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Anthology featuring nine authors from around the US and Canada delivers bite-sized portions of terror

The horror and trauma here are more implicit and embedded into the place, more chronic than acute, and all too familiar.

Political tensions rise around the world and produce more and more resistance.

Hot Sauce Artist Collective partners with BOPA to curate outdoor pop-up exhibitions

A group of printmakers, educators, neighbors, innovators, and curators are using their platform to bring outdoor art and culture events to different neighborhoods in Baltimore City.

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

Updates from local media and Baltimore-based journalists

The range of works in Copeland’s collection highlights her discerning interests and tastes

Copeland's collection is a reflection of the depth and width of her 30-year career in museums: contemporary art, functional works traditionally sidelined as craft, and objects of historical importance for what they remind us about where we come from.

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

Once an institution starts viewing its collection as revenue-generating assets, how does it reconcile its obligation to the artists it has collected in the past and the curators who made the decisions to collect the art?

On Wednesday, a group of former trustees and members of Baltimore Museum of Art’s accessions committees, as well as Baltimore gallery directors and former trustees at the Walters Art Museum, ...

A Baltimore-based fashion designer crafts clothing with strength and flexibility 

Her fashion line, Jody Davis Designs, recently celebrated its tenth year, and her garments have been worn by the likes of television journalists Soledad O’Brien and Gayle King.

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.

Peace Floods the Body: Bobbi Rush's 'Language of the Crow'

With each letter, Bobbi Rush elevates written language and transforms it into song

Jo Smail's Visual Poetry

Artist Jo Smail in conversation with curator Kristen Hileman

After MICA Faculty Vote No Confidence, Board of Trustees Announces Support of President Hoi and a Pledge to Implement Changes

Among so many ever-louder calls for accountability and change across the country, MICA faces a critical moment

Baltimore News Updates from Independent & Regional Media 10/15

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

Seeing What Happens: High Zero Goes Virtual

How Baltimore’s storied experimental and improvisational music festival is solving problems in interesting ways

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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.

Schaun Champion's romantic outdoor photos of Black men and women wearing floral crowns are the images we need right now

The series came from the artist's question: has anyone seen a black flower? No one could give her an answer, but she knew they existed.

What an interior space tells us about its occupants

"Many designers and architects develop a look or aesthetic that defines their craft but for me, I had been raised to look for the narrative that gave each place its soul and identity."

Nothing happens without the audience in The Institute for Counterfeit Memory, a play that arrives in a cardboard box

The experimental nature of this play is not simply for the sake of experiment but to highlight all of our assumptions that make us comfortable and therefore passive, forgetful, and complicit.

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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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In the museum’s effort to foreground experience over spectacle, the pendulum swings too far

In truth, I am drawn to Glenstone for the same reasons I question its efficacy.

A Charles Village Home Filled with Contemporary Art

What doesn’t fit in their apartment waits in storage as they rotate pieces in and out, rendering their home as both a gallery and a domestic space, enriched by their love for art and artists. 

Observing light and reflecting on the domestic experience

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

Radical and Visionary: NMWA Collects 200+ Works by Women in 2020

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

Artspeak and Audience: Art Writing as Bridge or Barrier

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

Quarantine Diaries: Rappers & Collaborators

Chris Cassius, Baby Kahlo, Logicoma, Stoop Baby Mo, Infinity Knives, Brian Ennals, Eze Jackson, Bailey Straughn

What Monument Would the Lion Design?

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

The Internet Is Exploding: 10 Must-Read Articles This Week 10/11

Black Futures, stan culture, learning the land, the case for abolition, Latria Graham, the VP debate and more

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Authors Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman strive for balance in their longterm, long-distance friendship

In classic Libra style, Ann and Aminatou are so inseparable that they actually write the book in one voice.

A fall fashion shoot at the Baltimore Jewelry Center

Contemporary art jewelry, designed to be beautiful and comfortable, enhances the wearer's daily experience.

In 2017 Baltimore rapper Deetranada starred in season 3 of the Lifetime reality series The Rap Game

"I knew I had a gift with words when I started getting in trouble for speaking my mind without being disrespectful or explicit, but simply for the fact I was speaking the truth that a certain group of people didn't want to hear."

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Spring 2020

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 09: Craft
The range of works in Copeland’s collection highlights her discerning interests and tastes

Copeland's collection is a reflection of the depth and width of her 30-year career in museums: contemporary art, functional works traditionally sidelined as craft, and objects of historical importance for what they remind us about where we come from.

A Baltimore-based fashion designer crafts clothing with strength and flexibility 

Her fashion line, Jody Davis Designs, recently celebrated its tenth year, and her garments have been worn by the likes of television journalists Soledad O’Brien and Gayle King.

A Workshop of Our Own is a woodshop specifically for women and gender-nonconforming craftspeople to work and learn new skills

Now in its third year, WOO boasts approximately a hundred active members who use the shop, including three resident woodworkers who rent studio space in the building to run their businesses.

How Cherry's art practice reflects his strength as a craftsman, historian, and storyteller

Cherry’s assemblage portraits create a sense of familiarity, especially through the everyday objects and materials he incorporates as symbols for larger questions and preconceived notions of American history and culture.