Edgar Allan Poe famously proclaimed the death of a beautiful woman "the most poetical subject in the world." The prolonged suffering of his beautiful, dying wife, Virginia Poe, almost certainly inspired this belief. Virginia Poe remains one of the most enigmatic and controversial figures in the famed author's history. Join us for a series of live readings, themed discussion, and Q&A about the famed muse, poetess, child bride and daughter of Baltimore.
Evergreen’s new major exhibition, A History of Houseplants, explores the forces that sparked the Victorian obsession with houseplants, reveals how the trend manifested at Evergreen and in Baltimore, and examines how today’s houseplant enthusiasts both recall and differ from the Victorians of 150 years ago.
On view October 1, 2022-June 4, 2023. Gallery open Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4p.m. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
Admission is FREE and no advance registration is necessary.
In 2017 the Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries began building the world’s most comprehensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera detailing the experiences of early modern women from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.
World War II brought Frederick, Maryland-born fashion designer Claire McCardell to a turning point in her career. Already established in the fashion industry but not quite a household name, McCardell was commissioned to design uniforms for the Office of Civil Defense Corps. Using non-rationed materials such as weather balloon cottons, aprons, and mattress ticking, McCardell embraced the opportunity for uniqueness, ultimately leading to the embedded American Look for women.
Maryland schools have had a unique role in the history of segregation and integration, often due to the efforts of pioneering legal activist Thurgood Marshall. Both at the university and K-12 levels, Marylanders have been at the forefront of pushing for equal access to quality public education. Participants will explore case studies in the Passion and Purpose: Voices of Maryland’s Civil Rights Activists exhibition, and model historical investigation for students using primary source collections from the H. Furlong Baldwin Library.
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the National Museum of the American Latino will celebrate el Día de Muertos in Baltimore with friends from The Peale Museum and Johns Hopkins University with an evening of special events.
The Latino Museum will offer an ofrenda and procession to honor and support healing in the community of Uvalde, Texas. The muralist and altarist Frida Larios has been commissioned to create the ofrenda and a mural. The mural honors those killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
In 1828 Baltimore art patron and collector Robert Gilmor Jr. (1774–1848) met the young American sculptor Horatio Greenough in Washington, DC. Inviting Greenough to Baltimore, Gilmor commissioned a bust of his wife Sarah R. L. Gilmor, and soon thereafter funded Greenough’s return to Italy to continue his artistic training, commissioning the first ideal sculpture in American art history—Medora—depicting a character from a tale by Lord Byron.
On Through January 15, 2023
At the Peale!
Open for special events and regular operating hours
Since 1989, Baltimore-based Sankofa Dance Theater has created world-class, authentic African art in the form of dance, music, and folkways for national and international audiences. The work of the Company is rooted in healing and bringing intercultural understanding to the global village while staying true to the definition of the word “Sankofa” which means to learn from the past in an effort to build for the future.