Visual Art

Visual Art

Why is a painting of a nude woman by a woman potentially offensive, but not one by a man?

Lisa Yuskavage’s porn-inspired, rainbow-hued paintings of women in fantasy landscapes are featured at the BMA through Sept 19 in Wilderness, a survey show co-organized with the Aspen Museum of Art

The curator-centric show favors colorful, crafty, and playful work that transforms its banal context—two vacant floors of a Manhattan office building

This year, dozens of curators were invited to organize exhibitions around the theme HEARSAY:HERESY—a timely prompt in this age of fake news and ever raging culture wars, yet one that often manifested in decidedly Medieval aesthetics.

At Baltimore's Milk & Ice Vintage, Clothing Offers Histories of Resilience and Innovation

Models Abbey Parrish and Paris Roberts bring historic vintage pieces to life in a photo essay by Jill Fannon

This photo essay by Gregory McKay might make you fall in love with Baltimore

Harmonious images of Baltimore created after six years, tens of thousands of photos, and thousands of miles on a bike with a camera.

Formed in 1955, the community clay studio comprises professionals and hobbyists, long-term potters alongside new enthusiasts

The Guild’s original animating purpose—to encourage curiosity about clay, push craftsmanship, and, perhaps most vitally, sustain a community clay studio—continues to motivate its membership.

The Barclay native discusses teaching and learning, art as sustenance, and starting grad school in her 60s

"I like to encourage them that this is yours; own it, own its greatness. I say there’s always a blessing in the lesson."

An art dog photo essay with images from Issue 11 and outtakes

Canine Comfort: Our Art Dogs, a series of portraits of dogs in Baltimore-based artists' studios

In her Frederick Arts Council show, Dillin explores isolation and connection within ongoing economic decline

"I wanted to convey the feeling of the isolation and emptiness of the space but also connection . . . almost like you’re falling in love with that stranger, or at least having an intense curiosity."

The myth of museum neutrality, why slowing down matters, and making authentic structural changes

Culture Strike is essential reading for art museum professionals, board members, artists, and cultural community members

Dyer explores the shaky balance between overconsumption and deprivation

Nicole Dyer has an intimate knowledge of scarcity and overindulgence, and her exuberant canvases, papier-mâché sculptures, and installations explore the universal hunt for satisfaction through depictions of everyday products from the supermarket that surround us.

The artist and swimmer on navigating the business side of things, establishing routines, and dealing with the failure gremlin

“Someone told me years ago, you have to be your biggest fan and always remind yourself of that when you’re in doubt.”

The environmental scientist's painted fictions

Cho describes herself as a convergence of art and science, an artist and environmental scientist who wants to blur the boundaries between her fields through her compelling acrylic paintings.

A photo essay collaboration between a Baltimore-based photographer and his daughter

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is a place for our children to wonder, dream, and stare starry-eyed at a world much larger than their home. 

On the Baltimore artist's ever-evolving practice

“I do not have the collage without photography. There is no photography without community,” Wallace says.

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

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