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Constellation's proudest service may have occurred during the three years immediately before the Civil War when, as flagship of the navy's African Squadron, she led this nation's fight against the trans-Atlantic trafficking of slaves. Today, little is said or written about those times, and even less is known, but they and this ship were important parts of the struggle against slavery that would eventually overwhelm the nation and, ultimately, free a people.
The Arena Players Gallery & Exhibition Space, 801 McCulloh Street, is now showing its latest exhibition, Storypiece: Documentary Story Quilts of Dr. Joan M. E. Gaither. This collection spans from Dr. Gaither's personal mentors to Baltimore history and icons from the wider Maryland African American community. The exhibition is FREE and open to the public through February 28th, 2019. Gallery hours Thursday/ Friday 4pm-7pm; Saturday 12-6pm; Sunday 12-4pm. Call 410-728-6500 or email [email protected] to arrange group tours.
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
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.
"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.
From Dry Documents to Full Lives - Illuminating the Lives of the Enslaved and Their Descendants
This illustrated lecture shows the broad range of historic records, archival materials, photographs, and other sources used to explore the lives of the enslaved and document their descendants. Based on work from the Hampton Ethnography Project, Weidman will show the step-by-step research that can lead to discovering fuller histories of the enslaved and to identify family groups and the lives of descendants.
"The Third Friday Conversations" series will cover various topics that have affected, and continue to affect the rights of many Americans. Each FREE conversation will delve into the historic and current events that shape our country's political landscape and equitable practices.
Enjoy a living history performance, film and talk about the NAACP and its leaders from the Jim Crow and Civil Rights era. See a living history performance of activist Juanita Jackson Mitchell, hear a lecture on the Baltimore branch by Professor Prudence Cumberbatch and conclude with a film screening of Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall & The NAACP (57 min). NAACP artifacts and panels covering 97 years of Maryland history will be on view.
Explore the history and culture of African-Americans including the Thurgood Marshall Memorial and Alex Haley Memorial. The tour ends at the Banneker-Douglass Museum. Led by a period dressed tour guide. This tour is offered in partnership with the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation.
Join Dr. Kathryn Hellerstein as she explores the poems and travel writings of Melech Ravitch from his visit to China in 1935. Ravitch was one of Warsaw’s most influential literary figures in the interwar period. His vivid, sometimes disturbing writings helps readers experience his own wonder at the novelty of traveling to these fabled places while drawing connections and a sense of familiarity between his Yiddish readers and der vayter mizrakh (the Far East).
In January, 2018, the Peale received a mysterious package which included detailed plans on how to build a 200-year time machine.
The decision was made to follow the plans and build the time machine in secret. After nine-months of construction at a remote location, the time machine has been thoroughly tested and proven safe, and we are thrilled to now offer Time Travel Tours to the general public, as well as researchers, educators and historians.
Celebrate African American History Month with God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse by Harlem Renaissance poet James Weldon Johnson. Directed by Kwame Kenyatta Bey, this lyrical revision of Biblical tales stars local pastors and is a revelation for the whole family about the foundations behind the African American church. Tickets are $25 and available by phone at 410-728-6500 or online at www.arenaplayersinc.com. Playing weekends 2/8/19-2/24/19, showtimes are 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday performances begin at 4pm.
Listen to the stories of Lindy and Jane, two 18th century women of Annapolis. Learn about their favorite folktales and how they got their names. Living history interpreter Scotti Preston will present the program and immerse participants in the traditions of storytelling. This program results in fufilling the "Scribe" badge for Girl Scouts. Museum admission and drop-in storytelling activity FREE. Program is for ages 5-14. Registration required.
This year's group of New Generation Scholars of Muse 360 Arts welcomes the Baltimore City community to an Open Classroom. The scholars in this dynamic leadership program will each give a presentation about the African Diaspora and its direct relationship to the city of Baltimore and its resilient citizens. Please join us for an evening of knowledge-sharing and discussion!
Tickets are available for donation!
Above the Drowning Sea recounts the courageous intervention of Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese Consul in Vienna who defied his own government and braved the Gestapo to issue visas to Jewish refugees. In this film Jewish refugees and the Chinese residents of Shanghai who helped them survive in China recount their experiences, terrors and deprivations as well as the remarkable friendships forged across cultures, friendships that survive to this day.
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!
Hear from Yvonne Daniel, the child of Jewish German parents who fled to Shanghai following Nazi persecution. Yvonne was born in Shanghai, far from her ancestral home, and as an adult went on a journey of rediscovery to try and fully understand her past. Join us as Yvonne imparts her story, one of many shared by the children of Shanghai.