BaltiMurals: Street Art & Murals from Baltimore City & Beyond

Maria WolfeMaria Wolfe
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Silber Art Gallery - Athenaeum (Directions / Campus Map)

Program Description

This program explores urban street art in Baltimore City and beyond. Discussion will include a description and statistics of the explored environment in Baltimore, why murals are placed in certain locations, local art initiatives, and why street art - which is often located in some of the poorest and most-crime ridden neighborhoods - makes a difference in urban life and the culture of its communities.

Program Objectives

Participants will learn about:

  • Baltimore City murals
  • Artists who paint the murals
  • How murals can help poverty and crime stricken areas

Program Format

  • Powerpoint presentation with discussion
  • Question & Answer

Suggested Supplementary Materials

Instagram: @baltimurals

About the Presenter

Maria WolfeMaria Wolfe is a photographer of Baltimore City murals and street art, who currently works at Adventure Web Interactive, a web design company. She attended Towson University and studied psychology. This led to study abroad in London in the Fall of 2013, which is where she discovered her love of street art, murals, graffiti, and any outdoor urban art. Since then she has spent much time "street art hunting," which has become one of her favorite and most rewarding pastimes. The majority of street art, murals, and graffiti are found in some of the poorest, most violent and crime-ridden areas of the country and the world. However, exploring this art form has not only given Maria great photographs and visual memories, but also enabled her to make lifelong friends and new acquaintances, and to discover many new, beautiful, and fun spots throughout Baltimore City and beyond. Maria hopes this will inspire others to go search for art while seeing the potential in the surrounding landscapes and environments.