Friday: "Beautiful Walls for Baltimore"

Dec. 4

The Baltimore Mural Program, originally called "Beautiful Walls for Baltimore" when it was established in 1975, turns 40 this year. A subset of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, BMP has brought more than 250 murals to walls throughout the city, often engaging the immediate community in the mural's planning and execution. As is the nature of public murals, many of these walls have been painted over or demolished, while new murals pop up every year thanks to the Baltimore Mural Program's commissions and other mural programs such as Open Walls Baltimore. To celebrate the murals that have come and gone—as well as the ones that have stayed—School 33 is hosting a retrospective featuring new and recreated mural works, drawings, multimedia presentations, and photography, as well as written history reflecting on the changes in Baltimore's visual makeup. Opening reception 6-9 p.m., on view through Jan. 30, School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St., (443) 263-4350, school33.org, free. (Maura Callahan)

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