ICA Baltimore, 16 W. North Ave., icabaltimore.org. Allison Yasukawa, The artist’s works explore social relations through different mediums. June 1- July 31.
Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St., (410) 732-6400, jewishmuseummd.org. Project Mah Jongg. Curated by Melissa Martens Yaverbaum, this exhibit traces the evolution of the Chinese board game, starting in the early 20th century and following its popularity in Jewish women’s culture. Project Mah Jongg was developed by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. Through June 29. The Electrified Pickle. The Jewish Museum of Maryland hosts an exhibit to help others learn about Jewish innovations in science and art, ranging from electronics to crafts. Each day will have a different theme. July 13- Aug. 15.
Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard, 3501 E. University Blvd., Adelphi, (240) 582-2509,umuc.edu. Joseph Sheppard: On a Grand Scale. For a fifth time, UMUC’s Leroy Merritt Center showcases works from world-renowned realist artist Joseph Sheppard. Explore the large format paintings of the Owings Mills native and MICA alum through an exhibit featuring 21 of Sheppard’s portraits of rural and urban life, some of which span more than 7 feet. Through March 29.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, (410) 263-5544, marylandhall.org. A Moment Expressed - The Figure and Portrait. The Maryland Society of Portrait Painters exhibits member works in many media. May 27-July 3.
Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., (410) 685-3750, mdhs.org. In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland During the War of 1812. During this anniversary year, two centuries removed from the War of 1812, America’s Second War of Independence, the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is retelling a dramatic story with 5,000 square feet of displays and more than 100 historic artifacts. Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and the Quest for an Imperial Legacy. An exhibit of artifacts from the life of the Maryland woman who would go on to marry Jerome Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon. Through June 9. Inventing a Nation. All Marylanders (and other visitors) are able to see their role in creating the United States. Not only are prominent Marylanders featured, but the exhibit also includes an authentic Revolutionary War uniform and three of Charles Wilson Peale’s life-size paintings. Personal effects of George Washington and other Revolutionary War leaders are on display as well.
Meeting House Gallery, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, themeetinghouse.org/gallery.htm. Nature Visions Photo Exhibition. The Meeting House Gallery will host a traveling exhibit of 25 of the best photos chosen from the 2013 Nature Visions Photo Expo. Through May 31, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 225-2300, mica.edu. Studio Art MFA Exhibition. MICA’s studio art MFA students display their work for the public. The reception will be Saturday, June 28, from 6-8 p.m. June 28-July 12.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St., (443) 263-1800, africanamericanculture.org. For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People. Portraits by Sheila Pree Bright show subjects posing with the American flag and demonstrating how they feel to be citizens of the U.S. Through Feb. 28. Jati Lindsay: Jazz Now. Photographer Jati Lindsay’s black and white photographs showcase modern jazz musicians. Through June 29. Interweaving Traditions: Book Binding Across Cultures. Students from the Refugee Youth Project have worked over the last two years with local book artists to develop storytelling techniques and skills related to their culture. Hailing from countries such as Bhutan, Nepal, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and the Congo, these students have created their own personal books as art objects. Victoria Timpo, an MFA candidate at the Maryland Institute College of Art, curated the exhibition. Through June 1.
Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, (410) 337-6333, goucher.edu. 2014 Annual Goucher Student Art Showcase. Goucher students exhibit their work from studio art classes. Through May 23.
School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St., (410) 396-4641, school33.org. Co-Lab(oration): Nanotecture. Part of an ongoing project between two different artists to encourage creative exploration. Nanotecture is the first such collaboration between Jonathan Latiano and Jennifer Strunge. Through Dec. 31. Roaming Around the Quadrangle. A new exhibit of minimalist works by artist David Brown. Through May 31. Sticky Fingers. Mural-sized paintings by Baltimore-based artist Lauren Boilini deal with the ideas of excess and gluttony. Through May 31. Without Boundary. A group exhibition featuring Kyle Bauer, Joan Belmar, Ben Boothby, Ruth Hiller, Andrea Joki, Alison Stigora, and Jay Walker. Through May 31.
St. John’s College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis, (410) 626-2536, sjc.edu, Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space. An art exhibit featuring small works of art no bigger than 8x10x4”. Featuring over 272 unique works of art from 186 artists. May 28-June 15.
Steven Scott Gallery, 808 S. Ann St., (410) 902-9300, stevenscottgallery.com. Ellen Hill. The Steven Scott Gallery hosts Ellen Hill’s new works on wood. Hill received her MFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her work has been exhibited internationally. Through June 28.
Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., (410) 547-9000, thewalters.org. American Artists Abroad.The Walters will host an exhibition of works by artists who traveled extensively, including John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and John La Farge. Through June 22. The Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2014 Finalists. A sum of $25,000 dollars in fellowship money is on the line for the finalists for the 2014 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, whose work is on display. This prestigious competition, the highest honor for Baltimore arts, is presented by The Walters and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts. June 21- Aug. 17. Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts. Twenty medieval musical manuscripts are on display, recognizing the combination of art, music, philosophy, and religion throughout the Middle Ages, which had significant use in everyday life and in services. June 28- Oct. 12.