September 1 - October 14 (closed October 13)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Emory Douglas is a political artist and activist. The former Minister of Culture and Revolutionary Artist for the Black Panther Party, he helped define the aesthetics of protest at the height of the Civil Rights era. Since the 1960s, his work has flawlessly translated complex political issues into powerful, accessible, and globally resonant illustration. This exhibition includes twenty-seven of his most iconic posters.
Join Operation ARTS Foundation at Artscape 2023 for an immersive artistic experience with their captivating Free Little Art Gallery initiative, Art M.A.G.N.E.T. (Mini Art Gallery Neighborhood Entertainment Tour). Embark with us on a creative journey at the "Brushstrokes & Beyond!" at our official Artscape activity from September 22nd to 24th, between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM each day! This pop up will be located out front of In Front of MICA: Main Building 1300 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217.
Lost Boys: Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore is the first career retrospective of artist Amos Badertscher in the United States. Between the 1960s and 2005, Badertscher documented hustlers, club kids, go-go dancers, drag queens, drug addicts, friends, and lovers who were part of LGBTQ+ life in Baltimore. A self-taught photographer, Badertscher (American, born 1936) worked on the fringes of the polite society into which he was born as an upper-middle class white Baltimorean.
At VLP, we honor lifelong learning and understand the importance of starting early and making it fun. We hope you join us for our Tots Tuesday Storytime for toddlers & preschoolers! Tots Tuesday Storytime is an interactive storytime for children ages 2–4 years old and their parents/caregivers.
Tots Tuesday Storytime has just gotten back to being in-person. Check out our past, virtual Tots Tuesday videos on our YouTube channel!
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Sookkyung Park’s immersive installation of large-scale sculptures and smaller works includes a merging and expansion of her two seminal pieces, “Blooming” and “Rise Up,” to simultaneously underscore the interconnectedness of life and bring people together. This airy and colorful dreamscape—saturated with symbols of hope, strength and harmony—inspires awe and optimism.
Gallery Hours: September 13 – December 16 (closed October 13 and November 22-25)
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 4 pm
Produced across the world, bark cloth is an artistic object made from the inner bark of trees and is often a critically important artistic product for the communities that produce it. Bark cloth’s ability to function as both a textile as well as a painted decorative surface extends its importance. However, because Euro-American artists have not historically created artworks from bark, the artform has been understudied and under-collected by Euro-American art museums. It also defies traditional Western categorizations of artistic genre (such as painting, textile, and work on paper).
While living and working in Baltimore in the late 1940s, Matsumi Kanemitsu created a remarkable record of his life to date. This exhibition of 60 early works–largely drawings, as well as rare examples of painting and sculpture–offers an intimate glimpse into Kanemitsu’s past experiences and surreal imagination.
Contemporary ceramicist Michelle Erickson draws from historic ceramic techniques to create works that expose the persistence of racism and exploitation in post-colonial countries.
Erickson is a second-generation American and grew up near Colonial Williamsburg, where she studied the clay bodies and glaze formulas of ceramics imported to the American colonies. These works were integral to a vast network of investment, mercantile exchange, and material movement under English Colonial oppression.
Inspired by family research into her great-great-great-great grandfather Luke Valentine’s service as a free Black militiaman in the American Revolution, Martha Jackson Jarvis has created mixed-media works that imaginatively retrace his journey from Virginia to South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. The result is a tour de force in abstract painting with 13 grandly scaled works on paper, and a focused group of smaller works inspired by the meditative form of the mandala.
Do you enjoy being creative? Have a love for performing?
The Dance & Bmore Elder Ensemble for individuals 60+ could be the group for you. Dance & Bmore uses creative storytelling, movement, music, and theater to engage audiences of every age and stage of life.
DATES: Wednesdays, September 20th, 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
TIME: 1:00 - 2:00PM
LOCATION: Waxter Center, 1000 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201
This is a 12-week afternoon class for ages to 9 – 12. Students will focus on building skill, craftsmanship, and discuss technique to build deeper relationships with tools and materials. They will explore texture, color and shape while building technical skills as they create a wide variety of wonderful creations.Each class session will introduce a new technique and present a new, exciting challenge. All works will be created in red earthenware, decorated with vibrant AMACO velvet underglaze and glaze fired to cone 04. Class includes all materials and firing.
Join us for a tour inside Clifton Mansion, the unique Italianate country house that has overlooked Baltimore City for over 200 years! At one time the summer home of War of 1812 captain Henry Thompson and then philanthropist Johns Hopkins, the story of Clifton Estate is one about two prominent businessmen, enslaved & free Black people, and more. You’ll see the latest restorations made possible by the Friends of Clifton Mansion and Civic Works. You will also be invited into unrestored spaces that are brimming with stories to tell!
Presenter: Jaime Rafael Rivera Pagan, BrandGoat84
Are you a Micro business owner looking to take your brand to the next level? Join us for an immersive and interactive Branding Clinic designed to empower and guide you in creating a strong, authentic, and impactful brand. In this workshop, you will gain the essential knowledge and practical tools needed to establish a compelling brand identity that resonates with your target audience, differentiates you from competitors, and drives business growth.
What we’ll cover:
The discussion will feature Kate Drabinski (UMBC), Joseph Plaster (Johns Hopkins University), Hunter O’Hanian (independent scholar and curator), and students of the 2023 Interdisciplinary CoLab, “LGBTQ+ Oral History Project.”
To celebrate the release of their fourth album, Inside Out, The Old Part of Town brings their singular blend of folk-rock, country-blues, and bluegrass to the Creative Alliance.
And to make it that much more of a special evening they’ll be joined by their friends, who will be doing sets of their own, folk singer-songwriter Letitia VanSant, and local honky-tonk king Arty Hill with guitarist Tim Pruitt!