“Brick and mortar” art gallery opens in downtown Bethesda
The Art Institute of Maryland is opening its doors in downtown Baltimore.
The museum, in the city’s historic Old North End, will open in 2019.
The museum, which was previously a storefront in the old Old North House building, will house a gallery and an art studio.
It will be open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday, with daily art exhibitions beginning at 6 p.m.
The gallery is scheduled to open with its first show on Sept. 1.
The Art Institute has a long history of offering arts programs that are accessible to children.
It has partnered with local arts organizations, including the D.C. Art Museum, to bring its programming to a wide range of children’s audiences.
The new location will help expand the Art Institute’s reach and expand its audience, said the university’s senior director of communications, Mary Jo Stolper.
The school also is expanding its outreach to people with disabilities and people with autism and other developmental disorders.
Art Institute of Baltimore president Lisa Evers said the new space is part of a larger effort to expand the institution’s reach beyond the District.
It is an exciting time to be at the Art Institutes campus in the heart of the Capital Region, she said.
The art museum will be located in a building that will be demolished for the redevelopment of the Washington Avenue subway station.
The Art Institutes renovated Old North house, which opened in 1923, will also be demolished.
The old house was originally located at the corner of New Hampshire Avenue and Washington Avenue.