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"Structure and Perspective" brings together commissioned works by Maryland-born artist David Brewster with objects from the Maryland Historical Society’s collection. This marrying of old with new, contemporary with “antique,” creates a dialogue that inspires thought-provoking discussions of how the objects of the past remain relevant to today’s ever-changing social landscape. It also highlights Brewster’s often challenging perspective on the modern world, one that looks to the overlooked or unseen.
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.
Join us for our free Family Second Sunday drop-in activity. This month we are celebrating the 1970s and making a local vintage Hon accessory. View 1970s vintage objects from our collection and decorate your own cat eyeglasses. No advanced registration is required.
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.
In this 6-Week class you will experience the passion and the fierceness of Merengue, one of the international symbols of the Caribbean and Latin American dances. Throughout the class we will work together as a group to bring out the best in each other and connect with the roots of this cultural dance style. This course is going to consist of a weekly 2 hour class from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday’s and finalizing with the closing act of an optional Performance at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson.
TUESDAYS, JAN 15 - FEB 19 | 6-8PM | $70, $65 MEMBERS
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose skills as an orator continue to inspire the current generation of youth leaders. See presentations by the Baltimore Urban Debate League, take part in special art-making activities, and stop by the free photo booth to commemorate the evening.
GBCA invites you to participate in a monthly series of themed equity conversations. The Third Friday Equity Conversations are themed discussions curated through the lens of Equity and Inclusion. "The Third Friday Conversations" will cover various topics that have affected, and continue to affect the rights of many Americans. The series will span from January to March covering the historic and current events that have shaped our Country's political landscape and equitable practices.
Always wanted to learn how to make cocktails like the pros? Come join one of our tour guides as we walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit and the process of how we make our Rye Whiskey. Gather in one of our tasting rooms with individual stations to make some of our signature cocktails. You’ll get hands-on in creating two cocktails that are easy enough to recreate at home. Get ready to have some fun and enjoy some thirst quenching cocktails!
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy through fun, educational activities at Port Discovery’s “I Have a Dream Weekend.” Experience African-American history and heritage through interactive programs and performances designed to educate, inspire and help children understand the impact Martin Luther King, Jr. made on America and the world. Learn from the African American Quilters of Baltimore, take a step back in time during Living History performances featuring prominent African Americans and so much more! Educational activities are planned daily throughout the entire weekend.
A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in history on MLK Monday, January 21, 10am-6pm. FREE. Join us for free special performances by "Step" the documentary's Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, DewMore Baltimore, Chin-Yer Wright, Kondwani Fidel, and Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company. Plus, enjoy birthday cake, a hands-on art workshop, and more at this FREE, fun-filled event! Visit our latest exhibition "PARENTING: An Art without a Manual" with FREE admission all day, 10am–6pm. Generously sponsored by Bank of America.
Practice your cursive writing loops, swirls, and basic strokes as we learn how to read historical documents written by Marylanders. Using chalk, ink, quills and paint, participants will be engaged in local history while learning or perfecting this lost art. Museum admission and drop-in FREE. Program is for ages 5-14. Registration Required.
Celebrate the holiday with musical performances, theater readings, a book discussion with Dr. King’s barber, films and craft activities for the family. Kaiser Permanente will provide an array of resource services for the community including free health screenings.
Program activities include:
A Center Stage reading of The Mountaintop
101 Psychology and the Black Power Movement with Jeffery Menzise
Choral Presentation: The Singing Sensations Youth Choir
Living History Talk: The Colored Waiting Room with Kevin Shird and Nelson Malden
Join the Carmen Youth Council Jan 21st for a Voices of Carmen performance and discussion examining escalating conflicts and violence among youth. Help us honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life long legacy of nonviolence.
What is Voices of Carmen?
Voices of Carmen is an urban musical adaption of an iconic opera set in a high school to contemporary rhythm and beats, and a creative vehicle for important conversations. Join the #CarmenCoversation
DJ, Performances, & Refreshments
Help us mark UNESCO International Holocaust Remembrance Day as Mark Hetfield of HIAS and Anne Richard, former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration in the Obama Administration, discuss immigration in American, past, present, and future.
We’re cooking with whiskey! Join the Sagamore Spirit team and Eleven Courses for a one-of-a-kind cooking class at the distillery. You’ll prepare an appetizer, entrée, and dessert using different Sagamore Spirit rye whiskies to enhance the flavors of each dish. Enjoy a guided whiskey discussion by a member of our distilling team, as well!
This event includes a welcome cocktail, short distillery tour, and a two-hour cooking class with whiskey pairings.
Join us as author Jack Sacco shares the realistic, harrowing, at times horrifying, and ultimately triumphant tale of an American GI in World War II as seen through the eyes of his father, Joe Sacco — a farm boy from Alabama who landed at Omaha Beach, fought his way through Europe, and liberated the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau. Presented in partnership with the Baltimore Jewish Council.