Collecting

Collecting

Beautiful handmade craft items envisioned as Dutch still life tableaux

Although businesses are struggling because of Covid restrictions, this season we wanted to make it easier to patronize Baltimore-based artists and shops and to luxuriate in the amazing range of quality that you can support through your purchases.

A redesign for Necessary Tomorrows includes a new online exhibition featuring Kirby Griffin, Gyasi Mitchell, Glenford Nuñez, and Sharayna Christmas

Christmas is an immovable force in the Baltimore arts landscape, a textbook multihyphenate mother, dancer, producer, and the founder of the nonprofit arts organization Muse 360 Arts.

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 fall fashion shoot at the Baltimore Jewelry Center

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

Liz Faust, Thomas James, Michael Benevento & Julianne Hamilton, Giulia Piera Livi

This edition of Quarantine Diaries features five Baltimore-based gallerists and curators who have adapted their practices to create new opportunities for artists to survive and thrive through quarantine

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."

Three artists work within AFRO American Newspapers' archives

This new phase of programming allows us to congregate and experience art together safely, on the street or in our cars from a distance.

The Hampden-based progressive studio encourages artists’ autonomy and creative expression

Progressive art studios are philosophically integral to disability rights and social justice.

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. 

Three Baltimore-based Artists Exhibiting Together

This edition of Quarantine Diaries features three artists whose exhibition at BmoreArt’s Connect+Collect Gallery was postponed.

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.

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

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.

Performance artist Monsieur Zohore collaborates with NY galleries New Release and Palo to raise legal funds for protestors

All proceeds go directly to Baltimore Action Legal Team, an organization that offers legal services to protesters and has been operating a bail fund since April 2015

Images for Baltimore raises much-needed funding for the Maryland Food Bank

Buy a $50 print by a Baltimore-based artist and support the MD Food Bank

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