Edgar Allan Poe famously proclaimed the death of a beautiful woman "the most poetical subject in the world." The prolonged suffering of his beautiful, dying wife, Virginia Poe, almost certainly inspired this belief. Virginia Poe remains one of the most enigmatic and controversial figures in the famed author's history. Join us for a series of live readings, themed discussion, and Q&A about the famed muse, poetess, child bride and daughter of Baltimore.
World War II brought Frederick, Maryland-born fashion designer Claire McCardell to a turning point in her career. Already established in the fashion industry but not quite a household name, McCardell was commissioned to design uniforms for the Office of Civil Defense Corps. Using non-rationed materials such as weather balloon cottons, aprons, and mattress ticking, McCardell embraced the opportunity for uniqueness, ultimately leading to the embedded American Look for women.
All events take place at 7 p.m. in the Naganna Forum, Roj Student Center, and are hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
For more information, call 410-857-2459 or email [email protected].
• Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month with the film, “A Song for Cesar,” and Q&A with director Abel Sanchez
Thursday, Oct. 6
• LGBTQIA+ History Month with award-winning clinical social worker Sonalee Rashatwar
Thursday, Oct. 20
ART SEMINAR GROUP LIVE LECTURE (ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM)
The Milk of Dreams: The 59th/2022 Venice Biennale (Program 1 of 2)
Kerr Houston, professor of art history, theory and criticism, Maryland Institute College of Art
Acclaimed judicial commentator Elie Mystal will present “The Constitution and the Right to Privacy” at this talk which is open to the general public and the region’s academic communities.
Mystal will discuss Supreme Court jurisprudence over the years and especially the right-ward lurch that the current Roberts Court has taken most recently with the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Music educator Brendan Slocumb will discuss his debut novel that follows Ray McMillian, a young Black man from rural North Carolina, who is focused on becoming a world-renowned professional violinist. Ray’s journey leads him to the vaunted Tchaikovsky Competition, where on the day prior to his performance his family violin is stolen and placed under ransom. The musician must not only rescue his violin but also prepare himself for the most significant performance of his young career.
A presentation by 2007 McDaniel alumnus Martin Camper, associate professor of writing at Loyola University Maryland and author of “Arguing Over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation.” Call 410-857-2530 for more information.
BNHA 3rd Annual History Through Arts Competition
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. The expectation is that the artwork will reflect Baltimore’s historic people, places, significant architecture or represent a historical event.