Baltimore Staff Picks: Best Cultural Activities

Posted by Americans for the Arts, May 26, 2010 0 comments

American Style Magazine goes ga-ga about Baltimore in its May issue listing favorite picks. The Americans for the Arts staff and colleagues in the region have put together some of their Baltimore favorites too--to help attendees at this year's Annual Convention. This first blog post covers Cultural Activities in Baltimore:

Bird Plaza at the American Visionary Art Museum
  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum and a pint for history’s sake at Annabelle Lee Tavern, shrine to all things Edgar Allen Poe
    --Kate Gibney, Americans for the Arts

  • Visiting the Baltimore Museum of Art or attending the city’s Artscape
    --Sara Hisamoto, Visit Baltimore

  • Touring the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also called the Baltimore Basilica. It's considered the masterpiece of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the "Father of American Architecture."
    --Theresa Cameron, Americans for the Arts

  • Get there early on a Saturday you can see a show in the center of the Harbor. Normally magic, clowns and singers.
    --Angel Baker, Americans for the Arts

  • Walter's Art Museum (one of the best decorative arts collections in the world)
    --Karen Newell, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

  • The American Visionary Art Museum
    Baltimore's Inner Harbor

    --Dori Armor, Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts and Nora Halpern, Stephanie Evans, & Graham Dunstan, Americans for the Arts

  • Duckpin bowling, (thought not traditionally cultural)
    --Kirsten Hilgeford, Americans for the Arts

  • Historic boat tours on the Harbor
    --Cary Robertson, Americans for the Arts

  • The Baltimore Aquarium and Power Plant Live!
    --Jessica Hang & Annie Burkhart, Americans for the Arts

What are you favorite cultural activities in Baltimore? Share some favorites to help our Convention attendees discover the cultural gems of the city!

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