Baltimore Museum of Art
By Ally Basile, Liz Creed, Meagan Mallen, Rose, Margaret George
Looking for something fun and cheap to do in Baltimore? The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is an exciting, educational and free way to spend your day. Located just a few short blocks from Loyola University's campus, this cultural center is open to all who wish to learn about different areas of art.
The BMA was founded in 1914 with a single painting, and is now home to over 90,000 works of 19thcentury, modern and contemporary art from all over the world. In addition, the BMA hosts numerous events and programs throughout the year and presents a large array of vibrant exhibitions.
A new exhibition at the museum is called "Print by Print: Series from Durer to Lichtenstein." This large-scale feature contains nearly 30 series of prints and more than 350 images. Artists highlighted in the exhibit include Picasso, Canaletto, Lichtenstein, and many more. Print by Print will be running until March 15, 2012.
The newest exhibition to open in the museum is titled "Embroidered Treasures: Textiles from Central Asia." This exhibition includes colorful textiles from Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. Some of these elaborate textiles in this exhibit include prayer mats, wedding canopies, and tapestries. It will be displayed until May 13, 2012.
An ongoing exhibition that is popular among museum staff and patrons is the famous Cone Collection. The two Cone sisters, Claribel and Etta, donated the items displayed in this exhibit in 1949, upon Etta's death. It is a collection of Matisse, Picasso, Pissarro, Courbet, and Degas works. "I didn't know nothing about the Cone sisters until I started working here," says a security guard from the museum. "[They have] a big collection of Matisse." Like the guard, many people are probably unfamiliar with the Cone sisters prior to visiting the BMA.
The museum is open Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The BMA offers various free guided tours, group tours, audio tours, and cell phone tours. For more information about how you can spend your day at the BMA, visit www.artbma.org.
The Baltimore Museum of Art
By Ally Basile, Liz Creed, Meagan Mallen, Margaret George, Rose Frullani-Bacon
The Baltimore Museum of Art has two exhibitions that will be displayed for a limited amount of time. Print by Print: A Series by Durer and Lichtenstein contains different coordination pieces of art from paintings to sculptures. The Embroided Textiles of Central Asia are includes wedding canopies, tapestries and prayer mats from Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan.
Dealing With the Halloween Hangover
By Liz Creed
Loyola students are left with the question of what to do after a long weekend of celebrating.
Loyola students are dealing with a hangover, both literally and figuratively, after this year’s Halloweekend. For some students, four nights of celebrating throughout Baltimore has really left its mark. The holiday has come and gone, leaving Loyola students with a “Halloween hangover.”
Students’ bank accounts are empty, homemade costumes are beyond repair post celebration, and almost everyone on Facebook has a new profile picture that documents at least one of their Halloween outings.
Students have been complaining of feeling drained and sick from lack of sleep and the unusual snowy weather. Josephine Williams is a junior communications major at Loyola who celebrated for three nights in Baltimore. She spent two nights on York Road and Halloween night in Fells Point at Schuckers. “I’m exhausted from this weekend, and I think I’m getting sick,” said Williams. “The mix of snow and rain on Saturday was definitely unexpected, but it certainly did not stop my roommates and I from going out.”
Fells Point is a popular Halloween destination for college students.
Academics and homework were certainly not the top priority for most students at Loyola during Halloweekend. “I am completely behind on my work,” said Katie Darcy, a junior studying history and English. “I gave myself a break this weekend from schoolwork, and now I’m playing catch-up this week.” This is the time of the semester when work begins piling up again after midterms to prepare for finals. “There weren’t many people in my 9:25 a.m. or 10:50 a.m. classes the day after Halloween,” said Nicole Nichols, a junior speech pathology major.
Group costumes were very popular for this year’s Halloween celebrations. “My roommates all dressed up as Ty Beanie Babies on Monday night. The costumes were really easy and cheap to make,” said Darcy. Other popular homemade group costumes this year included The Ninja Turtles, Spice Girls and the characters from “The Hangover.” Many Loyola students favored homemade costumes over expensive store-bought costumes because of the multiple-night demand for original costumes. “Homemade costumes are so much cheaper and original than the ones people buy online or in the stores,” said Nichols. “I made my own Dalmatian costume to go with my apartment’s “101 Dalmatians” theme and my friends made their own “Care Bear” group costumes for about $10 per costume.”
A group of Loyola students dressed in homemade Ty Beanie Baby costumes.
Students are also finding their wallets a lot lighter now that the holiday has ended. Samantha Dean, a junior speech pathology major, celebrated Halloween three nights over the course of the weekend and found her bank account much emptier than before the holiday. “I spent a lot of money this weekend on costumes and going out. It’s really expensive going down to Fells Point,” she said. “I probably spent over $100 on costumes, cab fares and on just going out this weekend.”
“I’m really bummed that Halloween is over. There aren’t any other holidays to celebrate at Loyola this semester,” said Williams. “My roommates and I planned for weeks and now we are starting to think about costumes for next year.”
A group of Loyola students dressed in homemade Ty Beanie Baby costumes.
"Halloweekend" and Fall Festivities in Fells
Loyola students spend their Halloween night at the annual Fells Point Halloween festival
By Meagan Mallen
Historic Baltimore neighborhood Fells Point celebrated its annual Halloween party on October 31 and it was the destination for every holiday-spirited Loyola student this past Monday.
"I hear there's crazy costumes and crazy people. They're all in the streets," says Caroline Muirhead, a freshman English major at Loyola University Maryland when asked about her expectations of the festivities at Fells. The cab rides to and from Baltimore are steep at about ten dollars per person, but that wasn't enough to deter the mass student exodus campus experienced. At a "bar school" such as Loyola, this is the epitome of a mid-semester holiday night out.
Students clad in costumes ranging from the generic angels and devils to the infamous Lil' Wayne departed from their dorms mostly between 8:30 and 11 p.m., ready for a night to remember. The freshmen had definitely heard big things about Fells on Halloween night: "It's the place to be tonight, it's poppin," says Mary Daniel, a Loyola freshman communications major. A huge crowd already packed the main cobblestoned square at Fells by 11 p.m. In the early stages of the night, the scene was a family affair, but the young children and parents in attendance began to dwindle as the collegiate crowd rolled in around this time.
Police officers stood at the corner of every block near Fells Point, a preemptive measure for the swarms of revelers they were expecting. The cobblestone streets in the square were lined with more officers and their canine and equine colleagues. The various bars on the main street were clearly the main stops for the night with The Greene Turtle bar bringing in the majority of the eligible college-aged crowd. The line for admittance into the Turtle extended out onto a large section of the sidewalk. There were plenty of other options for those students who didn't want to drink though. These included a variety food stalls and a costume contest conducted by the 98 Rock radio crew as well as walking around and taking in the animated sights. The title of best costume went to the Johnny Rad's pizzeria in Fell's point, which dressed up as the bar Kelly's that it replaced. For the full story, click here.
Even despite the inevitable hangovers and dwindling checking accounts, most (if not all) of the Loyola students plan to return to Fells for their next Halloween. It's already penciled in on many calendars. "Oh, I'm definitely coming back next year," Muirhead says, "I'm already starting to plan my costumes!"
For photos of some of the crazy costumes from Halloweekend, click here.
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