The exhibition consists of a series of installations and sculptures that speak to memory, identity and loss. Using figurative realism and abstraction, I am capturing snapshots of moments with psychological charge and dreamlike narratives. This work is a result of the process of trying to find joy and succumbing to sorrow in the present moment, processing memory and spirituality in the context of bereavement, and the engagement with the physicality of clay as a mode of processing.
Working with porcelain and multiple surface techniques, Piccoli’s elegant vessels channel realms of mystery and myth as he draws from ancient forms to create his ritualistic wares. Inspired by the past with contemporary perspective, he envisions adventures with rich rewards at their end. His work is an amalgamation of fragments of architectural facades and spires, hidden glens and rocky crags, potion jars and seductive ewers. The title references the boons bestowed when goals are met on a metaphorical or literal journey.
NOT REALLY NOW NOT ANYMORE
Clarissa Pezone, 2021-2022 Lormina Salter Fellow's potent installations of ceramic figures and found objects seek to distill memory, identity and loss, where clay serves an important function in translating that bereavement. These intimate vignettes offer glimpses into an emotional and spiritual snapshot of stagnation and healing.
ON VIEW JUL 16 - AUG 21 (Creative Alliance will be open on Saturdays and Sundays | Noon to 5pm)
Our 27th annual members' extravaganza is back!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
A multi-media exhibit featuring tapestries by Jenn Cacciola, of Stanford, Connecticut, and found wood sculptures by George Lorio, of Rockville, Maryland.
Exhibit runs August 19 to September 24, 2022, with a free reception on September 16 from 6-8pm. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm. Closed Labor Day, September 5.
Presented in partnership with EC250 Inc. and the Howard County Historical Society, this commemorative group exhibit celebrates 250 years of Ellicott City by showcasing 18 local artists’ responses to objects from the artifact collection of the Howard County Historical Society. Featuring work by Nancy Berson, Linda Joy Burke, Caroline Creeden, Stephanie Dyke, Jennifer Eidson, Riley Goodman, Elli Hernandez, Jennifer Hudson, Nishita Jain, Tarneeja Makol, Sookkyung Park, Lisa Scarbath, Jereme Scott, Jay Shovan, Mary Jo Tydlacka, Karen Wallace, David Zuccarini, and Bonnie Zuckerman.
This is our most anticipated show of the year!
All work on display has been painted and completed on location, en 'plein air'...
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.
Join us for the Station North Art Walk: Spotlight on Greenmount West featuring the new Art Walk Maker Market, exhibits, performances, open studios, and restaurant specials.
Friday, August 26th, 5:00 - 8:00PM
~all events are 5:00 - 8:00PM unless otherwise noted~
September's Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk features SEVEN art openings, plus pop-ups, tastings, live music, kids clothing swap, family-fun party in the park, and the 4th birthday of "An Evening of Vintage Smut," Highlandtown's randy readings!
In addition, TWO new venues join our Art Walk this month: Boards in a Box AND Nuestas Raices' Casa de la Cultura!