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Phaan Howng: A Bag of Rocks for A Bag of Rice
Thursday, Feb 25, 8:00 AM - Saturday, May 15, 11:00 PM
Baltimore, MD 21201
Price: FREE

Exquisitely disposed rocks and trees and vegetation. The promise of an inspired space of meditation and detachment. Such has been of the Westernized image of the Chinese and Japanese garden. Yet, such enchanted “natural” spaces camouflage the histories of empire, wealth, privilege, exploitation, ecological extraction, and displacement behind their creation. Phaan Howng’s site-specific installation engages East Asian gardens as a case study of the dynamics embedded within these private spaces.

Enjoy this installation as part of Towson University's ElevAsian: Honoring AAPI Experiences Spring 2021 virtual programs.

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Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters
Thursday, Feb 25, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
Price: $9.00

This exhibition combines the contemporary photographs of Baltimore Sun photographer Amy Davis with historic photographs and ephemera to celebrate the golden age of movie theaters and explore how they reflect our values, and how we live, consume, and dream.

Support for this exhibition is generously provided by PNC Bank.

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Hidden Gems: The Changing Landscape of Urban Education
Friday, Feb 26, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Baltimore, MD 21201
Price: FREE

This virtual conference is dedicated to empowering and aspiring educators in a holistic virtual environment. Spend time delving in to the historical processes and mindsets that have led to the current state of education in the US which is inequitable and segregated.  Together we will use our understanding to take time to practice self-care, and develop solutions for a more productive, equitable, and inclusive future.  Through this conference, create a community of other educators across the nation who also seek to transform our education system and really consider what is possible.

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Martine Syms Lecture
Tuesday, Mar 2, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Baltimore, MD 21207
Price: FREE
Martine Syms will present an overview of her practice, which spans a variety of media. —— Martine Syms (b. 1988, Los Angeles) uses video and performance to examine representations of blackness. Her artwork has been exhibited and screened extensively, including presentations at the Museum of Modern Art, Hammer Museum, ICA London, New Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, among other institutions. Syms’ recently presented exhibitions include BOON, Secession; Shame Space, ICA Virginia Commonwealth University; Grand Calme, SCHQ; Big Surprise, Bridget Donahue Gallery; Contemporary Projects: Martine Syms, Serralves Museum; Projects 106: Martine Syms, Museum of Modern Art; Fact and Trouble, ICA London. From 2007-2011 she was the co-director of the Chicago artist run project space Golden Age, and she currently runs Dominica Publishing, an imprint dedicated to exploring blackness in visual culture. She is the author of Implications and Distinctions: Format, Content and Context in Contemporary Race Film (2011). She is a faculty member in the School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts.
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