Museum Mondays

Museum Mondays: Maryland Lottery – 40 Years / 40 Stories

Monday, July 29th, 2013 by Chris Furino

LotteryThrough Late September

Baltimore Museum of Industry – 1415 Key Highway

The Baltimore Museum of Industries newest exhibit showcases the Maryland State Lottery’s important economic and social role in the 40 years since its conception. Spanning four decades, these artifacts and items will include images of early winners, contests and drawings, print and television ads, campaigns and slogans. Promotional materials and items from past to present will also be on display, along with an old drawing machine, prize wheel, giveaway items and an array of scratch-offs and games.

Visitors to the museum will learn many surprising and interesting facts about the Lottery’s history-from the controversial legislative process that took place to establish the Lottery more than 40 years ago to the complex processes that must occur daily behind the scenes of drawings today. The weekly lottery is certainly more than just picking numbers and visitors will see that from this exhibit. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $9 for Seniors 62+, $7 for youth and students, and free for children 6 and under.

For more information, and hours of operation, visit the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s website.

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Museum Mondays: Constellation Thursday Night Here and Now Party

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 by Chris Furino

ConstellationThursdaysThursday, July 25th from 5 to 9 PM

The Walters Art Museum – 600 N Charles St.

Every Thursday until August 29th, the Walters will be having “Constellation Thursdays.” These weekly events will allow to the museum to be opened for extended hours and let patrons see what goes on “after dark.” Visitors will be able to wander the galleries, see special exhibitions for free, eat in the museum’s new cafe, and visit the gift shop! This weekly event is perfect for families with kids in summer camp, students in class, or adults who work the regular 9 to 5! Plus, the Walters has some really interesting exhibits, like Site Unseen, on display for patrons to see.

The museum will also be hosting the Here and Now Party Thursday, July 25th during its weekly “Constellation Thursday” event. This event is totally free and open to the public! While advance tickets are sold out, guests can still enter at the door the day of the event. The event itself will shine a spotlight on two exhibits: The Sondheim Artscape Finalist Exhibition and Site Unseen. Gregory Vershbow. Plus, The Here and Now Party will also feature Mosaic Night Club’s cash bar, live entertainment by DJ Jus-Spin, and projections from 2011 Sondheim Prize winner Matthew Porterfield. This event is guaranteed to be an exciting, art-filled evening!

For more information, visit The Walters Art Museum’s website.

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Museum Mondays: Ashe to Amen

Monday, July 15th, 2013 by Chris Furino

AshesToAmenDaily until Sept. 29th

Reginald F. Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture –

The traveling exhibition, Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery is currently being shown at the Reginald F. Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture until September 29th. The exhibition, curated by Leslie King-Hammond, Ph.D., graduate dean emerita and founding director of the Center for Race and Culture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), will present African-American artists’ interpretations of Biblical stories and traditions through historic and contemporary art at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. Ashe to Amen is among the first scholarly explorations into how the Bible has informed the multicultural African-American community’s evolving artistic expression. This exhibit will showcase a wide range of expressions of faith and the interpretations of African American Christians. It will follow the themes of creation, revelation, faith, liberation, and identity by exploring works of African American artists dating as far back to the late 19th century. This exhibit promises to be very beautiful and interesting.

For more information and admission prices, visit the museum’s website.

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Museum Mondays: Artscape

Monday, July 8th, 2013 by Chris Furino

ArtscapeJuly 19-21 – Friday & Saturday: 11-9 Sunday 11-8

Mount Royal Avenue & Cathedral Street, Charles Street, Bolton Hill, and Station North Arts & Entertainment District Neighborhoods

13 City Blocks. 175 Tents. Over 30 Countries represented. Artscape returns to Baltimore again as America’s largest free arts festival, attracting over 350,000 attendees. For its 32nd year, Artscape will provide patrons with an eclectic collection of performing and visual arts at no cost. Artscape features more than 150 fine artists, fashion designers, and craftspeople; visual art exhibits, outdoor sculptures, art cars, and photographs. On top of all that, there will be incredible live concerts on outdoor stages. The event will also feature a full schedule of performing arts, including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. This event is targeted to families as well through hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers, and street theater. A diverse, international selection of food vendors will also be featured throughout the event for patrons to try. The subject matter of events ranges from the design of video games, to cocktails, and even the Japanese art of song. Finally, on Saturday, Mayor Rawlings-Blake will present the eight annual Janet and Walter Sondheim prize, valuing $25,000 to further artistic endeavors, to one lucky finalist, followed by a special reception. This three day event promises to be exciting and engaging and will surely leave you looking forward to next years.

This event will have street closures, so be sure to plan your trip ahead.

For more information, visit Artscape’s website.

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Museum Mondays: Site Unseen – Gregory Vershbow

Monday, July 1st, 2013 by Chris Furino

SiteUnseenSaturday July 6th

The Walters Art Museum – 600 N. Charles Street

Site Unseen promises to be a unique and exciting exhibit that will begin showing at The Walters Art Museum on July 6th. While museums frequently have beautiful and elaborate exhibits displayed for patrons to view in awe, many people neglect to realize that behind closed doors is a treasure of works coming and going. Gregory Vershbow’s upcoming exhibit, that will consist of several enlarged photographs, seeks to capture the beauty of various pieces as they’re presented shrouded in plastic, protected in foam, nestled in boxes, and uniquely juxtaposed among other works. The exhibit will feature not only images from the Walters, but also from museums both in the United States and internationally. This exhibit will surely force you to question your perception of various works in their original setting as well as speculate alternative meanings to the works when presented with other pieces.

The museum is open from 10 AM to 5 PM Wednesday to Sunday. General admission to the museum is free.

For more information, visit The Walters Art Museum’s website.

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Museum Mondays: Visionary Pets on Parade

Monday, June 24th, 2013 by Chris Furino

PetParadeThursday, July 4th at 10AM

American Visionary Art Museum – 800 Key Highway

Leave it to the American Visionary Arts Museum to think of the quirkiest way to celebrate the Fourth of July. Starting at 10am, the museum will hold a celebration of pets by having a pet parade! Think your pet has what it takes to walk away with some awards? Then dress them up and strut your stuff. Categories include Best Costume, Most Patriotic, Most Visionary Pet, Owner & Pet look-alikes, Least likely to succeed as a Pet, Visionary Pet Tricks and more! Friendly pets of all kind are welcomed so long as they’re kept leashed. There will also be a Pet Talent (or Not) Show and a rousing game of pet musical chairs. The event is completely free and completely open to the public, so be sure to head on down to the best dog-gone parade in town! Water and baggies will be provided and pet registration begins at 9:30AM.

For more information, visit the American Visionary Art Museum’s website.

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Museum Mondays: National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Monday, June 17th, 2013 by Chris Furino

Bal_Great_Blacks_Wax_MusHours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm / Sunday Noon-6pm

1601-03 East North Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21213

If you haven’t been to the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum yet, you need to make sure you get to it. This museum is extremely unique and culturally dynamic due to its human-like preservation of significant men and women in African American History. The museum offers a unique perspective by also highlighting individuals in African American History whose contributions were great but often go unnoticed in most history lessons. It also offers guided tours for individuals and groups. Admission prices range from $11-13 dollars, with discounts offered to college students and senior citizens. Be sure to check out this culturally unique Baltimore landmark.

For more information, visit the museum’s website.

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Museum Monday: “The Wounded Drummer Boy”

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 by Kathleen McKeveny

This extensive exhibition brings together works of art, such as Eastman Johnson’s Study for “The Wounded Drummer Boy” from the Brooklyn Museum, and objects of material culture, such as weaponry, musical instruments, and clothing, to tell the stories of the war, from the soldiers who fought in its battles to the home front. Come join us this Museum Monday!

Where: Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive City Park
Hagerstown, MD

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Museum Mondays: Facing Our Community

Saturday, November 17th, 2012 by Kathleen McKeveny

Facing Our Community is a small exhibition of the original artwork of Maryland middle and school students. The theme of the exhibition is Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the African culture of the past, while engaging and supporting the young community of artists whose work is displayed.

Be sure to take a trip down to The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD. The exhibit will be open until Sunday, February 3rd. For more information please call 410-547-9000!

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Museum Monday: New Contemporary Wing to Reopen at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Monday, November 12th, 2012 by Joelle Hernandez

Can’t wait any longer to see the new pieces at the Baltimore Museum of Art? Well, you don’t have to wait much longer! The new contemporary wing is set to reopen on November 18th! Over 15 galleries in over 35,000 square feet will be revealed for the public to enjoy. New exhibits featuring artist Zwelethu Mthethwa as well as digital artists Allora & Cazadilla just to name a few. The best part about these news exhibits is that they, along with the rest of the museum is all free! So come to the Baltimore Museum of Art to enjoy the new artwork!


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