Upcoming Exhibition

Saratoga Toga Party

Saratoga Toga Party   |   October 25, 2014   |   7 PM

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance  -- Aristotle

The Saratoga Toga Party  will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7 o'clock in the evening at 218 West Saratoga Street, sitting just between Park and Howard Streets.

The Saratoga Toga Party is a multi-faceted event highlighting area artists, while also celebratory of MAP's homecoming - a return to our building now located within the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District on Baltimore's west side.

Every fall MAP produces its annual fall benefit -- an important and crucial part of the organization's annual fundraising initiatives, but more importantly the event is a conduit for MAP to present interesting and relevant themes being explored within contemporary art today. This fall will be no different as MAP pursues the topic of Greek and Roman mythology; and the visual outcomes of that exploration as translated through performance and 2-D and 3-D artwork.

Exhibiting artists include: David Brown, Rene Trevino, Peggy Fox, Cara Ober, Lu Zhang, Jay Gould, Lynn Silverman, John McNeil, Carolyn Case, Kyle Bauer, Mary Opasik, Laini Nemett, Andrew Liang,  Eileen O'Donnell, Helen Glazer,  Suzanne Coley, Ernest Hollowak, Christopher Owen, Valerie Smith.

Performers: Al Zaruba, Jumpin Jupiter, Blacksage & DJ Just Kid

*Special thanks to our in-kind beverage sponsors Union Craft Brewing & The Liquor Pump and our food sponsor Acropolis Restaurant


Become a Sponsor: Consider supporting MAP during this exciting time by sponsoring at any of the "Levels of the Gods". For details and perks for each level, connect with robbin@mdartplace.org.

Zeus' Council - $7,500 | Athena's Circle - $5,000 

Apollo's Ring - $2,500 | Diana's Den - $1,000

Purchase Tickets: Purchase tickets online via MissionTix.com or connect with a MAP staff member for other details.

$200 | VIP Preview Ticket: Access from 6p - 7p for first glance/bid opportunities in the silent auction, mingling with artists and other VIPs and more + Toga Party access + After Party access.

$150 | Toga Party Ticket: Access from 7p - 10p includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, open wine and beer bar, specialty cocktails and entertainment + After Party access

$40 | After Party Ticket: Access from 10p - midnight includes an open wine & beer bar and entertainment in The 14Karat Cabaret, in the lower level of the MAP building.

Attire: Ancient Greek or Roman inspired garb or your fanciest toga

Saratoga Toga Party Committee: Christopher Attenborough, Jessica Bizik, G. Brian Comes, Peggy Fox, Dawn Gavin, Fredye Gross, John Howay, Sean Lord, Raymond Mitchener, Philip Niedermair, Amy Raehse, Joe Rector, Audrey Slade, Ashley Smith

Upcoming Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP

Young Blood 2014

July, 17 - August 16, 2014

Young Blood 2014

Opening Reception: July 17, 6-8pm

July 17- August 16, 2014

Young Blood is an annual exhibition showcasing outstanding works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. Celebrating its 7th year, Young Blood will continue its tradition of exhibiting a diverse range of innovative, emerging artists.

Exhibiting artists include Claire Girodie, Justin Hoekstra, Caleb Kortokrax, Jim Leach, Nick Primo, and Dominique Zeltzman

Grace Hartigan: A Survey 1966-2007

Maryland Art Place is proud to partner with the Mansion at Strathmore Hall and C. Grimaldis Gallery to present Grace Hartigan: A Survey 1966-2007 | Sept. 6 – Nov. 9, | held at the Mansion at Strathmore Hall.

Grace Hartigan was a compatriot of mid-century masters Jackson Pollock, Larry Rivers, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Knox Martin and Frank O’Hara, the ground breaking artists of the “New York School,” or as they were known then, the Cedar Tavern Circle. Her works are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and many private collections. Hartigan's support of Maryland Art Place was tremendous and cultivated by her friend, and former MAP Board Chair, Suzi Keats Cordish.

The Mansion at Strathmore Hall is located at 10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD 20852-3224. Parking for events and exhibitions in the Mansion at Strathmore is free in the Mansion lot on a space available basis.

Opening Reception
Friday, September 19, 2014 7-9PM

Exhibition Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday - 10AM-9PM
Closed Monday

Complimentary Programming @ Strathmore Hall

Our Mission

Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.

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Phone: 410.962.8565
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