Visual Art

Visual Art

The Perennial Dialogue Among Art Through the Ages at the Walters

The esteemed Baltimore institution shows pertinent new works among its coveted collection of ancient art to reveal eternal truths across world cultures – and that tricky thing called time.

Highlights, Zeitgeists, and Weirdness (Including Shows You Can Still See)

There is no other “must-see” event on the ever-more-esoteric Aztec calendar of art world “can’t miss” events that fills me with as much eager anticipation and simultaneous existential dread.  But the art here makes it all worth it. 

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

Navigating book bans at African American Museums, Sandy Williams IV sculpture in DC, Baltimore/Brazil artist exchange, and the Baltimore Sun's decline—with reporting from Baltimore Magazine, Hyperallergic, Baltimore Banner, and other local and independent news sources.

Artists-in-Residence, strikeWare, Hold a Mirror to Loyola University's Past in Unrested, a new exhibit

The artist collective—composed of Mollye Bendell, Christopher Kojzar, and JLS Gangwisch—uses technology and storytelling for a compelling and well-rounded examination of institutional history

Pablo Helguera in Conversation with Rebecca Uchill

Helguera integrates playful formats with serious topics in his new work, Flor de Juegos Antiguos, created for the BMA’s new Joseph Education Center Experience Gallery

The best weekly art openings, events, and calls for entry happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This Week: Stefan Sagmeister lectures at MICA, screening of "Black Printmakers of Washington, DC" at Montgomery College, opening reception for UMBC faculty exhibition, JJC Talk with Eleisha Faith McCorkle and Tonisha Hope McCorkle at the BMA, two MFA shows open at Towson, and more!

Must-See Exhibitions in the Baltimore Region

10 Regional Art Exhibitions in Museums and Galleries Worth Exploring in February

Art Fairs, Openings, Performances, and Travel Advice from an Almost-Chilango

This year, I’m sharing my art week event picks—based on expertise gleaned spending the better part of the past decade always searching for some elusive superlative in the capital of extremes. 

A Pop-up Queer Cabaret and Art Space Breathes New Life into Storied North Avenue Market Locale

What happens when you give a group comprising drag queens, vintage furniture enthusiasts, theater kids, and a mixologist free reign over a vacant storefront for six weeks? Find out this weekend at the closing of "Bad Casting and Other Questionable Decisions: Paintings by Alix Tobey Southwick."

The Saga of José Martí and the Anti-Communist Plastic Surgeon who Brought Him to Baltimore, along with Spanish-Language Facebook Drama and International Dirt

In her new column, Maryland Public Art Commission Chair Kathy O'Dell deep-dives into the little-known histories behind Baltimore's oft-overlooked public art treasures. First up is Cuban sculptor Teodoro Ramos Blanco's bust of rebel and intellectual José Martí.

Michael Anthony Farley and Lexie Mountain Get Art School Confidential on the Intermedia and Digital Arts Program

When UMBC reached out to BmoreArt to help spread the word about the program, I thought immediately about Lexie and our decision to apply together years ago. The current round of applications for IMDA close on February 1st, and I thought it would be useful for potential candidates to hear our stories

Reframing Ukrainian Refugees

There is an interesting juxtaposition between the medium of tintype and the subject of refugees. Volkova’s project aims to fix, however momentarily, a population defined by movement—people dislocated by war.

The best weekly art openings, events, and calls for entry happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This Week: Susan Muaddi Darraj + Carla Du Pree in conversation at Bird in Hand, Lisa Moren panel discussion at The Peale, Baltimore Jewelry Center presents Neve Coppersmith virtual artist talk, opening reception for Polly Apfelbaum at the Mitchell Museum, and more!

A Glorious Spectacle of Baltimore Fashion

For the second annual Baltimore MET Gala, the stylish elite took on the theme of the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water.

A Conversation with Whitney Frazier and Kirby Griffin on Their Collaborative Project Calling Attention to Baltimore’s Black Women Leaders

Frazier and Griffin's shared vision has made possible a series of narrative works that bring otherwise overlooked corners of Baltimore to the forefront of public attention. 

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