- Terri Lee Freeman is the newest executive director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture.
- The Baltimore City rowhome formerly occupied by jazz legend Cab Calloway’s maternal grandmother is on its way to being designated as a historic landmark by the city’s historic preservation panel.
- There may not be a whit of scientific evidence that reading a good book boosts your immune system, but we are choosing to believe that it does anyway.
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- In a show of appreciation, museum officials will rename two bathrooms in the East Lobby “The John Waters Restrooms” in honor of the cult filmmaker and visual artist.
- Wide Angle Youth Media has served more than 5,800 young people in the Baltimore area since it was founded two decades ago.
- With Baltimore’s Black population of more than 60%, it’s about time that members of this key demographic get to promote their hometown, the artists and marketing experts say.
- The new exhibit, named after late U.S. Rep. John Lewis' famous quote, features protest signs, photography and other works capturing recent protests in response to the police killing of George Floyd and other African Americans.
- Using healing practices passed down from her Panamanian family, Baltimore performance artist Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown has enacted striking cleansing rituals in spaces that haven't traditionally been open to people of color like her. In a time when society is reckoning with racial and social inequities, she sees herself as claiming spaces, and therefore making them safe and welcoming for all.
- In an eleventh-hour decision, the Baltimore Museum of Art’s board of trustees voted Wednesday to call off — at least for now — a controversial auction and private sale that would have sent three potentially irreplaceable artworks out of Maryland.
- After initially saying Tuesday afternoon that the controversial sale of two paintings from the Baltimore Museum of Art had been indefinitely postponed, Sotheby’s stated later that the auction Wednesday would proceed as planned.
- An email asks the Maryland attorney general to “take action to halt the sale of of this painting until further research and review of the records can be undertaken.”
- The Everyman Theatre has announced the date of its first open-to-the-public production of the 2020-21 season, with the November date making the theater one of Baltimore’s first to host an in-person show amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
- The Baltimore Museum of Art has decided to sell three major paintings for $65 million later this month, including a Warhol, in support of its diversity goals. The decision has caused a local and national firestorm.
- Lillian B. Hackerman, whose Baltimore-area philanthropic interests that she shared with her late husband, construction company executive Willard Hackerman, ranged from educational to cultural, medical and religious institutions, died Sunday. She was 100.
- A handwritten letter in which author Edgar Allan Poe politely pleads for $40 from a Philadelphia editor sold at an online auction this month for a sum that would make even the tell-tale heart skip a beat: $125,125.
- Michael Cranston Warlow, a retired attorney who was active in The Young Victorian Theatre Company, died of complications of Lewy body dementia and Parkinsonism on Oct.1 at the Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Woodbrook resident was 76.
- Designed as an “interpretive pavilion sculpted to symbolize the historic forces of racialized state violence,” the art installation “Society’s Cage” opens Monday at Baltimore’s War Memorial Plaza.
- Nearly two dozen art lovers are asking top Maryland officials to block the Baltimore Museum of Art’s proposed sale of three iconic and arguably irreplaceable artworks, including Andy Warhol's "The Last Supper."
- After five years teaching art and inspiring students at Matthew A. Henson Elementary school, Aaron Maybin didn't return this fall.
- With "Jews in Space," the Jewish Museum of Maryland in Baltimore explores the role Jews have played in space travel, space exploration and science fiction.
- The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is launching a weekly video series that follows composers on their journey of creating and crafting music.
- The three artworks — Warhol’s monumental 1986 silkscreen, “The Last Supper,” Brice Marden’s "3″ and “1957-G” by Clyfford Still, an artist who lived for a decade in Westminister, are expected to fetch more than $65 million.