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To the Heart of the Matter: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

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Depth of Field: Acquisitions to the Photography Collections, 2008 – 2018
through Wednesday, December 19th

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery 
UMBC : 21250

The exhibition Depth of Field presents approximately one hundred images acquired over the last ten years by UMBC’s Photography Collections through generous gifts from donors and artists. The photographs on view highlight the breadth and depth of the collection and illustrate the range of forms, technology, and artists that historically shaped the medium and are presently impacting its ongoing evolution.

Featured artists in the exhibition include Albert Arthur Allen, Laurie Brown, Kristin Capp, Clarence Carvell BFA ’93, Chim (David Seymour), William Eggleston, Donna Ferrato, Robert Fichter, Todd Forsgren, Peggy Fox, Sally Gall, Ralph Gibson, Penny Harris, Sam Holden, Irina Ionesco, Walter Iooss, Lotte Jacobi, N. Jay Jaffee, Brian Jones, Nate Larson, David S. Lavine, Alen MacWeeney, Mary Ellen Mark, Fred McDarrah, Dorothy Norman, David Seltzer, Steve Szabo, Barbara Traub, Peter Turnley, and Robert VonSternberg. Additionally, the exhibition features daguerreotypes, painted photographs, and post-mortem photographs. Depth of Field is curated by Emily Hauver, who is curator of exhibition for the gallery.

The Photography Collections at UMBC contain more than two million photographs, with an emphasis on the formats, processes, genres, and technological evolution of the medium and images demonstrating the social impact of photography. Works include photography that has influenced public thought or legislation such as Lewis Hine’s photographs of child labor and the mining photographs (1870–1895) of George Bretz. These photographs have been used by scholars from around the world and have been loaned to venerable institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art. Collection holdings also illustrate the development of the aesthetic principles of photography. Works by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Berenice Abbott, A. Aubrey Bodine, Bill Brandt, Eileen Cowin, Barbara Crane, Judy Dater, William Eggleston, Robert Frank, Roland Freeman, Lotte Jacobi, Alfred Cheney Johnston, Stephen Marc, David Plowden, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Walter Rosenblum, Jaromir Stephany (professor of visual arts, deceased), Steve Szabo, James Van Der Zee, Edward Weston, Minor White, members of the Photo-Secession, and hundreds of other artists are represented. Also noteworthy are the hundreds of thousands of newspaper and wire service photographs from the Baltimore Sun and Underwood & Underwood. These photographs, along with other images held such as panoramic views of Maryland by the Hughes Company, constitute a great resource for study of Maryland history.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Last Stop Hops & Shop
Thursday, December 20th • 5-7pm

Peabody Heights Brewery 
401 East 30th Street : 21218

Are you a last minute kind of holiday shopper? Can’t make it to Holiday Heap? Swing by the Peabody Heights Brewery on Thursday December 20th for our 4th annual Last Stop Hops & Shop!

Fulfill all your last-minute shopping needs while enjoying a relaxing evening of local food and beer! We’ll have 20+ local artists and makers in the tasting room.

Baltimore Clayworks Community Holiday Potluck
Thursday, December 20th • 5:30-8:30pm

Baltimore Clayworks 
5707 Smith Avenue : 21209

Join us for a Community Holiday Potluck! It will be Thursday, Dec. 20th from 5:30-8pm in our Gallery building. Stop by for food, drinks, art, and community, while you enjoy 15% off your holiday shopping.

City Arts Holiday Night Market
Friday, December 21st • 7-10pm

Gallery CA
440 East Oliver Street : 21201

Need to do some last minute shopping? Wondering where to buy a unique gift? Buy from a local artist! Come support the resident artists of City Arts and friends with with your holiday dollars. Keep it fun! Keep it local!

12×12 | Closing Reception
Saturday, December 22nd • 1-4pm

Mono Practice
212 McAllister Street : 21202

MONO Practice is pleased to present 12×12 /2018 a group show featuring a small works 12 inches and under.  The exhibition  features 19 local and national artists, representing examples of MONO Practices programing in contemporary abstraction and reductive art.  Most artworks are priced at $500 or under, providing a great opportunity to purchase a work of art for yourself or for a loved one.  Please join us, Saturday, December 8, for this special opening reception and get to know the featured artists! 

Featured Artists:

Erick Antonio Benitez, John Bohl, David Brown, Sara Dittrich, Alex Ebstein, Ariel Cavalcante Foster, Terence Hannum, Tiffany Johnson, Haya Kim, Magnolia Laurie, Grace E. Lee, Cevahir Ozdogan, Nick Primo, Ben Piwowar, Andrea Sherrill Evans, Joseph Shetler, Haewon Sohn, Kenneth Yee, Ruri Yi

A Wonder in My Soul | Final Performance
Sunday, December 23rd 

Baltimore Center Stage
700 North Calvert Street : 21202


In a Baltimore beauty shop, two longtime co-owners and best friends grapple with a major decision: remain as the anchor of their beloved neighborhood, or relocate under the pressures of gentrification and crime? In dialogue that resonates with everyday poetry, and underscored with music both profound and stirring, A Wonder in My Soul looks at the evolution of one family, the history of Baltimore, and a whole community.

Content Advisory: This story of friendship and Baltimore neighborhoods is fitting for all audiences, in elementary school and beyond. (Please note: Children ages six and up are permitted into the theater.)

featured image: from Flickr, Baltimore’s Miracle on 34th Street Christmas Lights | by crabsandbeer (Kevin Moore)

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