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The Baltimore Museum of Art Announces Plans to ReOpen in September 2020

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The Museum’s 2020 Vision Initiative Focusing on the Achievements of Female-Identifying Artists Will Resume and Be Extended into 2021.

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) will begin a phased reopening today, with the intention of having all of its galleries and gathering spaces accessible to visitors by September 30, 2020. The museum will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with timed-entry passes available to BMA members beginning Friday, August 28 and the general public on Friday, September 4. The Sculpture Gardens are already open Tuesdays through Sundays, from 10 a.m. to dusk. The BMA also released its health and safety protocols, which include details regarding timed and limited entry to the museum, PPE requirements, changes to visitor flow, and planned signage to remind visitors about social distancing, capacity limits, and sanitary practices. The BMA plans to welcome up to 25 percent of its capacity, or 350 visitors per day, on September 16 and increase to 525 visitors per day by September 30. The BMA’s reopening remains contingent on state and city guidelines, and the museum is prepared to alter its timelines should further precautions be necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of staff and visitors.

Upon reopening, the BMA will resume its planned roster of 2020 Vision exhibitions, which explore and celebrate the achievements of female-identifying artists and leaders. While 2020 Vision was originally developed as a year- long curatorial and programmatic initiative, it will now be extended and unfold throughout the remainder of 2020 and into 2021. The museum will reopen with exhibitions that debuted in March—just weeks or in some cases days before the museum temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. Focused solo presentations of works by Zackary Drucker, Katharina Grosse, Valerie Maynard, Ana Mendieta, Elissa Blount Moorhead and Bradford Young, Howardena Pindell, Jo Smail, Shinique Smith, and SHAN Wallace will be on view beginning September 23, and Candice Breitz: Too Long, Didn’t Read, which features two poignant video installations by the South African artist, will reopen September 30 without an admission fee.

Gibson Island Corporation Real Estate Open House – Saturday 9/19

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OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, September 19
2PM – 5PM

Every property has something very special to offer on magical Gibson Island!

Absolutely extraordinary setting – 1000 acres with seven miles of shoreline, two-thirds of the land undeveloped and owned by the Gibson Island Corporation, one third residential home sites. Click here for a spectacular video tour of this gorgeous paradise, located less than an hour from Annapolis, Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Situated on the Western shore of Maryland, with no Bay Bridge crossing and close proximity to BWI Airport and the Amtrak Train Station! The Island is home to a 44-acre fresh water lake and features a private country club (membership by invitation) which offers fine dining, golf, tennis, yachting, and swimming as well as a fitness center, croquet, skeet shooting, garden club, summer camp and more. Boaters will love the full-service yacht yard. A staffed gatehouse and the Gibson Island Police Department ensure privacy and security. The Island also has a museum detailing the Island’s unique history and a Service Department that offers a variety of services to Island homeowners.
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Check out this wonderful Gibson Island home for sale!

Still Learning Together: Beth Tfiloh Provides an Education for Life

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From the moment the COVID-19 pandemic came into sight last spring, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School’s leadership and faculty singularly focused their efforts directly at caring for students and their families. Thanks to our talented and agile faculty and administration, BT was able to create a virtual academy replete with learning, connection, and growth for the youngest ones through graduating seniors.

Last week, we were excited to welcome our students back to our school campus in stages (subject to change, of course). “We’ve spent an enormous amount of time coming up with a reopening plan that takes into consideration, first and foremost, the health and wellness and wellbeing of our school community,” said Beth Tfiloh Director of Education Dr. Zipora Schorr.

The First Week of School in the Children’s Garden at Waldorf School of Baltimore

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Curiosity is piqued in garden spaces, especially when caterpillars are crawling around.

When the global pandemic caused schools to abruptly shift to distance learning in the spring, administrators at the Waldorf School of Baltimore began making adjustments for the fall. Last week, they kicked off the school year in a different kind of way.

Students in first through eighth grades began the year with distance learning and a plan to explore subject classes in groups, back on campus, over the coming weeks. Last week, the school welcomed their youngest students  – preschool, pre-K and Kindergarten –  back to a campus outfitted with improved outdoor learning spaces.

“Our curriculum calls for lots of time outdoors even when we are not in the midst of a global pandemic,” said Lindsay Machak, Director of Outreach and Communications, “so we just expanded on what we were already doing.”

Take a look at their first week of school in the Children’s Garden.

Maryland SPCA Walkathon to Support Homeless Pets

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September 9 to 26, join the Maryland SPCA for Virtual Festival for the Animals – a walkathon to support homeless pets! You can help unlock $65,000 in donations.

Here’s how it works. Register online at festivalfortheanimals.org. Every day during the Festival, take 3,000 steps by walking, running, or playing with your pet.

Every mile we complete together will unlock $100 in donations. Helps us reach our goal of 650 miles and we’ll unlock a total of $65,000 to support MD SPCA! You can submit your steps at festivalfortheanimals.org beginning September 9.

Featured Hot Listing: Roland Park Tradition Converges with Notable Style and Thoughtful Renovation

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801 Saint Georges Road, Baltimore, MD 21210
5 bedroom, 3 bath/ 2 half bath
Offered At: $1,250,000

Beautiful bones have been carefully maintained and seamlessly enhanced by the current owners. A stunning vaulted gourmet kitchen/ family room addition with fireplace and sun-drenched dining area are the heart of this home. Inviting living spaces are everywhere, including two unique and enchanting rooms to get down to business. Outdoor spaces are artfully designed to invite intimate gatherings, backyard games and plenty of room for social distancing. Within walking distance to so many schools, local eateries and shops.

Rethinking Baltimore’s Work Spaces for a Strong Reopening

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Photo Credit: Patrick Ross Photography

Single-space business centers offer an adaptable, achievable solution for working through and beyond the COVID pandemic.

For many, working from home has become a recent reality. The promise of a zero-minute commute and lunch in your own kitchen once sounded ideal. Now, as boundaries blur between home and work responsibilities, it is not the dream many thought it would be. In a recent study from Gensler, only 12% of 2,300 people said they want to work from home full time.

It is clear, however, that returning to business as usual is also not an option. Like fax machines, stringent corporate culture now feels like an office relic. This, of course, was becoming clear pre-pandemic and spurred the rise of more collaborative co-working spaces. Nevertheless, their wide-open layouts and laidback environments felt distracting before and potentially unsafe now. Where is a Goldilocks to work?

Photo Credit: Patrick Ross Photography

The FREE Virtual Chesapeake Film Festival Announces a Sneak Preview of Its 2020 Line-Up

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The pandemic can’t stop the Chesapeake Film Festival from giving their valued film enthusiasts and supporters another fabulous cinema experience in 2020. From October 1 – October 4, at NO COST to the audience, viewers will receive a four-day All Festival pass to watch any or all of 45 films selected from more than 200 submissions. It’s the festival’s gift to film lovers in the community, and beyond. Because the festival is virtual, viewers can watch the films anywhere in the world. All that is asked is that viewers consider a contribution to offset expenses.

Chesapeake Film Festival is bringing you an explosion of cinematic flavors, including dramas, comedies, environmental concerns, emerging artists, Maryland-made films, fascinating documentaries and pulsating animations. Right in your living room, engage in the fun, heartbreak, intellectual stimulation and edification of films like these:

Liza Hathaway Matthews Art Show: Monument Sotheby’s International Realty

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An Open House for this event is scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the beautiful Roland Park Gallery at 4800 Roland Avenue. Please register here for a spot at the Open House as spaces will be limited due to the COVID regulations.

Stop by for a sneak peak TODAY, 8/27, from 9:30am – 5:30pm or TOMORROW, 8/28, from 9:30am – 4:30pm. Email Noelle or Liza to schedule an appointment before next week’s opening reception.

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