The George Peabody Library
17 East Mount Vernon Place
Built in 1860, the library collection consists of over 300,000 volumes largely from the 18th and 19th centuries, with a significant collection of books on archaeology, British art and architecture, British and American history, biography, English and American literature, Romance languages and literature, Greek and Latin classics, history of science, geography, and exploration and travel. This collection is housed in a remarkably beautiful building.
The Library also offers space for special events, click on following link for more information: Special Events
Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
140 West Mount Royal Avenue
On October 31, 1894, a gala concert was given celebrating Baltimore's new "Music Hall”. Over the years, many showcased events have been hosted at the Lyric, including operas, Broadway plays and musicals. Comedians, magicians, motivational speakers, graduations, and even hypnotists have at one time or another performed at the theatre. For a schedule of events and ticket information, click here.
Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St.
The Maryland Historical Society is the state's oldest cultural institution. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret objects and materials reflecting Maryland's diverse heritage. It houses the most extensive collection of objects and artifacts in the state of Maryland, and one of the largest collections of Americana in the world.
The Peabody Institute
1 East Mount Vernon Place
The Peabody is one of the nation's major sources of professionally trained musicians. In 1857, philanthropist George Peabody founded the institute that bears his name - the first academy of music to be established in America – in Baltimore's Mount Vernon Square with the idea of bringing culture to the city's residents. Under the direction of well-known musicians, composers, conductors, and Peabody alumni, the Institute grew from a local academy to an internationally renowned cultural center throughout the late 19th and the 20th centuries. Since 1977, the Institute has operated as a division of the Johns Hopkins University. For the list of events, click here.
45 West Preston Street
(410) 752-8558 box office
Theatre Project -- through the presentation of a diverse array of original and experimental theatre, music, and dance -- connects the artists and audiences of Baltimore with a global community of performers. It seeks to support artists who are actively experimenting with new forms of expression and support both performers of international reputation and emerging local companies creating new work.
The Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street
The Walters Art Museum is internationally renowned for its collection of art, which was assembled by William and Henry Walters, who eventually bequeathed to the City of Baltimore. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces. Starting in October 2006, general admission at the Walters Museum is free. For the calendar of events, click here.
NB: The descriptions are taken in part from the respective websites