PleinAirPaintingPoe Baltimore proudly announces our first curated exhibition of Poe-inspired plein air artworks Fervid Dreams: Long I Stood There.

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.

The exhibit will be on view every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11am-3:40pm from June through the end of summer. As well, we offer additional online exhibit viewing at (coming soon) and on our Facebook page, and several selected works will be available as archival prints in our museum store.

WHERE: The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum (203 N. Amity Street, Baltimore, MD 21223)


  • Lissa Abrams
  • Richard D. Carey
  • Deborah Cole
  • David Diaz
  • Matt Fenton
  • Alison Leigh Menke
  • Tommy Roberts
  • Nancy Van Meter
  • Pamela Wilde


  • June 18 to August 28, 2016 – Open to the public with regular paid admission to the museum
  • June 26, 2016 – Opening Reception

The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum

203 N. Amity Street, Baltimore MD, 21223

COVID-19 Update: Poe House is open on a limited, reservation-only basis. Walk-ins are not permitted.

Please click here to book tour tickets.

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