The Jewish Museum of Maryland is proud to present Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews, a traveling exhibition created by the National Museum of American Jewish History and exploring one of the most successful human rights campaigns to date. The panel exhibition showcases Americans’ efforts in the late 1960s through 1990 to free refuseniks—Jews who lived in the Soviet Union and were denied the rights to live freely, practice Judaism, or leave the country due to their religion.
My Odessa: Paintings by Yefim Ladyzhensky is a presentation of a city and land in the midst of revolution through the paintings of Ladyzhensky. Ladyzhensky’s paintings share memories that are both recognizably drawn from life in Soviet Odessa, and highly specific and personal. The specificity of Ladyzhensky’s subjects and colors illustrates his particular relationship to the city of his youth: a place of heartfelt fondness and longing. His Odessa was a dynamic city rich with humor, arts, and Jewish life.
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Celebrate the gift of art and the change of seasons with not one – but two great shows! Our annual ceramics holiday invitational, Winterfest 2022, featuring established and emerging ceramic artists. This exhibition is perfectly paired with Baltimore Clayworks’ Annual Holiday Sale where resident artists and gallery represented artists join together to fill the galleries with one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted gifts.
Approximately 15 works on paper celebrate Stanley Whitney’s (b. Philadelphia, PA, 1946) lifelong engagement with Henri Matisse’s color, drawing, and composition and reveal his thinking through the stained-glass windows that are now a permanent feature of the BMA’s Ruth R. Marder Center for Matisse Studies.
A biennial juried exhibit, Art Maryland 2022 is a premier showcase for regional artists. This year’s guest juror is Maryland-based artist and 2019 Sondheim competition finalist Schroeder Cherry, who will offer remarks and present juror awards at the reception on January 27 from 6-8pm (snow date: February 2).
Organized by Carnegie Museum of Art, this exhibition debuts a recent body of work by New York-based artist Elle Pérez.
Including 13 photographs created between 2019 and 2021, Devotions explores relationship building, creating space to reflect on how we navigate ourselves in relation to others and the world. Pérez’s carefully sequenced images dwell in moments of grief and care, pain and pleasure, desire and self-exploration. Amidst recurring motifs of water, touch, and BDSM are also striking choices in proximity, scale, color, and light.
An exhibit featuring mixed-media works by Cindy Casco, Caitlin Gill, Kieun Kim, Tali Margolin, and Meghan Wilbar.
Join the Arts Council for a free reception on January 27 from 6-8pm (snow date: February 2).
Exhibit dates: December 16, 2022 - February 4, 2023. Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm. Closed December 23-26 & 31 and January 1-2 & 16. Gallery open from 10am-5pm December 27-30.
Image: Scattering Sunset by Meghan Wilbar (image courtesy of the artist)
In 2017 the Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries began building the world’s most comprehensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera detailing the experiences of early modern women from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.
Co-organized with The Bronx Museum of the Arts, this is the first comprehensive museum exhibition of the profoundly moving and complex work of Darrel Ellis (1958–1992).
Ellis created a multifaceted body of work that merges painting, printmaking, photography, and drawing before he died of AIDS-related causes at age 33. During his lifetime, his work was included in important contemporary surveys but only now is garnering the posthumous attention it deserves.
John Waters’ bequest of 372 works by 125 artists brings a particular cutting-edge articulation of American individualism to the BMA’s collection, particularly as it relates to queer identity and freedom of expression. Waters favors works that are visually witty, abstract, and often refer to the absurdities of the art world.
To showcase this provocative gift, queer photographers Catherine Opie and Jack Pierson are guest curating highlights from the collection for the BMA’s Nancy Dorman and Stanley Mazaroff Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings and Photographs.
The Great Migration (1915–1970) saw more than six million African Americans leave the South for destinations across the United States. This incredible dispersal of people across the country transformed nearly every aspect of Black life and culture. A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration explores the ways in which its impact reverberates today through newly commissioned works across media by 12 acclaimed Black artists, including Akea Brionne, Mark Bradford, Zoë Charlton, Larry W.
Evergreen’s new major exhibition, A History of Houseplants, explores the forces that sparked the Victorian obsession with houseplants, reveals how the trend manifested at Evergreen and in Baltimore, and examines how today’s houseplant enthusiasts both recall and differ from the Victorians of 150 years ago.
On view October 1, 2022-June 4, 2023. Gallery open Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4p.m. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
Admission is FREE and no advance registration is necessary.
Journey of the Invader Spirit is an exploration of industrialism and environmentalism through Mandy Morrison’s distinct multimedia artworks. Baltimore’s urban landscape, the cosmos, and Brazil’s rich rainforest collide in this exhibition, initiating a conversation about late-stage capitalism, spirituality, and the human condition.
The 501(3)c artist collective Peat and Repeat is running a crowdfunding campaign for Mandy’s Journey of the Invader Spirit. The Peale is also mentioned in the campaign, and the hope is to raise money for both the exhibit AND the organization.
Following sold out engagements at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center, jazz pianist, composer, and artist Jason Moran and mezzo-soprano and composer Alicia Hall Moran will create a special rendition of their acclaimed Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration performance. Renowned author and scholar Farah Jasmine Griffin will read from her works on the Great Migration, Billie Holiday, and more, as the Morans share their own family lore, both harrowing and inspiring.
EcoHope must exist alongside EcoDespair, but the arts can offer a path for renewal through visual and responsive engagement. The artist -activists in this exhibition are intercessors and illuminators--whether the work is conceptual, allegorical or metaphorical, or representational and specific, it examines and addresses systemic environmental failure through remediation, confrontation, education, personal lived actions of the artist, or simply by drawing attention and asking the viewer to respond.Curated by J. Susan Isaacs and Erin Lehman.