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Stories from the Museum Collection

A Tribute to Annie

Museum Volunteer Barbara Meger writes about how she was inspired by the expert craftsmanship of quilter Annie G. Dunton (1833-1893).

From Slave to "Self-Taught Genius": Joshua Johnson at the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Often considered the first professional African American artist, Joshua Johnson was a freed slave who achieved a remarkable degree of success as a portraitist in his lifetime by painting affluent patrons in his native Baltimore.

Losing Winter: New Participatory Exhibition Opening in July 2021

Lynn Cazabon, a Baltimore-based artist and professor, is the artist behind Losing Winter, an upcoming exhibition. Learn more about the participatory art project and sharing memories of winter.


From the Deepest Corners of the Library

Baltimore’s Pursuit of Fair Housing: A Brief History

In this blog post Baltimore’s history of housing discrimination and the pursuit of fair housing is examined.

The Victory Window: Hutzler’s Patriotism on Full Display

In this blog post, Library Associate Micah Connor delves into the latest window theme for the Hutzler’s Experience exhibition at […]

Something Old, Something New

In this post, France-Merrick Director of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Catherine Mayfield provides an update on happenings behind the […]