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The View from Halcyon: A Thanksgiving Table

0 Written by: | Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 10:40am

We are shocked that it’s already Thanksgiving! Recently, we’ve been consumed with the re-opening of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s American Wing and 100th Anniversary Gala, which took place last weekend. The great main entrance on Art Museum Drive re-opens for public use on Sunday, November 23, so please come and see all of the hard work, new galleries and great art!


Here at Halcyon, Thanksgiving is all about the family. They are arriving from up and down the East Coast and we’re excited to see them. Thanksgiving Day is low-key and slow. The menu has been planned ahead and the shopping has been finished. The kitchen is essentially the heart of the home, with a small sitting room with a fireplace just off of it and a couple of comfortable chairs. Read More →

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On The Wall with Renaissance Fine Arts: In the Navy

0 Written by: | Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 10:10am

In The Navy

Say a salute to the most royal of blues. Deep hued and rich, Navy is often regarded as regal and luxurious; a nod to the royal shipmen from which the color was named. No longer specific to the elite, Navy has become a beautiful staple of interiors; providing classic charm and sophistication to any space it adorns.

An abstract landscape provides a lovely touch of texture and color while keeping with the palette of the room. The organic brushstrokes contrast against the clean lines of the furniture and complement the natural feel of the space.

The subtlety of the Navy in this piece is what makes it suit this quiet living room. The play of light and dark tones within the painting stand out against the dark matte wall yet allude to the juxtaposed color scheme of the room.

A large, energetic piece with a varied palette will brighten a monochromatic Navy space. The artwork employs a modern treatment of Navy tones – in whimsical shapes and linear lines, updating the style in an otherwise rustic environment.


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Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend

0 Written by: | Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 10:00am


Get Up & Go! Dive into the Holidays!

You don’t need us to tell you that this week brings with it an avalanche of sales, specials, and promotions throughout the city and beyond. But we’ve definitely got a few highlights to share, and some choice activities to help keep your sanity as the holiday season comes bursting in. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Money & Power

House of Cards, Veep Tax Breaks Aren’t Worth It, State Report Says

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 3:32pm

casting callYou may love all of the restaurant sightings and fake campaign buses that go along with having political TV shows filming in town, but a state agency says the tax credits that provide incentive for TV producers to film D.C.-set shows in Baltimore aren’t a good investment for Maryland. Read More →


BMA’s Renovated American Wing Looks Amazing

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 8:32am

BMA's renovated American Wing

Milton Avery and Gertrude Greene getting cozy with two very different takes on the reading chair (one by Nils Holger Moormann). Via Baltimore Museum of Art

When the Baltimore Museum of Art revamped its American Wing, it changed almost everything about how the art is presented. Used to be, paintings hung with paintings, and sculptures stood with sculptures, and so on. But in the course of a $7.9 million renovation, curators employed a variety of approaches to installation that lend narrative, chronological, and geographical contexts to the works.  The American Wing opens officially to the public this Sunday, November 23 with a celebration from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Read More →

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Mind Land Sea City Scapes at Renaissance Fine Arts

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 1:00pm



November 1 – 29, 2014
Monday through Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturdays: 10am – 5pm

This November 2014, join Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts in a celebration of our Regional Artists. Explore the exquisite collection within all three of our locations, and discover the unique art of our diverse region. This exhibition will showcase a variety of genres and media featuring the work of Eric Abrecht, Jeff Erickson, Vitali Miagkov, Tina Palmer, Alice Pritchard, and John Sills.


Culture, Featured

Fake Campaign Bus Causes Real Traffic Jam

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 9:20am

Photo via Brian Kuebler/@BrianfromABC2

Photo via Brian Kuebler/@BrianfromABC2

We love Veep. So much so that we’ll forgive them for snarling up traffic on 83 North yesterday morning. Read More →

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Renaissance Fine Arts Presents: OBJECTS OF DESIRE SCULPTURE SHOW

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 12:30pm



December 1 – 20, 2014
Monday through Friday: 10am – 6pm, Saturday: 10am – 5pm

For a limited engagement, experience the varied sculptural works on display at Merritt Gallery and Renaissance Fine Arts this December. Explore the art of acclaimed sculptors Lorenzo Quinn, Larry Schueckler, and Tolla, while discovering the talents of emerging and established artists within the gallery. Whether bronze, glass, or any media in between, this captivating collection of art in the round is sure to impress with its unique forms and exquisite details.  Click here for details.

Culture, Featured

The Maryland Film Fest Is One of the World’s 25 Coolest

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 10:49am


In 2013, there were 3,000 active film festivals throughout the world. Read More →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Culture, Lifeline

Holly Fest is Coming, Nov. 22

0 Written by: | Monday, Nov 17, 2014 5:09pm

holly fest 2014 flyer (1)

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