In his first exhibition on the East Coast, Korean-born Do Ho Suh invites viewers into his personal world with “Almost Home.” Known internationally for his architectural installations, Suh explores ideas of migration, displacement and the importance of home by rendering his former living spaces as hand-sewn fabric sculptures.
Coming from the Malaysian word for “to tie,” ikats are made by meticulously tying and coloring threads before they are woven into vibrant textiles. This show delves into the historical uses of ikats and explores their enduring appeal in contemporary design. More than two dozen historical ikat coats and decorative pieces from Central Asia will be on display, along with seven couture creations by the late Oscar de la Renta, whose initial use of ikats in 2005 sparked a surge in their popularity.
Built in 1927, a remodeled Oakland estate in Baltimore County’s Greenspring Valley will open to the public for the 41st Baltimore Symphony Associates’ Designer Show House. Formerly owned by Edgar Allen Poe III, an ancestor of the author, the residence offers more than 20 rooms that will showcase the talents of local design teams.
This show explores the modern architectural roots of the three unmapped cities built from scratch to support the creation, development and execution of the Manhattan Project. “Secret Cities” examines the architecture and construction of Hanford, Washington; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and Los Alamos, New Mexico, and also focuses on the daily life of their inhabitants, exploring social hierarchical norms and segregation.
This exhibit details the collision of myriad cultures on the Swahili coast in East Africa—a historic crossroads for peoples not only from Africa but also from the Arabian Peninsula, Asia and Europe. Objects on view from a variety of places and time periods allow viewers to trace the influences of trade and cross-cultural pollination on artistic forms and motifs.
The 90th annual Georgetown Garden Tour invites visitors to immerse themselves in eight lush gardens. The self-guided tour includes the grounds of a historic 1788 residence designed by William Thornton, architect of the U.S. Capitol, as well as the gardens of the home John and Jackie Kennedy shared before his inauguration in 1961.
Celebrating its 27th year, this annual festival creates an 11-block “art walk” where more than 200 artists display everything from paintings to fiber art, ceramics and works in metal, leather and wood. The juried, three-day event culminates with the Festival Party where 10 artist awards are presented.