Maura Callahan

Writer

Maura Callahan was born, raised, and educated in Baltimore and has written for City Paper since 2013. She is both an artist and critic, which is a weird place to occupy. She is interested in visual art, theater, dance, and performance art, especially when it's subversive; and also history and cheese.

Recent Articles

  • Paul Giamatti and Sonja Sohn star in 'Antigone in Ferguson' at Coppin

    Paul Giamatti and Sonja Sohn star in "Antigone in Ferguson" at Coppin

    On Saturday evening, people from all over Baltimore—some coming straight from the Women’s March in Washington—filed into Coppin State University’s James Wheldon Auditorium, passing through the epicenter of the Baltimore Uprising to see acclaimed actors perform dramatic readings of an adapted version...

  • Odyssey Works engineers transformative experiences

    Odyssey Works engineers transformative experiences

    Ayden LeRoux awoke on the morning of Nov. 12 to find her mother and a stranger in her Brooklyn bedroom. The stranger introduced herself as Kristen Racaniello, a sculptor. She'd be making casts of Ayden's breasts that morning. Ayden began to weep. Her mother comforted her as Kristen poured the...

  • Odyssey Works engineers transformative experiences

    Odyssey Works engineers transformative experiences

    Art collective Odyssey Works transforms one life at a time Audience of One Odyssey Works engineers transformative experiences By Maura Callahan Ayden LeRoux awoke on the morning of Nov. 12 to find her mother and a stranger in her Brooklyn bedroom. The stranger introduced herself as Kristen Racaniello,...

  • Escape to Miami: Baltimore goes to Art Basel

    Escape to Miami: Baltimore goes to Art Basel

  • Escape to Miami: Baltimore goes to Art Basel

    Escape to Miami: Baltimore goes to Art Basel

    Escape to Miami Baltimore goes to Art Basel by Maura Callahan and Rebekah Kirkman A pleasantly goofy, neon Keith Sonnier installation greets us at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. In this piece, which was installed here in 2001, colorful straight lines and arcs morph into innocuous,...

  • Baltimore at Art Basel: Checking in with the local artists and spaces that showcased in Miami

    Baltimore at Art Basel: Checking in with the local artists and spaces that showcased in Miami

    Last week, bits and pieces of Baltimore’s artist and gallery community relocated temporarily to Miami for the annual Miami Art Week, the massive pop-up of satellite art fairs revolving around Art Basel. Held in the Miami Beach Convention Center, Basel, which originated in the Swiss city of the...

  • Balti Gurls on Guerrilla Gurls: The Extended Interview

    Balti Gurls on Guerrilla Gurls: The Extended Interview

    In this week's City Paper, we talked to local artist collective Balti Gurls about their response to the "Front Room: Guerrilla Girls" exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The conversation ran two whole hours, so only a portion of the discussion made it into the pages of the paper. Here, you...

  • Balti Gurls on Guerrilla Girls

    Balti Gurls on Guerrilla Girls

    When people think about feminist or activist art, they often think of the Guerrilla Girls. The New York-based feminist collective of women artists, who hide their identities beneath gorilla masks and take the names of women artists of the past, goes back to the mid-'80s, with over 55 members over...

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