We have been so fortunate and proud to be a part of the The Baltimore Museum of Art's Commons Collaboration project along with local artist,Marian April Glebes over the past year. This project has been an incredible and thoughtful insight through Marian's journey exploring what "home" means, what makes a house a home, and community connections to these places and spaces, particularly in Baltimore.
You can still view one of the satellite sites of this project here at The Loading Dock for a little longer, even though the portion at the BMA is no longer on exhibit.
We're looking forward to continuing our pARTnerships with both Marian and the BMA in the future. Stay tuned!
For media regarding this pARTnership, please visit our "In the News!" page here.
The Satellite installation located in The Loading Dock's warehouse.
Baltimore Mobile Community Brick Factory June 2016
Marian April Glebes, in collaboration with Josh Copus, launched the Baltimore Mobile Community Brick Factory. This project was an extension of Glebes' year-long project, in partnership with The Loading Dock, at the Baltimore Museum of Art's Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center.
The Baltimore Mobile Community Brick Factory made hand-processed bricks, using local Maryland clay and historic methods. Participants and visitors were invited to personalize and inscribe their stories in the handmade bricks at several sites, including at the BMA and The Loading Dock. The bricks made during this project will become part of roving public art installations over the course of the next year.
The Brick Factory at The Loading Dock!
Josh Copus and Marian Glebes at the the BMA Brick Factory Site
The Contemporary is a nomadic, non-collecting art museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Their mission expands the idea of a museum as an incubator that commissions site-specific and subject-oriented projects. They 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 former Peale Museum in Baltimore, MD
April - July 2016
The Contemporary presents Only When It's Dark Enough Can You See The Stars, a project with New York-based artist Abigail DeVille 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.
Read more about this pARTnership project here.
Past PARTnership Workshops at the BMA
10/15/16 - Faux Taxidermy with SCRAP B-More and instructor Nancy Hotchkiss
6/4/16 - Make Your Own Decorative Trivet/Hot Plate with Mosaic Tiles, with Pat Stein Hosted at the BMA as part of our Collaborative Commons pARTnership
4/2/16 - Cove Base Rugs with Nancy Hotchkiss Hosted at the BMA as part of our Collaborative Commons pARTnership
2/6/16 - Make Your Own Key Holder with Reusable Hardware with Michael Metcalf Hosted at the BMA as part of our Collaborative Commons pARTnership