September 1 - October 14 (closed October 13)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Emory Douglas is a political artist and activist. The former Minister of Culture and Revolutionary Artist for the Black Panther Party, he helped define the aesthetics of protest at the height of the Civil Rights era. Since the 1960s, his work has flawlessly translated complex political issues into powerful, accessible, and globally resonant illustration. This exhibition includes twenty-seven of his most iconic posters.
Lost Boys: Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore is the first career retrospective of artist Amos Badertscher in the United States. Between the 1960s and 2005, Badertscher documented hustlers, club kids, go-go dancers, drag queens, drug addicts, friends, and lovers who were part of LGBTQ+ life in Baltimore. A self-taught photographer, Badertscher (American, born 1936) worked on the fringes of the polite society into which he was born as an upper-middle class white Baltimorean.
Produced across the world, bark cloth is an artistic object made from the inner bark of trees and is often a critically important artistic product for the communities that produce it. Bark cloth’s ability to function as both a textile as well as a painted decorative surface extends its importance. However, because Euro-American artists have not historically created artworks from bark, the artform has been understudied and under-collected by Euro-American art museums. It also defies traditional Western categorizations of artistic genre (such as painting, textile, and work on paper).
Inspired by family research into her great-great-great-great grandfather Luke Valentine’s service as a free Black militiaman in the American Revolution, Martha Jackson Jarvis has created mixed-media works that imaginatively retrace his journey from Virginia to South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. The result is a tour de force in abstract painting with 13 grandly scaled works on paper, and a focused group of smaller works inspired by the meditative form of the mandala.
While living and working in Baltimore in the late 1940s, Matsumi Kanemitsu created a remarkable record of his life to date. This exhibition of 60 early works–largely drawings, as well as rare examples of painting and sculpture–offers an intimate glimpse into Kanemitsu’s past experiences and surreal imagination.
Contemporary ceramicist Michelle Erickson draws from historic ceramic techniques to create works that expose the persistence of racism and exploitation in post-colonial countries.
Erickson is a second-generation American and grew up near Colonial Williamsburg, where she studied the clay bodies and glaze formulas of ceramics imported to the American colonies. These works were integral to a vast network of investment, mercantile exchange, and material movement under English Colonial oppression.
This is a 12-week afternoon class for ages to 9 – 12. Students will focus on building skill, craftsmanship, and discuss technique to build deeper relationships with tools and materials. They will explore texture, color and shape while building technical skills as they create a wide variety of wonderful creations.Each class session will introduce a new technique and present a new, exciting challenge. All works will be created in red earthenware, decorated with vibrant AMACO velvet underglaze and glaze fired to cone 04. Class includes all materials and firing.
Hear from the artists and the Guardians about how the Guardians project started, discuss the creative aspects of working collectively on a community driven, public art project, and learn about the impacts of the project on the Guardians and their neighborhood initiatives. This event will be in-person and online. Please register to receive a Zoom link two days before the event.
Explore Howard County’s eclectic and vibrant arts scene during Road to the Arts weekend, September 22-24. Participating galleries will host special receptions and exhibits throughout the weekend. The Arts Council kicks off the event with a free reception for our exhibits in Galleries I & II, Annual Meeting, and Grant Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 22 from 6-8pm; Resident artist open studios are from 7-8pm.
A Celebration of MICA and Art. Come join us for three days of special events for alumni, parents, and families. Registration includes your choice of workshops, panels, open studios, reunions, MICA Talks, live music, exhibitions on campus, an Alumni Art Market, and so much more!
Sookkyung Park’s immersive installation of large-scale sculptures and smaller works includes a merging and expansion of her two seminal pieces, “Blooming” and “Rise Up,” to simultaneously underscore the interconnectedness of life and bring people together. This airy and colorful dreamscape—saturated with symbols of hope, strength and harmony—inspires awe and optimism.
Gallery Hours: September 13 – December 16 (closed October 13 and November 22-25)
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 4 pm
Join Operation ARTS Foundation at Artscape 2023 for an immersive artistic experience with their captivating Free Little Art Gallery initiative, Art M.A.G.N.E.T. (Mini Art Gallery Neighborhood Entertainment Tour). Embark with us on a creative journey at the "Brushstrokes & Beyond!" at our official Artscape activity from September 22nd to 24th, between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM each day! This pop up will be located out front of In Front of MICA: Main Building 1300 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217.
The discussion will feature Kate Drabinski (UMBC), Joseph Plaster (Johns Hopkins University), Hunter O’Hanian (independent scholar and curator), and students of the 2023 Interdisciplinary CoLab, “LGBTQ+ Oral History Project.”
Come to the Baltimore Rock Opera Society's newest original rock and roll musical THE GOLD NIGHT. A survival horror story with a heart of gold!
Set in the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, this experimental rock musical follows a group of prospectors, grifters, misfits, and a piano-playing sasquatch fighting for survival in a world threatened by money, monsters, and the unforgiving ice.
When an ancient Ice Worm awakens, an unlikely crew must come together or face an icy doom.
The Gold Night is a survival horror story with a heart of gold. Set in the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, this experimental rock musical follows a group of prospectors, grifters, misfits, and a piano-playing sasquatch fighting for survival in a world threatened by money, monsters, and the unforgiving ice.