Maura Callahan

Maura Callahan

Writer

Maura Callahan is a writer living in Baltimore and a graduate student of contemporary American art history at the University of Maryland, College Park. The recipient of the 2018 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing, Maura has published art criticism in BmoreArt, Momus, Hyperallergic, Burnaway, Gulf Coast, and artnet News. She previously served as deputy editor at the Baltimore Beat and Performing Arts Editor at City Paper.

Stories by Maura Callahan
The BMA’s Joan Mitchell retrospective denationalizes a transatlantic painter

Part of the solution to dismantling art history’s tendencies toward chauvinism is to consider not where paintings might take us, but what they offer on their own grounds. 

A Workshop of Our Own is a woodshop specifically for women and gender-nonconforming craftspeople to work and learn new skills

Now in its third year, WOO boasts approximately a hundred active members who use the shop, including three resident woodworkers who rent studio space in the building to run their businesses.

In the museum’s effort to foreground experience over spectacle, the pendulum swings too far

In truth, I am drawn to Glenstone for the same reasons I question its efficacy.

Nora Sturges and Jackie Milad at C. Grimaldis Gallery

At C. Grimaldis Gallery, two solo exhibitions by Baltimore-based artists Nora Sturges and Jackie Milad repurpose cultural iconographies.