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  • The Lexington Market subway station's mosaics are the rare example of good public art in Baltimore

    The Lexington Market subway station's mosaics are the rare example of good public art in Baltimore
    Baltimore is a city with great public life. We're also a city that's known for having great art. So it's downright confusing that the majority of our public art is underwhelming, predictable, or just plain bad. Because the uncertain fate of the Red Line has been so widely discussed in the media lately, I decided to go on the MTA's website to check out the "Art in Transit" proposals that may one day grace our potential subway-to-surface-light-rail line's stations. Spoiler alert: They're mostly pretty terrible. As much as I'm eagerly waiting for construction on the Red Line to begin, I'm not too excited about the prospect of someday waiting for the train and staring at yet another mural of children laughing in front of rowhouses or a "kooky" metal assemblage.
  • 2015 Resolutions for Baltimore: Fred Scharmen

    2015 Resolutions for Baltimore: Fred Scharmen
    Boston, at about the same size and population of Baltimore, has 23 officially designated neighborhoods. By any count, official or not, Baltimore has a few hundred. So much of our identity and loyalty is tied to our tiny neighborhoods, and our tight travel...

    Art Fart: Edwin Lord Weeks, Edouard Vuillard, and making art from memory

    Art Fart: Edwin Lord Weeks, Edouard Vuillard, and making art from memory
    Memory is weird. It is always somewhat flawed and distorted. It's a string of reconstructions. It's abstract and subjective, and it's all in your mind. For all of these reasons, I've always had an obsession with memory as a concept in art. It probably...

    Jo Smail's photographs and paintings respond to centuries of change in Florence, Italy

    Jo Smail's photographs and paintings respond to centuries of change in Florence, Italy
    Cities are always rebuilding themselves. In Florence, Italy, the rebuilding is evident in its streets and buildings, and Baltimore-based artist Jo Smail hints at this cycle in her show “Leaning Over the Edge of the Moon” at Goya Contemporary....

    Light From the East

    Light From the East
    There is something almost clandestine about XOL Art Gallery, which is hidden in a small warehouse between Park Avenue and Tyson Alley in Mount Vernon. To get there from Park, we have to push open a gate and walk down a narrow rocky path through a fenced...