Museum Mondays


Explore Baltimore: B&O Railroad Museum

Monday, September 26th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

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What: A Railroad Museum

Where: 901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore

When: Hours

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.



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Explore Baltimore: Baltimore Museum of Art

Monday, September 19th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

jh7aa6cv-jpg-largeWhat: 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.

Your can find the BMA’s hours here and more about the Imagining Home Exhibit here. Oh and the best part? It’s free!



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Museum Monday: GLASS

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 by Allison Langley

kinetics 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!



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Museum Monday: Thomas the Train

Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Allison Langley

Train 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!



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Museum Monday: Thursday Nights at the Walters

Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Allison Langley

thursnightwalt 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!



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Museum Monday: Tattoo Museum

Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Allison Langley

baltimore-tattoo-museum 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!



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Museum Monday: American Visionary Spring Break

Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Allison Langley

MakeTakeAVAM 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.



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Museum Monday: Matisse Prints and Drawings

Monday, March 7th, 2016 by Allison Langley

matisse What: Matisse Prints and Drawings

Where: Baltimore Museum of Art

When: Now through July 3 2016

Stop on by the Baltimore Museum of Art for an awesome cultural experience! Now through July 3 BMA will be hosting the Matisse Prints and Drawings! BMA was able to acquire a wonderful collection of Matisse prints through the Cone sisters. They have the famous The Yellow Dress in this collection, gifted from New York City. This is a collection you really do not want to miss out on!



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Museum Monday: Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society

Monday, February 29th, 2016 by Allison Langley

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What: Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society 2016 Concert Series: Antonia Sanchez and Migration

Where: Baltimore Museum of Art

When: March 6th 5pm-7pm

After a long day of work come down to the Baltimore Museum of Art for some smooth and relaxing jazz music. Antonio Sanchez is a critically acclaimed musician who won many awards for his score for the film Birdman. The Mexican born musician, who has spent 15 years as the right hand man to famous guitarist Pat Metheny is coming to our city. Expect to hear Mexican inspired jazz with insane drumbeats and international flare. Get ready for a fun and family friendly event that will get the whole family swinging.

Check it out here for more info!



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Museum Monday: Gifts of Art for a New Century

Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by Allison Langley

New Arrivals What: New Arrivals- Gifts of Art for a New Century

Where: Baltimore Museum of Art

When: February 24, 2pm-3pm

Skip away on your lunch break this Wednesday to Baltimore Museum of Art to get a guided tour of the new exhibition, New Arrivals: Gifts of Art for a New Century. This exhibit is composed of about 200 fresh pieces that tie in perfectly with pieces already in the exhibit. There will be paintings by the French artist, Pierre Bonnard, and some amazing Japanese screens.
These works will be accompanied by newer pieces like James Abbot McNeill Whistler’s Nocturne , great work from Cameroon, and smaller sculpture from Antoine Louis Barye.

Don’t forget to stop by for a guided tour of this excellent exhibit! Click here for more info on the exhibit!



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