
For the virtual tour visit: https://aqua.org/media/virtualtours/baltimore/index.html
At the National Aquarium, our core values form the basis for our beliefs about our organization, our colleagues, and ourselves, and serve as the framework to guide our behavior and actions to achieve our mission: to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures.
In fall 2019, UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presented Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter, the first retrospective of the artist’s career in over thirty years. We are pleased now offer this exhibition in an online version, available here.
Thank you for visiting our Transcending exhibits! One of the best ways to view the show is to click on an image of the art. Once open, you can navigate from one artwork to the next using the arrows to the side. It is sort of like strolling through a gallery! You can return to the main page by clicking the "x" at the top of the page. Viewing the art this way allows it to expand into the viewing space so that you can see it better and moving from one to the other will acquaint you with each of the artists who are exhibiting.
Visit this page for the Virtual Tour: https://www.poeinbaltimore.org/virtual-tour/
In a tiny brick house on Baltimore’s North Amity Street in 1833-1835 Edgar Allan Poe wrote some of the early stories that would make him the father of the modern short story, and create and define the modern genres of mystery, horror and science fiction.
His spirit and legacy live throughout Baltimore City, inspiring authors, poets, playwrights, businesses – and even our sports teams. Poe Baltimore celebrates this legacy.
As It Should Be asked artists to imagine what tomorrow brings. If artists had the power to wake in the morning and have the perfect day, have all problems in the world be solved then what would the world look like? “The artist” is often written off as someone who doesn't understand how the world works and whose ideas have no basis of reality within the current system. What is misunderstood in these moments is that the artist can simultaneously hold the world as it is and the world as it should be. The cognitive dissonance between these two worlds is the space where the artist thrives.