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The Month-Long Festival Closes May 31

Visual artists, business owners, musicians, performers, and so very much excellent food from the APIMEDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and Desi American) communities are annually featured in a series of tours, events, and exhibitions. 

Johab Silva's "Tales of the New World" at MoCA Arlington

Silva’s subject is nothing less than the global cataclysm we find ourselves in—from the lingering effects of colonization, to sustained war and genocide, environmental degradation, and rampant consumerism.

Baltimore art news updates from independent & regional media

New fiber art exhibition at the Renwick, The Phillips Collection 2024-25 exhibition schedule, BMA announces environmental initiatives, Charles Mason III, Preakness future, Everyman Theatre's "Midsummer," FPCT's upcoming season, Golden West, and MICA - News from local and independent media sources.

Preakness Photos by E. Brady Robinson

Along with weird horse names and laying a bet, the fashion at Preakness and other Triple Crown races is oddly traditional, a pageant of who's who in pastel suits, bowties, fancy hats, and floral dresses.

The best weekly art openings, events, and calls for entry happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This Week:  Jerrell Gibbs at James Cohan NYC, artists reception + awards presentation for UMBC's 2024 Visual Arts Senior Exhibition, The Black Artist Fair's Grantwriting Basics – The Black AF Edition, Open Critique w/ Schroeder Cherry at Creative Alliance, Arvay Adams opening reception and more!

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After 180 applicants, Baltimore's last five mayors have selected their choices for official portraits by Baltimore-based artists

The Baltimore Mayoral Portrait Competition has selected Ernest Shaw Jr., Kennedy Ringgold, Gaia, Megan Lewis, and Karen Warshal for $20,000 commissions

A Conversation with the Multimedia Artist and Activist on Her Dear Black Girl Project and the Power of Making Space for Community

"I was raised by a village and grew up in a multicultural environment, so community is the secret to my work's success."

A Book for Art Nerds and Aficionados, as well as the Culturally Curious

Get the Picture: Bianca Bosker’s Journey Among Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Her How to See (February 2024 Viking)

Baltimore art news updates from independent & regional media

The Walters' new podcast "Free Admissions," Central Baltimore Partnership (CBP) and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) unveil new plan for Station North, Baltimore Center Stage announces their new season, Baltimore Youth Film Arts funding falters, and more!

Art, Activism, and Abortion Access

Women’s Autonomy and Safe Spaces: Erin Fostel, Lynn McCann-Yeh, and Cara Ober

Spellbinding Yet Unnerving: A Theatrical Performance Created With AI

Orange Grove Dance's new performance, executed by human dancers and choreographed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), in review.

BmoreArt News: Christian Siriano, Betty Cooke turns 100, MICA Art Walk Returns

Baltimore art news updates from independent & regional media

The Public Art Chronicles Vol III: Norman Kenneth Carlberg's 1976 "Caterpillar"

On Touching COR-TEN, One Percent for the Arts, and the Effort to Label and Preserve its Legacy

Tugging at the Stitches of Art History: Elizabeth Talford Scott

Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs Revisited:  A Legacy Unfolds at the Baltimore Museum of Art
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Reflecting on the History of the American Labor Movement while Looking Ahead into the New Millenium 

Forged Together: Collective Action at the Baltimore Museum of Industry Reflects on the History of the American Labor Movement While Also Looking Ahead into the New Millenium    You hear, ...

Exhibits at Baltimore Jewelry Center, Clayworks, Peale, and CPM

Stories conjured in plastic, clay and wood: 4 art exhibits mix meaning and material

National Pavilions Question their own Identities in a Globalized World

At the national pavilions there’s an appropriately diverse set of strategies for addressing the legacies of colonialism and immigration from both traumatic or optimistic perspectives. 

Curator Adriano Pedrosa Celebrates Acts of Resistance, Independence, Vulnerability, and Joy in Spite of a Sick, Sad World

The 60th Venice Biennale takes on themes of displacement, environmental injustice, racism, colonialism, but also manages to avoid easy cliches by treating artists from marginalized backgrounds as individuals with agency.

BmoreArt News: Walters Interim Leadership, Amy Sherald, Jaz Erenberg

Baltimore art news updates from independent & regional media

Artist Books, the Gateway Drug into Art Collecting

Announcing a Second Printing of our City of Artists Book!

The Public Art Chronicles, Vol. II: Michelle Santos' 2011 Mural "Historic Druid Heights"

Two Community Organizers Were Immortalized in a Mural that Ended up on the Front Page of the New York Times as an Illustration for Baltimore's Clap-Back to Donald Trump

A Carnival of Characters: Soaring Through David Barnett’s Circus

Arting Gallery Hosts a Reception Thursday, May 2 for the Whimsical Exhibition

Standing Firm at Thirty: an Interview with Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino

The Vocalist Reflects on Three Decades of Growth, Songwriting, the American Dream, and Going Home to Family in Japan

The Baltimore Arts & Culture Guide

Search: Museums, Galleries, Performance, Film, Organizations & Advocacy, Literary Organizations, Media, Bookshops, Maker, Mixed Use & Studios, Education, Grants & Awards, Residencies, Artist Housing, and Supplies. This guide is for Baltimore area artists, makers, creatives, and anyone who wants to get involved in the arts in the region.

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Orange Grove Dance's new performance, executed by human dancers and choreographed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), in review.

A&I, which launched on Friday, April 19th at The Voxel in Baltimore, combines experimental dance, ambient soundscapes, minimalist stage design, and innovative lighting techniques with a high-tech concept.

An Enchanted Evening at the Creative Alliance in Photos by E. Brady Robinson

On Saturday April 27, the Creative Alliance hosted their signature gala event: The Marquee Ball, Baltimore’s costume party to end all costume parties.

Announcing a Second Printing of our City of Artists Book!

A recap of our very first City of Artists release celebration on December 8, 2023: a reading at the Enoch Pratt Library featuring authors Scott Shane, Sheri Booker, Lane Harlan, E. Doyle-Gillespie, and BmoreArt publisher Cara Ober as moderator.

Women’s Autonomy and Safe Spaces: Erin Fostel, Lynn McCann-Yeh, and Cara Ober

In Conjunction with BmoreArt’s C+C Exhibit featuring Fostel’s charcoal drawings of women’s bedrooms, a conversation with the Co-Director of the Baltimore Abortion Fund

Unreliable Narrators: An Evening with Ann Patchett and R. Eric Thomas

A Sort of Recap on Ann Patchett and R. Eric Thomas in conversation via the Ivy Bookshop

Jesmyn Ward, Scrambled Eggs, and Why The Future Depends on Black Historical Fiction

Thoughts Inspired by the Enoch Pratt Library’s 36th Annual Booklovers' Breakfast

Artist Books, the Gateway Drug into Art Collecting

Announcing a Second Printing of our City of Artists Book!

Hot Wing King is a Spicy and Tender Theatrical Experience

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Katori Hall brings four gay Black men together for the weekend

Upturn: MICA's 30th Annual Benefit Fashion Show

It has been 30 years since MICA's Annual Benefit Fashion Show (ABFS) began as a Black Student Union program.

Connect + Collect

Connect+Collect is a BmoreArt initiative designed to engage new and established collectors and to build relationships with Baltimore based artists and galleries through talks, gallery tours, and studio visits.

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Issue 16: Collaboration
Issue 16: Collaboration
November, 2023

In Issue 16: Collaboration, we explore synergistic models in the region, artists whose practice invites others in, organizations who prioritize collective action, and institutional entities willing to elevate local partners.

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Stories from Issue 16: Collaboration
A Conversation with the Painter on the Pleasure of Process, Invigorating the Ordinary, and Etheric Bodies

For Chabwera, painting is an opportunity to turn inwards and reflect on the mind, body, and self. She then gradually externalizes those reflections through a singular piece or series.

A Conversation with the Multimedia Artist and Activist on Her Dear Black Girl Project and the Power of Making Space for Community

"I was raised by a village and grew up in a multicultural environment, so community is the secret to my work's success."

Chefs Catina Smith and Kiah Gibian Nourish Community with Shared Kitchen

Shared commercial kitchens have long been used to create positive economic, environmental, health, and social effects for communities—a mission that Our Time Kitchen hopes to foster in Baltimore.

Local Bookstore Teams Up with the Baltimore Water Taxi

While the atmosphere on the Water Taxi was decidedly leisurely (it was a sunset cruise, after all), the underlying excitement was unmistakable. A constant flow of folks congregated around the book display even when the initial rush had passed.