Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 25–50
Parking: Parking garage
Most popular offering: African-American art, history, culture
Pro Tip: $7 validated parking is directly across the street at the PMI Parking Garage.
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum celebrates the achievements of African Americans, especially those from Maryland—which often means expanding on grade-school history lessons. For instance, Betsy Ross is typically credited with making the first American flag. However, one of the museum's rotating exhibits reveals that Grace Wisher, an African American indentured servant, also worked on the original star spangled banner. Dubbed "For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People," that exhibit was recognized as one of the country's best in the summer of 2014 by USA Today—in part because it featured a scrap of the real, first flag, covered in the bald eagle feathers that filled the air back then. That's just one of the myriad rotating exhibits that the museum has hosted, to complement permanent collections that highlight Maryland African Americans' endurance through two centuries of slavery, and their artistic and intellectual innovations.
Q&A with Helen Yuen, Director Of Marketing
What sets your business apart from your competition?
A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is the east coast’s largest African-American museum. Besides rotating exhibitions, enjoy live musical performances from gospel jazz to steel drums. Films in our theater have enriched audiences on the history of soul food, civil rights, and more. For families, programs like art workshops and living history bring our mission to life. Lectures and our resource center enrich what you'll find in our permanent collection. We also nourish the body with the best soul food in Baltimore at our museum cafe. Visit our website for a full calendar of events.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
To showcase the rich contributions of Maryland African Americans, from Harriet Tubman and Thurgood Marshall to the unsung heroes who helped make Maryland what it is today.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Having people experience something new, different, and enriching to their lives.
Looming 15 stories above the surrounding streets, the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower has been a landmark in Baltimore ever since it was constructed in 1911. Upon completion, this structure—inspired by the design of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy—was the tallest building in the city and served as a symbol of Baltimore's advancement to its creator, the inventor of the titular headache remedy. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts decided to preserve this proudly progressive legacy by adapting the layout to create studio spaces for more than 30 visual and literary artists hoping to continue their work within a modernized setting.
Guests can visit the historical clock tower on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as during lightning storms that will send plucky characters back to 1985. Tours enter the structure's clock room, whose faces feature the words "Bromo-Seltzer" instead of numerals, for peeks at the inner workings and vistas that include Camden Yards. During open-studio hours, visitors also have the opportunity to see the artists' workspaces and view nascent pieces in a variety of media, such as oil painting, photography, sculpture, digital art, and charcoal.
Whether you need help waking up in the morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the coffee at Station North Arts Cafe Gallery in Charles North will do the trick.
At this coffee shop, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
At Station North Arts Cafe Gallery, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Station North Arts Cafe Gallery.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this coffee shop.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Station North Arts Cafe Gallery also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
At Station North Arts Cafe Gallery, you can count on quick and easy street parking close by.
For those who travel by bike, Station North Arts Cafe Gallery offers bike racks for diners.
The grub at Station North Arts Cafe Gallery is also a downright bargain — most people can chow down for less than $15.
When you have a long and busy day scheduled, head on over to Station North Arts Cafe Gallery and enjoy a cup of Joe.
We love the house of art at The Windup Space's museum in Baltimore.
While you're enjoying this museum, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal.
Whether you prefer liquor, wine or beer, this establishment has it all.
The Windup Space frequently features a DJ or live music.
The museum hosts a live DJ, so you can find your rhythm on the dance floor.
You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the museum tend to be packed.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the museum's West North Avenue location offers nearby street parking.
At The Windup Space, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Nothing says love quite like the jewelry for sale at The Magnificent in Baltimore.
This store is stocked full of affordable and trendy women's attire, making it a great place to shop for new clothing items.
Winter fashion can be fun too! Dress up your outfit with winter accessories from The Magnificent.
The Magnificent knows how great you'll look when you try on the great clothes here.
Satisfy your creative vision with a stunning sculpture.
The area holds many available spaces for customers to park.
The Magnificent in Baltimore is a great place to find affordable jewelry so head on over today and pick out a new piece.
Fleckenstein Gallery and Archival Framing in Baltimore incorporates artistic inquiry with a memorable visitor experience, making it a must-see museum.
With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this museum boasts among the best eats this side of the city.
Bring the whole clan to this museum — kids and parents will love the ambience here.
No need to leave Fido outside — pooches are very welcome at Fleckenstein Gallery and Archival Framing.
Fleckenstein Gallery and Archival Framing's customers can park in a nearby lot or on the street.