For Families

Community Day: Making Her Mark

Celebrate the opening of Making Her Mark: A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400-1800. Community Day is an event for the entire family!

The afternoon includes free access to Making Her Mark with tours led by the exhibition’s co-curator. Experience the art of lacemaking with Elena Kanagy-Loux supported by the Chesapeake Region Lace Guild and shop for handmade items created by The Minimalist Chic Boutique and Drama MaMa Bookshop. Sip premium loose-leaf teas during a Cuples Tea House pop-up tasting experience and sample delicious mini trifles and cupcakes made by Midnite Confections. Visitors will also have time to meet local and women-run arts and maker organizations, including A Workshop of Our Own, The Baltimore Jewelry Center, and Baltimore Clayworks.


11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Special Exhibition Gallery

Free admission to Making Her Mark: A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400-1800

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Antioch Court

A Workshop of Our Own
Baltimore Clayworks
The Baltimore Jewelry Center
The Drama MaMa Bookshop
The Minimalist Chic Boutique

1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Fox Court

Lacemaking demonstration produced by Elena Kanagy-Loux supported by the Chesapeake Region Lace Guild and tea tasting experience with Cuples Tea House

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Fox Court

Taste European-inspired mini trifles and cupcakes made by Midnite Confections

2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Special Exhibition Gallery

In-gallery object tours of Making Her Mark with Andaleeb Badiee Banta, Senior Curator and Department Head, Prints, Drawings & Photographs and co-curator of Making Her Mark


Elena Kanagy-Loux

Elena Kanagy-Loux descends from the Amish and grew up between the U.S. and Japan,
immersed in both traditional Mennonite craft and the DIY fashion scene in Tokyo. After earning her BFA in Textile Design from FIT, she won a grant to study lacemaking across a dozen European countries for four months in 2015. Upon returning to NYC, she co-founded Brooklyn Lace Guild, began teaching bobbin lace classes, and completed her MA in Costume Studies at NYU in 2018. After spending five years as the Collections Specialist at the Antonio Ratti Textile Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she is embarking on a PhD focused on the history of lacemaking at Bard Graduate Center starting in the fall of 2023.

Midnite Confections

We began Midnite Confections because we wanted to spend our time doing something we loved…baking and making people happy. Our name was born from Aaron, my son, being up at midnight, baking all kinds of desserts and breads when he was in college. We tested our recipes (that are all small batch and made from scratch) with family and friends and decided to take a leap of faith. We’re approaching our 13th year in business. We have fabulous customers (families, businesses, churches, and schools) and our customer service and professionalism are as much a part of our brand as the desserts. Our employees are like family and help us keep our brand intact. Hope to see you soon!

A Workshop of Our Own

A Workshop of Our Own (WOO) is an educational woodshop for women and nonbinary people in Baltimore, MD. WOO opened its doors in April 2017 and provides in-person woodworking and furniture making workshops, open shop hours, community space, and virtual workshops for people underrepresented by gender in the fields of woodworking and furniture making. Our programming is for people of all skill levels and backgrounds.

Cuples Tea House

Cuples Tea is a small minority/woman owned business out of Baltimore, Maryland selling premium loose-leaf tea, tea accessories, and tea education. Their particular niche is devoted to elevating tea experiences for the modern tea connoisseur. The husband and wife team behind Cuples Tea are obsessed with redefining how people experience the goodness and benefits of drinking loose leaf tea. As their brand in Baltimore grew, they put their products on shelves at several cafes and brick-and-mortar stores across the city, fulfilled contracts with some of the city’s top institutions and are now expanding their presence to other cities. Their brick-and-mortar store is now open in Midtown Baltimore.

The Minimalist Chic Boutique

The Minimalist Chic offers bold, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted accessories made to uplift, celebrate, and inspire, all while encouraging daily wellness habits to help reduce stress. Our goal is to create intentional designs with built-in versatility that provides more style options in one and helps you to eliminate clutter!

The Drama MaMa Bookshop

The Drama MaMa Bookshop is a stationery manufacturing company that promotes mental and emotional wellness through the art of journaling, book binding and creative writing. Our mission is to create a safe space for our journalers to express themselves authentically and to map out how they will enact change in the world within and around them. Creating a safe space for authenticity is what we do and the mission behind each journal we bind. We offer a variety of workshops, in person journal binding at markets and in house, as well as manufacturing stationery related items for retail stores and organizations.

Chesapeake Region Lace Guild

The Chesapeake Region Lace Guild (CRLG) is an educational non-profit association. As a Charter Chapter of the International Organization of Lace, Inc., the objectives of the Guild are to promote interest in the fine old laces, to preserve fine laces for posterity, to study the history and characteristics of lace, to teach and promote lacemaking and lace identification, to promote and encourage lace exhibits, and to encourage museums that own lace collections to exhibit their collections and make them generally available for viewing by the public at large.

Baltimore Clayworks

Baltimore Clayworks, the artist-centered community ceramics institution, provides free or affordable exhibitions, special events, instruction, workshops, and community art installations in the area. Our mission is to develop, sustain, and promote an artist-centered community that provides outstanding educational, artistic, and collaborative programs in the ceramic arts. Our core values are artist-centeredness, excellence, inclusivity, integrity, and joy. In 2023, we had over 4,000 youth, adult, and elderly participants, awarded 31 scholarships to artists who are inspired and in need, and focused our engagement on historically underserved populations in our mission to share the joy of clay. Learn more at

Baltimore Jewelry Center

The Baltimore Jewelry Center (BJC) is an educational non-profit metal + jewelry makerspace in Baltimore city. Offering classes, workshops, and studio rental access to anyone with an interest in contemporary jewelry making and metalsmithing. We educate and inspire new and established artists, as well as promote metalsmithing and art jewelry to the general public through exhibitions, community and educational outreach. We envision a Baltimore reconnected to its rich history of metalsmithing and jewelry, valuing contemporary art jewelry and metalsmithing as visual art forms and craft. Through our work, we strive to create a new generation of metalsmiths and art jewelers that will preserve and evolve the field through practice and education. Learn more about the work of the BJC and check out the classes and workshops we offer when you visit our table.

Artwork: Clara Peeters. A Still Life of Lilies, Roses, Iris, Pansies, Columbine, Love-in-a-Mist, Larkspur and Other Flowers in a Glass Vase on a Table Top, Flanked by a Rose and a Carnation (Detail). 1610. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay

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Location BMA Main Campus Cost Free

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