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The visual journalist and arts administrator highlighting creatives of color and forging communities

“I’m just going to trust my hand to do what it wants to do while I’m having this conversation and not have to go back with a fine-tooth comb to make it perfect.”

Inauguration highlights, screen memories, Kyrie Irving, plastic surgery Instagram, and more

The internet was a bit relieving but also exhausting this week.

Why doesn’t Baltimore’s collecting institution buy more art from the artists who live and work here?

You would think that I would be on the same page as our major collecting institution in Baltimore, but I do not understand their “art math.”

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

Baltimore news from the Baltimore Brew, Technical.ly Baltimore, Fishbowl, Maryland Matters, and more

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

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

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Bria Sterling-Wilson: Issue No. 1 at Full Circle Gallery

Subverting mandated or established pasts, Bria Sterling-Wilson proclaims new realities for the inhabitants of her collaged universe—and for herself.

ICA Baltimore's Flat File Program offers a wide range of materials, styles, and price points

ICA Baltimore is a volunteer-run art space that looks to promote the professional development of Baltimore and regional visual artists through our programs.

Inspired by gothic literature and speculative fiction, Allen’s photos conjure a sense of home, safety, and agency

The circle is a ritual space of release, love, gratitude, bliss, and praise, and memories of this ritual come flooding back when looking at photographs by Sydney J. Allen. 

The future is unclear, but making and experiencing art is more essential than ever

These ten exhibits of 2020 provide a fractured but highly ambitious roadmap, messy and democratic and full of brilliant tangents, the perfect puzzle for a precarious and undetermined future.

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Valuable Moments From the Garbage Year

Reckonings, mutual aid, pivots, and survival mode

BmoreArt's Picks: Baltimore Art Galleries, Openings, and Events January 12-18

New Year! New You! New Art Opportunities!

Start your year off by applying for an exhibition, grant, or other opportunity on the local and national stage

Structural Flaws: Kim Rice's "Inheritance" Visualizes Legacies of White Supremacy

A White Artist Examines A Personal and Collective Legacy of White Privilage

Litscope: Capricorn and Black Buck

The challenges of ladder-climbing and Capricorn ambition

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Seeing the paintings in “I Can’t Wait To See You” is a synesthetic event

Looking at Sahlehe's paintings feels like listening to Solange’s When I Get Home, Alice Coltrane’s Journey in Satchidananda, and Pharoah Sanders’ "Harvest Time."

A performance protest featuring a cast of Baltimore-based artists and bright yellow paint

Zohore’s new performance, enacted across the street from the BMA’s iconic marble steps, co-opts the literal subject of Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” and considers the museum’s deaccessioning through the lens of religious sacrifice.

An Interview with the two editors of Black Futures

The Black Futures project will remain a bastion of the wonder of Black mastery as well as the beauty of Black mundanity.

The exhibition title, Skully, comes from a popular game Owens played as a child in Druid Heights, just a mile away from Bolton Hill, the site of CPM, a new art gallery

Viewed as movements, these abstracts are maps that retrace Owens’ process, the steps he took to arrive at the finished series.

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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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Laurie plays with borders and fences, flat spaces and wide-open ones that look like anywhere and nowhere at once

"I try to stress that all the real work in art-making is in the practice and the learning from those little failures along the way."

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.

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 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.

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Fashion in an Age of Pandemic

History shows that significant shifts tend to happen in the wake of crisis

Curation in the Age of Coronavirus

How a curator’s role must evolve, immediately and for the future

Triumph in the Face of Terror: African-American Spirituals and Stephen Towns

"A Songbook Remembered" at De Buck Gallery

What We Can Learn From The BMA’s Recent Deaccessioning Announcement

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

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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Diptychs from February 2020, capturing moments just before the shutdown, and the months that have followed

"I think of them as meditations on how injury is unavoidable and what that means for how we care for one another."

A photo essay of front yard light displays

Baltimore's unique holiday light displays from a variety of neighborhoods

Observing light and reflecting on the domestic experience

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

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 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
The Executive Director of the summer-long literary program A Revolutionary Summer talks about external and authentic power

Cole’s belief in language as freedom is the catalyst for her life’s work—to motivate Black girls and women to use language as a tool for finding their own authentic power.

BmoreArt's print journal examines power within the context of individual art practices, communities, and institutional structures

Issue 10: Power is BmoreArt's second print journal released since Covid-19 closures