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Welcome Home, Center Stage!

December, 2016 Volume 4, Issue 7 Dear Reader, ‘Tis the most glorious season of the year for our Mount Vernon Cultural District! Our neighborhood is the setting for two special happenings this month: The first is Downtown Partnership’s Annual Monument Lighting Ceremony, which takes place tomorrow beginning at 5 pm (details are below). And Center […]

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Princes, Philosophers, Angels & Saints

“Tapestry with Narcissus at the fountain,” ca. 1500, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Charles Potter Kling Fund, IL.2016.35.1 November, 2016 Volume 4, Issue 6 Dear Reader, Trumpeting Angel, 14th century, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, William Francis Warden Fund, A Feast for the Senses: Art & Experience in Medieval Europe highlights items from The Walters Art […]

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Old Makes New, Again & Again

  Old Makes New, Again & Again   Summer, 2016 Volume 4, Issue 5 “Colossal Head in the Guise of Hercules,” Venetian, 2nd century, reworked 14th century, The Walters Art Museum, 27.533 Dear Reader, “Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling,” a remarkable new exhibit at The Walters Art Museum, demonstrates a very ancient practice. […]

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A Standout Performance

April/May, 2016Volume 4, Issue 4 From left: Brian Marable (Sly), Sarah Nealis (Caroline), Amari Cheaton (Lank), and Michelle Wilson (Chelle) in Center Stage’s production of Detroit ’67 Dear Reader, Sometimes, the best way to understand history is by telling a story. Center Stage has hit another home run with their latest theatrical production, Detroit ’67, […]

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Fabulous Finds at The Walters

March, 2016Volume 4, Issue 3 Dear Reader, “Saint George Slaying the Dragon from the Porto San Giorgio Altarpiece,” Carlo Crivelli. 1470. The weather could not be more perfect today, which was a far cry from the snowy morning visit I made to the Walters Art Museum last week. But two new exhibits there are worth […]

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Celebrating Baltimore’s War Effort

February, 2016Volume 4, Issue 1 Dear Reader, It’s hard to believe but just seventy years ago, the surrender of Germany and Japan marked the official end to World War II. Baltimore played a vital role in the wartime manufacturing effort, and The Young Defenders of the Maryland Historical Society wish to pay homage to this […]

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The Holiday Issue

December, 2015 Volume 3, Issue 11 Dear Reader, This year’s poster was created by Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez It’s been a monumental year in every regard for Baltimore’s Washington Monument, and the celebrations continue tomorrow with a beloved yearly tradition, The Downtown Partnership Monument Lighting celebration. The festivities will begin at 5 PM and run through […]

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Timeless Themes, Illuminated

November, 2015 Volume 3, Issue 10 Dear Reader, Safavid, Iran, School of Muhammad Zaman “Young Woman in a Georgian Costume,” 17th century Oil on canvas, Anonymous Lender Now on display at The Walters Art Museum is a breathtaking exhibition on arts of the Islamic world. The exhibition, “Pearls on a String” (on view through January […]

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A Little Lunchtime Music

  A Little Lunchtime Music   October/November, 2015 Volume 3, Issue 9 Dear Reader, The Peabody Institute, located in the cultural heart of Mount Vernon Any day or night, just few steps from Baltimore’s Washington Monument, you’ll hear the trill of scales on the piano or Mozart on the violin. It’s a welcome sound, synonymous […]

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A Hotel With History

September, 2015 Volume 3, Issue 8 Dear Reader, One of the city’s most picturesque buildings, with turrets and a six-story spiral staircase, the Hotel Brexton, located at the corner of Park Ave. and Tyson Street, could have come straight from a fairy tale. The Hotel Brexton, ¬†photo credit Bob Glock “The hotel is not out […]

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