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If you care about the planet, and how the education of America’s children plays into this equation, then this book is for you

Miseducation: How Climate Change is Taught in America by Katie Worth explains how climate change is taught in American schools

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

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

Why the director of the performance series In the Stacks and curator at Hopkins' Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection wants you to listen to Classical music

"I’m inspired by these musicians that weren’t satisfied with the presenting platforms or ensembles that existed, so they just created new ones."

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

This Week: NMWA xChange, fiber artist + activist Tanya Aguiñiga, the 14Karat Cabaret at MAP,  Betty Cooke's Legacy at The Walters, F.E.A.S.T. Mutual Aid Call for Proposals at VisArts, and more.

Why is a painting of a nude woman by a woman potentially offensive, but not one by a man?

Lisa Yuskavage’s porn-inspired, rainbow-hued paintings of women in fantasy landscapes are featured at the BMA through Sept 19 in Wilderness, a survey show co-organized with the Aspen Museum of Art

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The curator-centric show favors colorful, crafty, and playful work that transforms its banal context—two vacant floors of a Manhattan office building

This year, dozens of curators were invited to organize exhibitions around the theme HEARSAY:HERESY—a timely prompt in this age of fake news and ever raging culture wars, yet one that often manifested in decidedly Medieval aesthetics.

This photo essay by Gregory McKay might make you fall in love with Baltimore

Harmonious images of Baltimore created after six years, tens of thousands of photos, and thousands of miles on a bike with a camera.

The myth of museum neutrality, why slowing down matters, and making authentic structural changes

Culture Strike is essential reading for art museum professionals, board members, artists, and cultural community members

Photos by Josh Sinn from the release party for Turnstile’s latest project, Glow On at Clifton Park

A throng of Baltimore people protected stage divers from being hurt, allowing the brave and die-hard fans to leap into a sea of fans and surf in ecstasy and glory.

The Way Forward for Walters Workers United

Employees of the Walters Art Museum bring organizing efforts to the Mount Vernon Cultural District

Opening Pandora’s Box: Women Behaving Badly at the BMA

A rewarding show of rarely seen prints that examines gynophobia in early print culture to the eventual rise of first-wave feminism

Re-making, Re-thinking: The Interplay Between SHAN Wallace's Photography and Collage

On the Baltimore artist's ever-evolving practice

Litscope: Leo & Blackout

Leo, the romantic and charismatic fire sign, is a natural-born leader.

Uncomfortable Comfort: The Paintings and Sculptures of Nicole Dyer

Dyer explores the shaky balance between overconsumption and deprivation
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In her Frederick Arts Council show, Dillin explores isolation and connection within ongoing economic decline

"I wanted to convey the feeling of the isolation and emptiness of the space but also connection . . . almost like you’re falling in love with that stranger, or at least having an intense curiosity."

An art dog photo essay with images from Issue 11 and outtakes

Canine Comfort: Our Art Dogs, a series of portraits of dogs in Baltimore-based artists' studios

The Barclay native discusses teaching and learning, art as sustenance, and starting grad school in her 60s

"I like to encourage them that this is yours; own it, own its greatness. I say there’s always a blessing in the lesson."

And all your beautiful #CrownSelfies

What does the future hold for those venues, bars, and clubs that facilitate the communion of music and crowd?

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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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The artist and swimmer on navigating the business side of things, establishing routines, and dealing with the failure gremlin

“Someone told me years ago, you have to be your biggest fan and always remind yourself of that when you’re in doubt.”

How to make decisions, build community and kinship, and create spaces for liberation

Like a good therapist, Populoh’s inquisitive nature gets anyone in conversation with her to view the world from a new perspective.

The art jeweler, vocalist, and BMA program manager is constantly thinking about metal—for its malleability and its permanence

Largely self-taught, Beale now mostly allows her intuitive process to guide her from design to realization of new pieces.

The sculptor talks about moving to Baltimore during the pandemic, thinking with your hands, and singing to your plants

Lucien’s work is an investigation of how everyday materials can function as metaphors recalling an absence or intimacy of the human body

Artists, Don’t Freak Out, But You Need a Lawyer

Why contracts are an essential aspect of an artist’s professional practice

The Artist Statement & Why They Mostly Suck

Best Professional Practices for Artists: The Artist Statement Made Simple

Tiffany Ward Aims to Connect Artists Across the African Diaspora

Curating exhibitions and leading the Mare Residency Program, Ward explores migration, identity, Blackness, and womanhood

Artspeak and Audience: Art Writing as Bridge or Barrier

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

The Good, the Bad, and the Flood Insurance: Protecting Your Art Against Disasters

Whether you’re thinking about participating in fairs again post-COVID or just want to protect your work while it’s living in your basement, insurance is worth looking into
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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.

Taharka Brothers' Detric McCoy reflects on the rebirth of the mission-driven ice cream company as a worker-owned cooperative

The founder of Taharka Brothers, Sean Smeeton, was my dad’s mentor when he was a teenager.

When Gutierrez died of cancer at the age of 45 in 2010, he left behind a business built on hard work and craftsmanship, and a community of artists and friends who valued his passion and warmth.

“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.’”

Woodworkers Lawrence Moore and Daryl Patterson talk about their new joint venture in Old Town

In 2020, Lawrence and Darryl outgrew their studios, and decided to lease a space together in the newly renovated Art@520 building in Old Town.

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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 11: Comfort
Why the director of the performance series In the Stacks and curator at Hopkins' Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection wants you to listen to Classical music

"I’m inspired by these musicians that weren’t satisfied with the presenting platforms or ensembles that existed, so they just created new ones."

At Baltimore's Milk & Ice Vintage, Clothing Offers Histories of Resilience and Innovation

Models Abbey Parrish and Paris Roberts bring historic vintage pieces to life in a photo essay by Jill Fannon

Formed in 1955, the community clay studio comprises professionals and hobbyists, long-term potters alongside new enthusiasts

The Guild’s original animating purpose—to encourage curiosity about clay, push craftsmanship, and, perhaps most vitally, sustain a community clay studio—continues to motivate its membership.

An art dog photo essay with images from Issue 11 and outtakes

Canine Comfort: Our Art Dogs, a series of portraits of dogs in Baltimore-based artists' studios