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On the BMA's reopened sculpture garden and the future of monuments

It’s hard to reconcile my rich memories of the place with what now reads as a limited and parochial landscape.

Community accountability, the politics of storytelling, capitalizing the B in Black, Vanessa Guillen, COVID-19 parties, and more

The internet seems to be forgetting that we are in the middle of an uprising, and people are actively ignoring that we are in the middle of a pandemic!

In Church’s world, bodies are much more likely to remain isolated than to touch

Now the textures of the art I have collected are more real, more tangible, than the textures of human faces.

10 Must-Read Stories from Baltimore-Based Writers and Publications

Updates from local media and Baltimore-based journalists

The six 2020 Sondheim Finalists include five interdisciplinary and visual artists and one three-person artist collective.

This year marks the 15th for Artscape's $25,000 Sondheim Prize

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NMWA’s collecting practices have significantly diversified the art world since 1987

NMWA’s recent acquisitions include 166 photos by Mary Ellen Mark, a mixed-media portrait by Delita Martin, three large-scale photos by Rania Matar, and a six-foot-long chandelier by Joana Vasconcelos

Ali is a fluid performance and music artist, cultural worker, and organizer

Abdu Ali's nomadic curatorial platform as they lay includes sound and performance art, poetry, and more.

Heidi Daniel, Carla DuPree, Aaron Henkin, Peter Devereaux, and Sheri Booker

This edition of Quarantine Diaries focuses on five writers, editors, and literary advocates, and their strategies for surviving quarantine. 

MdHS Curatorial Assistant Emily Bach searches for the stories in textiles

On any given day, curatorial assistant Emily Bach could be restoring a quilt from the collection, writing object condition reports, or conducting research on a new donation.

BOPA Announces Six 2020 Sondheim Finalists

The six 2020 Sondheim Finalists include five interdisciplinary and visual artists and one three-person artist collective.

Essential Virtual Programming from Baltimore Area Museums

A Report from AVAM, BMA, BMI, MHS, NMWA, Peale Center, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and The Walters

What They're Wearing: Baltimore Quarantine Style

Home fashion is all about comfort and entertainment

The Internet Is Exploding: 10 Must-Read Articles This Week 7/5

Community accountability, the politics of storytelling, capitalizing the B in Black, Vanessa Guillen, COVID-19 parties, and more

Juneteenth and MAWU

A Durational Performance Designed by Ada Pinkston

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After Covid-19 postponement, Issue 09: Craft is coming! If you want to own it, please subscribe via our website.

Issue 09: Craft celebrates Baltimore’s incredible makers, visionary artists, and creative businesses

Photos by Devin Allen, Shae McCoy, Elena Volkova, Philip Muriel, Randall Scott, and Kyle Pompey

Ethics and expression through photos of protest

Adapting to virtual platforms, cooperative sales models, and what a future art world could look like

FAIR was designed for the internet and functions with a profit-sharing model with percentages going directly to artists and their galleries, a cooperative gallery sales pool, and a cooperative artists sales pool, with a smaller percentage going back to NADA.

10 Must-Read Stories from Baltimore-Based Writers and Publications

Updates from local media and Baltimore-based journalists

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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Two movies that make sense right now amid endless terror-scrolling Twitter.

In Church’s world, bodies are much more likely to remain isolated than to touch

Now the textures of the art I have collected are more real, more tangible, than the textures of human faces.

Kotic Couture, DJ Diaspora, Jay Swann, Mighty Mark, and Logicoma

The art of the DJ is sorely missed while music venues are closed. Find out how five local DJs have adjusted to quarantine life and how to support them.

Led by materials and natural curiosity, Cheng's interdisciplinary practice is ever-evolving

For Cheng, the environment of the interdisciplinary studio, simulated in art school by classroom work time and interaction with the students, is the most important.

Streaming Protest, Scanning Police: Jerry Lewis Gone ACAB and Howardena Pindell’s Free, White and 21

Confronting White Violence: Readings and Resources 

Articles and resources on the topics of protest, abolition, reckoning with white supremacy, and more

Litscope: Gemini & 'Exit Thru the Afro' and 'Kim Jiyoung Born 1982'

Following Gemini's restless intellectual curiosity

MASTERS: Safiyah Cheatam

A studio visit with Safiyah Cheatam, Afrofuturist, conceptual and social practice artist, UMBC Intermedia & Digital Arts MFA Candidate

Virtual Graduation Speech for the Class of 2020

A graduation ceremony is a symbol, a photo opportunity, a rite of passage, but doesn't live up to the hype in real life

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Chromati creates complex and dynamic abstracted paintings of figures anchored in the experiences of Black women’s lives and bodies

The Delaware Contemporary will celebrate Stepping Out to Step In, Chromati’s Platform Gallery commission with a public “drive-thru” opening from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, June 19.

James Williams II, Claudia Jolin, Adam Holofcener, Megan Isennock, and Bonnie Crawford

Family is about love and about seeking comfort across spaces, both physical and virtual

SewLab and other small creative businesses are saving lives in Baltimore

These four-layered bamboo/cotton, antimicrobial fabric masks are perfect for daily wear and extending the lifespan of N95 masks for healthcare professionals.

Podcasts may have messed with filmmaking a little bit

With all of us ostensibly inside, talking less or at least talking to less people, the appeal of hearing voices that aren’t our own for extended periods of time has taken on a certain restorative luster.

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Fall 2019

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 08: Archive
A conversation with experimental writer and archivist Megan McShea

Proprietary technologies and planned obsolescence collide to make data harder to extract once a file format is no longer supported, leading to a growing concern about the impact of this current “digital dark age.”

Amber Eve Anderson, Lance Bankerd, Se Jong Cho, Ami Dang, Taha Heydari, Eze Jackson, Leslie King-Hammond, Amanda McCormick, Deyane Moses, and Ernest Shaw

For visual artists, curators, performers, composers, and publishers, the purposeful creation of new archives, as well as the respectful transformation of past collections, is a common threat that unifies us on a quest to tell new stories and to diversity existing archives.

Heidi Daniel and the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Libraries as places of possibility regardless of social class enabled Daniel to experience a larger world outside the one she lived in and imagine a variety of prospects that life might hold for her. That capacity drives her vision for the Pratt.

How can we expand notions of scholarship, and facilitate an intimacy with history generated by and for Black people?

What new connections might emerge by inviting thinkers and makers with diverse educational backgrounds and practices into the archives?