BmoreArt Picks: Dec. 1 – 7


One Week Left to Subscribe for Issue 10: Power!!! Gift subscriptions and issues available.

As Covid picks up and art venues close, BmoreArt will ship its newest print journal directly from our printer to your home, a socially distant and safe way to engage with the art and culture of Baltimore.

Support BmoreArt’s beautiful print journal, a work of art in itself featuring jewelry by Joyce J. Scott, Nikki Couppee (pictured above modeled by Leticia Enos and photographed by Jill Fannon), and Everett Hoffman. In addition, the power issue features institutional leaders and museums working toward diversity, equity, and inclusion, leadership roles built in opposition to inequitable structures in the arts, fashion designers’ power suits (all made in Baltimore!), and art by Jackie Milad, Larry Cook, and Ellen Lesperance… and more.

Thank you to all who signed up for BmoreArt’s new subscription service for Issue 09: Craft. You will receive Issue 10 as well in December. We hope you will share this link with friends, colleagues, and family members who would benefit from a subscription to BmoreArt.

Link to BmoreArt’s Shop here. Please note that all subscriptions purchased before December 6 will be mailed out from our printer. After that, we will mail them to you, but it may take an extra week or two.

Baltimore Rock Opera Society: Still standing and hoping to raise $10K by end of 2020

Image courtesy of Baltimore Rock Opera Society.

Needless to say, facing a global pandemic was not how the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS) had expected to spend their 10th year of operation, but the local theater group has risen to the challenge by sharing its art virtually.

Now, BROS has launched a fundraising campaign to help cover their coronavirus-related losses and continue creating digital content.

John Waters’s list of 11 best movies of 2020

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

Hunkering down 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 Artforum, 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.

Happy Thanksgiving from Baltimore Fishbowl

Photo by Simon Maage on Unsplash

We are taking the rest of the day off. We will be back on Monday. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

American Visionary Art Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend


The American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore’s home to works by self-taught artists, will celebrate its 25th anniversary this weekend.

BMA, Walters Art Museum to close until January due to coronavirus surge

Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore Museum of Art Photo by Ethan McLeod

The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum on Wednesday will temporarily close most of their galleries to the public due to rising numbers of coronavirus cases in Maryland and across the United States.

The BMA plans to reopen on Jan. 6 “in accordance with health and safety requirements,” while the Walters said it will reopen “mid-January after the holiday season,” museum officials said in statements.

Three Black leaders seek to break fundraising barriers for Black-led organizations with Baltimore Legacy Builders Collective

Participants in B360, a program founded by Brittany Young, one of the founders of The Collective. Photo by Javon Roye.

Three Black-led Baltimore nonprofit organizations — B360, I am MENtality and The — launched last week the Baltimore Legacy Builders Collective to fundraise and share a joint development team to increase organizational capacity, sustainability, and better serve the Baltimore community.

An die Musik will broadcast live music performances during Thanksgiving week, portion of ticket sales to benefit charities

Image via Google Street View.

As families prepare to hold Thanksgiving dinners over Zoom or adopt other methods to reduce large, indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, An die Musik Live! is also shifting one of its traditions to the virtual space.

The downtown Baltimore jazz club will present its Thanksgiving Homecoming Concerts online this year, featuring a weeklong lineup of live-streamed performances with $5 from every ticket sold going to a charity of the musician’s choice.