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* American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway and Covington Street. (410) 653-5202.

Nov. 24: "Tree of Life" inaugural exhibition.

* Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st streets. (410) 396-7101.

Through Oct. 1: "Excursions Along the Nile: Photographic Discovery of Ancient Egypt"; Oct. 4-Jan. 7: "Celebrating Calder"; Oct. 18-Jan. 21: "Arshile Gorky and the Genesis of Abstraction"; Oct. 18-Jan. 21: "The Cubist Generation; Nov. 1-Dec. 31: "American Art Posters from the Turn of the Century"; Jan. 31-April 14: "Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa"; Feb. 7-March 31: "Dorothea Lange: A Retrospective"; Feb. 14-April 28: "Dale Chihuly: Installations 1964-1995"; April 17-June 23: "Recent Accessions: Prints."

* Bendann Art Galleries, 830 Kenilworth Drive, Towson. (410) 825-0585.

Through Sept. 30: "Peggy Hawley Paintings"; Oct. 12-Oct. 31: "New Paintings by Matt Zoll"; Nov. 2-Nov. 26: "Gallery Artists Exhibit."

* Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St. (410) 685-3750.

Oct. 1-Dec. 30: "Sankofa"; Oct. 1-March 3: "The Maryland Tradition"; Oct. 3-Nov. 3: "This Is Our Parish"; Nov. 24-Jan. 15: "Home for the Holidays."

* Walters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles St. (410) 547-9000.

Through Jan. 21: "Worth a Thousand Words"; Through Nov. 12: "To Hell and Back"; Through Nov. 26: "Bernardo Strozzi"; Sept. 24-Feb. 4: "Going for Baroque"; Nov. 5-Jan. 7: "Pandora's Box: Women in Classi

cal Greece"; Nov. 15-Feb. 18: "Medieval Games of Love and War"; Feb. 4-March 31: "Lasting Impressions: Illustrating African-American's Childrens' Books"; May 12-Sept. 4: "Tiepolo Unveiled: The Restoration of a Masterpiece."


* C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St. (410) 539-1080.

Oct. 5: Karl Connolly; Nov. 1: Henry Coe; Dec. 6: Grace Hartigan; Jan. 3: Hiroshi Sugimoto.

* Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St. (410) 516-0341.

Sept. 25-Jan. 8: "Songs in Costume: Alice Garrett and the Evergreen Theater"; Jan. 15-April 1: "Collecting in Progress: Watercolor Studies and Related Objects from the Garrett Asian Collection."

* Folk Art Gallery, 1500 Bolton St. (410) 669-3343 or (410) 523-1507.

Sept. 15-Oct. 28: "New Acquisitions from New England to Nova Scotia"; Nov. 3-Dec. 8: "Day of the Dead and the Macabre"; Dec. 15-Dec. 23: "Christmas Evening Exhibition."

* Galerie Francoise et ses freres, Green Spring Station, Falls and Joppa roads. (410) 337-2787.

Through Oct. 9: "Nature Morte," Still Life Painting, Warren Brandt and Barbara Lipman with Lois Borgenicht; Oct. 5-31: Brent Crothers; Nov. 30-Jan 3: Nikki De Saint Phalle; Jan. 5-31: Stuart Stein Paintings; March: Ruth Pettus; April: Greg Otto.

* Gomez Gallery, 836 Leadenhall St. (410) 752-2080.

Through Oct. 7: Joel Casique, Jose Villarrubia and Martha Macks; Oct. 14-Nov. 25: Deborah Donelson, Frank Yamrus; Dec. 2-Jan. 1: Nefeli Massia, Susana Jaime Mena; Jan. 6-Feb. 3: Guy Overfelt, Todd Bernave, Ben Marcin; Feb. 10-March 9: Beatrice Blanco, Sam Peters; March 16-April 20: Soledad Salame, Tammra Sigler; April 27-May 27: Elba Damast, Ronald Walton; June 1-June

29: Mary Wagner, Kim Clark.

* Goucher College, Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. (410) 337-6333.

Through Oct. 20: "Holding the Horizon: Paintings of Tula Telfair"; Oct. 30-Dec. 22: "Richard Cleaver: Public Histories, Private Lives"; Jan. 22-March 1: "Piecing Narratives: Maria Barbosa and Mary Swann"; March 11-April 26: "Lois Conner Photographs."

* Jewish Community Center, 5700 Park Heights Ave. (410) 542-4900.

Through Nov. 1: "Happy Faces and Lively Plants," by Howie Lee Weiss; Nov. 8-Jan. 12: "Jews in Peril: Alan Rutberg"; Jan. 21-March 24: "JCC Art Faculty Exhibit"; April 2-June 16: "Gretty and Benshalom."

* Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Art Gallery, Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. Owings Mills. (410) 356-7469.

Through Nov. 28: "Gilbert Lesser: The Theater Posters"; Dec. 1-March 29: "Martha Macks-Tammra Sigler: Personal and Private"; April 1-June 16: "David Schneuer: The Legend."

* Loyola College, 4501 N. Charles St. (410) 617-2799.

Sept. 14-Oct. 12: "Beyond the Pane: Mixed Media Window Paintings"; Oct. 1: Alumni Association's 30th Annual Festival of the Arts; Oct. 9-Nov. 10: "A Celebration of A.D. Emmart's Spirit"; Nov. 16-Dec. 15: "Maryland Printmakers: Recent Work."

* Maryland Art Place, 218 W. Saratoga St. (410) 962-8565.

Through Sept. 30: "State of the Art"; Oct. 14-Nov. 22: "Original Aspects of Humanity"; Dec. 9-Jan. 20: "In Wood: Material Variations" and "Conjugate Sites/Sights"; Feb. 3-March 6: Critics' Picks"; March 30-May 11: "Martha Jackson Jarvis Retrospective" and "Installations by Soledad Salame, Nefili Massia and Elba Damast"; May 25-July 6: "artsites 96" and "Rinehart 100th Anniversary Show."

* Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300

W. Mount Royal Ave. (410) 225-2300.

Through Sept. 24: "Resident Artists Exhibition." Oct. 6-Nov. 5: "Faculty Exhibition." Nov. 17-Dec. 17: "Transformers."

* Morgan State University, James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Coldspring Lane and Hillen Road. (410) 319-3030.

Oct. 1-31: "Homecoming: An Exhibition by Morgan Art Alumni, Jack White and E. H. Sorrells-Adewale"; Nov. 8-Dec. 22: "A Tribute to Romare Bearden"; Dec. 10-Jan. 31: "Ceramic Sculpture by Carlton Leverette"; March 1-31: "Annual African American Women's Gallery Exhibition"; April 1-May 31: Japan exhibition.

* School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St. (410) 396-4641.

Through Sept. 29: "Anti-Gravity" and "Patterns" by Rick Morris; Oct. 21-Nov. 24: "Tales" and "Recent Paintings" by Walter Kravitz; Dec. 1-Jan. 5: "Together with AIDS" and "New Paintings" by Jean Perkins; Jan 20-Feb. 23: "Portraits of Our Lives" and "New Work" by Lucy Jaffe; March 2-April 5: "1996 Spring Juried Exhibition" and "New York" by Barbara Rachko; April 13-May 17: "John Hull and Student Exhibition" (working title) and "New Work" by Beth Wittenberg; May 22-July 27: "Art Sites 96."

* Steven Scott Gallery, 515 N. Charles Street, (410) 752-6218.

Through Sept. 30: "Waterworks: Paintings and Works on Paper"; Oct. 5-30: Landscapes by David Hopkins and "Regarding Women"; Dec. 5-Jan. 27: "Pennsylvania," landscapes and cityscapes; Feb. 1-March 30: "Portraits of the Baltimore Art World" by Raoul Middleman and "Landscapes on Paper"; April 4-May 31: "Contemporary Florals"; June 7-Aug. 31: "Summer Group Exhibition."

* Towson State University, Fine Arts Center, Osler and Cross Campus drives, (410) 830-2796.

Sept. 23-Oct. 21: "A Singular View/Multiple Choices"; Sept. 29-Oct. 27: Invitational Photography Exhibition; Oct. 28-Nov. 21: "Japanese Architecture and Gardens"; Nov. 11-Dec. 9: "Crisis of Memory."

* University of Maryland Baltimore County 5401 Wilkens Ave. (410) 455-3188 or (410) 455-2270.

Nov. 3-Feb. 3 (Fine Arts Gallery) : "Layers: Contemporary Collage from St. Petersburg, Russia"; Nov. 10-Jan. 14 (Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery): "Fields of Vision: Women in Photography"; Jan. 29-March 31 (Kuhn Library): "Visual Griots: Four African-American Photographers"; April 15-June 2 (Kuhn): "With the Media/Against the Media"; May 2-June 1 (Fine Arts): "A View from Baltimore to Washington, 1996"; June 10-July 21: "Eve Peri."

* University of Maryland College Park. (301) 405-2763.

Aug. 30-Oct. 8: "Crosscurrents 95: Soul Mates"; Nov. 1-Dec. 22: "The Digital Village: Connectivity, Interactivity and Imagination"; Jan. 17-March 3: "Le Joilies Femmer D'Edourd de Beaumont"; March 20-April 21: "Made by Men: African American Quilts."

* Watermark Gallery, 100 S. Charles, (410) 547-0452.

Through Sept. 29: "Anne Weickart and Jing-Jy Chen: Recent Watercolors"; Oct. 2-Nov. 3: "Evelyn Riesett and Nancy Galvin: Recent Watercolors."

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