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New Exhibit Focuses On Early Women Architects In Maryland

Think of a few famous structures in Maryland: the state house in Annapolis, Baltimore’s Washington Monument, or City Hall. All were designed by men. That's because, before the 1920s, women were, for the most part, not practicing architecture in Maryland.

A new exhibit traveling the state focuses on twelve early women architects in Maryland. It opened in Annapolis last Thursday and will travel to Baltimore in early September. Jillian Storms chairs the Women in Architecture Committee of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. She coordinated the creation of the exhibit on the history of women architects in Maryland. She joins us in the studio.

The exhibit is up through June 26 at the AIA gallery in Annapolis, on Maryland Avenue just off State Circle. Then, it travels to Southern Maryland, to the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, much of which was designed by architect Gertrude Sawyer. The exhibit comes to the AIA’s Baltimore Gallery on Chase street in September.

Research for the exhibit was developed in partnership with the Morgan State University's Honors Program and the School of Architecture & Planning. The Maryland Humanities Council contributed funds for the exhibit.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.