FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Gabriella Souza, Communications Manager
[email protected], 410-547-9000, ext. 277
BALTIMORE, MD—Art/Sound/Now, the acclaimed series that pairs musicians with collections from the Walters Art Museum, returns for its fifth season this summer.
“The idea behind Art/Sound/Now is that listening to a unique set of sounds while looking at visual art, even art you’ve seen before, will fundamentally change the way you view and understand that art,” said Alexander Jarman, Manager of Adult and Community Programs and Contemporary Art Initiatives. “I’m excited that this concept continues to resonate with audiences and artists alike.”
Art/Sound/Now has delighted sold-out crowds and garnered praise from local media, including a Best of Baltimore award from Baltimore magazine. To celebrate its 5th anniversary, the July Art/Sound/Now will bring back some of the 23 performers from previous years to reprise and expand upon their original works. Attendees are invited to move among the galleries, experiencing multiple performances throughout the museum.
“Art Sound Now displays the creativity and vibrancy of our local arts community and speaks to the versatility of our world-class collections,” said Julia Marciari-Alexander, Andrea B. and John H. Laporte Director. “Hopefully, visitors will have their own creativity and passion inspired by the imaginative performances, which truly bring to life the works in our care.”
Baltimore-based duo Liz Donadio and Shannon Collis will present a new sound installation, Sounding Place, composed of audio recordings that capture behind-the-scenes and overlooked soundscapes of the museum. New York artist Maria Chavez will present a new iteration of her recent sound installations, adapted for the Walters.
Attendees are invited to move among the galleries, experiencing multiple performances from the artists who are reprising works from Art/Sound/Now’s five-year history:
- Wendel Patrick
- Liz Meredith
- Jimmy Joe Roche
- Jeron White with Polarity
Baltimore-based artist Timothy Nohe, Director of the Center for Innovative Research in the Creative Arts, will use both traditional and electronic media to create a work highlighting the museum as a public place. Carver Audain, a New York artist, will present an immersive work comprised of slowly shifting sound fields that merge and transform with the physical space of the museum.
Performances are free for Members, $10 for Non-Members. For more information, visit thewalters.org/events.
ABOUT THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM
The Walters Art Museum, located in Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon Cultural District at North Charles and Centre Streets, is free for all. The collections include Egyptian and Greek art from the ancient world, medieval art and manuscripts, Asian art, Islamic art, 19th-century French paintings, Renaissance and Baroque art, jewelry and decorative arts and much more. At the time of his death in 1931, museum founder Henry Walters left his entire collection of art to the city of Baltimore.
Admission to museum is free. The Walters Art Museum is located at 600 N. Charles Street, north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For general museum information, call 410-547-9000 or visit https://thewalters.org.
Free admission to the Walters Art Museum is made possible through the combined generosity of individual members and donors, foundations, corporations, and grants from the City of Baltimore, Maryland State Arts Council, Citizens of Baltimore County, and Howard County Government and Howard County Arts Council.
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