Open Hours

pen Hours events are free, open to the public, and explore ideas of media consumption, late stage capitalism, and the production of knowledge—themes explored in the exhibitions

Upcoming Events

Ed Chapman with Red | Photo Credit: Scott Kecken | Source
FEB 22 · 2:00pm–4:00pm

Open Hours: True Laurels—A Gallop Through Time

Free | Location: BMA Commons

Join Lawrence Burney—founder of True Laurels —for a free screening of We Are Arabbers followed by a discussion with former local arabbers on what drew them to the trade, what life was like when they could sustain themselves from arabbing, and what they'd like to see done in order to preserve it. The 2004 documentary We Are Arrabers Scott Kecken and Joy Lusco Kecken follows a group of Baltimore-based arabbers to talk about the centuries-old tradition of selling goods by way of horse cart, as well as the regional culture that has been formed around it. This event is the first extension of True Laurels' Laurels History project which compiles and adds context to images and film related to Baltimore's black population.

About Open Hours

Gather, listen, and learn at Open Hours programs – free, open to all, and proposed/presented by individuals in the Baltimore community. Winter and spring Open Hours will be held in the immersive installation, Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure, conceived as Baltimore's living room. For more information, contact Dave Eassa at