October is Baltimore Architecture Month! Join us as we celebrate all things architecture with architectural events across the city.
October 3 @ 6:15 – 8:00 pm | Organizer: D Center Baltimore
The Baltimore Greenway Trails Coalition vision is simple it seeks to create a 35-mile network of urban trails that link together the diverse neighborhoods, cultural amenities and outdoor resources that make up Baltimore City. Please join us to hear about the plan, its progress and how it helps the communities
October 6 @ 6:00 – 10:00 pm | Organizer: The Peale Center
Scientists estimate that fifty percent of birds in the United States are imperiled and could disappear within a century. Baker Prize winning artist Lynne Parks has gathered artists who consider extinction, endangered species, and the postnatural—organisms that have been intentionally altered by humans. Some artists examine ornithology, the scientific study of birds—some play with the methods involved.
October 7 – 8 | Organizer: School 33 Art Center
Open Studio Tour is an annual city-wide event that for almost 30 years has brought together professional artists and the general public. Each year, collectors and art lovers have the opportunity to visit artists in their studios, see their work, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes.
Green Mount Cemetery Tours
October 7, 14, 21 and 28 @ 9:30 – 11:30 am | Organizer: Wayne Schaumburg
Join historian Wayne Schaumburg on one of four Green Mount Cemetery tours. The cost is $15. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 410-256-2180 or by email at email@example.com.
October 7 @ 1:00 – 5:00 pm | Organizer: Bolton Square
Residents of Bolton Square, the architectural award-winning townhouse development imagined by Hugh Newell Jacobsen and constructed by the late Baltimore developer Stanley Panitz, is celebrating 50 years. Several residents will open their homes and gardens for tours, with collaboration from Baltimore Heritage and AIABaltimore. Jacobsen, now 88, and the widow of Stanley Panitz are expected to attend.
October 8 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Organizer: Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods
The Inner Arbor Trust will present a tour of the Chrysalis, a sculptural pavilion and performance stage at Symphony Woods, in Columbia, Maryland. Opened in April 2017, the Chrysalis is one of the most unique structures in the mid-Atlantic region.
October 12 @ 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Organizer: Maryland Historical Society
The installation will bring together commissioned works by Maryland- born artist David Brewster with objects from the MdHS collection. This marrying of old with new, contemporary with “antique,” creates a dialogue that will inspire thought-provoking discussions of how the objects of the past remain relevant to today’s ever-changing social landscape. It will also highlight Brewster’s often challenging perspective on the modern world, one that looks to the overlooked or unseen.
October 12 @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm | Organizer: The Preservation Society
Join the Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fell’s Point for a presentation by Bernie Herman who will talk about the place of Wolfe Street housing in the culture of Fell’s Point, connecting local history with that of the Mid-Atlantic and Europe.
October 12 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Organizer: Telesis Corporation
The North Calvert Green redevelopment consists of 12 renovated homes in the 300 block of East 20th Street) in Barclay, and the renovation of the Brentwood public housing building on 25th Street and the new construction/rehab of 57 units and 10,000 square feet of community/retail space on Greenmount Avenue. Tour the area with architect Magda Westerhouse, AIA, of Marks, Thomas Architects and developer Catherine Simmons Stokes, President of Telesis Baltimore Corporation.
October 13 @ 5:30 – 10:00 pm | Organizer: AIABaltimore/BAF
Join AIABaltimore, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and the architectural community at the John and Frances Angelos Law Building for the 2017 AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards Celebration. The program promotes and publicizes the work of AIABaltimore members throughout our region and recognizes Baltimore Architecture Foundation Golden Griffin and Roger Redden Award recipients.
October 14 @ 12:00 – 3:00 pm | Organizer: Mount Clare Museum House
Come learn about the history and changes to Mount Clare’s architecture and grounds. See where Margaret’s terraced gardens were and the last remains of Baltimore’s colonial road. Learn about the changing outward appearance of the house and much more!
October 16 @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Organizer: Homewood Museum
1 AIA/CES LU available
Bryan Blundell, president of Dell Corporation, a preservation company from Rockville, Maryland, will discuss two very modest early Baltimore homes in Fell’s Point.
October 18 @ 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Organizer: AIABaltimore
1 AIA/CES HSW LU & 1 AICP CM available
Author and local architect Klaus Philipsen will discuss the key findings of his new book, Reinventing the American Legacy City. Philipsen will share his latest observations and suggestions for the reinvention of Baltimore in the areas of equity and social justice, governance, and innovation, technology and disruption, with special attention on opportunities for equity, access and a better city that could come from disruption in transportation.
October 19 @ 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Organizer: Preservation Maryland
On October 19, 2017, Preservation Maryland will host their annual Six-to-Fix Benefit party! Funds raised during this exciting high-profile event support the Preservation Maryland Six-to-Fix program that helps save endangered historic sites for future generations.
“Home Movies” Exhibition
October 20 @ 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Organizer: Gallery CA
Home Movies examines the fate of our former neighborhood movie theaters, gritty ghosts on the streets of Baltimore. The photographic portraits by Amy Davis of our discarded movie houses are from her new photo book, Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters (Johns Hopkins University Press).
October 22 @ 2:00 – 3:30 pm | Organizer: Baltimore Museum of Industry
Using photographs from the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s special collections and other sources, Nathan Dennies of the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance will trace the industrial history and legacy of the Jones Falls Valley. The talk will cover the history of the area’s factories and villages, and tell the story of the people who lived and worked here.
October 23 @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Organizer: Homewood Museum
1 AIA/CES LU available
Baltimore’s Great Architecture 2017 Lecture Series
Dr. Abby Schreiber, Lecturer in the National Institute for American History and Democracy program at the College of William & Mary, will depict slave dwellings belonging to the Carroll and related families in Maryland.
October 24 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Organizer: AIABaltimore
Pavel Snejnevski, Beekeeper, with Heritage Honey DC will give a presentation on bees: the life of a honeybee colony: what it needs to grow, multiply, and survive through the winter in urban, suburban, and rural areas.
October 25 @ 5:30 – 8:00 pm | Organizer: AIABaltimore/AIGA Baltimore
A conversation and behind-the-scenes look at the rebranding of the Maryland Film Festival and how Baltimore’s grandest abandoned movie theater was transformed into a 21st-century landmark.
October 26 @ 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Organizer: Baltimore Architecture Foundation
Morgan State University Professor Dale Glenwood Green will present research findings on the life and legacy of Maryland’s early African American architects.
October 28-29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Organizer: Baltimore Architecture Foundation
Now expanded to the full weekend! Visit Baltimore’s most interesting spaces and places on a weekend of self-guided adventure. Free admission to over 50 buildings. Rain or shine.
October 28 @ 3:00 – 5:00 pm | Organizer: Baltimore City Historical Society
As part of Doors Open Baltimore, the Baltimore City Historical Society will be honoring for Scholarship: Christopher Brown and David S. Bogen; for Living History: Mary Pat Clarke, Lou Fields, Raelynne Snyder and Lew Duiguid; and In Memoriam: Jody Albright, Meredith Millspaugh and Margaret Armstrong.
October 30 @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Organizer: Homewood Museum
1 AIA/CES LU available
Dr. Julie Rose, director/curator of Homewood Museum, will present images of slave dwellings from American cinema from 1903 to 2013 and discuss how these images shape popular understanding.