BmoreArt’s Picks: November 1-7

This Week: Reading Douglass opening reception at the Lewis Museum, Día de los Muertos at the Peale, UMBC hosts an artist talk with Sonya Clark, Stoop Storytelling at the BMA, Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk, BROS’ Love & ROAR! opens, Claire/McCardell opening party at Maryland Center for History and Culture, Amy Dang at Creative Alliance, and the Baltimore Jazz Society at Stony Friends Meeting — PLUS MAP UNDER $500 call for entry and more featured opportunities!

BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

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Reading Douglass
Tuesday, November 1 | Member Preview 4-6pm // Opening Reception 6-8pm
@ Reginald F. Lewis Museum

In Reading Douglass, we explore Frederick Douglass’ passion for reading as a form of resistance. Designed as an interactive installation that invokes the power of reading by recreating a library, the installation invites us to in the words of Douglass “open ourselves up to the ideas of other people.” Douglass knew how deeply political, powerful, and liberating knowledge could be. He always held that through reading “we can begin to see the world in new ways.” This installation provides space for us to explore our own curiosities while learning about how books and reading shaped the life of Frederick Douglass.

Members are invited to join us for a special member preview on Tuesday, November 1st, Maryland Emancipation Day.

Día de los Muertos at the Peale
Tuesday, November 1 • 6-9pm
@ The Peale

Free | In-person at the Peale

*Masks required at indoor events

On November 1, the Peale celebrates Día de los Muertos with friends from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the National Museum of the American Latino (NMAL). Special events from 6-9pm will mark the closing of the Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) exhibition, brought to the Peale by JHU, and an ofrenda and procession to honor and support the healing of the community of Uvalde, Texas, offered by NMAL. Mufasa Cruz Moreno will provide a special guided tour of the HT94 exhibition. The muralist and altarist Frida Larios has been commissioned to create the ofrenda and a mural. The mural honors those killed in a mass shooting at Rob Elementary School.

We invite you to participate in this event by loaning/donating objects for the community ofrenda which will be displayed during the event! Bring:

• Flowers, including Marigolds, Dalias, Zinnias, Roses, Sunflowers, Carnations, wildflowers, and wild leaves.

• Herbs: Copal, Sage, Tobacco, and Rosemary.

• Nurturing: Cacao (chocolate), fruits, vegetables, and coffee beans.

• Drinks: Water or any bottled drink.

• Candles (electric): large candles, small, and tea lights.

In celebration of Día de los Muertos, items may be dropped off at the Peale, starting October 27 till October 30, 2022. Please bring your items in a box/container with your name and “Community Ofrenda – Dia de los Muertos” on the label.

The Peale Museum is open Thursday–Friday from 3—7 pm and from Saturday–Sunday from 10—4 pm. Inquires email

Harmonies of Liberty: Artist Talk with Sonya Clark
Thursday, November 3 • 4-5:30pm
@ UMBC Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Humanities Forum presents the annual Daphne Harrison Lecture, featuring Sonya Clark, who will speak in conjunction with Hair/Craft, an exhibition on display at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery. Her talk, entitled Harmonies of Liberty, will discuss artwork inspired by the hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing” — work that she has produced in harmony with musicians that centers collaboration, innovation, craft, and design as a means to uplift suppressed voices.

Sonya Clark is Professor of Art at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Previously, she was a Distinguished Research Fellow in the School of the Arts and Commonwealth Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where she served as chair of the Craft/Material Studies Department from 2006 until 2017. In 2016, she was awarded a university-wide VCU Distinguished Scholars Award. Her work has been exhibited in over 350 museum and galleries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia. She is the recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship, a Pollock Krasner award, an 1858 Prize, an Art Prize Grand Jurors Award, and an Anonymous Was a Woman Award. Most recently, she was an inaugural recipient of the Black Rock Senegal Residency Fellowship.

Admission is free.

This event may be enjoyed in person or via simultaneous streaming at

UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all students, staff, and visitors. If you would like to request a disability-based accommodation on site or have questions about this event or its location, please contact us at

This event is co-sponsored by the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery; the Department of Visual Arts; the Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts; and the Department of Africana Studies.

Read more of this week’s picks at BmoreArt.