BCS is excited to invite you to the night of your dreams!
Join us November 20th for the opening night of Baltimore Center Stage Presents the ArtsCentric Production of Dreamgirls live and in-person. Come celebrate with us! The show runs Nov 16 - Dec 12. Reserve your seat now!
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.
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.
New works by Lauren Frances Adams, Mequitta Ahuja, Cindy Cheng, and LaToya Hobbs—all past recipients of Joan Mitchell Foundation recognition with connections to Baltimore—emphasize the importance of continued support for artists at all stages in their careers. Whether through the shifting boundaries between self and other, contemplations about the cycles of life, or provocations to the public about shared histories, each artist engages deeply with vital aspects of contemporary culture.
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.
Richard Yarde’s virtuosic watercolors transformed the medium with large-scale colorful paintings often composed on multiple attached sheets of paper and executed without preliminary drawing. Equally inspired by historical Black photographers, European post-Impressionists and by a keen political purpose, Yarde (1939–2011, Massachusetts) drew acclaim early in his career for his masterful portraits of Black leaders—athletes, swing-era dancers, blues and jazz musicians—as well as individuals he knew growing up in the multicultural Boston neighborhood of Roxbury.
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.
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.
Suzanne F. Cohen’s (1935–2018) extraordinary leadership and enduring support for the BMA touched every area of the Museum. In addition to chairing the Board and numerous Trustee committees, Cohen helped establish an endowment for free admission and funded many exhibitions, commissions, restorations, public programs, and gifts of art.
On Saturday, November 27th from 1- 6pm, visit the Station North Arts District for Small Business Saturday to keep the love local! Come for the unique, handmade, artful gifts from Made in Baltimore makers, sample delicious holiday specials from local restaurants, and stay for our pop-up performance series in the newly reopened North Ave Market! RSVP on Eventbrite to get a reminder here.
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities by Pulitzer Prize finalist Anna Deavere Smith, directed by Nicole Brewer in partnership with Long Wharf Theatre takes Baltimore Center Stage Nov 27 - Dec 19! Get your tickets now. You won’t want to miss this show!
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.
The Liriodendron Mansion is thrilled to be hosting a special exhibition - Chadwick the Crab & All of His Friends – presenting a rare opportunity not only to view the stunning original illustrations from the beloved children’s book series, but to meet the illustrator and author, and purchase the works.
Find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list – including yourself – at the Howard County Arts Council's annual Holiday Maker-Mart! Choose from a wide selection of handcrafted items by talented local artisans, including jewelry, pottery, paintings, greeting cards, photography, fiber art, and more.
New this year: following the kick-off event on December 2 from 5:30-8:30pm, we’ve added a Juried Pop-Up Market from December 3-12 featuring gift items by a select group of artists and artisans. The pop-up market will be open Tuesday-Friday 4-8pm and Saturday-Sunday 12-4pm.
A holiday tradition returns to the historic Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air!
Visit on Saturday, December 4 from 10 am to 5 pm to tour the beautifully decorated historic mansion and enjoy holiday favorites including:
Learn the art of rubber stamp making from local artist (and BMI educator) Jesse Lentz. Carve your own rubber stamp and walk away with 10 “perfect prints” on cardstock. Suitable for ages 10+. Registration includes all materials and museum admission (open 9 AM-3 PM).
$35 per person/$30 members
Register by 11/30: https://bit.ly/BMICardPrinting