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Enter a wonderland of airy horses, birds, and sea creatures appearing to fly, swim, run and swirl. Sayaka Kajita Ganz creates sculptures from reclaimed plastic objects, arranging the fragments of waste into fluid images of birds and animals that appear to be created from brush strokes. The artist states, “My work is about perceiving harmony, even in situations that appear chaotic from the inside,” and notes that her work is inspired by “Shinto animist belief that all things in the world have spirits.”
In honor of Black History Month, Homewood Museum is offering FREE admission for the entire month of February. Admission includes a guided tour of the museum that draws on new scholarship to tell the stories of Charles and Harriet Carroll, for whom Homewood was constructed in 1801, and two enslaved families, the Rosses and the Conners, who labored for the Carrolls in first quarter of the 19th century.
Artist Deidre Argyle transforms Gallery II into an immersive installation composed of fabric cubes, projections, and sound. It Is What It Is explores questions about time and repetition, bringing to our attention the cycles that govern us: creation, decay, and transformation.
Exhibit runs January 17 - February 21, 2020. The Arts Council and Visit Howard County will hold a reception on Friday, January 17 from 6–8 pm and welcome Visit Howard County’s partners for a pARTners in ART networking event (snow date: January 24).
Mickalene Thomas' immersive two-story installation will transform the BMA's East Lobby into a living room for Baltimore. The experience will extend onto an enclosed terrace where the BMA will host a series of events, such as film screenings, artist talks, performances, workshops, book clubs, and self-care seminars. Influenced by the 1970s and 1980s, Thomas' signature aesthetic incorporates geometric patterns, prints, textures, wood paneling, and shag carpeting, among other nostalgic motifs.
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.
Based on the attire of women activists, warriors, and cultural figures, Ellen Lesperance creates gouache paintings rendered in the universal shorthand of knitting patterns. This exhibition features seven works from her ongoing Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp series. The works in the series are inspired by protest garments made and worn by separatist feminists while demonstrating against U.S. nuclear weapons storage in Berkshire, England, from 1981 to 2000.
e of the most exceptional collections of Asian art in North America takes center stage on Sunday, October 1, when the Walters Art Museum opens its new installation Arts of Asia. The dramatic display offers a rich exploration of artistic traditions from diverse cultures and regions across India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia. The stunning array of more than 150 works spanning 2,000 years includes 30 objects that have never been on view.
UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents The Museum of the Old Colony, an art installation by Pablo Delano, from January 30 through March 14. An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, January 30, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the gallery will open for regular viewing hours on Friday, January 31.
Across sub-Saharan Africa, a strict gendered division of artistic labor existed throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries. Men worked in wood and metal, carving and casting works that glorified leaders and paid homage to deities, while women created works in clay, cloth, and beads, stitching and firing the art of everyday life. This exhibition brings together two dozen works from the BMA's collection to demonstrate the critical role of women in shaping and maintaining social identities across 20th-century Africa.
“My Idol, The Thief” is an exhibition of multiple plate etchings by Baltimore-based artist Jonathan Thomas, the chair of printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The exhibition, currently on display in The Rouse Company Gallery, features 25 etchings from three different series of works. The gallery is located in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College. A reception will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
This biennial exhibition of works by McDaniel Art and Art History faculty members encompasses a wide range of media, styles and subject matter, including paintings by professor Steven Pearson, chair of the art and art history department, Chinese-styled watercolor and ink paintings by professor Susan Clare Scott and intermedia and digital art by assistant professor Chloe Irla.
Spencer Finch’s impressive light installation Moon Dust (Apollo 17), first presented at the 2009 Venice Biennale, will illuminate the BMA’s majestic Fox Court for the next seven years. The work consists of 150 individual chandeliers with 417 lights. The chandeliers are hung individually from the ceiling and form one large, cloud-like structure. Although an abstract sculpture, the installation is also a scientifically precise representation of the chemical composition of moon dust as it was gathered during the Apollo 17 mission.
This exhibition presents a selection of embroidery, ceramics, and jewelry by innovative mid-century American artists who shifted away from the functional aspect of craft towards an avant-garde engagement with abstraction and expression. Objects featured include works by textile artist Mariska Karasz, a Hungarian immigrant to the U.S.
“Five Years of Printmaking,” is a group exhibition highlighting five years of experimentation, discovery, and excellence in non-toxic printmaking processes. Professor Fahimeh Vahdat curated the exhibit, which features the work of students in the visual art program at Howard Community College. The exhibition is currently on display in The Richard B. Talkin Family Art Gallery, located on the first floor of McCuan Hall. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
HoCo Open is a non-juried annual exhibit celebrating artists who live, work, or study in Howard County. Eligible artists (aged 18 years and older) are invited to bring one piece of ready-to-hang original artwork completed in the past two years to the Arts Council on January 3 from 4:30–6:30pm (snow date: January 6). Artwork will be accepted for the exhibit on a first-come, first-serve basis, one piece per artist, until the gallery is full.
This focus exhibition acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of women artists to the development of American modernism through nearly 20 works from the BMA’s collection by Elizabeth Catlett, Maria Martinez, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Marguerite Zorach, and others. The selection of painting, sculpture, and decorative arts showcases these artists’ innovative engagements with the major art movements of 20th century from Cubism to Abstract Expressionism.
This exhibition is on view through March 2020. The MdHS museum is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, and on Sundays, 12 pm-5 pm.
The exhibition features one-of-a-kind appliqué quilts created by Baltimore-native Mimi Dietrich. Ms. Dietrich is one of Maryland’s and the nation’s most accomplished quilters. In 2015 she was inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana. “Hometown Girl” tells Ms. Dietrich’s story as a life-long Marylander and Baltimore native, and draws inspiration from the many students she has taught over her 35-year career.