Collecting

Collecting

Housewerks Salvage at the Chesapeake Gas Company

To list the items that Riddleberger has saved from landfills would take a building as large as the 1885 gas company “valve house” in South Baltimore where he keeps his collection of curios: an architectural salvage business called Housewerks.

Building a legacy while supporting a community

Timmons is especially drawn to pieces rendered by artists based in or affiliated with Baltimore: Amy Sherald, Elizabeth Talford Scott, Jerrell Gibbs, Mequitta Ahuja, Derrick Adams, and Devin Allen, among many others.

Moses sees her role as a curator as a community builder

Moses' curatorial project, the Maryland Institute Black Archives (MIBA), uncovered the erased history of Black students at MICA and documented as many stories from present-day Black students, alumni, faculty, and staff as possible.

Collectors Philip and Deborah English talk about the lure of the whimsical Victorian-era ceramics

Majolica Mania is the result of a near-constant effort by enthusiasts to get decorative arts curators to take this fantastical subset of ceramics seriously.

The wide-ranging, meticulously organized collections include photographs, seashells, teeth, vintage ornaments, automobile emblems, bones, feathers, and much more

Entering the wood-floored room on the third floor of the couple's Baltimore home feels a bit like walking into a cabinet of curiosities from centuries past.

Organizers hope to attract collectors of all stripes

Twenty-four galleries, dealers, and print publishers from across the country will be present for the fair in Pigtown.

Proceeds benefit the Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund, which gives cultural workers emergency financial aid

This concrete gesture of solidarity is Elena Volkova’s way of “trying to turn grief into something productive,” she says. “Better than being curled-up crying on the floor.”

Baltimore’s thriving plant-collecting community

Baltimore’s houseplant community is as wide and diverse as our city, ranging from internationally recognized players to newcomers who just bought their first snake plant.

The Circle and the Line: The Jewelry of Betty Cooke at The Walters Art Museum

There is subtlety, but never repetition in this retrospective of 160 objects. There is revelation in the tiniest nuance.

Trends and Sightings at The Big Fair Miami Beach

While it’s exciting to see works of art by well known favorites at Art Basel, it's a treat to discover new artists and galleries and this year’s big fair provided a slew of new names and programs to follow.

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.

Creating context and conversation through a collection of classical and contemporary African art

By displaying contemporary works by African and diasporic artists with objects of historical measure into a setting for conversation, gatherings, and family, the Ojikutus have built a life around art devoid of the artificial distinctions that most museums have perpetuated for centuries

This year's ACC Craft show is online, but no less full of dazzling handmade must-haves!

The ACC has continued its mission to elevate and promote the work of master craftspeople, and to make their work accessible to those who want to live with beautiful handmade objects.

How a full-time artist and a Baltimore City councilperson have built their art collection

“Everything in this house represents the person, so every piece of art is an intimate connection to that artist,” Fostel says. “Having their work on our walls constantly keeps them in mind.”

Building an archive of everyday Black life and culture

A conversation with conceptual artist and photographer Larry Cook and gallery owner/director Myrtis Bedolla

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