Nov 16 Wednesday
The Great Migration (1915–1970) saw more than six million African Americans leave the South for destinations across the United States. This incredible dispersal of people across the country transformed nearly every aspect of Black life and culture. A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration explores the ways in which its impact reverberates today through newly commissioned works across media by 12 acclaimed Black artists, including Akea Brionne, Mark Bradford, Zoë Charlton, Larry W. Cook, Torkwase Dyson, Theaster Gates Jr., Allison Janae Hamilton, Leslie Hewitt, Steffani Jemison, Robert Pruitt, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, and Carrie Mae Weems.
The exhibition is co-curated by Jessica Bell Brown, Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art at the BMA and Ryan N. Dennis, Chief Curator and Artistic Director of the Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) at the Mississippi Museum of Art.
The exhibition is co-organized by the Mississippi Museum of Art and the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Selections from the 19th-Century European and North American Collection is an intimate display of 43 paintings and 12 sculptures installed on the first floor of the Centre Street building in the Special Exhibitions Gallery. Standouts from the Walters’ 19th-century European and North American collection will be grouped thematically to create new perspectives on much loved artworks. The seven themes include war and peace, fame, rural life, childhood, and music.
A number of visitor favorites will return to view, including Antoine-Louis Barye’s bronze Tom the Algerian Greyhound (ca. 1889), while Jacob-Emile-Edouard Brandon’s Portuguese Synagogue at Amsterdam (ca. 1867), which recently underwent extensive treatment in our paintings’ conservation studio, will be on display for the first time in decades. Works by artists with a Baltimore connection, such as the sculptors Edward Berge, William Henry Rinehart, and Hans Schuler, are also included, as well as the recent acquisition Child with Strawberries (ca. 1803–1805) by Black American artist Joshua Johnson.
In addition, the Walters’ two Faberge imperial Easter Eggs, and other jeweled objects from Carl Faberge’s workshop, are on display in the vestibule of the European Treasury galleries off the Sculpture Court, along with René Lalique’s Orchid Comb (ca. 1903–1904).
The Italian galleries of the Walters Art Museum bridge the past and the present in an exhibition that seeks to illustrate the connections between the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods and contemporary art, each offering insights into the other.
Activating the Renaissance features paintings, photography, and sculpture by six artists, the majority from the Baltimore area: Jessica Bastidas, Tawny Chatmon, Bernhard Hildebrandt, Murjoni Merriweather, Stephen Towns, and Ventiko. Their art is displayed alongside paintings and sculpture from the Walters collection by masters such as Jacopo Pontormo and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.
Joaneath Spicer, James A. Murnaghan, Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, selected the artists and artworks in the exhibition based on their ability to draw forward and reflect upon stylistic and thematic elements in both classic and contemporary work. The artworks are placed throughout the Italian Renaissance and Baroque galleries to show the techniques and stylistic elements that artists past and present use to share personal experience and portray their subjects.
The Walters Italian paintings constitute one of the most significant holdings in the Americas and some of the most popular and well-known works in the museum.
Activating the Renaissance is generously funded by supporters of the Walters Art Museum.
Hop in all day long with your scout or with your troop for a free scout craft. Make a Button Owl SWAP or S'more SWAP for your next campfire. (While supplies last)
This is not a drop off event. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
#sweetFrog #Crafts #SWAPs
Hop in all day long with your scout or with your troop for a free scout craft. Make a Button Owl SWAP or S'more SWAP for your next campfire. (While supplies last)This is not a drop off event. Children must be accompanied by an adult.#sweetFrog #Crafts #SWAPs
The Liriodendron Mansion opens its 2022 gallery season with a gorgeous exhibit from local artist Jonathan West!
Featuring a beautiful collection of floral still-life paintings of wildflowers in exquisite vases, the exhibit runs from March 13 through April 27. The Evergreen Garden Club will put on a demonstration of flower arranging at the opening.
The exhibit will be on view during our weekly Wednesday Open House hours from 1 to 6 pm, and during public-facing events.
Visit https://bit.ly/LirioExhibit for additional information.
Recently retired Head of Paintings Conservation at The Walters Art Museum - Eric Gordon - has been collecting this uniquely North American folk art for the past forty years. The rugs in this collection date from the 1880's to mid 20th century, geographically representing Canada, New England, the Mid-Atlantic, the deep South and the Midwest, with designs ranging from pictorial to floral to geometric.
Don't miss seeing this very special collection!
The exhibit opens on Sunday, November 13 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, and will be on view every Wednesday in November & December from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and on Sunday, December 11 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The last day for viewing is Wednesday, December 28. Appointments may also be made for private tours and viewing by calling 410-879-4424 or emailing [email protected]
Visit https://bit.ly/LirioExhibit for more information.
Don’t be crabby, be happy! Join us for Happy Hour at Phillips Seafood Baltimore Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Enjoy draft or domestic beers, select house wines and select cocktails, like our sangria for only $4 each. Make sure to order some of Phillips’ classic appetizers such as crispy calamari, crab rangoons and Chesapeake crab dip.
The full menu can be found at https://phillipsseafood.com/menus/baltimore-menu/. Phillips Seafood Baltimore is located at 601 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. For more information, call 410.685.6600 or visit https://phillipsseafood.com.