Find an Event
An exhibition that brings 1812 Baltimore vividly to life. Runs through June 9, 2014. All day, the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore. Visit mdhs.org/betsy-bonaparte/the-exhibition.
MINDY WEISEL | NOT NEUTRAL
In Memory of Fran Eizenstat
September 3 – December 28, 2013
The Kreeger Museum is pleased to announce the opening to the public of Mindy Weisel | Not Neutral on September 3, 2013. This exhibition is comprised of three significant bodies of work that parallel one another in large-scale human and environmental tragedies – Paintings of the Holocaust (ca. 1980), Survival of Beauty (2010), and After Tohoku (2012). In each series Weisel reveals her exploration of deep emotion through color, gestural marks, surface tension, and composition. These works are profound expressions of the triumph of beauty, reconciliation, and healing over human tragedy, loss, and destruction.
“The Art of Mindy Weisel and the Relevance of Abstract Expressionism”
Thursday, November 14, 6:30-7:30 pm Lecture by Dr. Erich Keel
For more information, please visit http://www.kreegermuseum.org/
National Aquarium’s popular community discount program, Fridays After
Five, returns on Friday, September 6. Every Friday evening through March 28, guests entering National Aquarium, Baltimore between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (exploring until 9:30 p.m.) will enjoy a low admission price of $12.
Fridays After Five is a great way for visitors to discover the wonders of the Aquarium’s collection of more than 16,000 magnificent animals and explore exhibits including the newly opened Blacktip Reef exhibit and Dolphin Discovery at a greatly reduced price. For the best experience ever, visit http://aqua.org/visittoday.
Inspired by sounds from nature, join us for musical adventures along the trails. Birds, frogs, crickets and cicadas are only a few of the creatures that inspire us! Trees, wind and even the rain are also motivation to sing and make music! Learn more about this exciting series!
- Session 1: Sept. 9, 16, 23
- Session 2: Oct. 7, 21, 28
- Session 3: Nov. 4, 18, 25
- Session 4: Dec. 2, 9, 16
Ages: 2-3 (with adult)
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Price: $35/session members, $50 per session non-members
Moms, forget the gym! Instead, hit the trails – and yes, you can wear your baby! We will stretch, hike and get our hearts pumping all while enjoying Irvine’s tranquil setting. This program is for adults, expecting moms, or adults with very young children. Commit to a season of outdoor fitness!
Dates: Mondays, Sept. 9 through Dec. 16 (off 10/14, 11/11)
Times: 11:00am – 11:45am OR 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. (afternoons are more intensive)
Price: $90 members, $115 non-members (per season)
Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, presents a never-before-seen collection of naturally and intentionally preserved mummies. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from South America and Europe, as well as ancient Egypt.
Embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. Through modern science, engaging interactives and multi-media exhibits, the exhibition reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient people from every region of the world, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilization.
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series
October, 2013-March, 2014
All programs are on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
The programs are held in the Conference Room at the Pikesville Library, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208.
For more information the public may call 410-887-1234 or visit www.bcpl.info</p>
Mark Osteen, Ph.D.
Nov 20 – Professor of English and Chair of Film Studies, Loyola University Maryland, Dr. Osteen, JHU Press author of “Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream,” examines how film noir disputes the notion at the heart of the American dream.
Nov 27 – No Program
Michael Meyerson *
Dec 4 – Professor at University of Baltimore School of Law and author of “Endowed by Our Creator: The Birth of Religious Freedom in America,” an exploration of the struggle over the relationship between religion and government.
Dec 11 – Professor at University of Maryland School of Law and author of “Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice,” which emphasizes the role Baltimore and Maryland played in influencing Thurgood Marshall’s early years.
Peter Bielenson, M.D.
Dec 18 – JHU Press co-author with Patrick McGuire of “Tapping into the Wire: The Real Urban Crisis,” a book about urban policy and public health issues.
Alfred Sommer, M.D., M.H.S.
Jan 8 – Former Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and JHU Press author of “10 Lessons in Public Health,” shares stories from a career devoted to improving health in some of the neediest parts of the world.
Jan 15 – Come celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner with the filmmaker of the MPT independent documentary, “Anthem,” as he shares the fascinating origins of the music of our national anthem.
Jan 22 – Tells us about his book “Reservoir Hill,” an old and still vibrant Baltimore neighborhood.
Jay Schlossberg Cohen
Jan 29 – A look at his career and his much admired community art projects.
James Archer Abbott
Feb 5 – Step back into the Gilded Age as we go on a privately curated tour with James Archer Abbott, director and curator of Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library in “Baltimore’s Evergreen: The Dream House Re-imagined.”
Feb 12 – Director of the Johns Hopkins Symphony Orchestra will preview his March concert, which will include Grand Canyon Suite and Pictures at an Exhibition.
Feb 19 – Join us as the Chief Curator at The Maryland Historical Society shares the story of the Baltimore Bonapartes as she explains her exhibit, “A Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy.”
Feb 26 – CEO of Direct Dimensions will introduce us to the exciting new technology of 3-D printing.
Earle Havens, Ph.D
March 5 – Join us as the William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Early Rare Books & Manuscripts at Johns Hopkins University shares one of the premier collections in the world as he takes us into the “Halls of Wonder: Rare Books and the Birth of Museums in Europe.”
March 12 – Author of “The Paris Architect,” a tale of the building of secret hiding places for Jews in Nazi occupied Paris.
March 19 – Join us in welcoming the new Curator of the George Peabody Library, as he debunks the urban legends in the fascinating “History of The Peabody Library: Baltimore’s First Public Library.”
March 26 – We conclude our 2013-2014 season with a musical interlude with this MPT hostess and very talented musician.
October 5, 2013 – August 31, 2014
“From the dawn of civilization until 2003, humankind generated five exabytes of data.
Now we produce five exabytes EVERY TWO days… and the pace is accelerating.”
– Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
The American Visionary Art Museum’s 19th original thematic exhibition, Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity!, is a timely and playful examination of the serious impact of technology on our lives, as seen through the eyes of 40+ visionary artists, cutting edge futurists, and inventors. Pleasing to an audience of Nobel Prize winners and schoolchildren alike, this show asks, “Two billion personal computers later, post DNA-sequencing, are we on the road to becoming a better, healthier, happier, less warlike, human race?”
AVAM’s newest exhibition takes on its most complex subject yet: examining the rapid and ever-increasing impact of artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, genetics, 3D printing and Big Data on nearly every aspect of human life. This thought-provoking exhibit investigates technology’s influence on issues of privacy and surveillance, employment and manufacturing, longevity and health, defense and warfare, farming and food, access to global and personal information, creative invention, and entertainment. This is high stakes, new territory never before negotiated by any prior civilization. Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired Magazine, well-defined the unprecedented nature of our times: “Singularity is the point at which all the change in the last million years will be superseded by the change in the next five minutes.”
Curated by AVAM’s Founder and Director, Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, this stirring show harnesses the enchanting visual delights of remarkable visionary artists and their masterworks. Among them: Kenny Irwin’s ROBOCHRISTMAS—glowing inside of a central black box theater at the heart of this exhibition; a selection of Alex Grey’s Sacred Mirrors; Adam Kurtzman’s full-sized Bride of Frankenstein; O.L. Samuels’ 7-ft tall Godzilla—a creation first imagined in response to the devastating use of the A-bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Tom Duncan’s giant walk-in Headache Machine; Rigo 23’s delicate anti-drone drawings; Allen Christian’s life-sized Piano Family—a love song to string theory; Fred Carter’s massive wooden carvings—created as a warning of destruction from industry’s manipulation of nature; and much more!
AVAM welcomes visitors of all ages into a communal look forward to where much of the Sci-Fi imaginings of the past are now swiftly becoming commonplace reality. Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! is a hot-wired blend of art, science, humor, caution and hope.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something,
build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
– R. Buckminster Fuller
Port Discovery Children Museum’s newest visiting exhibit, Holiday Springs & Sprockets by renowned artist Steve Gerberich, features large-scale, holiday-themed moving mechanical sculptures, created from a variety of recycled materials, including everything from old machine parts to kitchen utensils, pieces of furniture and old toys.
Among the sites to which Holiday Springs & Sprockets visitors are treated are eight life-sized flying reindeer lifted by motor-driven exercise bicycles, a candy cane assembly plant driven by an early 20th century vertical drill press, and a fully automated cookie workshop. Visitors are able to bring the gadgets, gears and pulleys in each installation to life with the push of a button for a unique, interactive experience.
To learn more about Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s exhibits and upcoming events, please visit www.portdiscovery.org or call 410-727-8120.