Get your creative juices flowing this fall with these virtual arts and cultural events:
Virtual Happy Hour with Francisco Loza | September 16, 5:30 p.m.
American Visionary Art Museum
Discover the creative process of Mexican press yarn artist Francisco Loza in this free virtual program in honor of Mexican Independence Day.
B2020 Virtual Exhibition | Through Sept. 30
Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts
BOPA’s new virtual exhibition pays tribute to the groundbreaking exhibition “Black Male,” which opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City in 1994. It features works by emerging local artists including Chris Batten, Ram Brisueno, Walter Cruz, Kayla Fryer and Andrew Gray.
The Magic Forest Revisited: Experiments in Viscosity Printing by Richard Hellman | Held over indefinitely.
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“The Magic Forest” comprises a series of seven full color etchings, hand pulled by artist and master printer Richard Hellman. The exhibition includes Hellman’s etching plates as well. You can view the exhibition in-person or by setting up an appointment.
As It Should Be | Ongoing
“As It Should Be” asked artists to imagine what tomorrow brings. Curated by Sarah McCann and developed in partnership with the “Rising Up!” educational program of the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, the exhibition was originally planned for installation at Baltimore’s Gallery CA. Due to COVID-19, a webpage was created to showcase the work.
The Walters Art Museum Online Collection | Ongoing
Though The Walters is closed for now, you can still view the museum’s world-renowned collection online.
The Science and Mystery of Sleep | October 10
American Visionary Art Museum
AVAM’s new exhibition explores cutting-edge scientific research about sleep and its critical importance to the health and creative well-being of human beings. On exhibit through fall 2022.
Block Printing with Anita Hagan | October 13, October 15, 6:30 p.m.
This two-day class, conducted by block printer Anita Hagen, teaches students to carve their own blocks and create beautiful block prints. No experience necessary.
“Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit” | September 6
Jewish Museum of Maryland
The JMM reopened for limited hours in July. As of this writing, in-person visitors are welcome Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Advance tickets and reservations are required, and only 10 tickets are available per time slot. Here’s your chance to go where most people haven’t gone before — to see the JMM’s newest exhibition, “Jews in Space!” Open through April 30, 2021. 15 Lloyd St., Baltimore
Virtual Tours: Baltimore Museum of Industry | Ongoing
Take a virtual tour of the BMI to learn about the history of work and industry in our fair city. At the museum’s website, you’ll also find free online activities for visitors of all ages.
Retired librarian, storyteller and workshop facilitator Bunjo Butler shares stories from the African oral tradition in this free kids event.
Brown Lecture Series: Dapper Dan, Made in Harlem: A Memoir | September 15, 7 p.m.
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Iconic fashion designer and boutique owner Dapper Dan discusses his new memoir “Made in Harlem” in this free virtual lecture.
2020 Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards | October 3-4
Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum
Baltimore’s annual “Poe Festival” will take place online this year. Join other devotees of the master of the macabre for two days of books, music, art and Poe-related activities.
Be Here Stories | Ongoing
The Peale Center
The Baltimore storytelling program offers a new way to learn about people and places in Charm City. So far, the program has shared more than 1,500 stories: online, at the Peale Center and in Baltimore’s communities.
Corona Concert Series | Ongoing
This music series was created to help musicians earn money during the pandemic and to provide music lovers the opportunity to enjoy live performances despite social distancing guidelines.
Freda Payne | November 13-14
Keystone Korner Baltimore
Recording artist, Broadway actress and singer Freda Payne (“Band of Gold”) has been performing since she was a teenager. In November, she’ll grace the stage of Baltimore’s most swingin’ jazz club, now open for outdoor dining and streamed music broadcasts. Check the club’s website to see who else is coming to town.
An Die Musik Virtual Series
Support classical, jazz and world music venue An Die Musik during the pandemic by visiting its website for real-time online concerts and to view archival concert footage.
— Compiled by Simone Ellin and Gillian Blum