An exhibit featuring Leslie Nolan and Chantal Zakari; August 18-September 30 with a reception September 22, 6-8pm. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm. Galleries closed on September 4 for Labor Day.
An exhibit featuring Kwame Kena and Paul Santoleri; August 18-September 30 with a reception September 22, 6-8pm. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm. Galleries closed on September 4 for Labor Day.
September 1 - October 14 (closed October 13)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Emory Douglas is a political artist and activist. The former Minister of Culture and Revolutionary Artist for the Black Panther Party, he helped define the aesthetics of protest at the height of the Civil Rights era. Since the 1960s, his work has flawlessly translated complex political issues into powerful, accessible, and globally resonant illustration. This exhibition includes twenty-seven of his most iconic posters.
Lost Boys: Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore is the first career retrospective of artist Amos Badertscher in the United States. Between the 1960s and 2005, Badertscher documented hustlers, club kids, go-go dancers, drag queens, drug addicts, friends, and lovers who were part of LGBTQ+ life in Baltimore. A self-taught photographer, Badertscher (American, born 1936) worked on the fringes of the polite society into which he was born as an upper-middle class white Baltimorean.
Sookkyung Park’s immersive installation of large-scale sculptures and smaller works includes a merging and expansion of her two seminal pieces, “Blooming” and “Rise Up,” to simultaneously underscore the interconnectedness of life and bring people together. This airy and colorful dreamscape—saturated with symbols of hope, strength and harmony—inspires awe and optimism.
Gallery Hours: September 13 – December 16 (closed October 13 and November 22-25)
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 4 pm
Following an open call to artists based in Maryland and neighboring states, Nekisha Durrett of Washington, D.C. and Jackie Milad of Baltimore were selected by a jury to create new works in dialogue with Fred Wilson’s Artemis/Bast (1992). The sculpture joins the body of Artemis, Greek goddess of the hunt, and the head of Bast (also known as Bastet), the more ancient Egyptian cat goddess. The black feline head sits atop the white plaster body, asserting Africa as a vital source of knowledge across the ancient world.
Produced across the world, bark cloth is an artistic object made from the inner bark of trees and is often a critically important artistic product for the communities that produce it. Bark cloth’s ability to function as both a textile as well as a painted decorative surface extends its importance. However, because Euro-American artists have not historically created artworks from bark, the artform has been understudied and under-collected by Euro-American art museums. It also defies traditional Western categorizations of artistic genre (such as painting, textile, and work on paper).
Tiona Nekkia McClodden’s genre-defying work, Play Me Home (2021), is a four-channel video with sound and sculptural objects (two horns, a leather-bound script, and seeds) blending narrative fiction and nonfiction. This installation reflects the Philadelphia-based artist’s three-year journey of delving into her family history and funerary traditions in the South.
Inspired by family research into her great-great-great-great grandfather Luke Valentine’s service as a free Black militiaman in the American Revolution, Martha Jackson Jarvis has created mixed-media works that imaginatively retrace his journey from Virginia to South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. The result is a tour de force in abstract painting with 13 grandly scaled works on paper, and a focused group of smaller works inspired by the meditative form of the mandala.
While living and working in Baltimore in the late 1940s, Matsumi Kanemitsu created a remarkable record of his life to date. This exhibition of 60 early works–largely drawings, as well as rare examples of painting and sculpture–offers an intimate glimpse into Kanemitsu’s past experiences and surreal imagination.
Contemporary ceramicist Michelle Erickson draws from historic ceramic techniques to create works that expose the persistence of racism and exploitation in post-colonial countries.
Erickson is a second-generation American and grew up near Colonial Williamsburg, where she studied the clay bodies and glaze formulas of ceramics imported to the American colonies. These works were integral to a vast network of investment, mercantile exchange, and material movement under English Colonial oppression.
Maryland Art Place in partnership with Hotel Indigo Baltimore is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Maryland-based artist, Grace Doyle. The exhibition is on view at Hotel Indigo Baltimore, located at 24 West Franklin St. from August 31 - November 30. A public reception will take place Thursday, October 5 from 5 to 7 pm in the Hotels Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats.
[Baltimore, MD] On Thursday October 5 2023, art galleries in the Bromo Arts District and in Mount Vernon will remain open until 8pm. First Thursdays was a staple of the Mt Vernon art circuit for many years and since May of this year, arts spaces have been looking to re-energize audiences and patrons. Galleries participating in this evening time event in October include Current Space, First & Franklin Church, Cotyledon Arts, The Walters Art Museum, Unit B, Gallery Blue Door, and Maryland Art Place @ Hotel Indigo.
The Black Arts District & Baltimore Blaq Pride & Maryland Art Place presemts:
DINNER WITH DESIGNERS IIII
A Queer Celebration of Food & Fashion in Baltimore City! This event will feature EXCLUSIVE exhibitions and collections from some of the cities most noted Desgners, including:
Kenn Hall Inernational
& Vintage Thrivals
The exhibition Curtains is about family and masks in figurative and literal. This collection of work is dedicated to Susan Lowe’s grandson Devin who passed away from leukemia in 2017.
Lowe felt compelled to construct a series of paintings that depict images of objects she saw every day when she visited Devin in the hospital: curtains, hallways, windows, stairs, and doors. Curtains were disturbing to the artist because the sound of the swish of the curtain was heard and seen—ominous. Many other images depict ideas of passage, water, bridges, rafts, and idyllic landscapes.
Visit MCHC for a sensory-friendly hour of The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited. From 10–11 am, the multi-media exhibition will be modified to provide a low-sensory experience with dimmed lighting and lower, consistent volumes of its installations. Visitors with specific sensory needs are welcomed to enjoy the magic of Jim Henson’s work and legacy without the noise or stimulation. There will be a limited number of sound-reducing headphones, light-reducing sunglasses, and fidget toys available. Museum admission required.