Two young Baltimoreans, Hester Dorsey Richardson and Louise Courtauld Osburne Haughton, founded The Woman's Literary Club of Baltimore in 1890 to "encourage exact and noble thinking among our women." Over the next 50 years, the Club met on a weekly basis to discuss the literature they read—and wrote—with the goal of cultivating both their minds and their literary reputations.
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Harford County Cultural Arts Board hosts free Grants 101 trainings, open to all, at Harford County Public Library locations throughout April. Tips and best practices for grant-seeking and -writing especially for the arts, humanities, and education fields, but useful for any type of grants. Presented by Christina McLoughlin, Port Discovery Children's Museum Grants Manager. Overview of Harford County Cultural Arts Board's grant programs and its Grants Workspace site. Presented by Jessica Cleaver, Harford County Cultural Arts Board Coordinator.
Army Lieutenant Colonel, Craig “Jake” Jachens, lives right here in Havre de Grace and works at Aberdeen Proving Ground for General Dynamics supporting the US Army.
Following in the footsteps of his Grandfather and Father, who were both nationally celebrated photographers, Jake has continued their work for over 40 years capturing images of all types from his extensive travels around the world.
Maryland Institute College of Art and GBCA invite you to the seventh annual Baltimore Think-a-thon!
If you believe in the power of the arts and humanities to take on the challenges facing Baltimore, make your voice heard at this intensive “think and do” event. Join other brilliant, compassionate artists, scholars, and activists for a day of visionary ideas, discussion, and problem-solving. The issues we address will be suggested by you and other participants.
Christine H. Fox, assistant director for policy and analysis of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, Maryland, will present a community talk on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at Howard Community College. Free and open to the public, her talk, “More to Math: From Education to Real-World Application,” will take place in the college’s Smith Theatre, located in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD.
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.
Waterfront Partnership’s Healthy Harbor Initiative has set a goal of a swimmable and fishable Inner Harbor. What could this look like? The 41st annual AIA Baltimore and BAF Spring Lecture Series invites local practitioners and globally recognized designers and scholars to address “the edge”—where the land meets the water—from a variety of perspectives: health and ecology, resiliency in the face of climate change, and social equity.
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.
Join us as Jack Burkert shares the story of a dynamic industry that unfolded in Baltimore in the second half of the 19th century, one which continued until its gradual disappearance more than one hundred years later. The garment industry became the industrial power house of the city, employing a major percentage of its workers, and dominating the men’s clothing business throughout the United States. The story of these companies is a story of immigrant tailors building businesses, of newly arrived immigrant workers employed in them, and the strife between labor and management.
Join Jason Love and the Columbia Orchestra at The Gathering Place for an open rehearsal. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative, collaborative process of putting a concert together. Imagine the new insight into the music you'll have after seeing the process of putting it together!
Lia Purpura talks about her book, All the Fierce Tethers.
Mason Jar Press brings together their authors in a celebration of literature and art. Join the authors of the most recent and upcoming MJP publications—Danny Caine, Nicole Callihan and Jaime Fountaine—for a reading, Q and A, and book signing. Hosted and moderated by fellow MJP author, Justin Sanders.
Tommy Orange will be in conversation with Danielle Evans, author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self. The event is presented in partnership with CityLit Project.
Please join us as we welcome Michael Dobbs, author of The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between. He will speak on his powerful book which tells the story of a group of German Jews desperately seeking American visas to escape Nazi Germany, and is an illuminating account of America’s response to the refugee crisis of the 1930’s and 40’s.
Talk followed by book signing – copies will be available at Esther’s Place, the JMM Shop.
Michael Dobbs talks about his book, The Unwanted