Celebrate Spring with Emily Carter Mitchell's Nature and Wildlife Photography Exhibit - Heaven and Earth. Mitchell is an award winning, published nature and wildlife photographer based in Annapolis, MD. Her work has been featured in numberous juried exhibits and published in books, magazines, and newspapers. Heaven and Earth displays Mitchell's creative interpretation of the natural beauty found in our world.
Step into the pages of author Eric Carle's books with Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s limited time exhibit – Very Eric Carle. Explore themes such as hope, hard work, persistence, and friendship as you venture through classic works including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Quiet Cricket, The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle and The Very Busy Spider from beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle. Locally sponsored by: M&T Bank. Media Sponsor: Maryland Public Television. Co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
Guarding the Art will feature works from the BMA’s collection, across eras, genres, cultures, and mediums, selected by guest curators from the BMA’s Security department. As guest curators, the officers will collaborate with leadership and staff across the museum to select and reinterpret works. In addition, the team is working with renowned art historian and curator Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, who is providing additional mentorship and professional development.
Salman Toor: No Ordinary Love will feature more than 45 paintings and works on paper made between 2019 and 2022, that weave together motifs found in historical paintings with recognizable 21st-century moments to create new worlds based in Toor’s imagination. Among the works are several made especially for the exhibition and inspired by paintings in the BMA’s renowned 17th- to 19th-century European collection, such as Sir Anthony van Dyck’s Rinaldo and Armida (1629).
Culturally, historically, and architecturally significant, Oakdale, circa 1838 and 1898, is the ancestral home of Governor Edwin Warfield and is a magnificent estate on a tranquil 180-acre tract only 20 miles from both the Washington and Baltimore. Historic Ellicott City, Inc announces their 34th Annual Decorator Showhouse fundraiser set to take place at “Oakdale” (16449 Ed Warfield Road, Woodbine, MD 21797) beginning on Friday, May 13, 2022 and running until Sunday, June 5, Thursdays-Sundays with varying times.
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.
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.
The long-awaited Joan Mitchell retrospective is almost here! Co-organized by the BMA and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this comprehensive exhibition follows the career of the internationally renowned artist who attained critical acclaim and success in the male-dominated art circles of 1950s New York, then spent nearly four decades in France creating breathtaking abstract paintings that evoke landscapes, memories, poetry, and music.
Beatrice Glow is a New York- and Bay Area-based multi-sensory and interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the social history of plants. For her first exhibition in a major U.S. museum, Glow delves into the unseen and unsavory sociohistorical and ecological realities underlying the tobacco industry’s veneer of luxury through her digitally printed and embroidered silk textiles, VR-sculpted and 3D-printed objects, watercolors, and scent experiences.
This exhibition showcases William Cordova’s on the lower frequencies i speak 4 u (2019), a remarkably complex work that originates from the Peruvian American artist’s research into individuals, places, and narratives significant to the Civil Rights Movement that intersect with contemporary social and musical history.
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.
Explore five centuries of the artifice of identity— from the splendid metamorphoses of classical myths to the posturing and bodily reinvention of contemporary drag culture. Shapeshifting includes approximately 50 prints, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books from the BMA’s collection that explore transformation and masquerade as recurring themes of artistic imagination across time and place.
Online workshops: 5/30, 6/1, 6/6, 6/8 with performance on 6/9. This two-week poetry workshop will focus on the particulars of what it means to live, work, create, love, and grieve in Baltimore. We will use the city as our lens to declare our creative visions, describe our neighbor/hood(s), document that which we love and have lost, and explore new approaches to writing (and reading) poetry. There will be generative creative prompts to get your poetic juices flowing. One-on-one sessions will also be scheduled to discuss current and future projects, opportunities, and sources of support.
Join us for a live music and abstract painting experience featuring American contemporary artist, Katie Pumphrey and saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist Ray Winder.
Enjoy a sight and sound experience inspired by Joan Mitchell’s life, musical influences, and breathtaking abstract paintings that evoke landscapes, memories, poetry, and music.
ART SEMINAR GROUP LIVE LECTURE (ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM)
Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics
Ellen Lupton, Betty Cooke and William O. Steinmetz design chair, Maryland Institute College of Art; and senior curator, contemporary design, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A once-in-a-lifetime theater experience, formed of two parts divided over two evenings! On the first evening, audiences experience an audacious reimagining of Verdi and Shakespeare in an all-new English poetic treatment by Andrew Albin, featuring the searing images of British visual artist Keith Piper and new musical “sea-interludes” composed and performed by Matthew Evan Taylor.
Former Colonel of the US Army, award-winning plein air artist, and art teacher - Alfred Biegel brings his works to the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House. These beautiful paintings, themed, "The Promise" - created by Biegel and his studio are available for viewing June 8-August 12. Reception will be held on June 18, 2-4pm and is open to the public.
Back and in-person for the 35th Anniversary season, Columbia Festival of the Arts’ Free LakeFest Weekend is June 10-12, 2022, at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront! This fun and inclusive FREE three-day outdoor festival features a variety of live music and arts performances, Invitational Fine Arts and Crafts Show, interactive entertainment for all ages, cult-classic movie screenings, festival food favorites, and beer garden. More than a dozen live performances will be showcased, including Australian-based touring company Sway, The Reminders, Lakou Mizik, The 19th Street Band, and more.
Don’t miss the Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show – back and in-person – and all part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts’ Free LakeFest Weekend, June 10-12, 2022, at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront! More than 35 artisans will be showcasing their one-of-a-kind artwork, representing a wide variety of media, including both functional and wearable art. Come celebrate the Columbia Festival of the Arts’ 35th Anniversary season! Event hours are: Friday, June 10, 5 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday, June 11, 11 am – 8:00 pm, and Sunday, June 12, 11 am – 7 pm.
Established in 1994, SWAY is a much-celebrated touring company that fuses theatre, dance, and circus in performances that have amazed well over a million people in over 40 countries, including at the Sochi Olympic Games. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the company performs atop twelve-foot flexible poles, bending and swaying to impossible angles to the delight of their audiences.