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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-Rotterdam Architecture Project

Morgan State University School of Architecture & Planning

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




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 spring 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


Annet Couwenberg: From Digital to Damask


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

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Oct 8, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018


Bosch to Bloemaert: Early Netherlandish Drawings


Some 100 of the finest drawings by Netherlandish artists born before 1585 are brought together in this exhibition from the collection of Rotterdam’s Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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Oct 22, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018


Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry


National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

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Dec 12


Monthly Baltimore-Rotterdam Committee Meeting



Dec 13 2017-
Jan 19 2018


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 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

Kids participating in an Operation Trash event

Dec 17 & 20

Silver Spring

Dutch/Italian movie with a bicycling theme

“Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle” is screened at the AFI European Union Film Showcase.

Location: AFI Silver Theatre, Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD

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Dec 30


Armin van Buuren

Grammy-nominated Dutch DJ

Location: Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Road, NE, Washington, DC 20018

More info and tickets


Jan 12


Baltimore Sister Cities Membership Meeting & Holiday Party



Jan 19



For members of DC Dutch

6-8pm, 2347 S Street, NW, Washington, DC

More info and registration




Dutch Drinks DC

Date to be announced later

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

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



Circular Economy lectures

A professor from TNO & TU Delft will give lectures in Baltimore-DC region on Circular Economy, a topic that the Netherlands is a leading pioneer in. Stay tuned for more details.




Urban (In)Equity workshop

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


May 16-18 2018


GreenPort Congress 2018

This annual international sustainability-themed Port conference takes place in Baltimore in 2018. Baltimore Sister Cities & Maryland Sister States are collaborating with Maryland Port Authority to attract international speakers & attendees, including several speakers from the Netherlands.
Call for papers: Nov 15, 2017.

Conference website

Container ship in Port of Rotterdam

Jul 1, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018


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


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

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