Art

John Waters’s list of 11 best movies of 2020

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Filmmaker and writer John Waters models a face mask with his likeness outside Atomic Books. Credit: Rachel Whang.

Hunkering down over the long Thanksgiving weekend and thinking about watching a movie or two?

Let John Waters offer a few suggestions.

Every fall, the Baltimore-based writer and filmmaker comes out with a list of what he considers the Best Films of the Year for Artform, an international magazine that specializes in contemporary art. These are the films that Waters is most enthusiastic about, the ones he talks about in interviews and recommends to others.

Good Design is Timeless: An interview with Betty Cooke

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Photo by Peggy Fox.

As I was preparing to interview Betty Cooke, Baltimore’s preeminent jewelry artist, I came across an ad for the Store, Ltd. in the Baltimore Sun from 1989 that stated “When it’s Betty Cooke, everybody knows it. When it’s Betty Cooke, everybody notices.” I was struck by how relevant the ad was today, 31 years later. Indeed, when you see someone wearing a Betty Cooke piece, you take notice. Her jewelry, most of it composed of simple line work constructed in sterling silver, is elegant, timeless, and remarkably wearable.

John Waters will be a presenter at the Pornhub Awards, Dec. 15

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Image via Baltimore Soundstage’s Facebook.

After donating the bulk of his fine art collection to the Baltimore Museum of Art last week, Baltimore writer and filmmaker John Waters is turning his attention to a different art form.

BmoreArt’s Picks: Nov. 17-23

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

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.

To submit your calendar event, email us at [email protected]

John Waters gives back to the BMA with pledge to donate art collection

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John Waters (c) Greg Gorman

Filmmaker John Waters says his first introduction to the world of fine art came when he was a boy and his parents took him to the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Bmore Art Picks: Nov. 10-16

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

To submit your calendar event, email [email protected]!

MASKERade Baltimore
ongoing through November 13
presented by Maryland Art Place

The LGBTQ Fund at BCF and Maryland Art Place proudly present MASKerade Baltimore – a virtual silent auction and mask design competition to raise awareness and funds for issues facing the LGBTQ community in Baltimore. Since launching in 2018, The LGBTQ Fund at BCF has awarded nearly $100,000 to organizations fighting discrimination, providing health services, producing arts and culture events and supporting LGBTQ youth with anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs.

Local music venues face uncertainty as pandemic wears on

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The exterior of jazz club Keystone Korner. Image via Facebook.

Jazz impresario Todd Barkan has been putting together concerts for nearly half a century. In 1972 he acquired the Keystone Korner club in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood and turned it into one of the decade’s premier jazz venues. He relocated to New York in the 1980s to produce albums, work with the Boys Choir of Harlem, and, in 2001, became Jazz at Lincoln Center’s artistic administrator. He was named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master in 2018, and in 2019 he revived his Keystone Korner club in Baltimore’s Harbor East neighborhood.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t care one bit about those career achievements, however. “I’m one of the most elder and experienced jazz presenters in the world, but that doesn’t help me in this situation,” Barkan says by phone in September, adding that, at 74-years-old, “I’m facing by far the most difficult challenge in my entire life in music.”

COVID-19 economic relief now available for Maryland restaurants, artists, and entertainment venues

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The $250 million economic recovery package announced last month for restaurants, artists, arts organizations, entertainment venues, and Main Street businesses affected by the pandemic is now available. The governor tapped into the state’s rainy day fund to finance the additional economic relief.

BmoreArt’s Picks: November 3-9

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This Week: We are featuring online events that you can participate in from the comfort of your own couch plus a few ways to get involved locally and nationally. Stay home, stay healthy, stay engaged in the arts.

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.

To submit your calendar event, email us at [email protected]!

Sheep Jones: New Paintings
Ongoing through November 2020
@ Steven Scott Gallery

by appointment only

Controversial Baltimore Museum of Art auction called off

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1957-G (1957) by Clyfford Still
The Baltimore Museum of Art announced today that its trustees have decided to “pause” a planned sale of three works from the museum’s collection to raise $65 million for operating funds and to support programs encouraging diversity.

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