UMBC's Livewire 11: Rewired new music festival, hosted by the Department of Music, presents an immersive installation, entitled Raaz, by UMBC music faculty Linda Dusman and Alan Wonneberger, with Information Systems faculty Foad Hamidi, and Keith R. Porter Imaging Facility director Tagide deCarvalho. According to the artists, “Raaz, which means secret in Farsi, is a multimedia bioart installation that centers on the concept of poetry-infused transgenic wine created using genetically modified yeast.
Women who rebelled against sexist social rules have been trivialized and controlled for centuries. Portrayed according to stereotypes or vilified, women acting on their own behalf have been undermined consistently by their representation in Western art. Spanning the Renaissance to the progressive social movements of the 19th and early 20th centuries, this exhibition links heroines of the past with modern trailblazers, celebrating women throughout history who broke rules, transgressed boundaries, and insisted upon recognition of their human rights.
UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents Annet Couwenberg: Sewing Circles, on display from September 30 through December 11. The exhibition presents an overview of ten years of cultural research, digital experimentation, and finished artifacts by Couwenberg, who uses lace as a primary material. Through her creations, the artist asks how traditional textile construction can be modified or transformed by adapting it to digital fabrication processes.
Mickalene Thomas’ immersive two-story installation transforms the BMA’s East Lobby into a living room for Baltimore reflective of Thomas’ signature aesthetic influenced by 1970s and 1980s motifs. The experience–the most expansive commission undertaken by both the artist and the BMA—extends onto an enclosed terrace, where Thomas has curated a presentation of works by artists with ties to Baltimore. Featured artists include: Derrick Adams, Zoë Charlton Theresa Chromati, Alex Dukes, Dominiqua S. Eldridge, Devin N. Morris, Clifford Owens, and D’Metrius John Rice.
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.
Thaddeus Mosley (b. 1926, Pennsylvania) transforms wood into inventive abstract forms that source inspiration from the art of the African diaspora, jazz, and the European modernist avant-garde. Using only a mallet, chisel, and masterful joinery techniques, Mosley, largely self-taught, reworks felled timber from local sawmills into monumental biomorphic expressions inspired by ancient and modern cultures from around the world.
This exhibition explores the 43-year friendship between artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Baltimore collector Etta Cone (1870-1949). More than 160 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and illustrated books will provide new insights into the formation of the renowned Cone Collection, one of the greatest collections of modern art in the United States.
Hear from women who worked at Sparrows Point about the challenges and opportunities they experienced at the steel mill in this one-hour discussion at the North Point Branch of Baltimore County Public Library. Audience members will have an open Q&A and an opportunity to share personal stories after the discussion. Presented in partnership with the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
This program is free to all, no registration required.
UMBC's Livewire 11: Rewired new music festival, presented by the Department of Music, concludes on Saturday night with a performance by the dynamic piano-percussion quartet Yarn/Wire in a mind-bending program of works by Klaus Langand Misato Mochizuki. In Lang’s gorgeous work, time seems to stand still; while in Mochizuki’s explosive work, the theatricality of chamber music once more bursts to the fore.
This virtual discussion will explore the historical and contemporary perspectives on witchcraft, archetypes of femininity, and their relationship to contemporary culture. Joining the discussion are Awo Faleyewa, Chief Olumo Ifa Priestess and Elder mother of Ile Ofo Ase Iyaami Oshorunga; Robin Morgan, poet, author, and social justice activist; and Hannah Segrave, historian and lecturer of Italian Studies at The Ohio State University. The talk will be moderated by Dr.
Derrick Michaels, solo saxophone
"Baltimore-based tenor saxophonist Derrick Michaels is an audacious force in the creative music community. As a saxophonist, he boasts a rich expressive palette and a propensity for dynamic performance. As a bandleader, he invites a wide array of brilliant musicians into the creative fold, engaging with an expressive continuum that spans the history of written and improvised music.
Were it not for the Port, there may have never been a Baltimore, or a Baltimore that any of today’s citizens would recognize. As Baltimoreans, we have heard for years that the Port is the essence of the city. The Port is, was and has always been a source of prosperity for “The Queen City of the Patapsco”.
Join us on October 26th at 7:00PM for an in-depth look at the history of Baltimore’s port with Senior Museum Educator Jack Burkert.
This exhibition explores the 43-year friendship between artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Baltimore collector Etta Cone (1870-1949). More than 160 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and illustrated books provide new insights into the formation of the renowned Cone Collection, one of the greatest collections of modern art in the United States.
Please note that purchasing a ticket to see this exhibition will also act as your timed-entry pass for the Museum’s galleries. You do not need to reserve a separate timed entry pass in order to visit.
You're invited to a FREE performance with the Dance & Bmore Elder Ensemble! Songs, dance, and theatrics created and performed by older adults.
Date: Wed, Oct 27th
Time: 1 - 2PM
Location: Waxter Center, 1000 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
RSVP Here: https://forms.gle/hsUmyhCv4sq5tAvv6
The Elder Ensemble Series is brought to you by Free Fall Baltimore and Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.
Do you enjoy being creative? Have a love for performing?
The Dance & Bmore Elder Ensemble 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, Oct 6th - 27th
Time: 1 - 2PM
Location: Waxter Center for Seniors, 1000 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Dance & Bmore's Elder Ensemble Series is brought to you by Free Fall Baltimore.
Join in 18th-century fun as we bring you the best of our annual Colonial Market, and also celebrate the opening of The Unfinished Revolution: Maryland in the Wars for Independence. Trivia topics include themes from this new exhibition that explore the tension, conflict, and turmoil of America’s emergence onto the world stage between 1775 and 1815 and how Marylanders were at its forefront.