Last updated 9/17/16
The Loading Dock & The Contemporary Museum
The Contemporary is a nomadic, non-collecting art museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Our mission expands the idea of a museum as an incubator that commissions site-specific and subject-oriented projects. We engage diverse audiences and advance contemporary art through projects and educational programming.
The Contemporary's work is inspired by three guiding principles: artists matter, collaboration is key, and audience is everywhere.
A pARTnership & project at the Peale Museum
April - July 2016
Only When It's Dark Enough Can You See The Stars, a project with New York-based artist Abigail DeVille presented by The Contemporary at the former Peale Museum located at 225 N. Holiday Street. Opened in 1814, the Peale Museum is the first building in the Western Hemisphere to be built and designed as a museum.
The Loading Dock donated most of the reclaimed materials used in the creation of the project.
"This immersive and overwhelming installation in the former Peale Museum came together as a concert of collaboration, months-long research, and tireless ambition from the artist, the Contemporary, the city, and dozens of other groups and individuals."
6/13/16 - MOMUS, Owen Duffy
5/25/16 - City Paper, Rebekah Kirkman
5/5/16 - Baltimore Magazine, Gabriella Souza
Work by New York-based artist Abigail DeVille occupies historic Peale Museum.
3/16/16 - Bmoreart, Rebecca Juliette
Artscape is America's largest free arts festival,which The Loading Dock features installations created from materials from our warehouse, by local artist Michael Metcalf.
7/16/16 - Baltimore Sun, Artscape Photo Gallery
7/14/16 - Baltimore Sun, Chris Kaltenbach
The Loading Dock's installation was listed as one of six things not to miss!
6/11/09 - Reuse Centers Thrive in Economic Recession
This video was created by VOA News. It gives a great overview of TLD's warehouse.
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