BNHA 3rd Annual History Through Arts Competition
Baltimore youth are invited to submit art that reflects their take on life in Baltimore City past and present.
The Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) invites Baltimore City youth to participate in our 3rd Annual History Through Arts Competition. The purpose of this contest is to engage City youth in an art exhibit showcasing their unique talents while also expressing their view of life in Baltimore City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate the opening of the Maryland Center for History and Culture’s newest exhibition, "Passion and Purpose: Voices of Maryland’s Civil Rights Activists," with food and drink from local restaurants and music.
In this exhibition, historic moments in the ongoing civil rights movement are told through the words and voices of Marylanders who lived it. Oral histories and photography connect past to present and provide personal perspectives on the complex mosaic of the long and continuing fight for civil rights in Maryland and across the nation.
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.
In its 38th year at the Howard County Arts Council, Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2022 features recent work created by artists with studios at the Center for the Arts: James Adkins, Sara Engel, Michelle Faulkner-Forson, Myungsook Ryu Kim, Diana Marta, Joyce J. Ritter, Lisa Scarbath, Jereme Scott, Asma Ahmed Shikoh, Andrei Trach, Jamie Travers, Mary Jo Tydlacka, and David Zuccarini. These artists work in a variety of media including oil and watercolor painting, drawing, fiber art, mosaic, installation art, and stained glass.
Weaving in the Time of Covid features fiber arts created during the Covid-19 pandemic by members of the Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore.
Opening: SAT MAY 21 | 6-9PM
On View: SAT MAY 21 - SUN JUL 3
Artist Talk: FRI JUL 1 | 6-7PM
OPEN SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Noon-6PM
n exhibition presented by Joy Davis, Creative Alliance’s new Visual Arts Director entitled We Are Present. Explore the multitude of art production and craft in what is currently considered the Maryland, Delaware, and DC metro areas. This exhibition is a launchpad to acknowledge and celebrate the varying experiences and stories of Indigenous individuals.
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).
Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare is an exhibit telling the story of the Cold War in Hollywood. It brings the history of the Cold War to life through personal narratives of blacklisted people, members of the House Un-American Activities Committee, and film executives, telling the stories of people on both sides of the Communist/anti-Communist divide. The exhibit features film stills, photographs, movie posters, documents, and more, and explores the intersection of politics, popular culture, economics, and the First Amendment.