Cultural institutions across the city are celebrating Black History Month in February. In the midst of its big expansion this week, the Great Blacks in Wax Museum is looking back at the Freedom Summer. Read More →
There’s a powerful black bronze torso by Rene Magritte. A dark Grace Hartigan painting called Pallas Athena — Fire (1961), that is possibly a self-portrait. And several vivid Ellsworth Kelly panels on a wall that celebrates recently acquired work from the modern master. In an exhibit of more than 200 pieces — many on display for the first time — the BMA demonstrates new breadth and depth in nearly every area of its collections. The New Arrivals Exhibit will be on display from Sunday, February 7th (Saturday for BMA members) through Sunday, May 8th, 2016.
Organizers of Light City, the illuminated festival scheduled for this spring, have released details, including the event’s concert line-up and notable conference speakers. From March 28 – April 3, Baltimore’s streets will light up with art, music, performances, and an innovation conference.
Every year, the Foreign Affairs Symposium at Johns Hopkins brings an exciting group of speakers to campus for a series of free lectures open to the public. This year, the group of invitees is particularly exciting — particularly since at least one of them can’t even step foot in the United States. Read More →
Black History Month at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum begins with a concert by the world-renowned Morgan State University Choir performing traditional African American spirituals and gospel selections. Entitled “Rejoicing in the Spirit,” the performance is Saturday, February 6 at 3:00 p.m. and is in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition Ruth Starr Rose (1887-1965): Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World.
“Everyone Has a Story. What’s Yours?”
On Valentine’s Day, Baltimore will celebrate ten years of its very own storytelling series, The Stoop, so named for Charm City’s rich history of stoop sitting in its many neighborhoods. Just as row house neighbors rest on their front steps and share stories, so it is with The Stoop. Baltimoreans from across the city come together to tell tales simply for the pleasure of the shared experience. Read More →
Downtown Baltimore is getting a new music club. Owners of Long Island music venue The Paramount announced plans to open a Baltimore location. Read More →
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