Museum Mondays


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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Museum Mondays: Hampton National Historic Site

Monday, October 13th, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

1DF9F922-155D-451F-679005E4902D45D6-large What: Hampton National Historic Site

Where: 535 Hampton Ln, Towson, MD 21286

Looking for something fun, fact-filled, and free to do with your family? A visit to the Hampton National Historic Site may be the perfect thing! In the early 1800s, Captain Charles Ridgley had the beautiful mansion built as his “Palace in the Wilderness”, and it later housed his nephew, Governor Charles Ridgley and his family, servants, indentured slaves, British prisoners of war, and craftsmen. The mansion is not only a historical gold mine, but an aesthetic must-see. The site offers free tours of the mansion and the lands, or feel free to explore the wealth of artifacts and scenery on your own! Find out more on the website!



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Museum Mondays: National Museum of Dentistry

Monday, October 6th, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

NationalDentistryMuseumWhat: National Museum of Dentistry

Where31 South Greene Street

The National Museum of Dentistry is definitely something to sink your teeth in to. (See what I did there?) You can catch a glimpse of George Washington’s teeth as well as Queen Victoria’s personal dental instruments! The museum also includes a section to help educate kids on dental hygiene! Come view dental hygiene from past to present at this interesting and fun museum.

Find out more information from their website!

 



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Museums Mondays: Renaissance Fine Arts

Monday, September 29th, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

warhol-1What: Renaissance Fine Arts

Where: 88 Village Square

For 25 years, Renaissance Fine Arts have been creating a beautiful gallery for you to enjoy! Pieces by Matisse, Picasso, and Andy Warhol all hang on the walls of this Baltimore art museum. Come out to see your favorite works or learn more about art!

For more information, check out their website!



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Museum Monday: Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

flaghouse_logoWhat: Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Where:  844 East Pratt Street

O! Say, can you see this house? This museum, located in Little Italy, was once the home and place of business of  famed Mary Pickersgill. Mary created the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key’s “Star-Spangled Banner.” Check out this home that is equipped with 19th century furniture and things. Booking tours in advance is highly recommended!!

Check out their website to get your tour booked!

 



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