August 14 & 15, 2017 at The Peale
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!
Free water is being generously supplied throughout the Open House by local start-up RETHINK Water.
Monday and Tuesday, August 14-15, Tours & Storytelling: Drop in any time from 11am to 5pm to explore the historic Peale building and hear stories of its many firsts. Tours are led on a rotating basis by Peale experts and storytellers including curator Dean Krimmel, historian Alicia Puglionesi, Peale Board President Jim Dilts, and Peale Director Nancy Proctor. Let us know you are coming and we’ll send you updates on additional tour leaders and their schedules.
Monday, August 14, 11am and 1pm: Schroeder Cherry and his puppet, DiAndre, present the story of Baltimore’s Street Lights in this special command performance, adapted from Cherry’s 2016 Light City act.
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!
Tuesday August 15, 12:30pm: “100 Gems of Light: The Peale Family and the 1816 Birth of the Baltimore/American Gas Industry” talk by Burt Kummerow, principal of Historyworks and former President of the Maryland Historical Society.
Be Here: Baltimore:
Throughout the Open House you can listen and add your Baltimore stories to the 1200+ already part of the Be Here: Baltimore project at its new home in the Peale Center.
Present and Perform at the Peale: RSVP to arrange a meeting with the Peale’s director to brainstorm bringing your exhibition, performance, or project to the Peale Center.