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Globe Poster's iconic images live on in new exhibit

The Globe Poster Co. created ads promoting legendary African-American musicians. Now its posters will be on display in a new exhibit at the Creative Alliance, which starts April 27. Though it closed three years ago, the company's influence can be seen in Baltimore and around the world. 

Step OUT to eat pie and recite Pi

Bring your kids to show off their math skills and eat some pie donated by Dangerously Delicious Pies at the Maryland Science Center's Pi Day. 

Step OUT: For an Exhibit of an Award-Winning Watercolor Artist

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum kicks off MLK Jr. day with the new watercolor exhibit by Bryan Collier.

Step OUT: To Get a Sneak Peek of the BMA's New Contemporary Wing

Check out the Baltimore Museum of Art's expanded contemporary wing when the museum hosts an after-hours event Nov. 17, the night before the wing officially opens. The evening will feature live music, a cash bar and conversations with artists.

Step OUT: To Examine the Role of Africans in Renaissance Europe

A current exhibit at the Walters Art Museum explores the little known impact of Africans and their descendants on Renaissance Europe. A number of lectures complement the exhibit "Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe," which runs through Jan. 21. 

Locust Point Resident Hopes Airport-Themed Cable TV Show Takes Off

A former state marketing executive dreams of turning her love of small airports and the businesses that depend on them into a cable TV show. Andrea Vernot has partnered with a Washington, D.C., media production firm to help launch Air Fare America. 

Step OUT: For a Conference on African American Museums

A national association of African American history museums is holding its annual conference in Baltimore this month, featuring workshops and guided tours honoring the theme "Commemorating Struggles: Claiming Freedom."

Step OUT: For the Walters' Public Property Exhibit

Public Property is a publicly curated interactive exhibit at the Walters Art Museum that raises questions about decision-making and public choice. It runs through August 19.

Jones Falls Trail Expansion Connects Communities to Green Spaces

The expansion of a 12-mile biking and hiking trail is underway. When finished, the $18 million Jones Falls Trail will offer an alternative and scenic commuting route and a new way to explore Baltimore attractions. 

Step OUT: For a Print Fair at the BMA

Galleries from around the U.S. will sell their prints from contemporary artists at the Baltimore Museum of Art's biennial Contemporary Print Fair April 28-29. A number of local galleries will host happy hours and receptions in conjunction with the event. 

Harborplace Makeover to Include More Activity on Light Street

When it opened more than 30 years ago, Harborplace was hailed as a watershed urban redevelopment project. Over time, the downtown city mall had started showing its age. Now it's turning another corner with new tenants opening this summer and plans to breathe more life onto Light Street. 

Step OUT: For Art and Justice

The Maryland Institute College of Art is holding a panel discussion next month on how art can inspire social change as part of the school's Baltimore Art + Justice Project. 

Video: Celebrating Black Male Identity

Art on Purpose spent a year challenging black male stereotypes through dance, dialogues and art exhibits held throughout Baltimore. The nonprofit shares some of the project's highlights and the lessons learned. 
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