Explore the creative vision of 24 artists at SPARK: New Light, presented by Towson UniversityUMBC, and PNC Bank, August 13 through September 25 at The Peale.

SPARK: New Light will ignite your imagination. Discover photographic time capsules and microscopic organisms that glow in the dark, investigate delicate bamboo paper sculptures and a post-apocalyptic future, learn about a Chinese-American who fought in the Civil War and the disappearance of Holland Island, and enjoy room after room of additional artworks.

Artists featured in this fifth annual family-friendly SPARK exhibition include Mark BurchickLynn CazabonIrene ChanGrace DoyleAdam DronebergCarrie FucileAlexandra GaroveDanielle HawkFahmida Hossain, Ahlam Khamis, Jinyoung KohDiane KuthyKathy Marmor (with Penny Rheingans), Jenee MateerLisa Moren (with Tsvetan Bachvaroff, Dan Deacon, and Woody Lissauer), Kat NavarroTimothy NoheSookkyung ParkCorrie Francis ParksChris PeregoyFoster Reynolds-SantiagoLynn Tomlinson, and J. Yablonsky.

SPARK: New Light is curated by Catherine Borg.

SPARK: New Light is made possible by a generous grant from PNC Bank.


Special Events

The Peale — Grand Reopening and Founder’s Day — Saturday, August 13, 1–4 p.m.
The first museum building in the United States, The Peale was established by artist Rembrandt Peale in 1814. Over the past several years, The Peale has been engaged in a substantial renovation, and the opening day of SPARK will coincide with The Peale’s Grand Reopening: Founder’s Day 2022 celebration.

Artist Reception — Wednesday, September 7, 5–8 p.m.
Join us for a reception to celebrate the work of SPARK artists. (Details forthcoming.)

Cameraless Photography Workshop — Sunday, September 11, 1–4 p.m.
Join Chris Peregoy for a free workshop on cameraless photography. (Details forthcoming.)

Illumination of The Peale — Friday–Sunday, September 23–25, time to be announced
Artist Kelley Bell presents Window 26, a projection event that will illuminate The Peale. (Details forthcoming.)

Percussion Performances — Saturday, September 24, time to be announced
The Towson Percussion Ensemble, the UMBC Percussion Ensemble, and the Umbilicus percussion ensemble present a free performance. (Details forthcoming.)


Visitor Information

Admission to SPARK V: New Light is free.

The Peale is open Thursdays and Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Covid protocols are in place when visiting The Peale, and proof of vaccination and masking required. Please visit here for current information on visiting The Peale.

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