Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Catonsville, (410) 455-2232, aok.lib.umbc.edu/gallery.Book of Lies. UMBC hosts an exhibition that looks at truth and common lies through art and poetry. Through May 31.
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, (410) 244-1900, avam.org. A Very Visionary Star-Spangled Sidewalk. A free outdoor art exhibition celebrating our nation’s anthem. Displayed on public pavement, the project both educates and amuses spectators with a spectacular visual representation of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Through Sept. 30. Donald Pass: The Hope We Seek. An exhibit of 13 works by the late British visionary artist that depict ethereal spirits and the afterlife in watercolor, charcoal, and other media. Through Feb. 22. Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity. The exhibit delves into the various ways technology affects lives through the perspective of inventors, futurists, and 40-plus visionary artists. The intent is to bring new thoughts on artificial intelligence, robotics, genetics, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, and big data. Through Aug. 31.
Art Gallery of Fells Point, 1716 Thames St., (410) 327-1272, fellspointgallery.org. Art Gallery of Fells Point Artist of the Month: Sharon Krulak. Krulak uses tiny, brightly colored strips of paper from magazines, newspapers, and more as the colors in her “paint palette.” She pieces them together to make collages resembling painted works. Through May 31.
Artists Gallery, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia,artistsgallerycolumbia.com. Birds, Beasts, and Besides. An exhibit of realistic and abstract artwork from Howard County artists Deborah Maklowski and Ken Beerbohm. Through May 30.
Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., (410) 578-1919, baltimoreclayworks.org. A Thriving Place. Featuring ceramics made by students at the Clay for All! studio at Jubilee Arts. Through May 31. In Full Bloom. An exhibit of ceramics with a botanical theme, juried by Leigh Taylor Mickelson. Through May 31. Patty Bilbro. The resident artist’s works on cups, plates, and platters feature drawings of people playing with animals. Through May 31. Clay From the Classroom. Work of the students of Baltimore Clayworks will be on display for the 18th year running. June 7-21. Kevin Rohde: Lormina Salter Fellowship 2013-14. Rhode’s humanistic sculptures delve into the world of individualistic discovery, internal emotion, and the way people deal with reality on an everyday basis. He plays on posture and posing to suggest emotion and curiosity of his figurative subjects. June 28-Aug. 9. Shake it Baby! Have you ever wondered how you could represent your unique personality with salt and pepper shakers? These artists will be challenged to do just that. Aug. 16-Sept. 27.
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, (443) 573-1700, artbma.org. Black Box: Camille Henrot. The French artist’s 13-minute video, winner of the Silver Lion Award at the 2013 Venice Biennale, examines the origins of life. Through June 15. German Expressionism: A Revolutionary Spirit. A vivid, colorful and compelling overview of one of the most stunning art movements of the 20th century. Featuring more than 35 paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, and sculptures by the likes of Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Franz Marc and others.Through Sept. 14. On Paper: Figure Drawings from the Benesch Collection. Drawings by 10 contemporary artists, such as David Hockney, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Rauschenberg. Through Sept. 14. Front Room: Sterling Ruby, The BMA presents an exhibition of the artist’s works that comment on oppression in power structures. Through June 15. The Renoir Returns. Previously stolen from the BMA, Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s painting “On the Shore of the Seine” is on view for the public. His painting is featured among 20 other artworks that were given to the museum by Baltimore collector Saidie May. Through July 20. Black Box: Lorna Simpson. Lorna Simpson’s video installation features a chorus of 15 voices humming the melody of the song “Easy to Remember.” June 29-Aug. 31.Front Room: Seth Adelsberger. The co-founding director of the Nudashank Gallery presents exhibits of his paintings, titled Submersion Paintings and Border Paintings. June 29-Nov. 2.
Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, (410) 727-4808, thebmi.org. Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond. The Baltimore Museum of Industry presents an exhibit honoring the American traditional music of the banjo, which has been played in Maryland since the 1730s. The exhibit will celebrate the banjo with displays including one of the first commercially produced banjos in America, created by local Baltimore talent, William E. Boucher. Through Oct. 18.
Bernice Kish Gallery, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia. Jenny Singleton and Beatrice Hardy.Each artist exhibits new paintings in the gallery. Through June 14.
BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Linthicum,.Light Touch. Liz Wells curates a collection of photographs from five artists around the world, each exploring light’s interaction with the physical world. The results range from abstractions to scenic landscapes. Presented by Maryland Art Place. Through June 22.
C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St., (410) 539-1080, cgrimaldisgallery.com. Extending the Line 3D. A group exhibition including work by Chul Hyun Anh, David Goldes, Cheryl Goldsleger, Gordon Moore, Jong Oh, Cordy Ryman, Nan Swid and Hadi Tabatabai exploring geometric abstraction. Through June 7.
Carroll Mansion, 800 E. Lombard St., (410) 605-2964, carrollmuseums.org. Moonlit Gardens. An exhibit of paintings by Ann Kathryn Kagan. Through June 29.
Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 100 Hilltop Circle, Catonsville.Jump Over Time Film Series, This film explores the uses of, well, film for artists since the ’60s. Pretty meta. Through May 31.
Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org. Organism. Painter Doug Johnson collaborates with filmmaker Jeffrey Gangwisch to explore the relationship between human and animal, spirit and body, and myth and reality. Through June 7. Experience Transformation: The Impact of Clay. Brett Freund and Sarah McCann of Baltimore Clayworks curate this exhibition of clay pieces, both sculptural and functional. May 23- June 7. The Big Show 2014. Creative Alliance members display over 150 pieces of their own art. June 28- July 26.
Crystal Moll Gallery, 1030 S. Charles St., (410) 952-2843, crystalmoll.com. Crystal Moll Solo Show. Moll displays her own work for the first time since the opening of her gallery in 2009. The paintings showcase the beauty of Baltimore neighborhoods. Through May 31.
Evergreen Museum and Library, 4545 N. Charles St., (410) 516-0341, museums.jhu.edu/evergreen. Crossing the Line: The Art of Rosemary Feit Covey. New portraits, still lifes, and landscapes by the artist. Through June 29.The Faces Behind the Signatures: Guests of Jazz Age Evergreen. The exhibit focuses on the powerful friends of John Work Garrett and Alice Warder Garrett. Dressed up to look like a dinner party, the Evergreen will feature silhouettes of Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes; violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz; notorious socialite and presidential daughter Alice Roosevelt Longworth; silent movie star Douglas Fairbanks; and Commerce Secretary (and later President) Herbert Hoover. Through May 25. En Plein Air Printmaking. A new exhibit of prints by Lorraine Imwold depicting the grounds and architecture at Evergreen. May 31- Aug. 31.
Full Circle Gallery, 33 E. 21st St., The New Pictorialists. The Full Circle Gallery exhibits photos taken by Karen Klinedinst and Cathy Leaycraft, who model their work on the early era of photography. Through June 7.
Gallery 788, 3602 Hickory Ave., (202) 210-8361, g788.org. Novi. More than 70 graduating Towson University seniors showcase their works in 3-D design, digital art, painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography. Through May 22.
Gallery CA, 440 E. Oliver St., (410) 528-9239, galleryca.org. I Like it in the City. A group show featuring artists inspired by Baltimore’s landscape and citizens. Featuring Antoine Blanton, Amanda Burnham, Maria Cavacos, (occasional CP contributor) Ben Cricchi, Candace Fong, Shana R. Goetsch, Bryan “Grasshopper” Robinson, Ryan Syrell, Anne Boisvert, Cait Byrnes, Bobby Coleman, Vivian Doering, Sarah Givens, Kathleen McCullough, Zoe Stavri, and Ed Weiss. Through June 6. GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Feminism. A group exhibit of female artists whose work deals with with feminist issues, themes, and aesthetics. July 18-Aug. 8.
Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 N. Charles St., (410) 435-5520,ndm.edu/campuslife/GormleyGallery. Senior Thesis Exhibition. Featuring Jane Brenner, Erin Bucklew, Morgan Welch, and Alix Lindley. Through May 24.
Guest Spot at the Reinstitute, 1715 N. Calvert St., guestspot.org. Paper Constructs. New works by Alex Paik mimic the voices of a fugue. Through June 21. Proximities. An exhibit of new works by Rob de Oude featuring organized groups of overlapping stripes. Through June 21.
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.