Events This Week: February 8-14

Feb 08 2021

Events This Week: February 8-14

Events This Week Valentine’s Day is Sunday! Celebrate early by enjoying events from our partners about everything from art to sweets, and even the history of chocolate. Black History Month also continues with a special discussion about the statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass at the Maryland State House.

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Webinar – Problem Solving Through the Creative Process

Join MSAC’s Executive Director, Ken Skrzesz and your fellow colleagues across the state on Tuesday morning! Ken Skrzesz will be joined by Alysia Lee, Fine Arts Coordinator for the Maryland State Department of Education, to discuss how creativity can be found in day-to-day decision making. This event is free to attend.

Virtual Event – Wil Talk with Allen Hirsh, Mathematical Painter

Join MFA and art historian Wil Scott as the Maryland Federation of Art sits down with Allen Hirsh. Hirsh uses his own software to generate mathematically altered images of the physically world, creating surreal art with startling structures. This event is free to attend.

Virtual Lecture – Chocolate Through Time

  • Date: Tuesday, February 9
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

It’s time to speak of chocolate, a treasure and a love! Learn about the history of chocolate from its ancient beginnings in Meso-America through the centuries to the modern day. This interactive presentation by Joyce White will focus on how chocolate has changed through time both in terms of its cultural value and how mechanization has altered its production process over time. A timeline of how chocolate evolved as an ingredient in recipes will also be explored. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this fascinating lecture about the holiday’s favored delectable delicacy. Registration is required. Cost to attend is $15 per household for General Admission or $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers.

Online Panel Discussion – A. Aubrey Bodine: Our Town

Join a discussion and analysis of Bodine’s Pictorialist style by photographers Robert W. Madden and Wilford Scott and Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg. This event is free and open to the public. Link will be posted prior to event.

Lunch and Learn – Historical Representation in the Maryland State House: The Statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass

In February 2020, statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass were dedicated in the Maryland State House. The story of how these two individuals–the most historically important Marylanders in American history–came to be included among the works of art and monuments in the state’s capitol encompasses legislators, artists, historians, and private citizens, and ultimately conveys what it means to be “represented” in our state’s most historic public building.

Elaine Rice Bachmann, Deputy State Archivist and Secretary of the State House Trust, and Maya Davis, Research Archivist with the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland program at the Maryland State Archives, will present an illustrated lecture about the creation and unveiling of these statues, and their interpretation as part of the visitor experience in the State House. This event is free to attend.

Virtual Event – The Battle of the Chesapeake, 1781: Military Decider for the American Revolution

Dr. Bill Cogar, Executive Director of Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA), will review the battle between the British and French navies at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in September 1781, explore the event that would spell the end of the American Revolution and independence for the American colonies, and examine how the battle reflected global politics rather than solely regional ones. Lectures will be held virtually. Lectures are $10 or free for AMM Members First Mate and above ($100).

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: A History of Sugar and Dessert

Join an online Lecture by Joyce M. White, food historian. Learn about the history of cane sugar in its many forms from Muscovado to Lisbon to Loaf.  An interactive presentation will review how sugar has evolved over time from its introduction to Medieval England up until the Victorian days.  Learn the many ways sugar has been incorporated into meals for medicinal, culinary, and decorative purposes. Registration is required. This event is free to attend.

As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.