Museum Mondays


Museum Monday: The Party & The Pendulum

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Maryland Historical Society What: The Party & The Pendulum: A Poe Masquerade

Where: Maryland Historical Society

When: February 28th// 9:00 pm- 1:00 am

Enjoy a night of music, dancing, and poetic remeniscence at the Poe Masquerade! Hosted by the Maryland Historical Society, The Party & The Pendulum: A Poe Masquerade will be a lively celebration of the life and talent of Edgar Allen Poe, one of Baltimore’s many claims to fame. With an open bar, great food, including the Chef’s special, hors d’oeurves, and exhibits of Macabre artifacts open to party-goers, this night will surely be a memorable one! Plus, how often do you get to dress up in fancy ball gowns or tuxedos and sport a mysterious masquerade mask? Learn more about this fantastic event here!

 



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Museum Mondays: Cocoa-ology

Monday, February 16th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Cocoa-ology What: Science of Chocolate: Cocoa-ology

Where: Maryland Science Center

When: February, 19th// 7:00-9:00 pm

You had me at, “Chocolate”! And so will the Maryland Science Center on February 19th when chocolatier, Larry McGlinchey, shares his knowledge on our favorite sweet! The presentation, which is for the older audience, features chocolate pairings with wine and liqueurs, as well as some fun, chocolatey science and history! Your mouth will be watering while McGlinchey talks about the many types of chocolates, from truffles to bonbons, in all its creamy deliciousness! Check out more here!



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Museum Mondays: Sowebo/Soweto by Martha Cooper

Monday, February 9th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Sowebo/Soweto What: Sowebo/Soweto by Martha Cooper

Where: Gallery 788

When: February 4th- February 28th, 2015

This February, come to Hamden and join Gallery 788 for its exhibit of renowned photographer, Martha Cooper’s, award winning work, Sowebo/ Soweto. The show illustrates Southwest Baltimore (Sowebo) and its connection to Southwest Townships (Soweto) in South Africa through breathtaking photography. In her photos, Cooper expresses the striking similarities between the two areas and the issues that occur there. The gallery will leave surely leave you in awe. Don’t miss your chance to submerge yourself into the two cultures through Cooper’s incredible captures! Find out more here!



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Museum Mondays: The Christmas Story in Art Walk-In Tour

Monday, December 8th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

CL3680What: The Christmas Story in Art Walk-In Tour

Where: The Walters Art Museum

When: Sunday, December 7th, 2014// 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

You’ve probably been told The Christmas Story in all sorts of forms, children’s books, pageants, and hilarious movies (thanks, Ralphie), but I bet you’ve never heard it in art form! At the Walter Art Museum, you can go on a tour through galleries of religious art that celebrates the story of Christmas. Renaissance and Baroque paintings tell the story in a beautiful way like you’ve never seen before. Check out more here



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Museums Mondays: Baltimore Clayworks

Monday, November 24th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

winterfest2 What: Baltimore Clayworks

Where: 5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209

When: Monday-Friday// 10 AM- 5 PM Sunday// 12- 5PM

Have you ever looked at a piece of artwork and thought to yourself, “How in the world did he do that?” Baltimore Clayworks will have you asking that very question. With exhibits full of ceramic vases, teapots, cups, bowls, and much more, the nonprofit ceramic art center aims to develop and sustain a community that provides programs for those interested in educating, collaborating, and celebrating artwork. If you want to try your hand at this beautiful skill, you can take a class at the ceramic center! You will not be disappointed by this beautiful gallery! Get a sneak-peek of what’s in store for you at Baltimore Clayworks here!



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Museum Mondays: The Visionary Experience- St. Francis to Finster

Monday, November 17th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

Ingo-Swann-Feminine-Rising What: The Visionary Experience- St. Francis to Finster

Where: American Visionary Art Museum

When: October 4th, 2014- August 30th, 2015

The American Visionary Art Museum is bringing to you its 20th original exhibition, The Visionary Experience: St. Francis to Finster. This exhibition encompasses futuristic and primitive artwork that will leave you in awe. Featuring incredible drawings for future, more environmentally sustainable city plans, a glance into Jimi Hendrix’ spirituality, and illuminating works by various visionary artists, the exhibition expressions a revolutionary style of artwork that will shock, amaze, and inspire you! See more on the website!



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Museum Mondays: BMA 200 Time Capsule

Monday, November 10th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

100th-logo-wht What: BMA 200 Time Capsule

Where: Baltimore Museum of Art

When: Sunday, November 16th// 2:00 PM

If you could talk to the people of Baltimore 100 years from now, what would you say? Well, you better start thinking about it now because on November 16th, you can come to the Baltimore Museum of Art to place a note in a time capsule, not to be opened until 2114! Tell 22nd century Baltimorians about your life in the 21st century, your predictions of the future, or maybe even include a photo of yourself to show people how good-looking we all were in 2014! This futuristic opportunity is just one of the many events that will celebrate the Baltimore Museum of Art’s 100th anniversary. Check out more here!



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Museum Mondays: Sports Legends Museum at Campden Yards

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

orioles_hall_of_fame What: Sports Legends Museum at Campden Yards

Where: Campden Yards

When: Tuesday- Sunday// 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM (Open until 7:00 PM for Oriole’s home night games!)

Located in Campden Yards, the Sports Legends Museum is the perfect way to celebrate Maryland’s greatest athletes, to let your sports enthusiasm shine, and to learn about some of the most legendary sports moments in history. With a variety of exhibits ranging from Neil Leiffer’s photography, featuring the photo we all know of Muhammad Ali’s knockout punch to Sonny Liston , to “The Locker Room: Kid’s Discovery Zone”, to the Oriole’s Hall of Fame, the Sports Legends Museum will cater to any and all of your athletic obsessions. A visit to this museum accompanied by a Oriole’s game would be a day well spent! Check out more about the museum here!



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Museum Mondays: Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

Att_BlacksInWax_pan What: Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Where: 1601-03 East North Ave. Baltimore, Maryland 21213

When: Tues. – Sat.: 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.// Sunday: Noon – 5 P.M.

The Great Blacks in Wax Museum offers a cultural and educational experience that is a unique landmark in Baltimore. The first wax museum to appear in Baltimore and the first African American was museum in the nation, the Great Blacks in Wax museum is committed solely to preserving African American history and shining a light on African ancestry and its uniqueness. More than 100 wax figures are displayed in the museum to demonstrate dramatic scenes from the lives of historical figures such as Harriet Tubman, Billie Holiday, and many more! Lean more about the museum, tours, and future plans of expansion here!



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Museum Mondays: Watch Conservators at Work

Monday, October 20th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

CL3027 What: Watch Conservators at Work

Where: The Walters Art Museum

When: October 4th – October 20th

Ever wonder how artwork from centuries ago can be restored to perfection? Find out at the Walters Art Museum! Get a “behind the scenes” look at how conservators examine, analyze, and treat artwork; not only can you learn about how and why conservators choose the materials they do, but it’s a great chance to enhance your understanding of why the artists used the materials and styles they used! To find out more about the demonstrations, go to the Walters Art Museum website!



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