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Dispatches from Untitled Art Fair and NADA at Miami Art Week 2021

The term horror vacui, or “fear of the vacuum,” remained stuck in my head… could this new maximalism be a reflection of the claustrophobia of lockdown life and fear of loss?

At the Katzen Arts Center, Robles-Gordon's exhibition conveys a first-person account of the intimacies of movement

In Robles-Gordon’s hands, mistaking the map means we must contend with the entanglements of colonialism and empire—and the spiritual resonance of it all—in the wake of violence. 

Photo Essay Documenting a Miami Art Fair Performance courtesy of de boer

Monsieur Zohore’s performance, entitled Rush, casts a critical lens on the lineage of ‘bro culture’ linking lascivious behavior to so-called heteronormative practices often tied to fraternal Greek stereotypes.

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

The Guardians at The Peale, Rapid Lemon Productions' at Motor House, BMA hosts Monica Ikegwu and Tawny Chatmon in conversation with Myrtis Bedolla, MAP's UNDER $500, Current Space Art Market, Station North Holiday Market, Chris Bathgate at Connect+Collect, A Wake at Area 405

The legendary Baltimore punk band talks about its brief comeback, art and commercialism, and critical visceral performance

Around the end of August, Double Dagger announced their two-date shows at Ottobar and Current Space as a “once in a decade” event that would only be held in Baltimore in mid-October.

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Featuring 30+ of our favorite Baltimore makers and stores

For all those you love (and for yourself) shop local this season from Baltimore-based stores and creators including books, music, coffee, self care, food, and more.

Photos by Elena Volkova from the release party for Issue 12, celebrating visionary, maximalist-leaning creatives

“More is More” is the theme for BmoreArt's Issue 12, where maximalism, inclusivity, exuberance, and accumulation become the modus operandi for a post-pandemic world.

MICA professor Sarah-Neel Smith awarded $50k for a new book project and writer Kriston Capps $30k for short-form writing on public art

Administered by Creative Capital, the Warhol Writers Program offers three categories of project grants—articles ($15,000), books ($50,000), and short-form writing series ($30,000)—meant to counteract the systemic lack of funding for arts writing and to recognize its significant cultural value.

Soft Water Hard Stone is curated by Margot Norton and Jamillah James

The 2021 New Museum Triennial, Soft Water Hard Stone, the museum's fifth, exhibits works by 40 artists and collectives from around the world including Baltimore's Cynthia Daignault and Kahlil Robert Irving.

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Fake, Foul, and Funny: The 14Karat Cabaret Gets Its Day in the Sun

MAP’s retrospective celebrates 30+ years of Baltimore’s underground performance art showcase

The Shuffle of Things: Rediscovering Goucher’s Lost Museum

A compelling mix of archival and artistic presentations, combining didactic texts with creative installations and works by visual artists

BMA Workers Say Fair Pay and Job Security Shouldn't Be a Privilege

Baltimore Museum of Art workers are unionizing for livable wages, staff advancement, health and safety

Maryland State Arts Council Shifts Grants to Address Equity, Bringing Cuts to Largest Organizations

The new model for FY2024 projects that the smaller 250 organizations would receive 73% of the funding instead of the current 54%

A Photographer Reimagining the Practice of Portraiture

Rebecca Marimutu is a contemporary photographer and interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the self, identity, and materiality
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A photo essay of fun and stylish lewks from Baltimore's premier vintage shopping event

The 2021 Baltimore Vintage Expo is the perfect environment to showcase a range of advanced sartorial decisions and fashion-forward individuals.

An Interview with Curator of the Americas Ellen Hoobler

Translations and Transitions celebrates Mexican and Central American History and Culture through November 7

The larger-than-life bronze statue of McCardell, sculpted by Sarah Hempel Irani, is located in Carroll Creek Park

There are so many more stories to tell about female-identifying people throughout history, and so many histories neglected and erased, but it is exciting to see the beginnings of new figures celebrated on this kind of stage.

Antwaun Sargent's book-turned-exhibition features contemporary Black photographers working across the worlds of fine art and fashion at MICA

This cohort of photographers apply the fine-art idioms of landscape, portraiture, and still life to fashion photography.

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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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There is a feedback loop between Bill Schmidt's studio and his visual world, where mysterious shapes take on greater significance

Schmidt works at a tiny scale so that viewers to have to get close to his paintings, to have an intimate and “one-on-one relationship with the surfaces.''

An integral part of Gatlin's process is to look at a big idea in different ways and consider it from every angle

"I identify as interdisciplinary and sometimes I even go as far as to say non-disciplinary because I have a craft and DIY background. I don't necessarily feel like discipline is the right word to use. I love materials and I love playing with something new, I think that’s the thing that pulls me."

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 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."

Once Again, Into the Woods: An Interview with Stephanie Barber

Trial in the Woods explores rationality, violence, and the ethics of punishment through Barber’s trademark humor and wordplay

Soft Revolution in a Free Guitar Rhythm: An Interview with Mdou Moctar

The Tuareg guitarist talks about poetry in translation, legacies of colonization, and building his first guitar using bicycle brake cables

A Cure for Toxic Museum Culture: Laura Raicovich's New Book, Culture Strike

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

The Artist Statement & Why They Mostly Suck

Best Professional Practices for Artists: The Artist Statement Made Simple

Litscope: Scorpio & ‘Savage Love from A to Z’

The perfect read for Scorpio season!
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Courtney Richeson's series presents varied ecological regions and built environments

The Views from the Train series mimics the contemplative act of looking out the window and speculating on the various ways of living in the world

Rebecca Marimutu is a contemporary photographer and interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the self, identity, and materiality

Both analog and digital, Marimutu’s photo collages reveal a process of self discovery and self representation through the active manipulating and reconfiguring of material into sculptural figures.

Saskia Kahn's Skatepark Baltimore is an ongoing, collaborative, photo-based art project

Skatepark Baltimore is an ongoing, photo-based art project about resilience, love, and identity.

Micah E. Wood's intimate portraits capture a bold musical vision

Color-saturated images of favorite Baltimore-based bands inspired by fashion, design, and art

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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
Restaurant takeout has become a primary way to make an event memorable and to support the local businesses we love

Artful Photos of carry out food from Ekiben, Larder, Bodhi Corner, Tortilleria Sinaloa, Blacksauce Kitchen, and mixers by CAnE Collective

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