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Three artists use quilting as political statements and teaching tools at Creative Alliance's 'Evidence'

Three artists use quilting as political statements and teaching tools at Creative Alliance's 'Evidence'

In the 1977 essay ‘Poetry Is Not a Luxury,’ Audre Lorde writes...

Street muralist Nether connects the civil rights movement with Sandtown in Freddie Gray mural

The death of Freddie Gray and the ensuing unrest in Baltimore inspired a lot...

A Q&A with Devin Allen, the local photographer whose protest shot ended up on the cover of Time

Throughout the Freddie Gray protests, one photographer’s work stood...

The renovated African and Asian galleries at the Baltimore Museum of Art offer viewers more space to learn

A museum can be like a good teacher. It should give you enough information...

NOISE

Watch the video for Wume's 'We Go Further,' directed by M.C. Schmidt of Matmos

The immense sensory odyssey of 'Dream Island' at Baltimore Theatre Project

When you see "Dream Island" at the Baltimore Theatre Project, try to enter the theater with as few...

After more than two decades, Hour Haus to close by end of July

Hour Haus, the practice space, recording studio, and performance space that has stood in Station...

Conflicts Of Interest: We're not the cops

Conflicts Of Interest: We're not the cops

My band, the Barnyard Sharks, began at the Baltimore Book...

Conflicts of Interest: Mea Culpa

Conflicts of Interest: Mea Culpa

I’ve been writing a lot about Light City, the light festival slated to...

Conflicts of Interest: You, me, and Alcibiades

Conflicts of Interest: You, me, and Alcibiades

Plato’s “Symposium” begins with...

Conflicts of Interest: Lexington Market is not a shithole

Conflicts of Interest: Lexington Market is not a shithole

The Lexington Market is a shithole. At least that’s the impression one...

Conflicts of Interest: Going viral

Conflicts of Interest: Going viral

On Friday evening, it was glorious  to be back out...

Conflicts of Interest: Trees have nothing to teach me

Conflicts of Interest: Trees have nothing to teach me

When asked why he never left the city, Socrates responded, “Landscapes and...

Conflicts of Interest: "Sainthood is also a thing that human beings must avoid"

Conflicts of Interest: "Sainthood is also a thing that human beings must avoid"

A lot of people have hated me this year: Mayor $RB,...

Conflicts of Interest: A tale of two Charlies

The other day at brunch, a guy sitting on the other end...

Conflicts of Interest: I used to be smarter

Conflicts of Interest: I used to be smarter

I was already half-drunk

Conflicts of Interest: Talking about money

Conflicts of Interest: Talking about money

At the same time that I was reading

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Theodore Duret' by Edouard Vuillard

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Theodore Duret' by Edouard Vuillard

If you’re the type of person who likes to stay busy, you eventually reach a point where you...

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Madonna and Child with Angels' by Orcagna and Jacopo di Cione

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Madonna and Child with Angels' by Orcagna and Jacopo di Cione

I’ve been thinking about my obsession with the color blue lately, unsure what, exactly, it...

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Rouen Cathedral, West Facade' and 'Rouen Cathedral, West Facade, Sunlight' by Claude Monet

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Rouen Cathedral, West Facade' and 'Rouen Cathedral, West Facade, Sunlight' by Claude Monet

Having previously experienced Monet’s multiple paintings of the Rouen Cathedral in a more...

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Horse and Rider' by Marino Marini

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Horse and Rider' by Marino Marini

Standing around these public spaces, I tried to overcompensate for my relaxed state by locking my...

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'The Adoration of the Magi' by Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'The Adoration of the Magi' by Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi

It’s as though the artists went about the painting thinking, “How can we force people to...

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Little Girl in a Blue Armchair' by Mary Cassatt

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Little Girl in a Blue Armchair' by Mary Cassatt

Sometime between nearly drooling on the Vermeers and feeling majorly oppressed by a wood-paneled...

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'A Lady Writing' by Johannes Vermeer

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'A Lady Writing' by Johannes Vermeer

Vermeer is fucking crazy, dude. All of his paintings (and there are only a handful of them that we...

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Woman Holding a Balance' by Johannes Vermeer

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Woman Holding a Balance' by Johannes Vermeer

No artist teases like Vermeer. His iconic ‘Woman Holding a Balance’ glows from within...

Cash Rules: Jason Hughes' 'Terms & Conditions' makes money into art

Cash Rules: Jason Hughes' 'Terms & Conditions' makes money into art

The artist J.S.G. Boggs faced criminal charges in England for his art, in...

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