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

'Black Futures’ explores what it means to be Black and alive right now

While forward-thinking, Black Futures is simultaneously about Black pasts and Black presents.

A sanctuary for artists to hone their craft through writing workshops, art shows, and a residency/studio program

With everything in the world in constant disarray, it’s heartening to know one thing has not changed: Sidney Clifton’s vision.

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.

The untraditional setting of The Shed allows for an intimacy we’re all lacking these days

What we miss the most, what we're leaving behind, and what we're bringing with us post-pandemic

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The natural wine enthusiast and co-owner of Le Comptoir du Vin talks food-industry camaraderie and COVID pivots

Prior to COVID, the restaurant was booked many weeks out. Now they’re making it work through a grab-and-go storefront selling sandwiches, hearty stews, and baked goods to go.

Beautiful handmade craft items envisioned as Dutch still life tableaux

Although businesses are struggling because of Covid restrictions, this season we wanted to make it easier to patronize Baltimore-based artists and shops and to luxuriate in the amazing range of quality that you can support through your purchases.

On view at the Peale at Carroll Mansion

Installed in the mansion, the works are loosely grouped thematically by floors and rooms, tackling themes of segregation, women’s rights and suffrage, colorism, voter suppression, immigrant rights, and white supremacy.

An Interview with Betty Cooke

Betty Cooke's jewelry, most of it composed of simple line work constructed in sterling silver, is elegant, timeless, and remarkably wearable.

Truthiness and Charisma: Gary Vikan’s The Holy Shroud

What happens when true believers have to confront scientific facts?

Litscope: Scorpio & Tiny Nightmares

With an enduring Scorpio intensity, Tiny Nightmares weaves in human and environmental agendas alongside zombies and vampires

What to Do With All That Noise: Stephanie Barber’s 3 Peonies

A poetic consideration of a video piece that captures the dazzling mundanity of the everyday

Letter to MD Attorney General Demands an Investigation into the BMA's Sale of Three Historic Works

The letter indicates conflicting understanding within the BMA itself about the justification for the deaccessions

'The Horror Is Us' Holds a Mirror Up to Our Sick Real World

Anthology featuring nine authors from around the US and Canada delivers bite-sized portions of terror

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DC Photos from the day that Joe Biden's presidential win was confirmed

People were honking horns down every road, holding Biden/Harris signs out of windows and shouting with joy. It had been a while since I had been out capturing moments like this.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Require Structural Change and Transparency in the Way Museums Acquire and Sell Art

Once an institution starts viewing its collection as revenue-generating assets, how does it reconcile its obligation to the artists it has collected in the past and the curators who made the decisions to collect the art?

How do we break free? Giving our full attention seems a good place to begin.

Polyphemus, on view at Goucher College’s Silber Art Gallery, is an installation that takes its title from Homer’s Odyssey.

On teaching, art-making, acting, and working with young artists on a recent mural in Upton

This summer he wrapped up his fourth mural with students in Baltimore, which prompts him to describe himself as a “painter who makes mixed-media work that often involves community.”

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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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Family secrets, the challenges of being a female business owner, and how knowing chocolate’s history might make you savor it more

She’s had a reverence for the confection since a fateful day in 2012 when, while working an event as a nutrition consultant, she stepped on a postcard advertising chocolate-making classes.

What an interior space tells us about its occupants

"Many designers and architects develop a look or aesthetic that defines their craft but for me, I had been raised to look for the narrative that gave each place its soul and identity."

Schaun Champion's romantic outdoor photos of Black men and women wearing floral crowns are the images we need right now

The series came from the artist's question: has anyone seen a black flower? No one could give her an answer, but she knew they existed.

A redesign for Necessary Tomorrows includes a new online exhibition featuring Kirby Griffin, Gyasi Mitchell, Glenford Nuñez, and Sharayna Christmas

Christmas is an immovable force in the Baltimore arts landscape, a textbook multihyphenate mother, dancer, producer, and the founder of the nonprofit arts organization Muse 360 Arts.

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An Even Hotter Hot Sauce

Hot Sauce Artist Collective partners with BOPA to curate outdoor pop-up exhibitions

The Internet Is Exploding: 10 Must-Read Articles This Week 11/22

Playlists of the musical south, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Megan Thee Stallion, Félix González-Torres, and more

Concentricities of Color: Linling Lu’s One Hundred Melodies of Solitude at Hemphill

Lu’s highly disciplined art engenders a timeless rendering

What Monument Would the Lion Design?

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

Artspeak and Audience: Art Writing as Bridge or Barrier

International Art English has enforced a hermeticism of contemporary art that is not particularly healthy

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A photographer asked friends to imagine society deeply changing, at a molecular level, into a fantasy where they are the agents of change

Gatewood's photos function as moments of healing, which build up to create a more conscious future.

A fall fashion shoot at the Baltimore Jewelry Center

Contemporary art jewelry, designed to be beautiful and comfortable, enhances the wearer's daily experience.

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. 

Observing light and reflecting on the domestic experience

There is a sense of hope in this illusion of free time.

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Spring 2020

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 09: Craft
An Interview with Betty Cooke

Betty Cooke's jewelry, most of it composed of simple line work constructed in sterling silver, is elegant, timeless, and remarkably wearable.

Beautiful handmade craft items envisioned as Dutch still life tableaux

Although businesses are struggling because of Covid restrictions, this season we wanted to make it easier to patronize Baltimore-based artists and shops and to luxuriate in the amazing range of quality that you can support through your purchases.

The range of works in Copeland’s collection highlights her discerning interests and tastes

Copeland's collection is a reflection of the depth and width of her 30-year career in museums: contemporary art, functional works traditionally sidelined as craft, and objects of historical importance for what they remind us about where we come from.

A Baltimore-based fashion designer crafts clothing with strength and flexibility 

Her fashion line, Jody Davis Designs, recently celebrated its tenth year, and her garments have been worn by the likes of television journalists Soledad O’Brien and Gayle King.