In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for an artist exhibition featuring Mexican artist, Francisco Loza. Francisco creates vibrant Art de Estambre or pressed yarn art. The Arte de Estambre technique is associated with the Huichol people, an indigenous group that lives in the central mountainous region of Mexico. Mr. Loza learned the technique from Huichol artisans and continues to collaborate with Huichol artisan-shamans in Mexico and the US.
Tune in to this virtual program for an inside look at one of MCHC’s newest exhibitions, "Losing Winter." Join a discussion about the concept behind this participatory project and how the photograph collections at both MCHC and UMBC complement and juxtapose collected memories of winter with featured artist Lynn Cazabon, Joe Tropea, MCHC Curator of Films & Photographs, and Beth Saunders, Curator and Head of Special Collections & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
About this event
Poe’s Magic Theatre is conducting ghost tours in the Westminster Burying Grounds at the corner of Greene & Fayette.
Tours will start in the lobby of the hotel. Get there early and have dinner at the LB Tavern before the tour begins. The Burying Grounds are only a 10 minute walk away.
Each tour will start at the corner of Greene St. and Fayette - right by the Poe Grave itself!
Once you reach the Burying Grounds you will learn:
The history of the Burying Grounds
Baltimoreans celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution. We used it to defend the city from the British in the War of 1812 and to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunnelled under it to quarry minerals. Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the neighborhood around it to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest house in Federal Hill, and the wonderful alley houses along Churchill Street.
Join us virtually on September 28th at 7:00PM for an in-depth look at Baltimore in the Roaring 20s with Senior Museum Educator Jack Burkert. This program will be hosted over Zoom. Access provided after registration.
Adelyn Breeskin: Curating a Legacy explores Adelyn Breeskin and her extraordinary career as BMA Director from 1942-1962 through archival materials and examples of the beloved works the Museum acquired under her curatorial vision and leadership. Throughout her 32-year career at the Museum, beginning with her tenure as the BMA’s first curator of prints in 1930 and, later, the museum director, Breeskin secured the renowned Cone Collection for the BMA and accomplished countless other achievements, including commissioning the U.S. Pavilion for the 1960 Venice Biennale.
Reminisce on a special tour of "Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters" with Joe Tropea, Maryland Center for History and Culture’s Curator of Films & Photographs. Walk the red carpet with him as he takes you on the journey of how the movie experience, and the community around it, has changed—celebrate community, experience the history, and return to where it all started.
Where can you find a piece of the Berlin Wall, a cannon ball mounted on a Conestoga wagon hitch, and over a hundred lions looking down at you from the tops of Baltimore’s buildings? On our Downtown Landmarks and Lions tour, of course! In this leisurely stroll—we cover a little over a mile in a little over an hour—you’ll see and hear the highlights of downtown Baltimore’s history and architecture. Best of all, you’ll discover where all the noble lions, hellish fiends, and neo-Egyptian sphinxes are hiding—the trick is in looking up!
Joshua Johnson is recognized as one of the first professional African American portraitists in the United States. An interesting aspect of his work in the early Republic was the patronage he received from the newly emerging merchant class in Baltimore during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In this behind-the-scenes conversation with Mark Letzer, President & CEO of the Maryland Center for History and Culture, learn more about the people Johnson painted in his Fells Point community, and explore the nationally significant collection of Joshua Johnson portraits at MCHC.
Who are Marylanders, why are they so obsessed with their flag, and what does duckpin bowling have to do with the Baltimore Orioles? This exhibition explores how Maryland and its people have changed since its founding in 1634. Learn how the dynamic geography of the state drove its industry, population, and the identity of Marylanders, and how the arts and culture of Maryland reflect on its past. For traveling visitors and lifelong Marylanders, Discover Maryland shows there is much to uncover about Maryland. Open through March 2022.
***All tours offered on a pay-only-what-you-can basis and proceeds benefit The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum***
The historic Poe House is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 response in Maryland, but that doesn’t mean Poe’s chamber door is closed to you online. Join us for a live virtual tour of the historic Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum, led by a real museum docent.
Featuring Esther Krinitz's Holocaust survival story exquisitely told through 36 hand-embroidered works, this exhibition pays tribute to humanity's long history, past and current, of unjustly persecuted innocents and the dream of a world at peace. A preamble to Esther's fabric collages include South African Truth and Reconciliation embroidered testimonies, work gathered from Lily Yeh's partnership with Rwandan Tutsi genocide survivors, and more.
The Unfinished Revolution explores the turmoil of the United States’ emergence on the world stage between 1775 and 1815. The exhibition highlights two points that became certain—the country’s revolution remained unfinished, and Marylanders of many races and creeds were at the forefront of each conflict.
Admission is free for MCHC members.