Cara Ober

Cara Ober

Cara Ober is an artist, arts writer, curator, and the founding editor and publisher at BmoreArt, Baltimore's art and culture magazine. She writes regularly about artist, museum, and material culture, and focuses especially on context and subtext in the art world. In 2019, she was awarded a Rabkin Art Writers Grant and was commissioned by the Warhol Foundation to write "Artspeak and Audience" for Common Field's Field Perspectives Series. In addition to her regular writing and editing for BmoreArt, Ober has published articles in Vulture: New York MagazineHyperallergic, Burnaway, Art Papers, ARTnews, and The Baltimore Sun. Cara has taught classes and lectured at MICA, Johns Hopkins, American University, UMBC, and Goucher College. She holds an MFA in painting from MICA and a degree in fine arts from American University. You can email her at cara@bmoreart.com.

Stories by Cara Ober
The view from Latin America's largest art fair

Unlike Basel, where you know the names of every single artist and gallery, at Maco there was so much space for discovery.

Heidi Daniel and the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Libraries as places of possibility regardless of social class enabled Daniel to experience a larger world outside the one she lived in and imagine a variety of prospects that life might hold for her. That capacity drives her vision for the Pratt.

Mexico City's Artist-Centric Art Fair

Material is a young art fair but is now all grown up, both figuratively and literally.

What do you wear to the Pratt Contemporaries annual Black and White Party?

Whether guests were lions, bears, flying monkeys, or straight-up divas in black and white, this event felt exceptional without being stuffy, lavish but not vulgar.