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Monique Crabb’s reverent textile works

Monique Crabb explores loss and longing through a combination of photography and fiber art

10 Must-Read Stories from Baltimore-Based Writers and Publications

Updates from local media and Baltimore-based journalists

Jang’s practice embodies the mutable relationship between art and craft

Jang is a conceptual artist, a popular tattoo artist, and a renaissance creative with a grip on what it means to make exciting and thought-provoking contemporary artworks in various forms.

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

Stay home, stay healthy, stay engaged in the arts.

Sankofa Theater choreographer and creative director Kibibi Ajanku fell in love with traditional indigo dyeing in The Gambia in West Africa

From Ghana to Benin, Benin to Nigeria, Ajanku has apprenticed with master dyers who retain knowledge of traditional indigo dyeing techniques, an art that is being lost to synthetic processes.

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A Charles Village Home Filled with Contemporary Art

What doesn’t fit in their apartment waits in storage as they rotate pieces in and out, rendering their home as both a gallery and a domestic space, enriched by their love for art and artists. 

10 Must-Read Stories from Baltimore-Based Writers and Publications

Updates from local media and Baltimore-based journalists

Sohn’s exploration of the limitations of plaster and porcelain runs deep

"It's the material that's doing its thing and I'm only doing this selection."

Part of the Walters' Art Sound Now series, the artists' piece finds inspiration in myth and conceptions of the afterlife

While Reid’s part of Immortal Voices hints at the heavens, Pangelica’s deals with darkness.

'I Got a Monster' as a Cautionary Tale of Cop Counterinsurgency

Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg talk about corrupt cops and the craft of writing collaboratively

The Internet Is Exploding: 10 Must-Read Articles This Week 8/2

John Lewis in his own words, Noname’s book club, Keyshia Cole 15 years later, #challengeaccepted, Hong Kong's delayed election, and more

What They're Wearing: Baltimore Quarantine Style

Home fashion is all about comfort and entertainment

Essential Virtual Programming from Baltimore Area Museums

A Report from AVAM, BMA, BMI, MHS, NMWA, Peale Center, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and The Walters

Baltimore News Updates from Independent & Regional Media 7/30

10 Must-Read Stories from Baltimore-Based Writers and Publications

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Three Baltimore-based Artists Exhibiting Together

This edition of Quarantine Diaries features three artists whose exhibition at BmoreArt’s Connect+Collect Gallery was postponed.

Just as Leo's bold personality can be a lot to process, so is 'Parakeet'

This month’s book, Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino, is what I call a handful.

Spreading a message of Light, Love, Peace, Truth, Freedom, and Growth

Being a part of a regional symphony orchestra for several years instilled Omnia Azar's love for classical music

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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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Organized by Jamie Grace Alexander with Baltimore Safe Haven, a Street Mural Reclaims a Part of the Neighborhood

Bombarded by all of this awful surreality, you might start to think that everything out there could very well be cake

It's like reality is bending.

Limitations and strategies for art prizes and digital exhibitions during a global pandemic

Conversations with the 2020 Sondheim Finalists: Miguel Braceli, Hoesy Corona, Phylicia Ghee, LaToya Hobbs, Muriel Hasbun, and strikeWare

Subjects of Asia Kenney's portrait series define for themselves what womanhood means

Art AND: Rosa Leff

"My work rides a fine line between fine art and craft, if such a line exists."

Art AND: Cindy Cheng

Led by materials and natural curiosity, Cheng's interdisciplinary practice is ever-evolving

Art AND: Emily Bach

MdHS Curatorial Assistant Emily Bach searches for the stories in textiles

Art AND: Thomas James

The challenges of being a good boss, James’ impressive sock collection, and what it takes to give a show that little something extra to make it truly resonate with the public

Art AND: Monica Ikegwu

The artist discusses her career so far, doing her sisters’ hair, and the contemporary figure painters who inspire her. 

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On the BMA's reopened sculpture garden and the future of monuments

It’s hard to reconcile my rich memories of the place with what now reads as a limited and parochial landscape.

Ali is a fluid performance and music artist, cultural worker, and organizer

Abdu Ali's nomadic curatorial platform as they lay includes sound and performance art, poetry, and more.

NMWA’s collecting practices have significantly diversified the art world since 1987

NMWA’s recent acquisitions include 166 photos by Mary Ellen Mark, a mixed-media portrait by Delita Martin, three large-scale photos by Rania Matar, and a six-foot-long chandelier by Joana Vasconcelos

Eight pro tips from a professor on creating demo videos for art students

If all else fails, try to channel the confidence of Oprah.

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Fall 2019

The BmoreArt Journal of Art + Ideas is released twice a year—each fall and spring—and offers a thematic and image-dense account of art and cultural offerings in the region. All of the writing, photos, art, and design are created locally, offering a unique, authentic, and diverse perspective on Baltimore as a creative muse and environment. The print publication covers visual arts, fashion, design, architecture, food, film, performance, and politics viewed through the lens of creative cultural production.

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Stories from Issue 08: Archive
A conversation with experimental writer and archivist Megan McShea

Proprietary technologies and planned obsolescence collide to make data harder to extract once a file format is no longer supported, leading to a growing concern about the impact of this current “digital dark age.”

Amber Eve Anderson, Lance Bankerd, Se Jong Cho, Ami Dang, Taha Heydari, Eze Jackson, Leslie King-Hammond, Amanda McCormick, Deyane Moses, and Ernest Shaw

For visual artists, curators, performers, composers, and publishers, the purposeful creation of new archives, as well as the respectful transformation of past collections, is a common threat that unifies us on a quest to tell new stories and to diversity existing archives.

Heidi Daniel and the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Libraries as places of possibility regardless of social class enabled Daniel to experience a larger world outside the one she lived in and imagine a variety of prospects that life might hold for her. That capacity drives her vision for the Pratt.

How can we expand notions of scholarship, and facilitate an intimacy with history generated by and for Black people?

What new connections might emerge by inviting thinkers and makers with diverse educational backgrounds and practices into the archives?