American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. (410) 244-1900, avam.org. “The Great Mystery Show,” A group exhibition of self-taught artists exploring the unknown and human imagination. Through Sept. 2. “Reverend Albert Lee Wagner: Miracle At Midnight,” Art by the late visionary artist who experienced a spiritual epiphany at age 50. Ongoing.
Baltimore Jewelry Center, Impact Hub, 10 E. North Ave., baltimorejewelrycenter.org. “Icons of the Flesh,” Through badges, collars, and buttons, Lauren Kalman visualizes the body in ways that promote positive identification with anatomy and sexuality. Artist talk March 16, 6-8 p.m.; on view through March 31.
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, (443) 573-1700, artbma.org. “Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Counterparts,” A suite of new paintings by 2017 MacArthur fellow Njideka Akunyili Crosby drawing from her experience as a Nigerian immigrant. Through March 18. “Phaan Howng: The Succession of Nature,” in collaboration with Blue Water Baltimore, local artist Phaan Howng highlights local environmental issues through a toxic-toned immersive installation. Through Aug. 31. “Spiral Play: Loving in the ’80s,” Three dimensional collages in intense colors and spiral shapes by the late African-American abstract expressionist Al Loving. Through April 15. “Tomás Saraceno: Entangled Orbits,” Web-like clusters of iridescent-paneled modules are suspended in the museum’s East Lobby. Through June 10. “Black Box: Kara Walker & Hank Willis Thomas,” ‘Salvation’ by Kara Walker and ‘And I Can’t Run’ by Hank Willis Thomas are paired as explorations of the legacy of slavery. Through March 18. “Crossing Borders: Mexican Modernist Prints,” 30 prints and drawings by artists including Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Elizabeth Catlett. Through March 11. “Beyond Flight: Birds in African Art,” Approximately 20 works demonstrate the symbolic roles birds serve within African cultures. Through June 10. “Head Back & High: Senga Nengudi, Performance Objects (1976–2015),” Performance photography and a video documenting more than 40 years of work from American artist Senga Negudi. Through May 27. “MAKE TRIBE x Buckley: The Art of Flow States,” Participate in a private tour and gallery talk of the Senga Nengudi and Njideka Akunyili Crosby exhibitions followed by a discourse and hands-on workshop led by visionary artist Buckley focused on the process of creativity, rather than the product. Feb. 21, 6-8:30 p.m., $65 (includes workshop and all supplies, gallery tour, snacks, wine, and coffee).
Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, (410) 727-4808, thebmi.org. “REINVENTION: The Work of Chris Bathgate,” Otherworldly, engineered sculptures by Maryland native Chris Bathgate. Through March 11. “Video Game Wizards–Transforming Science and Art into Games,” Interactive exhibition allows visitors to create their own video game. Through 2019. “Dressed for Work,” A history of work uniforms. Through May 2018. “Fueling the Automobile Age,” An exhibition exploring America’s dependence on cars through the lens of oil companies. Opening Feb. 23.
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, 21 S. Eutaw St., (443) 874-3596, bromoseltzertower.com. “Art of Lace,” From Baltimore native fashion designer Stacy Stube, a collection of pieces inspired by the Kebaya dress originating in Indonesia. Through July 28. “Adventures Close to Home,” Paintings of intimate domestic spaces and objects by Ryan Syrell. Through July 25.
C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St., (410)539-1080, cgrimaldisgallery.com. “Collages: An Exhibition,” Collages by Romare Bearden, Vivian Fliegel, José Manuel Fors, Lee Hall, Grace Hartigan, Keith Martin, and Esteban Vicente. Through March 10.
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org. “Unveiled,” Mequitta Ahuja, Milana Braslavsky, and Sebastian Martorana reexamine traditional artistic languages. Through March 3. “Black History Month Student Competition and Exhibition,” Presented by Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Community Affairs, an exhibition and competition of work by young people, families, and community members that examines black history in Baltimore. Opening reception Feb. 24, noon-2 p.m.; on view through March 10.
Current Space, 421 N. Howard St., (410) 343-9295, currentspace.com. “Tight Craft,” A solo exhibition of fiber works by Baltimore-based labor artist, percussion enthusiast, and ventriloquist April Camlin. Through March 4.
Galerie Myrtis, 2224 N. Charles St., (410) 235-3711, galeriemyrtis.net. “Art of the Collectors VI,” An exhibition exploring the role of the collector in preserving culture with work by prominent and lesser known artists including prints and African art from private collections and institutions. Tea With Myrtis on March 3, 2-4 p.m. (registration required); on view through March 24.
Goya Contemporary, 3000 Chestnut Ave., Mill Centre #214, (410) 366-2001, goyacontemporary.com. “Lilian Hoover,” A solo exhibition by the local painter. Through March 1.
Make Studio, Schwing Art Center, 3326 Keswick Road, (443) 627-3502, make-studio.org. “Go Figure,” Make Studio, a nonprofit that provides visual arts programming to adults with disabilities, celebrates its eighth anniversary with a special exhibition featuring
new works by over 30 participating artists. Opening reception Feb. 24, 1-4 p.m.; on view through March 16.
M.A.P. Technologies, 229 Park Ave., tectonicspace.com. “Lucid Dream,” Tectonic Space presents a pop-up exhibition at video game lounge M.A.P. Technologies featuring artwork by Stephen Willey, Jenee Johnson, Mike O’Brien, Kymberli Janine, Sydney Long, Chris Scott, Libby Formant, LosGee, I.Joanz, and Blvqwulph. Opening reception Feb. 22, 7-10 p.m.
Maryland Art Place, 218 W. Saratoga St., (410) 962-8565, mdartplace.org. “Scott Pennington: Two Minute Joys,” Solo exhibition by Maryland native artist specializing in large-scale participatory installation and sculptural assemblage works. Through March 10.
Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., events.mica.edu. “Germinal,” Site-specific installation by painting faculty member Lauren Frances Adams exploring themes converging around feminist activists from American history, domestic ornament in service of political messages, such as Quaker abolitionist quilts and pro-Confederacy secessionist cockades, and the recent removal of Baltimore’s Confederate monuments. Through March 13 at MICA’s Pinkard Gallery, Bunting Center, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave. “Land/Trust,” Works exploring contemporary relationships to land by Margaret Boozer, Demian DinéYazhi´, Maren Hassinger, Mary Mattingly, Nadia Myre, and Glenn Ross. Through Feb. 22 in MICA’s Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave. “Counternarratives: Performance and Actions in Public Space,” A collaborative exhibition of significant performative actions from 1955 to the present through a global timeline installation and the commissioning of new performances in local public spaces. Through March 11 in MICA’s Decker Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St., (410) 244-0899, themetrogallery.net. “Field Notes,” Work by
Gina Denton, Jean Nagai, Tyler Keeton Robbins, Katey Truhn, and Jessie Unterhalter. Ongoing.
Motor House, 120 W. North Ave., (410) 637-8300, motorhousebaltimore.com. “10×10” Arts Every Day presents their second annual exhibition of over a hundred student and teacher artworks from Baltimore City Public Schools that respond to a culturally relevant body of work. This year’s artwork was inspired by painter Jacob Lawrence and Maryland story quilter Joan Gaither. Through Feb. 23.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St., (443) 263-1800, lewismuseum.org. “Freedom: Emancipation Quilted & Stitched,” Documentary-style story quilts by artist Joan M.E. Gaither, PhD that celebrate the contributions, lives, and legacies of people of color in Maryland. Through Feb. 28. “Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans,” A documentary-style series of black and white photographs by photographer Terrence A. Reese. Through Aug. 12.
Resort, 235 Park Ave., (443) 415-2139, resortbaltimore.com. “Ginevra Shay and Roxana Azar: A Big Toe Touches A Green Tomato,” In Resort’s inaugural exhibition, photography, sculpture, and ceramics from Baltimore-based artist Ginevra Shay and Philadelphia-based artist Roxana Azar. Through March 5.
School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St., (410) 396-4641, school33.org. “Test Pattern,” Works by Tom Boram, April Camlin, Roxana Alger Geffen, Luke Ikard, LoVid, and Rives Wiley. Through Feb. 24. “Bodies in Sounded Space,” An exhibition of sculpture and musical performance by Fionn Duffy and Katie Shlon. Through Feb. 24. “(un)familiar territory,” An installation by Bobby Coleman that echoes an abstracted urban environment. Through Feb. 24.
St. Charles Projects, 2701 N. Charles St., stcharlesprojects.com. “Butterfly Pictures,” New video performance and paintings by Aiden Dillard. Through March 1.
Steven Scott Gallery, 808 S. Ann St., (410) 902-9300, stevenscottgallery.com. “Painterly,” Recent works by Robert Andriulli, Gary Bukovnik, Ellen Hill, Sheep Jones, Kathryn O’Grady, and Frank Trefny. Through March 31.
Tectonic Space, 2000 Greenmount Ave., tectonicspace.com. “The Fated Year,” One hundred and sixty four original gouache and pen illustrations created by Jabari Weathers over the last year for Magpie Games’ Bluebeard’s Bride, a new table top RPG game, and John Wick Presents’ 7th Sea’s Sort Sorte deck. Opening reception March 3, 7-10 p.m.; on view through March 31.
The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., (410)547-9000, thewalters.org. “Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire’s Legacy,” 70 works including the Walters’ two famed Fabergé Easter eggs alongside gold and silver vessels, enamels, jewelry, carved stones, and icons from Russia. Through June 24. “After Fabergé,” Five digital prints of surreal, digitally-rendered Fabergé eggs by artist Jonathan Monaghan complement the exhibition “Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition.” Through June 24.