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A conceptually crisp and sharp critique of American xenophobia and racism

The stock icon has yielded to something darker and more ominous.

Our horrible reality, anti-trans legislation, why national parks should be returned to Native peoples, Them, and more

The internet was good but difficult this week.

“Everything that he did was going to be honoring the craftsman and artist,” says Golpira. “He always said to me, ‘Artists shouldn’t be on the edge of town... We’re primary to society. We should be in the center of town.’”

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

Baltimore news from the Baltimore Brew, WYPR, Baltimore Fishbowl, Maryland Matters, and more

This year's ACC Craft show is online, but no less full of dazzling handmade must-haves!

The ACC has continued its mission to elevate and promote the work of master craftspeople, and to make their work accessible to those who want to live with beautiful handmade objects.

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Rhea Combs, Curator of film and photography at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will start at the NPG on May 10, 2021

"I look forward to working with the curatorial team, NPG’s leadership, and its Commissioners to examine the museum’s current collections and how we interpret stories surrounding various objects," says Combs.

Hellzones, moments, and several stages of limbo

I don’t fully register when the anxieties of one reality morph into ten other kinds in this new reality, but April is where it is, in my head.

Hager's signature all-over designs can be found on skate decks, chairs, T-shirts, hats, purses, paper

Many of his most popular works are the clothing that he draws on, unique works of art that travel with the wearer to bars, concerts, and gatherings.

Some of these records inevitably confront themes that are pertinent to our present circumstances and upheavals, some take the listener to places subterranean or extraterrestrial, and many others pull off an inventive combination of all the above. 

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DEAI Initiatives, Evening Hours, and Pay Increases—Without Selling Any Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art received three major gifts in support of diversity and equity initiatives

Liner Notes: Adam G. Holofcener's New Album 'GEE-ZA-WHIZ'

Not so much an interview as one friend interrogating another, pushing him a little

Preserving Baltimore Stories and Amplifying Storytellers at the Peale

This round of renovations will make the museum a safer, more accessible place for Baltimore residents and visitors to learn the stories of the city.

How Mining the Museum Changed the Art World

The influence of Fred Wilson’s seminal 1992 intervention at the Maryland Historical Society is at once easily summarized and remarkably complex

The News: Police Reform Bill Debated in State Senate, Mosby Pleads Her Case, Voting Rights in Maryland

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

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An interview with Ottobar’s Tecla Tesnau and Todd Lesser and WWR’s KK Yeh

Yeh, Tesnau, and Lesser spoke with me about the importance of a robust local music industry, adapting during the pandemic, and deeply missing the visceral experience of live music.

Safia Elhillo’s Home Is Not a Country is more than a book, it’s a complex adventure, perfect for restless Aries.

DMX, Prince Philip, TikTok and digital blackface, the MonsterVerse and more

The internet was sad, but also hella funny this week.

On Lee Walton’s “Zeven Event Zcores for Zoom” and the online platform's subtle social ticks

Zeven Event Zcores for Zoom by Lee Walton, part of ‘sindikit’s Friday night performance series

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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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.”

Ito's work tells how people were affected by nuclear warfare, and how we could be affected again

Born in Tokyo and based in Baltimore, Ito understands himself as a collection of opposites and pursues both sides of those narratives through his open-ended and expansive photography practice.

The T. Rowe Price Foundation President talks about community self-determination, sharing resources, and hanging out with Prince

"What communities are asking for is to be heard and to determine their own futures."

Baltimore painter Jerrell Gibbs on the myth of failure, the art scene's evolution, the seduction of paint and more

Gibbs' obsession with the topic of painting sits so close to the surface, he is absolutely gleeful to get into it.

Ross Gay's Meditation on Dr. J's Baseline Scoop

On the border of poetry and prose, 'Be Holding' interrogates collective and personal histories through Julius Erving's legendary move

Multitudes and Multiverses: Black Futures Co-Editors Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham

An Interview with the two editors of Black Futures

The Artist Statement & Why They Mostly Suck

Best Professional Practices for Artists: The Artist Statement Made Simple

What Annie Knows: Annie Howe's 15 Tips for Freelancers

Advice from an iconic Baltimore papercutter on managing a creative business, collaboration, promotion, and more

2021 Baker Artist Awardees Announced

This year, 36 artists across 6 categories get $2,500 each

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On the photographer's Kubrickian control of color and shape

"I feel like I spend a lot of time observing non-traditional artistic objects, and I consider them art."

The energy created in the space between her body and the audience is always charged

During the performance at The Shed, her breath inflated and deflated white balloons, one after another, while her body remained mostly covered by the earth.

Studying Bourgeois next to Maghazehe, the theme of rupture emerges again and again

Both women are primarily known for their work in sculpture, and that tactile sensibility easily translates to these textured two-dimensional pieces.

The five individual artists selected as this year’s finalists are Hoesy Corona, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jonathan Monaghan, Lavar Munroe, and Hae Won Sohn.

This year, the finalists’ work will be exhibited in person at the Walters Art Museum, on view Thursday, May 27, through Sunday, July 18, 2021.

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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 10: Power
Reckoning with the past and building a more equitable future

Museum Director Julia Marciari-Alexander and Board President Guy Flynn on creating a sustainable future at the Walters Art Museum

The T. Rowe Price Foundation President talks about community self-determination, sharing resources, and hanging out with Prince

"What communities are asking for is to be heard and to determine their own futures."

How a full-time artist and a Baltimore City councilperson have built their art collection

“Everything in this house represents the person, so every piece of art is an intimate connection to that artist,” Fostel says. “Having their work on our walls constantly keeps them in mind.”

Building an archive of everyday Black life and culture

A conversation with conceptual artist and photographer Larry Cook and gallery owner/director Myrtis Bedolla