11 1/2 West Chase Street Baltimore, MD 21201 +1 410 625 2585
This gallery documents the history of architecture. If it's been blueprinted, you'll probably find it photographed, sketched or painted here. On the first floor, the nonprofit American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gallery displays the work of local artists. The prices are not cheap, but they're fair. Downstairs, exhibits on such topics as Baltimore's industrial buildings and the use of natural light in architecture are displayed. These works are usually not offered for sale.
519 West Fayette Street Baltimore, MD 21201 +1 410 706 2072
This beautiful stone building is unique for its graves, which were filled in the early 1800s, long before the church hall above them was built. Edgar Allen Poe, Baltimore's founding fathers and four mayors are among those buried here. In the mid-1800s, a swelling population prompted construction of Westminster Hall. To avoid disturbing the graves, the building was set on a series of brick piers over the tombs, creating catacombs. The meeting hall at Westminster can accommodate and audience of 350 seated for lecture meetings and 250 when used for round table discussions. The hall opens on weekdays at 8am.
4545 North Charles Street The Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD 21210 +1 410 516 0341
Johns Hopkins University owns and operates this 48-room, 1850s Italianate mansion decorated with post-Impressionist paintings and sculptures, rare books, Tiffany glass and chandeliers, Chinese porcelains, Japanese netsuke and 17th-century Belgian tapestries. The impressive home contains Baltimore's only private theater designed by Leon Bakst, who is best known for Ballet Russes sets. Call for information on lectures, sculpture shows and other activities. Guided one-hour tours are offered on the hour. Closed major holidays.
1420 Maryland Avenue Langsdale Library, University of Baltimore Baltimore, MD 21201 +1 410 837 4268
This society is dedicated to preserving artifacts and memories from the steamship days of yore. Its members promote conservation and preservation efforts, maintain a library, create exhibits and publish a quarterly journal. The collection contains approximately 200,000 photographs of cargo vessels, cruise ships, lake and coastal ships, military transports, passenger liners, river steam boats, tugboats and work boats. There are also 25,000 postcards, brochures and other items devoted exclusively to the history of engine-powered vessels. Visitors are requested to make an appointment.
312 West Lombard Street and South Eutaw Street Baltimore, MD 21201 +1 410 752 8632
Completed in 1911, the Emerson Bromo Seltzer tower was built by Captain Isaac Emerson. The 15-story structure, a replica of te Palazzo Vecchio tower in Florence, Italy, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Until 1936, a 51-foot replica of the famed blue bottle revolved on top of the building, illuminated by 596 lights. Today, a blue glow emenates from the tower's cupola and the structure's four clock faces are illuminated at all times, allowing passersby to see the Bromo Seltzer letters that mark the time.
808 South Ann Street Near Thames Street Baltimore, MD 21231 +1 410 902 9300
This small gallery in downtown Baltimore has been showcasing the talents of local artists, particularly those who work in oils on canvas, for more than a decade. The solo shows featured here change frequently and also include prints, watercolors and drawings. The gallery is home to two exhibit spaces and is in comfortable walking distance to restaurants, the Walters Art Gallery and Center Stage, a renowned regional theater. During the summer months, the gallery hosts group exhibitions.
600 North Paca Street Baltimore, MD 21201 +1 410 523 3443
This historic home was labeled as a historic site in 1973. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the original owner of the home, was the first American-born woman to be canonized by the Catholic Church. She founded the first order of nuns in the United States in the 19th century and was also responsible for founding one of the nation's first parochial schools in Baltimore. The house was named a historical site after nine years of renovations starting in 1963. Furniture and artifacts from the 19th century are still displayed in the home, which is open to the public on weekends and by appointment.
8 Market Place Suite 100 Baltimore, MD 21202 +1 410 962 8565
This nonprofit artists' organization was established to stimulate creativity and enhance the visibility of regional artists. The center offers artist members the opportunity to showcase (and sell)their work and network with others. It also hosts a number of popular events, including live jazz performances and an art showcase. This is a great place to buy artwork at bargain prices and meet the creative talent who crafted each piece. Visitors may also commission work by local artists.
847 North Howard Street Baltimore, MD 21201 +1 410 225 3130
This center had humble beginnings as the Model Cities Art Program. It was renamed in 1984 when James Hubert "Eubie" Blake, the famous ragtime pianist, left his archives to the city. Today, through photos and memorabilia, the museum offers visitors a glimpse of Baltimore's jazz legends-including Blake, Cab Calloway and Billie Holiday. In addition to the exhibit space, the center also arranges live jazz performances throughout the city and organizes lessons for students.
1400 Cathedral Street Baltimore & Ohio Mount Royal Station Baltimore, MD 21201 +1 410 225 2300
This gallery, housed in a renovated train station, is one of three major gallery spaces for the Maryland Institute College of Art. (The others are the Meyerhoff Gallery in the Fox Building, and the Pinkard Gallery in the Bunting Center). Each year, more than 90 exhibits are featured in the three galleries. The Decker Gallery changes exhibits every four weeks and regularly showcases contemporary work by the faculty and students of the College of Art. Outside artists are also invited to display their work.
This beautiful stone building is unique for its graves, which
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