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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.
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.
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.
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.
Crickets is a fun, play-based music and movement class for boys and girls ages 4 to 6. Trained teachers engage the body and the mind in joyful music-making through musical games and movement. Offered by Children’s Chorus of Maryland and School of Music (CCM), Crickets gently encourages young children to explore the voice as their first true instrument. Classes start Saturday, January 18th, 2020 starting at 9AM or 10AM in Towson. Classes are 50 minutes long, meet once a week, and last for 12 weeks. The tuition for the fall session costs $240.
“Weekend Celebrating Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad” – Story Time for Children with Christopher Providence
Retired educator and Havre de Grace resident Christopher Providence will read from a selection of beautifully-illustrated children’s books, sharing engaging, stirring, moving, and inspiring stories of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Appropriate for elementary and middle school students
FREE for the whole family! (Registration Required)
FREE (RSVP suggested)
Kuumba means Creativity! Experience the beauty and creativity of black cultures through enriching performances by local students and Baltimore-based artists, in honor of Black History Month. This year’s theme is Black Dance Through Time!
Explore the evolution of Black American dance from the early 20th century to the present day! Enjoy live music and dance performances, family activities, Baltimore-based vendors, and more!
Drop-in every Saturday from Noon to 3pm for FREE art-making workshops that the whole family can enjoy. No registration required and all of the materials are provided. In this series families learn about Black Creatives in the arts and create projects inspired by their artwork.
Saturdays FEB 8 - APR 25 | 12-3PM | FREE!
Take a journey from the shores of Africa, the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade in the belly of a ship, transport to antebellum Maryland and end in modern-day Baltimore while learning on the way how everything is interconnected. We must learn from the past to understand the present and make a difference in the future. "Lest we forget".
Using the historic and contemporary quilts on display in the Hometown Girl exhibition, participants will stitch their way through the basics of applique and other traditional types of sewing. Admission is free for this program and the museum.
Registrations are full. However, you can still register and be placed on the wait list should capacity increase or if any cancellations occur.
In this FREE eight-week art class students are encouraged to celebrate their unique attributes by exploring concepts of science fiction, culture, fantasy, math, art, and science. Youth will explore how to tap into their own super strength and use elements of science, technology, and literature to think about ways to make our world a better place.
Tuesdays & Thursdays FEB 4 - MAR 26 | 3-5PM | FREE! Registration required
Join Loyola University Maryland in the Andrew White Student Center's 4th Floor Program Room on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 6-8:30 p.m., for Successful Data Science: Teams, Tools, Techniques, a networking and panel discussion event. The night begins with networking at 6 p.m. and culminates at 7 p.m. in the form of an expert panel discussion featuring data science professionals from across a variety of industries.
The 2019-2020 Howard County Book Connection selection, “Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence” shines a light on the criminal justice system. Join the author Tim Junkin, he speaks about the book.
Keynote: 12:00pm-1:00pm; Book signing: 1:00pm-1:30pm.
Punch Needle is an easy to learn, versatile embroidery technique that uses a pen-like tool with a hollow threaded needle tip transform looped fibers into lovely piled designs. You can use a wide range of materials as a base cloth, various threads, yarn, or fibers for punching. There are many design options. You can create small, ornamental motifs to large-scale wall or floor landscapes. There’s a punch needle piece for everyone!
Marking the closing week of the exhibition City People: Black Baltimore in the Photographs of John Clark Mayden, this special afternoon will celebrate Baltimore's neighborhoods with activities and performances for all ages inspired by John Clark Mayden's "street portraits."
FAMILY ACTIVITIES, 1–2:30 p.m.
Long before our growing levels of waste became an environmental concern, recycling was a part of everyday life for many Americans. From rural peddlers who traded kitchen goods for scrap metal to urban children who gathered rags in exchange for coal, individuals have been finding ways to reuse discarded materials for hundreds of years. Scrap recycling was an important part of the American Jewish experience during the era of mass migration, providing an entry into the economy for those willing and able to identify value in the waste heap.