Upcoming Exhibitions

SEEN: 20 Years of Baltimore Music Photography

SEEN: 20 Years of Baltimore Music Photography   |     |   09/24/2020

On View | Thursday, September 24 - Saturday, November 14

Opening Reception | Thursday, September 24 | 5 pm - 8:30 pm

Film Screening | TBA

WTMD Radio | Tuesday, September 15 @ 9pm & Sunday September 20 @ 4pm

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to open its first exhibition to the public since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Long in the making, SEEN, curated by Josh Sisk, Joe Giordano with support from Audrey Gatewood, represents a comprehensive and inclusive overview of music with a heavy emphasis on Baltimore Indie, Rap and Hip-Hop genres and the photographers that captured this important time.
Baltimore’s music scene has been on the rise during the last 20 years. SEEN includes images of artists such as KSwift whose untimely death led to the 92Q KSwift Memorial Scholarship Contest and Internship Program in 2009, to indie all stars such as Beach House who have achieved international fame since releasing their first album making Pitchfork’s Best Album list in 2008.

The exhibition’s inception came to MAP from local photographer and former Board Trustee, Joe Giordano and was produced in partnership with WTMD radio who is creating a documentary segment on the last 20 years of Baltimore music. The documentary will be screened at MAP in November (details to come.) In the interim, hear more by tuning into WTMD Towson Radio Tuesday, September 15 at 9pm and Sunday, September 20 at 4pm. Collectively MAP & WTMD Radio thank the PNC Foundation for their support of this important exhibition.

SEEN includes the following photographers (in no order): Mike Jon, Valerie Paulsgrove, Jefferson Jackson Steele, Andrew Mangum, Frank Hamilton, Josh Sisk, Brandon Fieldhouse, Perri Fae, Natasha Tylea, Kate Frese, Sydney Allen, Ted Henn, Kelley Connelly, Farrah Skeiky, Shane Gardner, Megan Elyse Lloyd, Stewart Mostofsky, J.M. Giordano, Dubscience, Shanteel Breen, Pink Lloyd Wright, Micah E. Wood and Theresa Keil. Stage Design Support by Chris Attenborough and Jenna Dutton.

SEEN will be on view Thursday, September 24 - Saturday, November, 14.  The exhibition will open Thursday, September 24 with a reception held from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. We have designated two hour and a half slots: Reception A with a timeslot from 5 pm to 6:30 pm and Reception B with at timeslot of 7 pm to 8:30 pm. YOU MUST  RSVP TO ATTEND. Click on the link below to RSVP.



We are allowing Up to 20 guests per slot to view the show at one time. Masks are required at all times unless you're drinking a beverage in which case we ask that you distance yourself a minimum of 6 feet from other guests while you drink per CDC recommendations.

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Lang Wethington // Hotel Indigo


On View | August 19, 2020 - October 15, 2020

Online Exhibition | Saturday, August 22 - October 15

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 30 | 5 -7pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Hotel Indigo in celebrating new works by Maryland artist, Lang Wethington. Wethington’s paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. In addition to Wethington’s exhibition on view at Hotel Indigo, his work can also be viewed online Saturday, August 22 - October 15, on MAP’s new virtual gallery located on our website

About the Artist:

Lang Wethington is an artist and educator who lives and works in =Maryland. Whether painting abstract canvases in oil or portraits in watercolor, his pursuit of meticulous detail is a way to practice mindfulness. Lang’s work has been featured in a variety of group exhibits in Maryland and DC and can be found in dozens of private collections.

Artist Statement:

“My artistic practice is similar to meditation. When meditating, I focus on my breath. When my mind wanders, which it inevitably does, I try to catch it and bring it back to the breath. When painting, I try to focus on the line. When my hand wanders, which it inevitably does, I try to catch it and bring it back to the line. Sometimes, if I’m lucky, I experience the feeling of being present.

For me, thinking about painting is overrated. Ideas are overrated. It’s all about the process and the act of making something, and making it well. That being said, I suppose I’m trying to pursue an understanding of formal design principles and color theory. I’m fascinated by what can happen if I honor rules and work within them. For example, I don’t arrange the shapes. I let the golden ratio do it. I don’t pick the colors. I rely on the color spectrum to do it for me. If I’m true to these ideas, I’m acting less like the author of my work, but instead as a channel of these natural forces.”

Due to COVID and the ever changing social distancing landscape, we ask that all guests RSVP for the reception. Please contact Caitlin@mdartplace.org to reserve your spot 

We hope to see you Wednesday, September 30 | from 5 - 7pm for the opening reception.

Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage.


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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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