Contemporary prints for sale at BMA fair"Crak!" a 1964...


April 26, 1992|By John Dorsey

Contemporary prints for sale at BMA fair

"Crak!" a 1964 lithograph by Roy Lichtenstein, is one of many works that will be on view and for sale today at the Baltimore Museum of Art's annual contemporary print fair. This year the fair has drawn 20 print dealers from New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Washington and San Francisco. Among the artists whose works they have brought are Jasper Johns, Susan Rothenberg, Brice Marden, Elizabeth Murray, Donald Judd, Philip Guston and Terry Winters.

The fair will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the museum, Art Museum Drive near Charles and 31st streets. Admission to the fair is $5 plus museum admission. Funds raised from fair admission fees will go into the museum print and drawing society's acquisition fund. Call (410) 396-7100. Send in the clowns! And the acrobats!! And the elephants!!! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be back at the Baltimore Arena for the first time in four years from Thursday through May 10.

Among the highlights of the 121st edition of the self-proclaimed "Greatest Show on Earth" are the Heilonjiang Acrobatic Troupe from the People's Republic of China; clown David Larible; and animal trainer Mark Oliver Gebel.

Tickets are $8.50, $11.50 and $14.50, with some discounts on selected shows. Call (410) 962-8000.

The area premiere of Craig Lucas' quirky romantic comedy, "Prelude to a Kiss," launches the Olney Theatre season on Tuesday. Written by the author of the screenplay of "Longtime Companion," this award-winning play asks the question: How well can you truly know the person you marry?

Leland Orser and Valerie Leonard head a cast directed by James A. Petosa. Show times are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., through May 24. Tickets are $18-$23. Olney Theatre is located at 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road (state Route 108) in Olney. For more information, call (301) 924-3400.


J. Wynn Rousuck

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