Art

The BMA Presents Major Exhibition Exploring Development of Abstract Art Through the Work of Black Artists

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The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, an exhibition that captures the significant contributions that black artists have made to the development of abstraction from the 1940s to the present. On view through January 19, 2020, Generations explores the multifaceted power of abstract art as experimental practice, personal exploration, and profound political choice for decades of black artists. The exhibition features nearly 80 paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media installations by such notable artists as Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Jennie C. Jones, Norman Lewis, Lorna Simpson, and Alma W. Thomas. The exhibition is curated by Christopher Bedford, BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director, and Katy Siegel, BMA Senior Research & Programming Curator and Thaw Chair of Modern Art at Stony Brook University. The exhibition is co-organized by the BMA and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Pop-Up Art Exhibition Featuring Charlotte Culot at 1405 Point – 10/18 and 10/19

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1405 Point will play host for a special Pop-Up Art Exhibition featuring Charlotte Culot this coming weekend. From 11am-7pm, on both Friday and Saturday, October 18 and October 19, stop by 1405 Point to view this French artist’s work. Charlotte will be introducing her latest paintings, as well as a collection of rugs and tapestries based on her original work. Add it to your calendar and come check out Charlotte’s work. For more details, click here.

Women Rule at Everyman Theatre’s Salon Series

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If you’re looking for an affordable night out and want to try something new, make your way to Everyman Theatre​ in downtown Baltimore. Everyman’s 2​019 Salon Series starts Monday, September 9,​ and continues on select dates through December. Each evening highlights a new play written by women, directed by women, in a one-night-only performance.

These unique events transform attendees from passive audience members to artistic co-creators who get a front-row peek inside the acting and directing process. Add in a relaxed atmosphere, the chance to mix and mingle with actors and directors, and a cash bar, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a fun, memorable evening.

This year, Everyman Resident Company Members ​Megan Anderson​ ​(currently in P​roof)​, Deborah Hazlett​ ​(Everything is Wonderful, Sweat)​, ​Dawn Ursula​ (​Queens Girl in the World, Sweat)​, and ​Beth Hylton (Dinner with Friends)​ are taking the helm. Plays from the Salon Series are often brought to the mainstage in subsequent years; Be Here Now,​ Everyman’s fourth play in their 19/20 season, was a 2018 Salon Series pick that the audience adored.

In Pursuit of The Impossible

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“What if magic is real?”  It’s a question that local entrepreneur, Joel DeWyer, has been asking himself for most of his life.  Tapping into over 25 years of experience as a magician, DeWyer uses his refined skills of sleight-of-hand and playful deception to explore this idea, albeit, in ways audiences often don’t expect.  DeWyer is part of a new wave of performers, shifting the paradigm of the modern magician.  “Forget the coin behind the ear or feather flowers from nowhere, my objective is total wonder and astonishment,” he confidently claims.

Organizations and individuals most often seek out DeWyer’s services when they want to add something unique, yet sophisticated to their event, whether that’s a corporate gathering, a social networking function, a private dinner party, or a formal celebration, such as a wedding reception.  DeWyer’s relaxed approach and charming, professional style, make it easy to adapt what he does to comfortably fit almost any gathering or situation.  “For many of us, our limited experience of magic has been some goofy trick mixed in with a lot of bad jokes and cheesy humor – sometimes that works.  I offer a more refined approach, creating impossible moments for my clients and making sure their guests remember the event for a long time to come.”

An Evening of Art and Music with BMA’s Art After Hours Party

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BMA - Art After Hours

When the gallery lights go down, the party lights come up for Art After Hours, a lively series of evening events with activities, inspired by the BMA’s current exhibitions. Boost yourself with a beer & a bite, groove to music from house musician, Hans Berg, enjoy surreal games and pop-up performances and experience art in new ways.

With the closing weekend of two special exhibitions at the Museum: Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s and Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg: Delights of an Undirected Mind, the BMA will be celebrating by hosting a surrealism-inspired Art After Hours Party this Friday, May 24, from 8pm – 11pm. The party will include an evening of music, art-making, drinks and lite bites and late-night access to galleries and special exhibitions. Tickets are $25 ($20 for BMA Members), for ages 21+ and can be purchased here.

The BMA Hosts Surrealism-Inspired Art After Hours this Friday, May 24

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BMA - Art After Hours

Baltimore’s best art party is back this Friday, May 24, and celebrating the closing weekend of BMA’s special exhibitions Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s and Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg / Delights of an Undirected Mind. Come to Art After Hours for an evening of drinks, music, art-making, and late-night access to galleries and special exhibitions. Tickets ($25 adult or $20 BMA Members) include free admission to Monsters & Myths (regularly $15), as well as a free drink or food item, music, art-making, and late-night access to the galleries. Purchase your tickets here and kick off your summer at the best art party.

Stitching History With the Holocaust at the Jewish Museum of Maryland through August 4, 2019

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The loss the world experiences when people die before their time is difficult to comprehend. Jewish tradition suggests it is immeasurable: “anyone who destroys a life is considered to have destroyed an entire world” (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5).

When immeasurable loss is magnified over millions of souls, it becomes so large as to engender a kind of numbness. Statistics don’t evoke emotion. Individuals, though. Individuals we relate to, we see ourselves in them. Individual’s stories make us want to take action.

That reality is part of what drives the exhibit Stitching History with the Holocaust, curated by the Jewish Museum Milwaukee (JMMilwaukee), and opening at the Jewish Museum of Maryland April 7, 2019.

A Glimpse into the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Monsters & Myths Exhibit Running Through May 26

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The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents the first major exhibition to examine how 20th-century European and American Surrealist artists used monsters and mythic figures to depict their experiences of war, violence, and exile. Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s includes 90 works by Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, André Masson, Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko, Dorothea Tanning, and others who were affected by the political turmoil of the Spanish Civil War and World War II. On view in Baltimore through May 26, 2019, this ticketed exhibition is co-organized by the BMA and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

  • Hans Bellmer, BMA's Monsters & Myths Exhibit
    Hans Bellmer. The Doll. 1935. Ubu Gallery, New York and Gallerie Berinson, Berlin © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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