December, 2017

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces New Board Members & Officers

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces New Board Members & Officers

CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors, as well as two new officer appointments. Joining the board of directors are Jamahal Boyd and Sarah Tomes. Jamahal Boyd, of Cincinnati, is the director of diversity, inclusion and language services at TriHealth where […]

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Museum of Flight Accepting Student and Teacher Applications for 2018 High School STEM Summer Programs

Museum of Flight Accepting Student and Teacher Applications for 2018 High School STEM Summer Programs

The deadline for high school sophomores to apply for one of the Museum’s premiere education programs is Feb. 16, 2018. The Western Aerospace Scholars Sophomore program is a distance-learning and summer experience program for Washington, Oregon and Montana state high school sophomores. The sophomore level program serves as an introduction to the junior course, and […]

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THE BMA AND ART + PRACTICE PRESENT THE WORK OF EXPERIMENTAL SCULPTOR AND  PERFORMANCE ARTIST SENGA NENGUDI

THE BMA AND ART + PRACTICE PRESENT THE WORK OF EXPERIMENTAL SCULPTOR AND PERFORMANCE ARTIST SENGA NENGUDI

BALTIMORE, MD — The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents a focused exhibition of works by Senga Nengudi, one of the most inventive artists to combine abstract sculpture and performance art. Head Back & High: Senga Nengudi, Performance Objects (1976–2015), on view at the BMA through May 27, 2018, features a selection of eight works […]

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Bilbrough joins Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Board of Governors

Bilbrough joins Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Board of Governors

Pat Bilbrough recently joined the Board of Governors of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. Bilbrough has been a contributor to the community both professionally and charitably for most of his life. He leads the region’s largest “community bank,” as President & CEO of Shore United Bank. Having worked in the banking […]

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Winter Speaker Series to focus on tomato canning

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Winter Speaker Series to focus on tomato canning

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., will begin its Winter Speaker Series on Tuesday, Feb. 8, and continue on select dates through Thursday, March 1. All sessions take place in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium, and advance registration is required. The theme of the upcoming speaker series is “Picked, Packed and Shipped: Tomato […]

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Commemorates Continuing Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Commemorates Continuing Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

CINCINNATI, OH –The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host the 2018 King Legacy Awards Breakfast on Monday, January 15. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and the breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. Tickets for the breakfast are $35 and seating is limited. To purchase tickets, call (513) 333-7706. RSVPs are requested by January 8, 2018. […]

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum announces education staff promotions

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum announces education staff promotions

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has recently promoted three staff members in its education department. Jill Ferris of Stevensville, Md. is the new Director of Education; Allison Speight of Trappe, Md. is Volunteer & Education Programs Manager; and Matthew Engel of St. Michaels, Md. is Lead Educator. “Expanding CBMM’s education programs is critical to our […]

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THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS FIRST MAJOR EXHIBITION OF JACK WHITTEN’S SCULPTURES

THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS FIRST MAJOR EXHIBITION OF JACK WHITTEN’S SCULPTURES

BALTIMORE, MD – This spring, The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) will present the first exhibition dedicated to sculptures by renowned contemporary artist Jack Whitten. Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2016, on view April 22 through July 29, 2018, reveals an extensive and entirely unknown body of the artist’s work. Co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of […]

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Hair O’ The Dog supports Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum restoration efforts

Hair O’ The Dog supports Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum restoration efforts

Hair O’ The Dog Wine and Spirits of Easton, Md., recently made a generous donation to support the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s restoration of 1889 bugeye Edna Lockwood. Through her re-launch at OysterFest on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, $3 of every bottle of Boatman Red Blend wine sold at Hair O’ The Dog will go […]

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Baltimore Museum of Art  to Present Exhibition Illustrating the Beauty of Birds in African Art

Baltimore Museum of Art to Present Exhibition Illustrating the Beauty of Birds in African Art

BALTIMORE, MD — The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents approximately 20 works from sub-Saharan artists who drew inspiration from the birds that occupied their world in Beyond Flight: Birds in African Art. On view December 20, 2017 through June 17, 2018, this exhibition explores the varied roles of birds across 19th-and 20th-century African states, […]

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Visiting apprentices learn from Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum shipwrights

Visiting apprentices learn from Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum shipwrights

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum recently had the opportunity to strengthen its international connections and share knowledge of traditional boatbuilding skills with an even broader audience. Thanks to a partnership with Skol ar Mor, a maritime school in France, two shipwright apprentices—Martin Bogaerts and Emeline Marc—spent five weeks in St. Michaels under the tutelage of […]

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Historic Huguenot Street Welcomes New Executive Director, Liselle LaFrance

Historic Huguenot Street Welcomes New Executive Director, Liselle LaFrance

NEW PALTZ, NY – Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Executive Director, Liselle LaFrance. Ms. LaFrance is an award-winning museum professional and has served as the Director of Historic Cherry Hill in Albany for 26 years. In this role, she oversaw development of a long-range interpretive plan, including […]

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