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Listening Party 25: A Tribute to Jack Whitten

  • The Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive Baltimore, MD, 21218 United States (map)

The Baltimore Museum of Art is partnering with the Baltimore Kissa Society to host a listening party inspired by Jack Whitten’s passion for jazz. Gather at the BMA and listen to vinyl recordings of jazz artists that fueled Whitten’s creative imagination including Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, and The Sun Ra Arkestra. We'll also listen to some amazing new jazz artists that are pushing ahead, just as Whitten did with his artistic practice. After about an hour of music we'll offer open turntables for anyone bringing their own albums.  We will have some tasty refreshments, a good sound system, and plenty of good vibes. Come help us celebrate our 2 year anniversary! All are welcome.

The BMA is also offering free admission to Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963 - 2017 from 4-5 pm on Sunday, July 15 (a $10 value) for Kissa attendees who RSVP.  Please contact 443-573-1836 or  jbraiterman@artbma.org to reserve your complimentary tickets. If you would just like to attend the listening party, all you need to do is show up!

 Jack Whitten in his studio, circa 1983

Jack Whitten in his studio, circa 1983