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

This Week: Bill Schmidt and scholar Kristen Hileman in conversation at C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore School for the Arts Senior Recitals, Work Matters lecture at BMI, Rent Party at Baltimore Museum of Art, Jami Attenberg at Greedy Reads Remington, Out of Order (OOO) and more!

An Interview with This Year's Featured Authors, Kwame Alexander and Jami Attenberg

“This is a love letter to Baltimore,” says Du Pree, executive director of the CityLit Project, describing the annual festival, now in its 21st year.

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

Here, before us at the school, are stripped-down, geometricized versions of four individual caterpillars, poised at different moments in their movements—stretching upward toward the sky, looking ahead, or reaching toward the ground, as if scouting for fallen leaves on the brick foundation...

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

This week's news includes: 25th Annual Maryland Film Festival, Aubrey Plaza cast in John Waters' Liarmouth, Lena Stringari appointed Chief of Conservation at the National Gallery - with reporting from Baltimore Fishbowl, Banner, Brew, and other local and independent news sources!

How Happenstance, a First Memory, and Improvisation Shaped Who the Artist is Today

Wendel Patrick is an associate professor of music engineering at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University; he is also a composer, producer, beatmaker, pianist, sonic architect, photographer, and videographer. But how has he sustained a career with such a diverse breadth of work?

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Exhibits featuring Rebecca Strzelec, Rebecca Marimutu, Rosa Leff, and Kelly Walker

Rebecca Marimutu’s "Portraits (Contact),"  Rebecca Strzelec’s "365 Grams," and Rosa Leff and Kelly Walker’s "A Fine Pairing"—at Goucher College, Baltimore Jewelry Center, and Creative Alliance, respectively—made me reflect on my relationship to myself, womanhood, and the women who shaped me.

Sapphire-Clad Guests Looked Divine at 2640

Photogenic Guests at the BJC's Annual Ornamenta Benefit

A Sampling of Local Artists Exhibiting in Museums and Galleries Outside of Baltimore This Month

Solo Exhibitions by Phaan Howng, Rene Trevino, Kei Ito, Latoya Hobbs, Murjoni Merriweather, Tony Shore, and Jackie Milad

Love Groove Festival Founder and City Connect Changemaker on His Multi-Faceted Approach to Producing Music and Empowering Community

At 24 years old, Tyler is a prolific musician, producer, and festival organizer.

BmoreArt News: JHU Spends $500k on Baltimore Art, Joyce J. Scott, Mexican + Filipino Food Pop-up

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

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

Faux Pubes Fashion Show: "Merkin Dream" at MAP

What better event to host on International Women's Day?

BmoreArt News: BMA Residency Application, Harborplace Revisited, John Waters Wins ACE Award

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

What to See in Madrid: Highlights, Trends, and Notes from the Art Fairs

Confusing Institutional Acquisitions, Big Paintings of Butts, and Heaps (Literally) of Ceramics

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Become a subscriber and join our community! For two (free) tickets to each magazine release party, subscribe at the Artist ($100) or Premium ($250) level. Pre-order a copy of our first full-length book, City of Artists, and secure your copy. Gift the gift of BmoreArt art publications this season!

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

This, the Pratt’s 36th Breakfast, was to be my first. And so, with little idea of what to expect, I daydreamed about Jesmyn and me sitting across a fancy table, spearing pancakes and passing the bacon whilst talking about characters we had yet to bring to life.

Curator Caitlin Gill's Group Exhibition Brings Representation into the Post-COVID Era

“The show wasn’t intended to be actively political, but the body is always political.”

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.

The Current Exhibit at BmoreArt's C+C Space is the First of Three Based on Our City of Artists Book

City of Artists, BmoreArt's first full-length book, sold out in December, but is now available through a second printing

Playing in Museums with Pablo Helguera

Pablo Helguera in Conversation with Rebecca Uchill

Tugging at the Stitches of Art History: Elizabeth Talford Scott

Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs Revisited:  A Legacy Unfolds at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Sailing Over a Cardboard Sea

Pigeonaire's Immersive Show Lands in Peabody Heights Brewery Through March 31

Ten Year Reunion: What our MFAs from UMBC’s IMDA Program Mean to Us Now

Michael Anthony Farley and Lexie Mountain Get Art School Confidential on the Intermedia and Digital Arts Program

FOMOgraphy: Current Space's Members Party

The Seasonal Party That's So Much Fun it Should Convince You to Join the Art Space Even if You Hate Art

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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The Perennial Dialogue Among Art Through the Ages at the Walters

The esteemed Baltimore institution shows pertinent new works among its coveted collection of ancient art to reveal eternal truths across world cultures – and that tricky thing called time.

The Saga of José Martí and the Anti-Communist Plastic Surgeon who Brought Him to Baltimore, along with Spanish-Language Facebook Drama and International Dirt

In her new column, Maryland Public Art Commission Chair Kathy O'Dell deep-dives into the little-known histories behind Baltimore's oft-overlooked public art treasures. First up is Cuban sculptor Teodoro Ramos Blanco's bust of rebel and intellectual José Martí.

And Their Migration to Waverly

Drawing from her experience working in nutrition and her dairy allergy, the intent was to produce a raw vegan chocolate product and to bridge the gap between refined food and holistic foods.

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

Applications open for BMA JJC Residency, a Harborplace obituary, John Waters wins ACE Award, Jacob Kainen documentary, Dalila Scruggs named Augusta Savage Curator of African American Art at SAAM, Junius Wilson carves a backyard masterpiece, William H. Johnson exhibition at SAAM, Kreeger Museum 30th

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

Two Baltimore-based Artists Receive Creative Capital Grants

Jackie Milad and Marnie Ellen Hertzler Receive Prestigious National Grant

Baltimore's Favorite Party: Black & White Ball 2024

Beautiful Photos from Saturday's Soiree

What to See in Mexico City During Art Week (and How to Stay Sane While Seeing it)

Art Fairs, Openings, Performances, and Travel Advice from an Almost-Chilango

The Club Car Pulls into Station North

A Pop-up Queer Cabaret and Art Space Breathes New Life into Storied North Avenue Market Locale

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
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.

Love Groove Festival Founder and City Connect Changemaker on His Multi-Faceted Approach to Producing Music and Empowering Community

At 24 years old, Tyler is a prolific musician, producer, and festival organizer.

Wood firing is one of the biggest community events at Baltimore Clayworks and it is attended by ceramic artists from Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

“The imprints of elemental properties inherent to ceramics fired in a wood kiln often yield mesmerizing finishes; it almost adds a fourth dimension to the artworks.”