What’s On

The Peale is open for special events and exhibitions throughout the renovation of the building’s exterior. Contact us about rentals or to propose future shows!

Gary Hawkins III, photographer and Media Rhythm Institute participant.

July 2017

July 10–Aug 18: Summer classes are available for kids 8-18 from The Media Rhythm Institute in multimedia storytelling through Hip Hop songwriting and documentary making. Contact the course leaders at iRhyme and Channel Me Media directly for schedule and availability.


Coming soon

August 2017

Rembrandt Peale, Self-portrait, 1828, Detroit Institute of Arts

August 14-15: On August 15, 1814, Rembrandt Peale first opened the doors to his Museum and Gallery of Fine Arts in Baltimore. Join us for two days of free storytelling and tours at the Peale to celebrate!

Open House: Monday and Tuesday, August 14-15, 11am-5pm Tours & Storytelling – Explore the historic Peale building and hear stories of its many firsts. Listen and add your Baltimore stories to the Be Here: Baltimore project. Meet the Peale team to brainstorm bringing your exhibition, performance, or project to the Peale Center. Let us know you’re coming!

Opening Eve: Monday August 14, 6-8pm Live Storytelling with Aaron Henkin – A cross-section of locals from around the 200 block of Holliday Street join Aaron Henkin, producer of WYPR’s “Out of the Blocks” series, for a neighborhood storytelling event in front of a live audience at the Peale. Seating is free but limited so RSVP to reserve your place!

September 2017

September 9: Be Here: Edu design charrette led by the Omnimuseum Project and the MuseWeb Foundation. We’re recruiting community members who would like to contribute to an upcoming exhibition and programming that will feature stories of Baltimore’s public schools and trace the roots of contemporary issues to segregation and the city’s Colored School system, including the Peale’s own past as Maryland’s first public high school for people of color.

October 2017

  • October 6-29: Birdland and the Anthropocene free exhibition and programs at the Peale and throughout the city, curated by Baker award winner Lynne Parks. The artists in the show offer creative solutions for mitigating human impact on the natural environment of the city, and bird populations in particular: for example by decorating windows and controlling light so that migrating flocks don’t run into glass in buildings.
Jieyu Zhang, Bird Big, 2017

Jieyu Zhang, Bird Big, 2017

  • October 28-29: Doors Open Baltimore: Visit the Peale, its Birdland exhibition, and other historic buildings around the city – many of whom are rarely open – in this year’s extended Doors Open Baltimore weekend.

Past events and exhibitions