Explore The Peale Center
Exhibition: Through October 15, 2018, Thurs-Sat 7-10pm; Sunday 9am-5pm
Artists' Talk: Sunday October 7, 12-1pm
Free admission with suggested donation to Artists' Talk
Baltimore is rich in majestic architectural styles and references to the city’s social legacies. Photographers Vivian Doering, Brian P. Miller and Andrew Nagl have sought out these treasures while adventuring through the city for the Doors Open Baltimore Project. These structures were photographed between 2015 and 2018 and include places of worship, museums, schools, breweries, theaters, galleries, historical sites, converted industrial structures, and more. These photographers have collected a wide variety of spectacular architectural features and interior designs for this exhibition. The work for this project was made in cooperation with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and AIA Baltimore, who produce the annual event. The exhibition of this work was made possible by gracious support from Full Circle Fine Art Services and The Peale Center for Baltimore History & Architecture.
Afro Punk Ballet
Thurs-Sat, October 4-6, 2018, 8pm
Tickets $15 and up
The latest ground-breaking production from Afrohouse, Afro Punk Ballet is an exploration of the crossroads between African spirituality, mathematics, and physics, poetically weaving “time and space” within the movement and music. Inspired by the experience of spiritual possession in the black southern gospel tradition and similar experiences within the Afro Punk Movement, this piece utilizes a soundscape that encompasses the styles of punk music, 20th century French music, and southern gospel music. With contemporary ballet’s use of abstraction, the world of Afro Punk Ballet is futuristic and mythical. By using the grandeur of opera and ballet, this piece strives to tell an epic story that challenges popular notions of heroism, morality and futurism.
The Institute of Visionary History and the Archives of the Deep Now
Thu-Sat, October 4-6, 2018, 7-10pm; Sun 2-5pm
Tickets $15-45, for more information follow the project's Facebook page!
Discovered in the basement beneath The Peale Center, the Archives of the Deep Now are the records of a centuries-old secret society calling themselves The Institute of Visionary History. The Institute believed the building to be a kind of “thin place” where one can more easily transcend our present reality and contact other planes, places, and times. Their experiments combined scientific inquiry and visionary sight to uncover histories heretofore untold.
From the creators of H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum!, a new immersive experience from Submersive Productions. Participants are invited to unravel the mysteries of a centuries-old secret society and their uncanny methods for re-visioning new histories heretofore untold. Each experience runs 30-45 minutes for a group of about five people.
Book Launch: From Blackface to Black Twitter
Sunday October 7, 2018, 2-4pm
Meet the authors and get a signed book!
The new publication, From Blackface to Black Twitter: Reflections on Black Humor, Race, Politics and Gender by Jannette L. Dates (Baltimorean) and Mia Moody Ramirez traces the roots and fruits of comedy in the United States. The authors analyze and offer insights into the intersections of race, gender and politics in the humor developed by, for and, or about black people. The book explores the ways in which African American humor reflects larger societal issues — for, many times black humor was not designed to just make audiences laugh, but to also make them think differently about issues. The book focuses on common threads frequently found among black comedians across time, generations, genders and types of humor, as the book pointedly addresses the uses of humor during pivotal moments in American history.
The Sunday Makers' Market
Sunday, October 7, 2018 (Every Sunday through December 2018) | 9am-3pm
Discover workshops and original creations from local artists and makers! If you are interested in running a workshop or selling your work at The Peale Center, please stop by during our visiting hours or complete this form to let us know a bit more about you and your work! Feel free to reach out with any questions.
The Time Travel Experience
A pop-up bureau of the Escapement Time Travel Agency is taking up temporary residence at the Peale Center in Baltimore, Maryland, starting in September.
Stay tuned for information on how to schedule an introductory session with an experienced and certified Time Travel Agent, which includes an Introduction to Time Travel, a brief overview of our time machine, and approximately 45 minutes of actual time travel.
The Peale's Pollinator Garden
Sunday, October 7, 2018 9-3pm | (Every Sunday 9am-3pm, and whenever the Peale is open for events and tours)
The Peale’s historic garden is being redeveloped as a pollinator garden! Rembrandt Peale’s brother, Titian, drew many specimens of butterflies, including the Baltimore Checkerspot, which we hope will make an appearance in our refreshed garden, filled with plants and flowers for discriminating insects and birds. Free during the Peale’s opening hours.
Tours of The Peale
Thurs-Sat 7-10pm; Sunday 9am-5pm or contact us to arrange another time!
Tours of the Peale are free but we welcome your donation to the Peale in any amount to support the renovation of the historic building and its ongoing operations. Reservations are required using this form.
Guided tours are led by Peale staff and volunteers and introduce visitors to the history of the Peale Museum and family as well as the Peale’s plans for its renovation and relaunch. Tours can be tailored to the interests of participants, and include vintage gas street lights and a demonstration of our own “Magic Ring of Fire!”
Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are available for individuals and groups of up to 40 people.