Tuesday, April 26, 2011

BMA HOSTS PHOTOGRAPHY LATE NIGHT

PHOTOGRAPHY LATE NIGHT
live music, performances and evening hours

clip_image002 Photography comes alive after hours at The Baltimore Museum of Art with a special evening event inspired by the Museum’s Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960 exhibition. Visitors are invited to step on the red carpet to meet the paparazzi and join a whirlwind of activities:  live Motown and rock music, ongoing photo shoots, a photography workshop, original short film screenings, and a DJ spinning music from the 1960s to now. Cash bar and light fare are available. The event is organized by Baltimore artist/photographer Jim Lucio

WHEN: Friday, May 6, 6:30 to 10:30 PM
WHERE:
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st Streets, three miles north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
TICKETS: FREE!
For general Museum information, call 443.573.1700 or visit artbma.org.

Highlights of the evening include:

Photography

  • Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960 features more than 200 gripping images that show photography’s development by artists such as Diane Arbus, Larry Clark, Cindy Sherman and Garry Winogrand. The exhibition is free and on view only at the BMA until May 15, 2011.
  • Baltimore-based photographer Josh Sisk leads a workshop on photography. He is a contributing photographer for the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore City Paper, and Spin.com, as well as a staff photographer for Brightest Young Things.
  • Christopher Graham—photographer, archivist, digital imaging specialist and owner of Charm City Photography Studio—focuses his camera on models wearing period attire as well as BMA guests throughout the evening. Images are projected onsite for all to enjoy. Assistance with props and projection design is provided by Katrina Ford.

Film

  • A film projection by artist Rahne Alexander explores cinematic photographers and paparazzi in a kaleidoscopic loop of found footage manipulated to distort time, image, and perspective.
  • Original short films inspired by the exhibition were created by a select group of filmmakers from Baltimore and beyond:  Kristen Anchor, Rob Brulinski, Paul Cholewa, David Fair, J.M. Giordano, Chuck Green, Rick Johnsona, Stephanie Halpern, Kimberly Huey, Todd Matte, Patrick McGuinn, Chad Mellendick, Karen Summerville and Alex Wein.

Music

  • The Motorettes, a female-fronted six-piece band, performs authentic 60s Motown sounds. Then, for one night only, they transform into a newly configured line-up, look, and rock sound as Jenny Flash and the Exposures.
  • Renowned Baltimore DJ Matt Walter spins music from the 1960s to the present.