Collecting

Collecting

Organizers hope to attract collectors of all stripes

Twenty-four galleries, dealers, and print publishers from across the country will be present for the fair in Pigtown.

Proceeds benefit the Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund, which gives cultural workers emergency financial aid

This concrete gesture of solidarity is Elena Volkova’s way of “trying to turn grief into something productive,” she says. “Better than being curled-up crying on the floor.”

Baltimore’s thriving plant-collecting community

Baltimore’s houseplant community is as wide and diverse as our city, ranging from internationally recognized players to newcomers who just bought their first snake plant.

The Circle and the Line: The Jewelry of Betty Cooke at The Walters Art Museum

There is subtlety, but never repetition in this retrospective of 160 objects. There is revelation in the tiniest nuance.

Trends and Sightings at The Big Fair Miami Beach

While it’s exciting to see works of art by well known favorites at Art Basel, it's a treat to discover new artists and galleries and this year’s big fair provided a slew of new names and programs to follow.

Photo Essay Documenting a Miami Art Fair Performance courtesy of de boer

Monsieur Zohore’s performance, entitled Rush, casts a critical lens on the lineage of ‘bro culture’ linking lascivious behavior to so-called heteronormative practices often tied to fraternal Greek stereotypes.

Creating context and conversation through a collection of classical and contemporary African art

By displaying contemporary works by African and diasporic artists with objects of historical measure into a setting for conversation, gatherings, and family, the Ojikutus have built a life around art devoid of the artificial distinctions that most museums have perpetuated for centuries

This year's ACC Craft show is online, but no less full of dazzling handmade must-haves!

The ACC has continued its mission to elevate and promote the work of master craftspeople, and to make their work accessible to those who want to live with beautiful handmade objects.

How a full-time artist and a Baltimore City councilperson have built their art collection

“Everything in this house represents the person, so every piece of art is an intimate connection to that artist,” Fostel says. “Having their work on our walls constantly keeps them in mind.”

Building an archive of everyday Black life and culture

A conversation with conceptual artist and photographer Larry Cook and gallery owner/director Myrtis Bedolla

Why doesn’t Baltimore’s collecting institution buy more art from the artists who live and work here?

You would think that I would be on the same page as our major collecting institution in Baltimore, but I do not understand their “art math.”

ICA Baltimore's Flat File Program offers a wide range of materials, styles, and price points

ICA Baltimore is a volunteer-run art space that looks to promote the professional development of Baltimore and regional visual artists through our programs.

Beautiful handmade craft items envisioned as Dutch still life tableaux

Although businesses are struggling because of Covid restrictions, this season we wanted to make it easier to patronize Baltimore-based artists and shops and to luxuriate in the amazing range of quality that you can support through your purchases.

A redesign for Necessary Tomorrows includes a new online exhibition featuring Kirby Griffin, Gyasi Mitchell, Glenford Nuñez, and Sharayna Christmas

Christmas is an immovable force in the Baltimore arts landscape, a textbook multihyphenate mother, dancer, producer, and the founder of the nonprofit arts organization Muse 360 Arts.

The range of works in Copeland’s collection highlights her discerning interests and tastes

Copeland's collection is a reflection of the depth and width of her 30-year career in museums: contemporary art, functional works traditionally sidelined as craft, and objects of historical importance for what they remind us about where we come from.

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