Maryland Art Place


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Maryland Art Place offers a changing schedule of innovative and diverse programming throughout the year that is always made available to the public free of charge. Events include exhibition openings, gallery talks conducted by exhibition curators and participating artists, workshops, professional development events, and lectures by artists and historians.

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Event Calendar
Upcoming Events

6/24: Bromo Art Walk

Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 5:00 PM



Thursday, June 24 | 5 pm to 8 pm 

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Join us for an unguided tour of some of the best spots in Bromo!

About this event: Theaters, galleries, studios, and more open for an art-filled evening of performances and exhibitions in the Bromo Arts District. Create your own tour and visit the participating creative groups. Check out our event map to plan your evening. This event is free, but register for a ticket to get event updates.


Arena Players (performance at 6:30-7:30pm) || The full cast of CLEVELAND (a gospel musical) presents scenes from their theater production.

Baltimore Jazz Alliance (performances at 5pm, 6:10pm, 7:20pm) || Clarence Ward III leads a jazz quartet in three performances in Eubie Blake's courtyard.

AT MAP: Blakwater Production House (Floor 5) || Witness a new world of creative expression via fabric, sound, photography, videography, and more. Join for live song production with a multidisciplinary recording artist, photoshoots, music preview listening stations, and live apparel design.

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower || Gallery exhibit and open conversations with artist Carol Mauer. Artist studios will be open throughout the 15 floors of the tower.

Current Space || Meridian Prologue, an exhibition of Baltimore-area pandemic graduates & Open Studios.

AT MAP: E. Brady Robinson Photography (Floor 4) || “2020” incorporates intimate moments and personal observations of the social landscape and the natural world.

Eubie Blake Cultural Center || A sneak peek of forthcoming exhibitions featuring Murjoni Merriweather and David Ibata.

Fluid Movement (performances at 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm) || CicaDance! A short dance piece inspired by the life cycle of our Brood X summer guests.

Four Ten Lofts Gallery || A gallery exhibition and performance art from Four Ten Lofts' resident artists.

The Hippodrome Theatre (tours at 6:15pm, 6:45pm, 7:15pm) || Take short, 10-minute tours of the historic theater.

Kelly L. Walker Art || Thriving in Baltimore & Vacation Series on display through window exhibits.

Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company (performances at 5:50pm, 7pm) || The multi-generational dance and drum company will showcase the rich traditions of the African Diaspora in two performances.

Le Mondo (performances at 7pm, 7:45pm) || In Plain Sight(site) invites audiences to journey through performance-activated installations of artists exploring doorways to other realities. Free admission with Eventbrite registration.

Maryland Art Place || SPARK IV, A New World? curated by Catherine Borg, considers art through the lens of the significant modifications to life during the pandemic.

AT MAP: Sense of Press (Floor 3)  || A print sale of original riso print designs commissioned from eight local artists. Peruse the studio and learn more about the press and the printing process.

This programming was made possible by the Maryland State Arts Council, the City of Baltimore, and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.

Artwork created by KBell Design.

6/25: SPARK IV: "I want to Be"

Friday, June 25, 2021 | 7:00 PM

“I Want to Be” 

June 25 at 7 p.m. 

Part of the UMBC and Towson University Collaborative Exhibition at Maryland Art Place (MAP), SPARKIV: A NEW WORLD artists Anna Kroll and Chloe Engel present “I Want To Be,” a series of performances that occur via telephone conference call. Kroll and Engel navigate a score in which they co-imagine events in a room. These are improvisational, spoken performances that have developed out of their collaborative practice of negotiating and refining scores to create imaginary realities. To attend, the performance audience members call a phone number at a specific time and listen to an improvisational guided exploration. Every phone call offers a new room, with infinite possibilities. A live-captioned version will also be simultaneously available.

I Want to Be

A series of performances that occur via telephone conference call by Anna Kroll and Chloe Engel.

You dial the number provided on the date that you’re supposed to.

You close your eyes and listen.

You enter a room.

There are other people in the room. We are in the room with you. 

We tell you how the room is built, 

What the room contains

What contains the room

What happens in the room

and how it will eventually all be destroyed.

You listen.

Every call is a new room. 

Call  (760) 548-9513 On Friday, June 25 @  7 pm


6/26: Thing Theatre Workshop

Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 10:30 AM

Thing Theatre Workshop

Saturday, June 26, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Maryland Art Place (MAP


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Puppetry artist Colette Searls (UMBC Theatre) and designer Kelley Bell (UMBC Visual Arts) will guide participants in this in-person workshop to make “disposable puppets,” bring them to life, and build them a tiny modular home! Open to artists and non-artists alike. This workshop is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council through a Maryland Traditions Folklife Network Grant.

Please note: This workshop is designed for adults but older youth are welcome if accompanied by an adult participant.

Colette Searls is Associate Professor and Chair of Theatre at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where she teaches acting, directing, and puppetry, and has devised award-winning object theatre performances. She has received grants from the Jim Henson Foundation and Puppeteers of America for her original works in object theatre, and published and lectured internationally on the intersections between animation, puppetry, and special effects for film. In collaboration with animator Lynn Tomlinson and UMBC’s Imaging Research Center, she has created an award-winning digital puppet app which has been used in her live performances and presented at conferences internationally. Her book, A Galaxy of Things: the Power of Masks and Puppets in Star Wars and Beyond is forthcoming with Routledge Press in 2022.

Kelley Bell is a graphic designer, projection artist and Associate Professor of Art at UMBC. Her animated work appeared in and literally on Baltimore City in two series of public guerilla-style projections: White Light, Black Birds and Rise and Fall of the Land of Pleasant Living. These projects compared the benefits and downsides of urban development through imagery and animations projected on specific sites facing transformation (or destruction) due to economic and cultural factors. Kelley’s animations have been screened locally and as far away as Berlin, Germany. Screenings include the American Visionary Arts Museum, the Annapolis Film Festival, The Transmodern Arts Festival, and the University of Maryland College Park. She was a recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in 2004, and a semifinalist for the Sondheim Art Prize in 2010. Kelley holds an MFA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Imaging and Digital Arts, and a BFA in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute.

7/15: Young Blood Opening Reception

Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 6:00 PM

Young Blood Exhibition: Thursday, July 15 - Saturday, August 21st, 2021

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15 | 6 pm to 8 pm

Maryland Art Place is proud to announce the return of Young Blood, an exhibition showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. This marks MAP’s 12th Young Blood program which has, to date,  provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for transitioning Masters of Fine Arts students. Since 2008 Young Blood has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their thesis project(s). The exhibition will highlight exceptional works ranging in media.

Young Blood took a brief hiatus due to the pandemic last year. As result  exhibting artists have graduated from their MFA programs in 2020, in addition to current MFA candidates (2021) were invited to participate. Exhibiting artists to be announced. 


Our Mission

Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.

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