Current 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, Brendan Fieldhouse, Perri Fae, Natasha Tylea, Kate Frese, Ted Henn, Kelley Connelly, Farrah Skeiky, Shane Gardner, Megan Elyse Lloyd, M. Holden Warren, Jennifer Mizgata,  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.

The many talented musicians highlighted in SEEN include:

Dope Body, Abdu Ali, Future Islands, Black Rose, Lower Dens, Birth Defects, Big Mouth, End it, Mindset, Trapped Under Ice, Joy Postel, Jpeg Mafia, Joey Bricks, Dan Deacon, Scottie B, K-Swift, Lor Scoota, TT the Artist, Organ Donors, Stars of Dogon, Double Dagger, Ultra Naté & King Tutt, Eze Jackson, Jahiti of Brownfish, Shawn Smallwood, Buffa7o, Paul Huston, Dirt Platoon, Romantic States, Bonnie Jones, Elizabeth Barrat, Jake Freeman, Jason Urich, Lexie Mountain (Lexie Mountain Boys), Snails, Thank You, Oxes, Katrina Ford from Celebration, Rye Rye, The Death Set, Height, Dustin Wong, Brendan from Turnstile, Butch Dawson, Dyyo, Corpse Light, Lazlo Lee, Santa Librada, Blaqstarr, Cappadonna, Lake Trout, Slow Jets, Sun Zulu, Tyree Colion, Young Hustlas, DDM fka Midas, Darkroom Productions, Wye Oak, Vincent Black Shadow, Beach House, Jana Hunter of Lower Dens, Baby Kahlo, Toyomansi, Post Pink, BMore Hip Hop Karaoke,  Jonathan Gilmore, Kasean Reeves, Cierra Lione, MC Bravado, Roman Keubler of Oranges Band, Snail Mail, Arbouretum, Matmos,  Layfaette Gilchrest, Wume, Chiffon, James Nasty, Landis Expandis, Fluct, Kevin O’Meara from Videohippos, and Jeremy Hyman.


Upcoming Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP

MASKerade Baltimore: Virtual Silent Auction and Exhibition

MASKERade Baltimore

Exhibition on View: Saturday, November 7 - Friday, November 13, 2020

Join Maryland Art Place and the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) for MASKerade Baltimore - a virtual silent auction and mask design competition hosted by the Baltimore Community Foundation's LGBTQ Fund to raise awareness and funds for issues facing the LGBTQ community in Baltimore. Since launching in 2018, the LGBTQ Fund has awarded nearly $100,000 to organizations fighting discrimination, providing health services, producing arts and culture events and supporting LGBTQ youth with anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs. Funds from MASKerade will be used to establish an endowment, ensuring vital support for LGBTQ youth programs in perpetuity.


More than 100 artists and non-artists picked up canvas masks in August and September and are now in the process of transforming them into works of art!

Friday, October 30: Entry Deadline EXTENDED 

All participants must register a loan agreement (google form) with Maryland Art Place HERE

Saturday, November 7: Auction Launch 10am

Friday, November 13: Auction closes 10pm

Tuesday, November 17 - Saturday, November 21: Mask Drop Off (if purchased)



The silent auction to view and bid on masks will be held November 7 from 10 a.m. - November 13 at 10 p.m.




UNDER $500 2020: 12/12 & 12/13


Application Deadline: November 13, 2020

Application Form and Full Prospectus HERE

Have your work noticed and purchased by area buyers & collectors, just in time for the holidays! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500”, our upcoming winter benefit exhibition. Artworks will be exhibited at MAP Saturday December 12, and Sunday, December 13, 2020, for a first-come first-serve, ticketed, two-day event which will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. Artwork will then be featured ONLINE – for a virtual sale running Tuesday, December 15 – Saturday, December 19

October 14 – Call For Entry, 5pm

November 13 – Call For Entry Deadline

Week of November 24 – Artists Notified of Selection

Tuesday, December 1 – Saturday, December 5– Artwork Drop Off – 11am-4pm

Saturday, December 12 & Sunday, December 13, 2020 – Under $500

Tuesday, December 15 - Saturday, December 19 - UNDER $500 Online Sales Event

The exhibition will include approximately 1-3 works by each artist (scale dependant – in the case of smaller works more than 3 pieces may be accepted). Each individual piece will retail for $500 or less. Participating artists will receive one free ticket to the event. Artists who plan to attend must RSVP, please email to reserve your spot!  Selected artists will be issued an UNDER $500 profile form to fill out inquiring anecdotal information to help better engage patrons with the artists and their work. UNDER $500 is MAP’s winter benefit. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 between Maryland Art Place and the artist. For the full prospectus and application click HERE

Event details to follow


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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