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.
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.
See what the resident artists have been working on over the last year in a celebration of artistic practice. Reaching Out is a salon-style presentation of work from Anna Divinagracia, Melissa Foss, kolpeace, Hope and Faith McCorkle, Hoesy Corona, Jason Austin, and Lendl Tellington.
Raktism is a new method for investigating the fourth dimension, developed by contemporary artist Ainsley Burrows.
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.
This is the first U.S museum exhibition of Omar Ba (born Dakar, Senegal, 1977), one of today’s leading contemporary African artists.
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.
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.
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.
Join us down at The Peale, Baltimore's Community Museum, for the opening of "Solace," which is centered around facilitating conversations about how black womxn care for themselves and the complexities of that process. This project is dedicated to fostering discussions on mental health and wellness by prioritizing trust, reciprocity, and support. It relies on cultivating partnerships and nurturing relationships with artist and audiences to thrive.
Join us for the opening reception of a powerful new exhibition at The Peale.
Working under the name the Women’s Coalition for Change, in April 1993, nine women enrolled in an art history course at the University of Maryland, College Park undertook an art action that jolted the campus and attracted national news coverage and passionate dialogue.
Working under the name the Women’s Coalition for Change, in April 1993, nine women enrolled in an art history course at the University of Maryland, College Park undertook an art action that jolted the campus and attracted passionate dialogue and national news coverage in outlets including The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Times, USA Today, and Playboy.
Since its emergence in the Bronx in the 1970s, hip hop has grown into a global phenomenon, driving innovations in music, fashion, technology, and visual and performing arts.
The Highlandtown Arts District is welcoming spring with 18 galleries and shops opening their doors for First Friday Art Walk! In addition to our 31+ artists and makers featured this month, you won't want to miss the soft opening of our new maker's space, Locality, an artisan boutique. Casa de la culura is launching their "Migrant Gallery" in collaboration with Casa Venezuela and with muscial performances starting at 6pm. We are definitely hearing the music this April.
Maryland Art Place (MAP) is excited to announce Out of Order (OOO), MAP’s Annual Spring Benefit Exhibition & Silent Auction, where any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on a first-come, first-served basis. Installation will take place Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 7am-midnight. We will have donuts and coffee for the early birds and pizza and Karaoke in the basement from 9pm to 11pm for the late installers. No need to sign up in advance, just come by MAP's first- floor gallery space @ 218 West Saratoga Street in the Bromo Arts District!
Maryland Art Place (MAP) is happy to continue KIDOOO, a youth version of Out of Order! KIDOOO was created as an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work in a major arts venue, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle, and high school level arts classes.
The opening of KIDOOO will take place in tandem with MAP's annual Out of Order event on April 21, 2022.