Is this a good year for galleries? That depends on who you ask. At the main fair, booths with challenging or innovative artworks are about as common as faces with intact buccal fat—they're few and far between and take some effort to spot.
To say the work is political would be an understatement. To paraphrase her aunt at the opening: "Hey Heidi why don’t you tell us where you stand politically?" But it is more than that, it is about being an artist, being a mother, being a partner, and being a feminist in these ever so uncertain times
The works in The Speed of Time show artists co-opting, even deconstructing film and video, media that, in their commercial form, were on their way to dominating the American consciousness.
The National Gallery of Art’s retrospective Skip Norman: Here and Now on December 9-10, 2023, is a long overdue homecoming for a talented Black filmmaker with strong connections to the region, whose small but compelling filmography and unique life story merit a fresh look.
"Pa’ Mi Gente" is a love letter to the Puerto Rican diaspora in Baltimore and beyond.
Coinciding with the U.N. Climate Change Conference, Baltimore-based Plays and Readings
Collectively these pieces speak to our very human impulse towards making, documenting, and memorializing that extends beyond the early Modern era.
If an institution cannot successfully function without the direct engagement of its founding director, clearly it is not yet sustainable or ready to successfully onboard a successor.
The two-person cast, Tuyết Thị Phạm (Afong Moy) and Đavid Lee Huỳnh (Atung), under Nana Dakin’s skillful direction, show the effect of cultural exploitation on the individual. They also, along with the talented design team, raise the question of whether we are complicit in that exploitation.
This week's news includes: New Hamiltonian Fellows, Kerr Houston wins Lois Moran Award for Craft Writing, The Roller Wave, the Valerie Maynard internship at the BMA, the Mac MacLure Spirit of Leadership Award, and more!
If you ask around town for the best restaurant, Blacksauce Kitchen is almost always among the top ten, but the brick-and-mortar shop is only open two days a week—Thursdays and Saturdays.
Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann and Jackie Milad at VisArts, playwright Tatiana Nya Ford, Terri Lee Freeman, Dr. Edwin T. Johnson, and Lady Brion interviewed on WYPR Midday, CharmTV moving to Black Arts District, Bertha's closes for good, and more.
The Vagabond Players have opened their 108th season with a handsome production of Tim Rice’s Cold War rock opera Chess. Under Stephen M. Deininger’s excellent direction, this neglected work has come back to Baltimore’s Broadway with a bang.