About this event:
This show celebrates plein air views of Poe’s former home at 203 N. Amity Street and the surrounding vicinity. On view in the very room where Poe likely slept every night, at its core, this exhibit celebrates the currently unobstructed view from/of the home where Baltimore’s renowned denizen of darkness lived between 1833 and 1835. More important, these views of the neighborhood closely resemble the 1830’s landscape that Poe would have gazed upon each day that he lived in the home where he launched his now famed career. Once a planned redevelopment process is complete in future years, these vistas resembling what Poe once saw from his front door will be lost to future generations.
We’re struck that these works represent a historic moment and, once construction in the vacant lots surrounding the Poe House are developed, these verdant and lush views will vanish.