Upcoming Exhibition

Out of Order

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Join us for Out of Order, MAP's 21st Annual Spring Benefit, Silent Auction and Party!  Out of Order will take place Friday, April 13, 2018, from 7-10pm. View and bid on works from over 250 regional artists - from emerging and student artists to established professionals.

Tickets to Out of Order are on sale now through Missiontix! Click here to purchase tickets!

By covering the walls from floor to ceiling, Out of Order provides an opportunity for artists to hang their work in a salon-style exhibition.  OOO is a unique way to get involved with Baltimore’s growing art scene while supporting one of Baltimore’s most established contemporary arts organizations.  Proceeds from art sales are split equally between MAP and the artist.  Revenue generated at Out of Order directly supports MAP’s programs, exhibitions and opportunities; furthering MAP’s mission to support emerging and mid-career artists and professionals throughout the year.

Tickts are $40 presale and $45 at the door. All tickets include free entry to KIDOOO, MAP's accompanying youth-driven OOO exhibition in the 2nd floor Members Gallery.  


Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served installation day, taking place on Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 7 am - midnight. No need to sign up in advance, just come by MAP's first-floor gallery space @ 218 West Saratoga Street in the new Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District!

  • All work must come framed and ready to hang and be 40 X 40" or less
  • Registration is $10 and can be paid by cash or credit card
  • All works will be silently auctioned Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 7-10pm 
  • Participating artists receive free admission to OOO!

First time participating? Review Out of Order's frequently asked questions here!  To download the prospectus, click here!

Interested in contributing to OOO? Consider an OOO sponsorship starting at $250. Connect with Amy Cavanaugh Royce: 410.962.8565 or amy@mdartplace.org

MAP is pleased to offer an opportunity for artists to contribute their work to a local charity. Participating artists may donate their unsold art to The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR).  To learn more: www.artconnection.org

OOO 2018 EVENT COMMITTEE: Scott Burkholder, Elizabeth Burger, Tace Joelle-Loeb, Carlyn Thomas, Ginny Lawhorn, Grace DeWitt, Elisabeth Durham, Amin Herati

Upcoming Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP


Calling all Elementary, Middle School and High School level artists!

MAP is happy to introduce KIDOOO, a youth version of Out of Order!  KIDOOO was created as an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work in a major arts venue, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle and high school level arts classes.  

The opening of KIDOOO will take place in tandem with MAP's annual Out of Order on April 13, 2018.

Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served installation day of KIDOOO.  The open installation day for KIDOOO will take place on Saturday April 7, 2017 from 11am - 4pm. To participate in the exhibition, artists must be ages six-sixteen. No need to sign up in advance, just come by MAP's new 2nd floor Member Gallery @ 218 West Saratoga Street in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District!

  • All work must come framed and ready to hang.  (size requirement is 24" x 24")
  • Registration is free
  • All works must be priced to sell and will be silently auctioned Friday, April 7, 2017 from 7 - 10pm

OOO 2018 EVENT COMMITTEE: Scott Burkholder, Elizabeth Burger, Chris Janian, Tace Joelle-Loeb, Carlyn Thomas, Ginny Lawhorn, Grace DeWitt, Elisabeth Durham, Amin Herati

We hope to see you there!

Curators' Incubator 2018: Waving and Wavering

Waving and Wavering: Contemporary Artists Flags

Curators' Incubator | Alexander Jarman

On View:  May 17 - June 23, 2018

Opening Reception:  Mary 17, 2018 | 6-9pm

Many of our most visible public symbols, including flags, are currently under increased scrutiny and public reconsideration. Rather than seek to define any fixed set of meanings, the exhibition Waving and Wavering assumes that a flag will always carry various and contested meanings. Exploring multiple interpretations of flags as both concept and format, this exhibition emphasizes three main perspectives: local examples of artists creating new flags for the city of Baltimore, new models of artists examining the American flag, and international samples of artists working with flags in contemporary ways.

The art world’s investigation into the use of banners, pennants, and other similar iconography is long standing, and representations of flags persist as important symbols in modern and contemporary art. One may look to Jasper Johns' notable series of the stars and stripes as an example which initiated a dialogue over freedom of expression and the limits of representation.  In the 70 years since Johns' flag works debuted, numerous flag exhibitions - such as the People's Flag Show or Old Glory - have been mounted, the American government has debated the use of its flag in protests through proposed amendments and Supreme Court cases (Texas v. Johnson, 1989), and artits have continud to present their own versions of iconic flags, such as David Hammons' African American Flag (1990). We now find ourselves in an unprecedented time, when flags and monuments around this country are being reassessed, when the appropriate responses to the National Anthem are in debate, and when symbols for new social movements such as Black Lives Matter and Time’s Up are being created. Waving and Wavering aims to contribute to these conversations by presenting alternative views of familiar symbols, illustrating the ways in which artists are using the format of a flag to address issues of power and personal politics.

About Curators’ Incubator: Curators’ Incubator was established in 2002 as a platform for aspiring curators to grow. In this program, MAP’s gallery is made available to an emerging curator or curatorial team to develop a creative, curatorial vision as part of a mentored partnership initiative. The program provides approximately 2,200 square feet of gallery space and a generous budget to the selected curator to produce a five week exhibition at MAP.  Curators' Incubator has served 145 curators and artists since its inception in 2002.

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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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