From colonial impressions of the Chesapeake Bay to detailed city plans for guiding Baltimore's rapid expansion, this exhibition features over thirty of the most stunning and historically significant maps of Maryland from the collection of the late businessman, philanthropist, and Johns Hopkins alumnus Willard Hackerman. The maps are brought together with related rare books and prints, ephemera, and digital story maps to reveal the passion of a collector, the early mapping of Maryland, and the potential of combining historical maps with modern data to re-examine the past.
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An exhibit featuring work by Howard County Public School System art faculty. During the summer, K-12 art teachers expanded their own artistic practice, and broadened their understanding of contemporary artists and teaching for big ideas, through in-depth research of contemporary artistic sources, and an exploration of new media and processes.
Presented through an ongoing partnership between Howard County Public School System and the Arts Council, this year’s Youth Art Month exhibit features hundreds of works by HCPSS students in grades K-12, selected from public school art classes throughout the county. Inspired by the title theme, Defining Ourselves: I Am More Than What You See, students created artwork using a variety of media and styles.
Exhibit runs March 8 - April 19, with a free public reception on April 4 from 5-7pm. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm.
February 15-May 12. Mon-Sat 11-4pm
Close on Spring Break: March 17-24
Explore the diverse world of martial arts—such as kung fu, kobudo, tang soo do, and kendo—originating in China, Japan, and Korea. Regional martial arts specialists present their insights and expertise about training, fighting techniques, mental discipline, self-defense, sport and more. Learn about the histories of these traditions and their global diffusion.
Friday, March 29-Sunday, April 28, 2019
Tuesday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm or later for events
Celebrate the Charles North neighborhood’s past and present history as a “Koreatown” and part of the Station North Arts and Entertainment district, as well as its increasing cultural diversity with an exhibit featuring work by local artists who are Asian and Asian American. Co-presented with Central Baltimore Partnership and the Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation.
Beauty stops us in our tracks. It makes us pause, look, consider. Sometimes it overwhelms us. We are often told art should aspire to this standard and be proportionate, symmetrical, naturalistic, and orderly. But what of work that is designed to revolt and terrify? Across sub-Saharan Africa, artists working across a range of states, societies, and cultures deliberately created artwork that violated conceptions of beauty, symmetry, and grace—both ours and theirs. Subverting Beauty features approximately two dozen works from sub-Saharan African’s colonial period (c. 1880–c.
In the fall of 2018, the BMA’s oldest friends group, the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society (PDPS), will celebrate its 50th anniversary by sponsoring an exhibition to highlight a selection of late 19th-century, modern, and contemporary works on paper that PDPS has helped the BMA acquire over the years. Installed in a gallery adjacent to the Cone Collection, this one-gallery exhibition will be organized in two six-month presentations, each including 20–30 prints, drawings, and artists’ books.
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.
In 1968, nine Catholic peace activists protested the Vietnam War in a fiery blaze in Catonsville, Maryland. “Activism and Art: the Catonsville Nine, 50 Years Later” examines one of the most iconic and written-about acts of political protest in 20th century American history. Through art created by Catonsville Nine activist Tom Lewis and elements of the documentary “Hit & Stay: a history of faith and resistance,” this exhibit explores the motivations and considers the consequences of civil disobedience, and contextualizes this protest in our present turbulent political climate.
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.
Award-winning artist and Baltimore resident Patrick O’Brien will discuss his striking paintings that depict the classic age of sail. He will show many of his paintings, and discuss his extensive nautical and historical research that ensures his paintings are definitively accurate renditions of battles at sea, historic waterfronts, and other aspects of maritime history. Light refreshments follow the lecture. The cost is $10 for MdHS members and $15 for non-members. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The lecture begins at 6 pm. Mr. O’Brien has been an artist and illustrator since the 1980s.
In honor of Autism Acceptance Month, Make Studio is pleased to present the Accept No Substitutes: Real Art & Real Voices of ASD Artists. The exhibition will be on view during Make Studio’s usual weekday hours or by appointment throughout the month of April in our Showroom Gallery in the Schwing Art Center, 3326 Keswick Rd., Baltimore.
Y:ART Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Joan Scheibel, Gina Falcone Skelton and Farida Hughes. The installation highlights a distinctive body of work from each artist that speaks to the layered complexity of the human experience.
Visitors can enjoy free admission to the entire museum on the first Thursday of every month. A collection highlights tour takes place at 11 a.m. - explore the galleries with a member of our staff, hear the stories behind the artifacts on display and learn about Maryland’s rich history. Groups of 10 or more people must book the tour ahead of time.
In partnership with Howard County Recreation and Parks’ Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services, this exhibit showcases work by youth and adult artists with developmental disabilities, created in the Exploring Art and Focus on Art programs offered by the Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services. In these programs, youth and adults with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to explore a variety of media, styles, and methods of creating art.
In its 35th year at the Howard County Arts Council, this exhibit features recent work created by artists who have studios at the Center for the Arts: James Adkins, Joan Bevelaqua, Han Jeon, Myungsook Ryu Kim, Art Landerman, Diana Marta, Brendan Nass, Joyce Ritter, Jereme Scott, Alice St. Germain-Gray, Andrei Trach, Jamie Travers, Mary Jo Tydlacka, and David Zuccarini. The artists work in a variety of media including oil and watercolor painting, drawing, fiber art, and glass bead-making.