Visual Arts

Visualizing music through medieval, Renaissance works at Walters Art Museum

Visualizing music through medieval, Renaissance works at Walters Art Museum

Around the dawn of the 6th century, the philosopher Boethius noted that "music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior." It's still hard to argue with him.  Read more ...

Walters Art Museum to reopen Friday

Walters Art Museum to reopen Friday

It will be business as usual Friday at the Walters Art Museum. The facility closed its doors unexpectedly on Thursday morning after water that seeped in from the overnight storm posed a safety threat to the electrical system. Visitors who were on a tour had to depart prematurely.  Read more ...

Walters Art Museum closes due to storm damage, electrical issues

Walters Art Museum closes due to storm damage, electrical issues

The storm overnight in Baltimore brought water into the basement of the Walters Art Museum. The water -  and the resulting electrical issues - forced the venue to close to visitors Thursday morning. Here is the statement from the museum:  Read more ...

Material from Walters Art Museum is 10,000th item in World Digital Library

Material from Walters Art Museum is 10,000th item in World Digital Library

No bells and whistles went off today, but the Walters Arts Museum just won the distinction of providing the 10,000th entry in the World Digital Library, a Library of Congress project launched in 2009 that provides free Internet access to manuscripts, maps, books, works of art, photographs, films, recordings and more from every continent.  Read more ...

Baltimore Museum of Art receives major gift of contemporary photography

Baltimore Museum of Art receives major gift of contemporary photography

The Baltimore Museum of Art has received its most significant gift of contemporary photography in more than 25 years.  Read more ...

UMBC presents exhibit of N. Jay Jaffee photos

UMBC presents exhibit of N. Jay Jaffee photos

N. Jay Jaffee might not be among the best known American photographers of the 20th century, but a sizable and engrossing exhibit of his works at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, makes it obvious that he deserves much wider recognition.  Read more ...

Not Oscar, or Tony, but 'Fred' will recognize Baltimore student artists

Not Oscar, or Tony, but 'Fred' will recognize Baltimore student artists

It may not have the cachet of an Oscar or a Tony, but "The Fred" may soon become a coveted prize among high school artists in Baltimore.  Read more ...

John Ruppert's striking composite photos of Icelandic terrain on display at Grimaldis Gallery

John Ruppert's striking composite photos of Icelandic terrain on display at Grimaldis Gallery

For most of John Ruppert's career, metal sculpture has been a major focus, but he has added photography to his pursuits lately. Some of the results can be sampled and savored in an exhibit at C. Grimaldis Gallery titled "The Iceland Project."  Read more ...

Contemporary Museum resurfaces with new name, revived mission

Contemporary Museum resurfaces with new name, revived mission

After an 18-month hiatus, the Contemporary Museum resurfaced Tuesday with a shortened name -- The Contemporary -- and a return to its original, nomadic model.  Read more ...

Baltimore Museum of Art to reopen original entrance in November 2014

Baltimore Museum of Art to reopen original entrance in November 2014

Guest blog post by Mary Carole McCauley/The Baltimore Sun  Read more ...

Artscape visual arts coordinator Jim Lucio resigns

Artscape visual arts coordinator Jim Lucio resigns

Jim Lucio, who succeeded Gary Kachadourian as visual arts coordinator for Artscape in 2009, has resigned.  Read more ...

Walters Art Museum exhibits Gregory Vershbow's 'Site Unseen'

Walters Art Museum exhibits Gregory Vershbow's 'Site Unseen'

Works of art can be said to exist fully only when they are put on view.  Read more ...

Jimmy Joe Roche, Nathaniel Mellors featured in BMA exhibit

Jimmy Joe Roche, Nathaniel Mellors featured in BMA exhibit

If the usual summertime cultural fare — pops concerts, lightweight novels for beach reading, escapist movies — has you hankering for something more substantive and stimulating, head over to the Baltimore Museum of Art.  Read more ...

Walters Art Museum showcases 2013 Sondheim Artscape Prize finalists

Walters Art Museum showcases 2013 Sondheim Artscape Prize finalists

Each summer, you can count on an engaging exhibit of finalists vying for the $25,000 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The 2013 showcase of Maryland, Virginia and Washington artists is particularly impressive, offering a mix of photographic storytelling and social commentary, vibrant collage, and even half a pingpong table.  Read more ...

Fascinating exhibit of photographs, smoke drawings at Grimaldis

Fascinating exhibit of photographs, smoke drawings at Grimaldis

Works in living black and white provide fascinating experiences at the C. Grimaldis Gallery. Two artists working in different media are highlighted in an exhibit that challenges the way we see familiar images — or what we assume to be familiar images.  Read more ...

Baltimore Museum of Art to reopen renovated spaces in fall 2014

Baltimore Museum of Art to reopen renovated spaces in fall 2014

A sign partway up the front steps of the Baltimore Museum of Art directs people away from that stately spot to a much less grand visitors' entrance on the far east side of the building. Things are about to get a lot more welcoming.  Read more ...

Stanford University to preserve Walters Art Museum's digital manuscript collection

Stanford University to preserve Walters Art Museum's digital manuscript collection

The Walters Art Museum, a trail-blazer in digitizing its collection and making it available online, has reached an agreement with Stanford University Libraries to give more than 100,000 high-res images of medieval manuscripts what is being called "a second home" in the Stanford Digital Repository.  Read more ...

'The Civil War and American Art' is one of the first in a wave of regional creative projects on the conflict

'The Civil War and American Art' is one of the first in a wave of regional creative projects on the conflict

The lone Union sentry stands atop Federal Hill, outlined against an ominous orange/red sky. In the distance, the tops of the Washington Monument and several spires rise above the city, as straight and determined as the rifle held in the soldier's left arm.  Read more ...

Maryland Art Place opens gallery to any artist for benefit exhibition

Maryland Art Place opens gallery to any artist for benefit exhibition

Artists looking for a place to display their work can do so for one day at the Maryland Art Place.  Read more ...