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  • Lauren Frances Adams

    Lauren Frances Adams
    Of all the installations in the Sondheim Exhibition, the work of Lauren Frances Adams feels most at home in the Walters Art Museum. And that’s not entirely due to her appropriation of the museum’s work in 'Precarious Prototypes,' where selections of the museums objects float in glass boxes and appear in print on textile curtains. Rather, it is the way that she sees art as a form of research, a study of culture that is served by her artistic labor, which works synergistically with the Walters’ historical mission. But Adams’ work has great vitality as contemporary art too, because she creates a revisionist history—or as she calls it, “critical explorations of labor and class in visual culture.” Her case in point is illustrated, with great drama, in the altered bust of Giacomo Maria Stampa anchoring the installation: The magistrate himself is shrouded in black, leaving visible the two enslaved figures that crouch to support his shoulders. Adams has made a literal revision to the original work, drawing the focus of history down from the face of power to the men who were intended originally as decorations.
  • Neil Feather wins the Sondheim Prize

    Neil Feather wins the Sondheim Prize
    Neil Feather, a founding member of the Red Room Collective and the High Zero Foundation who creates sculptures that work as instruments, is the winner of this year's Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize, according to an announcement by the Baltimore Office of...


    For the first time in its 16-year existence, the Maryland Film Festival won’t be housed in the Charles Theatre. It’s not the choice of festival organizers, says MFF director Jed Dietz, but when the Charles’ operators, James “Buzz&...

    Tourist Attractions

    Tourist Attractions
    “Baltimore,” the song by Randy Newman from the 1970s, features a hooker, a drunk, and a refrain—“Man, it’s hard just to live”—that struck enough of a chord with the likes of Nils Lofgren, Nina Simone, David Gray,...

    Baltimore for Kids

    Baltimore for Kids
    For a city with a soaring murder rate, endemic poverty, and a horribly mismanaged public school system, Baltimore is a surprisingly great place to raise kids. Really! True, city parents have to work a little harder than their counterparts in, say,...