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Events Calendar

This calendar lists committee events, as well as other Baltimore-area events related to Rotterdam and Netherlands & other events of interest.

Fall 2017

Baltimore

Baltimore-Rotterdam Architecture Project

Morgan State University School of Architecture & Planning

Professors Jeremy Kargon and Cristina Murphy at Morgan State University School of Architecture & Planning co-taught a graduate architecture studio with a Baltimore-Rotterdam theme in 2017. Students concepted structures to welcome newcomers, for a location in Baltimore and a location in Rotterdam.

Photos on our Facebook page

Kids participating in an Operation Trash event

Ongoing

Baltimore

Operation Trash

Baltimore-Rotterdam workshops and exchange program

Theatre artist & educator Kathie diStefano from Rotterdam’s Avalanche Arts designs and coordinates creative educational activities for kids in Baltimore & Rotterdam to make them aware of trash pollution and how they can help solve it. Several projects happened in spring & fall 2017, and activities are currently being planned for 2018.

More info about diStefano’s work on our Artist Exchange website

Kids participating in an Operation Trash event

Aug 6, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018

Baltimore

Annet Couwenberg: From Digital to Damask

Exhibition

Maryland-based artist Annet Couwenberg reveals the intersection of science, art, technology, and history that makes textiles such a fascinating art form. In her latest efforts, she pays homage to the Netherland’s production of damask during the 17th century, when this fabric was referred to as “white gold.” Couwenberg is a former chair of the Baltimore-Rotterdam committee.

Location: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive Baltimore, MD 21218

More information

 

Oct 22, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018

Washington

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

Exhibition

Location: National Gallery of Art, Constitution Ave & 6th St, NW, Washington, DC

More information

 

Dec 13, 2017-
Jan 19, 2018

Baltimore

Unravel the Code

MICA “Unravel the Code” Exhibition

Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam co-teach “Unravel the Code”, a recurring digital fabrication class. The course is a multi-disciplinary and multi-institution exploration of contemporary digital fabrication processes rooted in a study of traditional craft practices. Students participate in the class on both sides of the ocean, visit each other’s cities, and mount exhibits of their work. This fall, the students also visited Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

This exhibition features the works created by Baltimore students in fall 2017.

Exhibition: Dec 13, 2017 - Jan 19, 2018
Opening reception: Dec 13, 2017 at 6-8:30pm
Location: Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore MD 21202

Photos on our Facebook page

Kids participating in an Operation Trash event

Jan 15-19

Netherlands

Circular Economy Week

More info on the Nederland Circulair site

Fireworks on the water, in a circular pattern

Jan 19

Washington

Nieuwjaarsreceptie

For members of DC Dutch

DC Dutch leden zijn van harte welkom op de prachtige en stijlvolle residentie van de ambassadeur alwaar we van champagne, oliebollen en andere lekkere hapjes mogen genieten.

Location: Ambassador’s Residence,
2347 S Street, NW, Washington, DC
6-8pm

More info and registration

 

February

Baltimore

XCOOP lecture at MICA

Date to be announced later

XCOOP is a Rotterdam-based architecture firm with architects working around the world. One of the co-founders is Cristina Murphy, tenure-track professor at Morgan State University School of Architecture & Planning. She will give a lecture at MICA about her firm’s work. Date likely to be February 1. Stay tuned for more details.

 

March

Baltimore

Urban (In)Equity presentation at COP (Pigtown)

Date to be announced later

Cristina Murphy from XCOOP Rotterdam explains their multi-year multi-city research project about gentrification and urban (in)equity and the research activities their are envisioning for Pigtown. Date likely to be February 12. Stay tuned for more details.

Urban (In)Equity: Can Design Solve Spatial Injustice?

Feb 13

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam committee meeting

5:30-7pm

 

Feb 18

College Park

Schaatsen - Koek & Zopie

DC Dutch organiseert weer een schaatsmiddag voor jong en oud op zondag 18 februari. Ze hebben een ruimte afgehuurd waar deelnemers tussen het schaatsen door kunnen genieten van warme chocolademelk, stroopwafels en andere lekkere versnaperingen.

Location: Herbert Wells Ice Rink, 5211 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740
2-4pm

More info and tickets

 

February

Washington

Dutch Drinks DC

Date to be announced later

Location: B Too, 1324 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
6-8pm

Periodic networking borrel, organized by Netherland-America Foundation, Netherlands Embassy, NACCWM, Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee, BrettonWoodsNL, and DC Dutch.

Stay tuned for details.

Dutch Drinks DC Nederlandse Borrel Networking Event

Feb 22

Baltimore

Miss Kiet’s Children (Film)

Dutch movie with subtitles; screening at the Patterson Theatre (Creative Alliance) in Baltimore. A heart-warming story of young refugee kids adapting to life in a new country (the Netherlands) under the guidance of a wonderful, caring teacher. Recommended! Event organized by Creative Alliance, in partnership with the International Rescue Committee and Refugee Youth Project.

Location: 3134 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224
7:30pm

Event page & tickets

Reviews in NY Times & The Guardian

Gesprek met Juf Kiet op De Wereld Draait Door (in Dutch)

Photo of two children in Miss Kiet's class

March

Baltimore & DC

Circular Economy lectures

Francesco Di Maio, a professor at TU Delft, will give lectures in the Baltimore/DC region on Circular Economy, a topic that the Netherlands is a leading pioneer in. Lectures include:

  • March 7: Quantifying Circularity for Innovation — Free public lecture at Morgan State University School of Architecture & Planning.
  • March 5-7: Sessions for students about circular economy and resource efficiency in building materials, at Morgan State University School of Architecture & Planning.
  • March 11-14: Lecture about recycling technologies to close the loop for end-of-life concrete at the 33rd International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management in Annapolis, Maryland.

Stay tuned for more details. More lectures might be added.

About Francesco Di Maio

What is circular economy?

Photo of Francesco Di Maio

March

Baltimore

Urban (In)Equity workshops

Date to be announced later

XCOOP Rotterdam is conducting a multi-year multi-city research project about gentrification and urban (in)equity. Several workshops take place in Baltimore in the spring. Stay tuned for more details.

Urban (In)Equity: Can Design Solve Spatial Injustice?

March

Baltimore

Urban (In)Equity lecture at AIA Baltimore

Date to be announced later

Cristina Murphy from XCOOP Rotterdam gives a talk about the multi-year multi-city research project about gentrification and urban (in)equity. Stay tuned for more details.

Urban (In)Equity: Can Design Solve Spatial Injustice?

Mar 13

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam committee meeting

5:30-7pm

 

Apr 10

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam committee meeting

5:30-7pm

 

May 8

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam committee meeting

5:30-7pm

 

May 16-18

Maryland

GreenPort Congress 2018

This annual international sustainability-themed Port conference takes place in Baltimore in 2018. Baltimore Sister Cities & Maryland Sister States have been collaborating with Maryland Port Administration to attract international speakers & attendees, including several speakers from the Netherlands. The program will be posted on the GreenPort Congress website in January.

In conjuncton with the conference, there will be a “Baltimore’s Mr. Trash Wheel meets Rotterdam’s Waste Sharks" event on May 18 in Baltimore’ Inner Harbor! Stay tuned for more details.

Conference website

Container ship in Port of Rotterdam

May 31

Rotterdam

IABR-2018+2020 Launch

#IABR will launch its eighth and ninth edition, IABR–2018+2020–THE MISSING LINK, in one go in two cities, on 31 May 2018 in Rotterdam and on 1 June 2018 in Brussels.

IABR website

Container ship in Port of Rotterdam

Jun 12

Baltimore

Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam committee meeting

5:30-7pm

 

Jul 1 - Nov 25

Washington

Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age at the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition

Drawn largely from the National Gallery of Art’s collection, the exhibition features works by artists such as Jan van Goyen, Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp, and Willem van de Velde the Younger. Scenes range from quiet harbor views, frozen canals, and calm seas to dramatic shipwrecks and fierce naval battles, revealing the full range of marine art during the Dutch Golden Age.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

More information

 

September

Baltimore

Baltimore-Rotterdam film screening

Date to be announced later

A screening of animated and experimental films made by Baltimore and Rotterdam filmmakers. Date likely to be Sept 24. Stay tuned for more details.

 

Oct 4

Rotterdam

Innovation Expo 2018

Taking innovations forward, making breakthroughs happen to help tackle social challenges in the Netherlands and globally. This is the Dutch government’s ambition with the Innovation Expo 2018. The business community, knowledge institutes, social organisations and governmentals meet up on 4 October 2018 in Rotterdam.

Location: RDM Onderzeebootloods en het RDM Congrescentrum in Rotterdam Zuid

More information

Call for submissions

 

Jan 11
2019

Baltimore

Baltimore Sister Cities Membership Meeting & Holiday Party

5-8pm
For members of Baltimore Sister Cities and their invited guests.

Baltimore Sister Cities Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

For more Dutch cultural events in the USA, visit dutchcultureusa.com/calendar and www.dcdutch.org