As part of efforts to address safety hazards and other issues stemming from the installation of a divisive cycle track on Roland Avenue, city officials are proposing to conduct a nearly month-long “road diet” experiment that would involve reducing the number of lanes for vehicular traffic from two to one during the test period.
Recognizable in the corrosive oranges and reds of “Europe After the Rain II” is the unforgiving desert landscape of Sedona, Arizona, where Max Ernst lived as a refugee for years after fleeing Nazi-occupied France. The 1942 painting, a bombed-out widescreen of radioactive rubble currently on display as part of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s “Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War” exhibition, shows two mutated figures standing among a heap of coral-colored, crushed bones and gazing off into the horizon, frozen by the impossibility–and necessity–of imagining a future.
War is an insistent presence in the exhibit, which frames Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Andre Masson and Ernst as interpreters of a violent century, unable to forget what they saw. But it’s far from the only one. There’s also sadomasochism, cybernetic anxieties and at least one castration fantasy embedded in this slice of the surrealist canon, most of which flies under the radar of the BMA’s cataloging.
When I moved to Baltimore ten years ago for graduate school, I never imagined that I would stay and raise my family here. But I met my husband, found a great professional community, and we started to build our life. Four and a half years ago, we moved to Towson from Baltimore City and quickly realized how difficult it was to find a Jewish community in Towson.
Spring has sprung and even though the temperatures haven’t fully caught up with the season, Baltimore restaurants offer plenty of reasons to head out to brunch or dinner this week. Take a look at what’s on tap:
Experience the great outdoors at the first annual Nature’s Calling – Family Fun Event to support Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center on Sunday, May 5 from 12 noon to 4 pm. A curated collection of activities for all ages including fishing in the pond, golf tips, corn hole tournament, tie dying, climbing tower, pony rides, petting zoo, live music and more. Enjoy a walking tour of Genesee Valley, taste local craft beers and wine while your kids play in the Gaga Pit, a Genesee Valley tradition. Food and beverages will be provided by The Food Market of Hampden, BC Brewery and Troyer’s Liquor of Hereford. Experience the Valley like you’ve never done before. Tickets and information are available at gvolc.org/events.