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Art Exhibits and Galleries

Paintings on a wall

Explore the art galleries in the Baltimore area. All are worth the visit. 


An exhibit at a museum

Explore the many Museums in the Baltimore Community. All offer indispensable educational experiences, from thousands of artifacts curated by the world's oldest dental college, to a blue glass museum that rests above local living artists' studios in a historic clocktower. Each museum on this list is well worth the visit!

Theatre Discounts


UMB faculty, staff, and students have the opportunity to see local and Broadway productions at theaters close to campus. 

1807: An Art and Literacy Journal


1807 strives to encourage members of the UMB community to express themselves creatively through art and the written word. The annual journal showcases the talents of our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the broader UMB community and neighbors in visual arts (painting, drawing, illustration, digital art, monotypes, monoprints), photography, varied media (sculpture, clay, metal, glass, textiles, jewelry, wood), and the written word (short story, essay, narrative, poetry). 

Arts Council

UMB Council of the Arts

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Council for the Arts & Culture is a group of faculty, staff, students, and community members appointed by the UMB president whose mission is to promote the rich history of our institution and surrounding neighborhoods and to celebrate the creative talents of the University community, thereby raising awareness of the links between the arts and sciences. 

Artist Alliance

The Artist Alliance Meeting

Are you a singer? A writer? A poet? A sculptor? An artist of any stripe? Balancing creative endeavors while working full time can be a challenge. Join your colleagues for monthly brown-bag lunches as we explore ways to make time for art, fight resistance and self-doubt, hold one another accountable to our creative goals, and celebrate our artistic successes!

Ongoing Events in the Community

Links Bridge Winery Art Exhibit

Links Bridge Winery Presents: Art Exhibit by Helene Ruiz: Exploring the Harmonies of Urban Life and Sunflower Melodies

Professional artist from New York who has been painting and drawing since early childhood.  Her individual style ranges from surreal to fanciful representations of urban life and culture. Imaginary and dreamlike world expressing her feeling about today’s society.

For more information visit the Links Bridge website.

Highwire Improv

Highwire Improv

Highwire Improv is a nonprofit whose mission is to steward a community of artists committed to growth, collaboration, joy, and justice — in Baltimore and around the world — through improvisational theater. 

Highwire produces improv shows all over the greater Baltimore area and offers classes, workshops, and free community jams for improvisers to meet and learn from one another. It also has a robust applied improv program that helps organizations develop communication, creativity, and collaboration skills.


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Social Studio Art Online

To support our community against the pandemic, Social Studio’s classes have moved online while our space is closed. Let’s make art together. Sign up for an online art class today!

BSO Take a Break

Take a Break with the BSO

UMB is sponsoring “Take a Break with the BSO,” a series of short recital videos on YouTube performed by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) musicians that are designed to help reorganize you brain and rejuvenate your spirit. 

Listening to these 10-minute recitals provides the perfect opportunity to grab a coffee or snack, or even just to tune in and turn off while you close your eyes and take it all in. The BSO is proud to offer these performances to the hardworking students, faculty, and staff at UMB. Watch them here.

Hippodrome Foundation

Hippodrome Foundation News: Take a Virtual Tour

The Hippodrome Foundation recently had the opportunity to work with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, whose Seacrest Studios produced a virtual tour of the Hippodrome Theatre for children at National Children’s Hospital. We hope you enjoy!