Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Ain’t I A Woman Exhibit
Where: Platform Gallery, 116 W Mulberry
When: February 4th-25th, 11-5pm on Saturday & Sunday
The Platform Gallery is proud to present AIN’T I A WOMAN, a multi-disciplinary exhibit by SHAN, a talented Baltimore artist and activist. SHAN is an award-winning photographer and journalist, as well as a freedom fighter in Baltimore whose work focuses on the experience of black life. This exhibition focuses on black women and getting rid of the stereotypes in our culture that surround black women. Through her photography, installations, and open discussion, SHAN ‘s art praises all black women by showcasing their everyday life and the beauty in a woman loving her family, working, and expressing her individuality. On February 4th there will be an opening reception for the exhibition from 7-10pm, so that you can get a first look at this moving and relevant work of art.
Thursday, December 8th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: About Face Exhibition Opening
Where: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave
When: Saturday, December 10th, 6pm-8pm
Featuring artwork by Amy Sherald, Rozeal, Tim Okamura, and Ebony Patterson, the Creative Alliance is welcoming its new About Face Exhibition. All of these talented contemporary artists have come together to create art that gives attention to underrepresented communities and historically marginalized groups through the art of portrait. Each piece of art attempts to denote stereotypes about race within each artist’s specific style. The opening is a free event open to the public, and the About Face Exhibition will be open until January 28th, so there is plenty of time to stop by. Whether it’s Amy Sherald’s black and white depiction of someone dressed in a way to contradict stereotypes or Ebony G. Patterson’s photo prints of different human forms, these pieces will grab your attention.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: A Study Break at the BMA
Where: The Baltimore Museum of Art
When: Saturday, December 10th 11am-6pm
Need a break this week right before the end of the semester work load kicks in? Then head to the Baltimore Museum of Art which is having a study break on this Sunday. Go relax on the giant bed on the Community Commons installation called Queer Interiors to get out all your stress. Or explore all of the BMA’s art collection to get your mind off of finals. Stay around all day if you want to procrastinate and listen to guided meditation recording to go with your gallery visit. And since the BMA will also have snacks and drinks in the Education Studio, you won’t even have to leave for food!
Friday, November 18th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: A holiday and train celebration!
Where: B&O Museum, 901 W Pratt St.
When: December 3rd-31st
Get into the Holiday spirit this season the Polar Express way. Head over to the B&O Museum anytime this December to hop onto the express train to Christmas-town. Every weekend, the B&O Museum will be holding different holiday activities for kids and adults alike. Take a train ride with Santa Saturdays at 11am and 1pm or Sundays at 1pm, visit Mrs. Claus, or check out the special model train layouts. For the kids, there will be a craft corner featuring a new craft every weekend like rocket sleighs or miniature greenhouses. Admission to all these great weekend events are $18 for adults and $12 for children, so bring out all the young and old of the family for some trains and Christmas fun.
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
What: Yummm! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food Exhibit
When: Now-September 3rd, 2017
Where: The American Visionary Art Museum
The American Visionary Art Museum, known for its eccentric and out of this world collections, will be hosting an exhibit for the next ten months centered entirely around food. 34 different artists came together to form one exhibit that is interesting, ingenious, and inspires food-revolution. The aim of the exhibit is to raise awareness to humankind’s intimate relationship with food and the effects it has on our society, planet, and future. Through this exhibit, the artists hope to instill a certain sense awareness as well as “food-creativity” in the people. Art and imagination go a long way in helping to provide a dialogue regarding the future of the planet and how to approach our relationship with food from a more loving, healthful, and clean manner.
By visiting this exhibit not only will you be able to enjoy the very careful and imaginative creations of a huge variety of artists, but you also may have your eyes opened to the food-revolution that this exhibit is hoping to shed some light on.
Monday, October 24th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe: An Exhibit
Where: The Walters Art Museum (600 N Charles St.)
When: Exhibit: Now-January 8th, Special Event: Thursday November 3rd, 5-9pm
Get transported back to a time full of bird songs, fiddles, and fancy dresses with the new exhibit currently on loan to The Walters Art Museum. With over 100 pieces of art form European Medieval Times, this exhibit is called “A feast for the senses”. All of these amazing pieces represent life in the 13th century and show how art can trigger all the senses in one diverse collection.
As if this historically beautiful exhibit wasn’t enough for you to come out, then Game Night at the Walters sure will be! Featuring some great board games from all time periods influenced by Medieval Times, you’ll have fun and learn all about the history. Play some Medieval games surrounded by Medieval art, or just come out to lean all about the time period. Get your free tickets for this event here and be sure to check out the exhibit!
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.