“We organized this Biennial to reflect these precarious and improvised times.”

Curated by David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards, this show took shape in a period marked by a relentless virus, upsetting political news, horrifying police brutality, and a grinding land war.

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

This week's news includes: Poet Nia June appears on Rob Lee's The Truth in This Art podcast,  Baltimore musician Alison Ramírez of Peach Face, tenant power, and more reporting from The Atlantic,  Nonprofit Quarterly, Baltimore Magazine, and other local and independent news sources.

Erin Fostel: 'Time of Day, Place in Life' at C. Grimaldis Gallery

Fostel’s drawings are as much about what’s there as what’s not.

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

This Week: Essential Tremors with Brandon Soderberg, Sam Gilliam at the Hirshhorn, FIRED UP! reception at Coppin State, Red Emma's hosts D. Watkins, MICA: NOVUS opening at The Peale, Black Activism exhibition at MD Center for History and Culture, and more!

Curators Michael Young and Jia Le Ling transformed the basement of the James E. Hooper House into the chambers of Hell

"The different traditions are also not the only things coming together. There is also the integration of modern and traditional art forms."

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Subscribers, Contributors, and Featured Artists Celebrate our Collect Issue

A Garden Party for BmoreArt's subscribers, who made Issue 13 possible, as well as featured artists, contributors, and media partners

'Activating the Renaissance' at the Walters brings contemporary artists into conversation with altarpieces and saints

Flanked by ranks of Quattrocento holy figures, Stephen Towns’ protagonist feels at once at home and strikingly distinct.

Review of 'Fields and Formations: A Survey of Mid-Atlantic Abstraction' at the Katzen Arts Center

These artists don’t present an escape from chaos—rather, they ask us to look, listen, and sit inside it.

Joseph Orzal and his team envision a departure from the art-world machine

It all started in a DC living room eight years ago.

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Preview of The Peale's $5.5 Million Renovation

After a five-year renovation, the Holliday Street building is starting a new life

2022 Legislative Roundup: New State Funding for the Arts

MD lawmakers approve more than $50 million for the arts, including funding for a makerspace program and for Baltimore public schools' art supplies and equipment

Baltimore News: J.M. Giordano at MAP, Wallace Lane on Preakness, Public Space Design

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

Feeling the Echoes from Ukraine with Irina Rozovsky, Vlad Smolkin, and Elena Volkova

The artists with roots in Ukraine and Russia discuss war, photography, solidarity, and support
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How do we teach artists to be businesses?

There are as many ways to be an artist as there are people pursuing our profession.

Review of 'Early Blossoms/Perilous Thirds' at Current Space featuring Stephanie Barber, Patrick David, and Josh Dorman

Barber, David, and Dorman transport viewers to fictitious and prophetic scenarios of apocalypses and hopeful futures that suspend disbelief through immersion in surreal realms.

Five-artist show at Mono Practice invites reconsiderations of abstraction 

The intimate group show, Order and Uncertainty: Five Abstract Painters, features painters who share what curator Timothy App calls a classical impulse to bring order to abstraction: Power Boothe, the late Julie Karabenick; Patsy Krebs, WC Richardson, and Linling Lu.

After an award-winning trip to SXSW, Beats Not Bullets hosts a fundraiser concert tonight at Metro Gallery

Beats Not Bullets, the brainchild of Kevin “Ogun” Beasley, was started six years ago as a way to teach students in Baltimore how to produce and create music.

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The Internet Is Exploding: 10 Must-Read Articles This Week 5/22

Kendrick Lamar, Buffalo, The Believer, monkeypox, medical fatphobia, and more

Baltimore News: Lost Weekend Festival, D. Watkins New Memoir, & Toni Tipton-Martin

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

The Artist Statement & Why They Mostly Suck

Best Professional Practices for Artists: The Artist Statement Made Simple

'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

Art AND: Bonnie Crawford

On care work, connection, and paying close attention


The memories that our mothers' wardrobes hold

We slip on a jacket and slide into a part of them.

Photos from the Phillips Collection's Centennial Gala at the National Cathedral by E. Brady Robinson

“Seeing the world differently and reimagining tomorrow” was the theme for the Phillips Collection’s Gala held on April 29th at the Washington National Cathedral, designed to honor a century of leadership in the art and museum world.

The painter and professor on parenthood, vulnerability, and why it's important to have a 'mindset of experimentation'

"While exploring new hobbies, I came across new materials [and] I had collected ideas over the years that I had always hoped to explore."

"Playing the trumpet gave me butterflies every time."

For Woody, music and community are one and he strives to make music that “sounds like my city.”

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

This Week:  Baltimore Crankie Festival at Creative Alliance, American Craft Council Marketplace at the Convention Center, Andrew Snyder and Clay from the Classroom opening reception at Baltimore Clayworks, Kumasi J. Barnett exhibition at The Peale, and more!

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

This Week: Cade Center Gallery Student Art Exhibit opening, Jazz outdoor concert and talk at Evergreen, Lauren R. Lyde solo exhibition reception at Top of the World, J.M. Giordano opening reception at Maryland Art Place, The Lost Weekend at Greedy Reads, and more!

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

Teri Henderson in conversation with Jeffrey Kent at The Ivy Bookshop, Gormley Gallery hosts a Senior Thesis opening reception, documentary screening and discussion with Angela N. Carroll, nia love, and Scott Love presented by UMBC CIRCA, Rosa Leff opening at Hotel Indigo, and more!

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

This Week: Maryland Film Festival 2022 at the SNF Parkway, UMD's 2022 MFA Exhibition, Station North Sips, Visions of Night: Baltimore Nocturnes at MD Center for History & Culture, Flower Mart, Music, & Majolica Mania at The Walters, the Peale lunchtime lecture with Paul Chaat Smith, and more!

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Native American Visibility and The Baltimore 'Reservation'

A conversation between Ashley Minner (Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina) and Dare Turner (Yurok Tribe of California)

A New Print Fair for Baltimore

Organizers hope to attract collectors of all stripes

Saint Lucy Books Embraces Hybridity and Conversation

An interview with artist, writer, and professor Mark Alice Durant about small press Saint Lucy Books

Art AND: Ashley Minner

Artist, Educator, Curator, Activist, and Member of the Lumbee Nation

Reflecting on (and in) Yayoi Kusama at the Hirshhorn

The Hirshhorn exhibit offers a fine-grained account of an artistic career that spans more than 70 years
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Issue 12 features maximalist, exuberant, over-the-top artists, projects, and thinkers. Released in November, 2021, the "More is More" issue features artist Mina Cheon, BMA chief curator Asma Naeem, CityLit's Carla Du Pree, and MacArthur-winning conductor Marin Alsop, the subject of a documentary by Johns Hopkins University film professor Bernadette Wegenstein. It examines over-the-top and immersive art projects and a number of artists and individuals whose “more is more” attitude enlivens, encourages, and challenges the status quo, demanding that we envision a bold future.

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Stories from Issue 12: More is More
Baltimore’s thriving plant-collecting community

Baltimore’s houseplant community is as wide and diverse as our city, ranging from internationally recognized players to newcomers who just bought their first snake plant.

“I wanted to create a space for Black people to feel surrounded by ancestors, surrounded by love.”

The future looks busy and bright for Merriweather, who completed her Fountainhead Residency in September and returned to live and work at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance, where she’ll be in residence through July 2022.

"I always think of how much, how high, and how something can get done that has yet to be seen or encountered."

Carla Du Pree’s profound surrender to the principle of abundance has allowed her advocacy to flourish, especially CityLit Project, a Baltimore literary nonprofit founded by Gregg Wilhelm in 2004.

On care work, connection, and paying close attention

"I do think that artists have always played an important role in imagining alternatives and bringing to light things that we’re not discussing otherwise."