Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Fall Halloween Celebration
Where: American Visionary Art Museum (800 Key Highway)
When: Thursday, October 27th, 5-7pm
Trying to get in the Halloween spirit but don’t have the funds? Then head over to the American Visionary Art Museum for their free Halloween celebration! With a bunch of activities scheduled, you’re guaranteed to have a fun, free time for this Halloween season.
Go tour the wacky museum anytime during the event with free admission and explore some of AVAM’s new exhibits. Or if you’re feeling creative, make a free “Lumin-Eeries” lantern (as pictured) with all supplies provided by the workshop. Then, use your latern to light your way as you get cozy on the hill for the free showing of Young Frankenstein. With all these events, it’s easy to pick your poison and get spooky!
Monday, October 10th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
What: Matisse-Diebenkorn Exhibit
When: October 23rd, 2016-January 29, 2017
Where: The BMA
Starting in just a few shorts weeks, the BMA will be presenting an exhibit to feature the works of Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn. The BMA is already famously known for featuring many of Matisse’s works, thanks to the acquisition of the Cone Collection. However, In this exhibit 90 wrks will be spotlighted to show the affect artists such as Matisse had on post-war painters like Diebenkorn. The collection of Diebenkorn’s works (gathered from throughout the U.S. and Europe) highlights his style throughout his life and the way in which he grew as an artist. Tickets to see the exhibit are available for $17.50 and for only $10 with student ID. This fall/winter stop in to see some of Matisse and Diebenkorn’s most famous works.
Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Exhibition Preview Party
Where: American Visionary Art Museum (800 Key Highway)
When: Friday October 7th, 7-10pm
The American Visionary Art Museum is opening up its newest exhibit, Yummm! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food, an celebrating it with a preview party this Friday. Various artists join together with food scientists, nutritionists, psychologists, and activists to create a visionary take on the human’s relationship to food. With over 34 artists taking part, this exhibit is definitely a sight to feast on.
Take this opportunity to see the new art before anyone else can and enjoy some real food and drinks with it. Admission is free for AVAM Club members, but don’t fear! If you’re not a member, you can purchase tickets here, which gets you food, drinks, and fun for the evening.
Monday, September 26th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: A Railroad Museum
Where: 901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore
Are you all aboard for a great time? Then check out the B&O Railroad Museum and learn a little about the history of railroads. This museum is home to the oldest railroad collection in America, showcasing the makings of railroads all the way from the beginning. They have some of the best, most unique, and most historic locomotives, as well as small artifacts which reflect life on the railroad.
In addition to B&O Museum’s impressive collection, they also host special events on certain days. Whether it’s a train ride, Toddler Time, or Civil War Day Weekend, there is always something going on at the museum. What’s my favorite event you ask? Well outside of the train rides, it’s Thrifty Tuesday, where admission is 50% off. Find your own favorite event here, and spend some time with the history of railroad and therefore the history of America.
Monday, September 19th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Imagining Home Exhibition
Where: The Baltimore Museum of Art
When: Now through August 2018
Within the BMA’s new Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center is a beautiful collection called the Imagining Home Exhibition. Featuring over 25 works from all over the globe, this exhibition makes you re-imagine what home means to every individual. The art comes in a variety of media, including paintings, textiles, and even furniture. This exhibition has guides to help you learn about the different pieces, but if you would rather keep to yourself the BMA guide for smartphones can tell you everything you need to know.
Monday, May 2nd, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Kinetics Dance Company
Where: Baltimore Museum of Art
When: May 14 8-930pm
The Kinetics Dance Company will be presenting GLASS at the Baltimore Museum of Art on May 14. “Artistic Director Lauren Snyder presents a new work exploring themes of depth, submersion, and reflection, with the goal of creating a layered viewing experience wherein hidden movement surfaces into sight” (artbma.org) This is going to be an eclectic and moving performance you will want to see. Kinetics Dance Company has been around for 31 years and presents refreshing contemporary dance throughout many communities.
General Admission Adv. is $15 and $18 at the door. Click here for more information regarding the event!
Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Day Out With Thomas
Where: B&O Railroad Museum
When: April 29-May 1
How about some good old fashioned family fun? I think…yes. Double yes because it is with Thomas. I hope that when you were younger you shared the same obsession with Thomas the Train as I did and this event excites you as much as it excites me.
Bring your little ones from ages 2 and up to go for a fun train ride out in the sun. Along with the train ride there are several other activities to head towards. How about a picture with Sir Topham Hatt, or a magic acts, or even a moon bounce! There will also be carnival games and plenty of activities to keep you and your family busy throughout the day.
Click here for ticket information and full event details!
Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Thursday Nights at the Walters
Where: Walters Art Museum
When: Thursday Nights 5-9pm
Thursday night just got a lot better and that is because of the Walters Art Museum. The Walters Art Museum is offering you a chance to wander the museum, FREE admission into those special exhibitions you really wanted to see, complete access to the gift store and California wines to add to the experience– all on Thursday evenings. Amazing, what a lovely way to spend your Thursdays with your family and friends, right?
So enjoy some sophistication on your Thursday evening and come to the Walters Art Museum to get your cultural fix.
Click here for any other information and for the exhibitions currently displayed in Walters Art Museum!
Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Baltimore Tattoo Museum
Where: 1534 Eastern Ave
When: Mon-Sat 11am to 8pm / Sun 11am to 7pm
Group activity idea: everyone gets a tattoo. Orrr how about we learn about tattoos? Now, you may ask where can we go that we can learn and get tatted? That’s simple. Baltimore Tattoo Museum.
Opened in 1999 in Fells Point, this is a fully functioning tattoo parlor with talented tattoo artists and is also a fully functioning tattoo museum! Follow the history of electronic tattoos dating back from 1800s until now. See the coolest tattoos ranging from simple black and white to the most colorful designs!
Enjoy your time at the Baltimore Tattoo Museum! Get a tattoo!
Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Spring Break Make & Take Workshop
Where: American Visionary Spring Break
When: March 29-April 1: 2-4pm Daily
Do your kids needs a fun activity to do over their spring break? Or do you need to get them out of the house and away from you? Either reason works perfectly for the American Visionary Art Museum’s (AVAM) Spring Break Make & Take!
Perfect for ages 7 and up (adults can go too, don’t worry)! You and your kids will be hands on making their own crafts and art. It will be featuring a “Light” theme each day for you to create.
Everything is provided for you and you can walk in! All you have to do is pay a $5 fee! Click here for more information.