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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.
Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art offers a sweeping new perspective on the contributions black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from the 1940s to the present moment. Artists featured include pioneers of postwar abstraction once overlooked by history, such as Norman Lewis, Alma W. Thomas, and Jack Whitten, as well as artists from a younger generation such as Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Martin Puryear, Lorna Simpson, and many others.
Enjoy a woodland and winter-themed celebration with a hot chocolate bar, arts and crafts, a marshmallow eating contest, woodland themed games, and nature activities. The event is family- friendly and open to guests of all ages.
Returning for its 7th season, Christmas Village in Baltimore will once again transform West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor into an authentic German Christmas market! Starting from Thanksgiving and running until Christmas Eve (November 28th – December 24th, 2019), a large variety of weekday and weekend events designed to please young and old await to be explored! Also, make sure that you don’t miss our Preview Weekend on November 23rd and 24th.
Join Ballet Chesapeake for a grand performance of the holiday classic ballet, “The Nutcracker” at Towson University with a breathtaking score by world-renowned composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Complete with grand-scale backdrops and fanciful costumes, Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cavalier are sure to delight guests of all ages. Ticket prices range from $19.00 - $25.00 in advance; $30.00 at the door.
Join Historic Ships in Baltimore on Saturday, December 14th at 1:00 p.m. to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the commissioning of USS Torsk! Torsk submarine was built in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine and commissioned into the U.S. Navy on December 16, 1944. Torsk sank the last enemy vessels of WWII and after the war service, Torsk was used as a training submarine until 1968. It holds a record of over 10,000 dives.
Join a special Civil War Era Santa aboard the USS Constellation. Santa’s suit will look just like the one famed illustrator Thomas Nast used on the cover of Harper’s Weekly in 1862 to promote the Union cause.
Santa will be available for photos with people of all ages and can talk about what Christmas was like during the Civil War and how the War shaped the way we celebrate the Holiday today.
The presentation is included with admission to Historic Ships in Baltimore and FREE for members.
Photo Credit: Lisa Damico
Throughout December, Make Studio’s "Miracle in the Showroom" Shop features unique gifts for everyone on your list, just around the corner from the Miracle on 34th Street. Stop by during our usual weekly hours and special extended hours that will be advertised via our social media. On December 15th from 1 – 5PM, we are bringing back A Holiday (Schwing) Thing event, with added festivities and features for our upcoming 10th anniversary in 2020! Part studio open house, part Make Studio holiday party, part artisans' market, in sum it's going to be a whole lot of fun!
The First & Franklin Sanctuary Choir, joined by guest instrumentalists, presents the 19th Annual Candlelight Choral Concert, a treasured part of the Christmas season in Mt. Vernon. This concert will feature Benjamin Britten’s "A Ceremony of Carols", Daniel Pinkham's "Christmas Cantata" with double brass choir, and other seasonal works. . The program will also include audience singing and a cappella choral music for the seasons of Advent and Christmas. A holiday reception will follow.
Tyler Canonico, organ
Jacqueline Pollauf, harp
Jason Kissel, conductor
Enjoy Christmas carols, Hanukkah songs, music from A Charlie Brown Christmas, and highlights from The Nutcracker with our friends from Dance Connections. This program is a great fit for audiences of our Young People’s Concerts, but patrons of all ages are sure to enjoy these holiday classics!
Showtimes: 10:30am & 1:00pm on December 21st
Broadway musical director Andy Einhorn leads the BSO and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society in an exciting new holiday program, highlighted by festive favorites, the ever-popular tap-dancing Santas, an audience sing-along and a few musical surprises. The Meyerhoff Symphony Hall becomes a winter wonderland with pre-concert performances, an opportunity for family photos and holiday cookies and ornaments for sale. Join us for this celebration of the holiday season!
In the 29th century, rampant consumerism and environmental neglect have turned Earth into a garbage-strewn wasteland. Follow along with the adventures of adorable robot WALL-E in a mission to clean up the planet and make a better life– a mission we can all get behind. Bring the whole family for this kid-friendly animated film.
Celebrate Kwanzaa at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum with African dance, drumming performances, workshops, lectures, craft activities, and an African Marketplace celebrating the principle Ujima: Collective Work and Responsibility.
This event is in partnership with Kaiser Permanente.
Special Admission: $5.
Best View of the Inner Harbor Fireworks! Eat, drink and make resolutions aboard an American treasure!
Countdown to 2020 high above the Inner Harbor crowds on the deck of the historic USS Constellation. Guests will enjoy an all-inclusive gourmet menu, provided by Copper Kitchen, offering lite fare and desserts served with local beer, wine and hot cider. There will be party favors, hats, noisemakers, special tours and cannon firings all night!