The Baltimore Museum of Art recently celebrated its 100th birthday. In addition the museum reopened its American art galleries after a two-year, $7.9 million restoration. The museum incorporated in November of 1914 and held its first exhibitions in a townhouse off Mount Vernon Square. The current museum was designed by John Russell Pope, who also designed the Jefferson Memorial and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
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A tree-lined median bisects most of 33rd Street, stretching from the eastern edge of Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus all the way to the southwestern edge of Lake Montebello. To the north of 33rd from Old York Road to Ellerslie is Waverly; to the south is Better Waverly. They are two distinct neighborhoods, separated by that median, but connected by signs announcing entry to Waverly Village.
Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri began targeting Black Friday sales at major retailers overnight in a new tactic to vent their anger at a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen.
And in other areas, it was business as usual.
People in Los Angeles, Baltimore, New York, Washington D.C., and even London are protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown and the grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson.
Forty-four people were arrested during a second, calmer night of demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in August, police said early on Wednesday.
By comparison, 61 arrests were made late Monday and into early Tuesday during a night of arson, looting, vandalism and sporadic gunfire that police countered with volleys of tear gas and smoke bombs.
I admit I didn’t know what I was getting into last May when I started working on a historical documentary of Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville. It started as a view from the cupola — the small dome atop the school — then it became a look at the architecture. Finally, it was decided that it should cover the full scope of the history of the Catholic all-girls school.
From there, several interviews were conducted, footage was shot, the school’s archivist was consulted, photos were repurposed and editing commenced. Read on below for some of the specifics of how the documentary was produced.
Prosecutors are preparing a news conference to announce the decision of the grand jury weighing whether to bring charges against a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, officials said on Friday.
The grand jury was still in session on Friday and no date or time for the decision announcement was known, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said. Officials have said a decision by the grand jury is expected by the end of the month.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged police to show restraint in dealing with any protests that may follow the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the officer, Darren Wilson, in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Legal experts say the grand jury can consider charges ranging from first-degree murder to criminal negligence.
Baltimore reached record-breaking cold temperatures, but we’ve got nothing on Buffalo and western New York. Due to a November 18-19 lake effect snowstorm, the region could experience six feet or more of snow. Suddenly, things aren’t looking so bad here in Charm City.