Maryland Art Place


Programs Overview

Maryland Art Place (MAP) has been an anchor for contemporary arts in Maryland since 1981. Since its inception, MAP has effectively inspired, supported and encouraged artists in this region by offering exhibition opportunities, workshop and mentorship programs.

MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists to engage with the public, and each other, by nurturing and promoting new talents.

MAP offers a challenging schedule of innovative and diverse contemporary art experiences throughout the year. This includes the presentation of 6-8 annual exhibitions with complimentary programming including: gallery talks, performances and professional development workshops.

Annual Programs

5/31: In Unison Film Screening @ MAP
Public Screening: Friday, May 31 | FREE Doors at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm @ UNDERBar (Cabaret) RSVP Maryland Art Place (MAP) is proud to present "In Unison" and film written and directed by Jeff Lukeski of JayJix Films. Description: When humanity is nearly made extinct during freak meteor strikes, an elite society of thieves begin to make claims that the showers were intentional. And upon learning the truth behind the devastation, every person on the planet gets a mysterious message at the exact same time. Welcome to In Unison. Set in the near future with a twist ending you'd never see coming, and a message you'll never forget. All a part of the movie that can actually prove you are alive. Written, Produced & Directed by Jeff Lukeski

2012 Programs

Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

The Key is Only One

January 13 & 14, 7pm: Performances; January 14, 2-4pm: Modern Dance Workshop
January 13-14, 2012

Maryland Art Place presents Flux/us Dance Projects performance of The Key is Only One choreographed by Judy Kurjan with selected works by Anne Reeder and Beth McKee Elliott.

Flux/us will present The Key is Only One, a piece that is constantly in flux, ever changing and developing. As Kurjan describes it, “The Key is Only One is an exploration of dualities. It explores relationships between mind and body (and spirit), self and other, dominance and subordinance, inner world and outer world.”

Flux/us Dance Projects was founded in 2010 in response to the need to create performance pieces through a widely collaborative process seeking to involve ideas, proposals and artists from the regional creative community. Through the practice of connecting an ever-expanding network of artists, Flux/us has dedicated itself to the creation of new movement and artistic work that blends disciplines, styles, media, ideas and inspiration.

A reception will follow Saturday’s performance and feature Baltimore based electronic music act Tek SubPort. Kurjan will also lead a free modern dance workshop for teens and adults on Saturday, January 14th from 2 – 4pm.


Epic Properties

January 21, 12pm-4pm

Join the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (the B.R.O.S.), Maryland's premiere marauding rock & roll theater horde, for a stage-craft workshop of epic "prop"-portions! Using ancient relics and artifacts from the far corners of Charm City, the B.R.O.S. will repurposed items such as, sousaphones and hula-hoops into giant, blinking eye-stalks, paper towel tubes into sticks of dynamite, and empty boxes of Natty Boh into robots and suits of armor. Learn the secrets of their wizardry and participate in the B.R.O.S. next original mind-blowing production, Valhella: The Ragnarockopera!!!

For all skill levels, younglings welcome.

Baltimore Rock Opera Society was founded in 2007 by a highly energetic troupe of actors, writers, musicians, and artists with the sole mission of producing original, live rock operas in Baltimore. Driven by a vision to unite the talent and energy of Baltimore’s artists in pursuit of producing an art form unlike any other available, BROS has embarked upon a mission of epic proportions.

Nana Projects Shadow Puppet Workshop

February 4, 12-4pm

Shadow Puppetry uses simple paper cutouts and overhead projectors, to cast shadows onto a screen that spring to life with depth and movement. During the Nana Projects Shadow Puppet Workshop participants of all ages create shadow puppets from start to finish. Based on traditional shadow puppet techniques from around the world Nana Projects lead the participants in making puppets with moving parts and exploring the shadows they create on the screen.

Nana Projects is a Baltimore based company of visual alchemists creating parades and puppet shows. The Jim Henson Foundation has awarded Nana Projects two grants for their work in Shadow Puppetry; In 2010 the company received the prestigious Union Internationale de la Marionette-USA Citation of Excellence in puppetry. Nana Projects workshops encourage participation, engender pride and teamwork and are designed to be a catalyst of the imagination and purposeful playing.

Mina Cheon: Polipop & Paintings

Thursday, May 3, 6pm

In conjunction with her solo exhibition at MAP, Mina Cheon, a Korean-American new media artist, scholar, and educator will give a lecture on her work, career and the before and after of Polipop & Paintings. The exhibition will include 15 digital paintings coming from her mid-career solo exhibit Polipop (Political Pop Art) at the Sungkok Art Museum in Seoul, Korea. Cheon’s art addresses the relationship between media and political conflicts within Asia and Asia’s relationship with the Western world.

J. Susan Isaacs on Amalie Rothschild

Thursday, May 17, 7pm

Dr. Isaacs is curator of the exhibition, Amalie Rothschild: A Retrospective View in the Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson University from April 19—June 16, 2012, and also wrote two of the chapters for the book Life and Work of Amalie Rothschild, (2012). This lecture will look at the work and career of Rothschild who was one of the founders of Maryland Art Place.  Isaacs is the Coordinator of Art History and Director of the M.A. in Professional Studies (Art History Track) as well as Curator for the Department of Art + Design galleries at Towson University.  She is also the Curator of Special Projects for the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.  Books will be available for purchase. 


Saturday, June 2

Artomatic, three day, art event originated in Washington DC, is now licensing its development model in Maryland and launching its first event in Baltimore at Maryland Art Place’s 218 W. Saratoga St. building. Accompanying this weekend long event the creators of Artomatic will speak at MAP about the event designed to create community among artists, generate an audience for artists and the arts, and expand economic development will bring to the Baltimore community. 

Scott Burkholder: Young Collectors Presentation

Saturday, July 28

“My parents have never spent $200 on a single meal, yet my wife and I have. I imagine this is true for many of my peers. What changed? Is it possible that art could see a similar shift? Does the future hold ‘arties’?” Scott Burkholder of the Baltimore Love Project, one of the the largest self initiated public art projects Baltimore has ever seen, will explore the wine and food industry of the past 30 years and suggest how the art market might enlarge and intensify its audience.

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.

Contact Us

Phone: 410.204.1959