The Great Migration (1915–1970) saw more than six million African Americans leave the South for destinations across the United States. This incredible dispersal of people across the country transformed nearly every aspect of Black life and culture. A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration explores the ways in which its impact reverberates today through newly commissioned works across media by 12 acclaimed Black artists, including Akea Brionne, Mark Bradford, Zoë Charlton, Larry W.
Co-organized with The Bronx Museum of the Arts, this is the first comprehensive museum exhibition of the profoundly moving and complex work of Darrel Ellis (1958–1992).
Ellis created a multifaceted body of work that merges painting, printmaking, photography, and drawing before he died of AIDS-related causes at age 33. During his lifetime, his work was included in important contemporary surveys but only now is garnering the posthumous attention it deserves.
Approximately 15 works on paper celebrate Stanley Whitney’s (b. Philadelphia, PA, 1946) lifelong engagement with Henri Matisse’s color, drawing, and composition and reveal his thinking through the stained-glass windows that are now a permanent feature of the BMA’s Ruth R. Marder Center for Matisse Studies.
Organized by Carnegie Museum of Art, this exhibition debuts a recent body of work by New York-based artist Elle Pérez.
Including 13 photographs created between 2019 and 2021, Devotions explores relationship building, creating space to reflect on how we navigate ourselves in relation to others and the world. Pérez’s carefully sequenced images dwell in moments of grief and care, pain and pleasure, desire and self-exploration. Amidst recurring motifs of water, touch, and BDSM are also striking choices in proximity, scale, color, and light.
John Waters’ bequest of 372 works by 125 artists brings a particular cutting-edge articulation of American individualism to the BMA’s collection, particularly as it relates to queer identity and freedom of expression. Waters favors works that are visually witty, abstract, and often refer to the absurdities of the art world.
To showcase this provocative gift, queer photographers Catherine Opie and Jack Pierson are guest curating highlights from the collection for the BMA’s Nancy Dorman and Stanley Mazaroff Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings and Photographs.
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Miracle at Power Plant Live!, serving holiday cocktails in a festive setting, will officially open on November 25. Leinie’s Lodge & Beer Garden will transform into a unique immersive holiday experience, including floor-to-ceiling Christmas décor, holiday-inspired cocktails and small bites, and unmatched nostalgic energy.
Celebrate the Third Day of Candy Lane and join us for Date Night. Book a cozy, private bungalow for you and your sweetie – or best friend. Enjoy couple (or bestie) holiday photos, spiked hot cocoa, and s’mores. Bungalow, table, and bring-your-own-blanket reservations can be made in advance below, and spaces will be limited.
One Charles Center (Center Plaza)
100 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201
December 7, 2022
5pm – 8pm
Carlo Gesualdo: O vos omnes
Dieterich Buxtehude: Ad manus (To the hands) from Membra Jesu Nostri
Caroline Shaw: To the hands
Matthew Aucoin: Choruses from Crossing
David Lang: Beautiful Dreamer, from battle hymns
Derrick Sky: Ready, Bright
Free | RSVP in Advance
*Masks required at indoor events
The Peale is thrilled to host an important, topical conversation with thought leaders and doers–among them are the Baltimore “Guardians,” featured in the acclaimed community art project The Guardians: Reshaping History. The Guardians are a cohort of Baltimore’s finest, yet underrecognized, leaders. They are ambitious black women leading change in the everyday lives of their families, neighbors and communities. The Guardians panelists will explore individual power and community growth with author Jon Alexander.
In conjunction with the exhibition Oletha DeVane: Spectrum of Light and Spirit, UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents a closing panel discussion, featuring the artist, the exhibition curator, and additional scholars:
Jessica Bell Brown, Curator and Department Head for Contemporary Art, Baltimore Museum of Art
Join us on December 8, for a celebration of public radio’s rich history in Baltimore, as told by some of its most recognizable voices.
Hosted by Jayne Miller, a longtime reporter for WBAL and public radio advocate, the Baltimore Public Radio Reunion features on-air hosts including Tom Hall (WYPR), Aaron Henkin (WYPR), Sheilah Kast (WYPR), Judith Krummeck (WBJC), Marc Steiner (WEAA, WYPR) and John Milton Wesley (WEAA) sharing stories of memorable moments from behind the microphone, as well as station managers such as LaFontaine E. Oliver (WYPR, WEAA) and others.
Peabody Jazz Ensemble
The Percussion Ensemble is highly adventurous in its programming, with a repertoire that includes graphic-notation pieces, improvisational works and theater pieces, as well as works by important early percussion composers such as John Cage, Carlos Chavez, and Alan Hovhaness.
Join us at Gallery 1448 for a festive holiday show featuring work by resident artists. A variety of fine art will be on display, including paintings, mixed media works, and photography. Affordable gifts, hand-made crafts and holiday cards will also be available for purchase.
Featured artists include Lauren Case, Bev Eisenberg, Joseph Germershausen, Betsy Heeney, Edna Kurtz Emmett, Laura Vernon Russell, Ron Russell, Valerie Potrzuski, Molly Roberts, Leslie Schwing and Sabrina Yelverton.
SPECIAL EVENTS & GALLERY HOURS
On the Sixth Day of Candy Lane, join us for a Frozen Sing-A-Long. Complete with a hot cocoa bar and swing set installation – attendees of all ages and encouraged to come belt “Let It Go” with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf themselves during this free family event.