Tour 2: The Underground Art Tour

Discover why Baltimore has been called the “Silicon Valley of the Arts.” Learn from how local artists use digital tools to push the boundaries of their practice, suggesting new ways for museums to innovate too. Let the rich creativity of this diverse community seep in to your museum practice so you can take it home!

There is no fee for this tour, but we ask you to sign up by filling in this form.

The group will gather at 9.30 in front of the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel located at 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 USA. Attendees can feel free to drop by from the beginning of the tour or join the group directly at a particular location. You can ask and receive live information on where the rest of the group is located through Twitter, by using the hashtag #aroundundergroundMW.

Scott Burkholder, Baltimore Museum of Art, will guide you through the following locations:

10.00 – 11.30 Bromo Tower District 

The Bromo Arts District, which received state designation as an arts & entertainment district in July 2012, is home to a diverse range of cultural organizations, visual & performing artists, businesses, dining options and residents.

12.00 – 14.00 Station North District 

Located in the heart of Baltimore, Station North was the first area in Baltimore to receive the State designation as an Arts & Entertainment District in 2002. Station North employs an arts-based revitalization and placemaking strategy by managing quality public art projects, providing thought-provoking programming, and forging strong supportive relationships with local artists, designers, residents, businesses, and institutions to guide development in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.

14.30 – 15.45 Coffee break and tour of Fell’s Point including the Billie Holiday community art project

16.00 – 18.00 Tour of Harbor East including a visit to Adam Cook‘s studio to explore his work with mobile and AR

Adam Scott Cook’s work focuses on the conversation between art and architecture. With the ever-changing landscape of current technology, Cook has incorporated Augmented Reality into his sculpture which allows Cook to immerse the audience into an interactive digital experience. Having concepts that are both distinctive and explorative Adam Scott Cook strives to be an auteur in all aspects of art, architecture, and their construction.

Since many of the locations can be easily reached on foot, participants are advised to wear walking shoes.

Lunch, transportation and entrance fees are at participants’ own expenses.