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September 08, 2005|By Sam Sessa

`The Case for Museum Doors'

What role should museums play in the community? Dr. Arnold Lehman, director of the Brooklyn Museum and former head of the Baltimore Museum of Art, addresses this and other neighborhood outreach-related topics from an art perspective in a lecture at the Walters Art Museum. Titled "The Case for Museum Doors: Half Open or Half Closed - Community, Diversity and the American Art Museum," the seminar honors Renee May, a Walters docent who was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Dr. Arnold Lehman speaks at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 410-547-9000, ext. 237, or visit

Bethesda Artist Market

Browse works from about 30 local artists and listen to live music Sunday at the Bethesda Artist Market. Artwork includes painting, photography, jewelry, turned wood, blown glass and mixed media. Live music acts include Cletus Kennelly and Lori Kelley, the Dave Cosby Duo and Lea.

The Bethesda Artist Market runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday in the Bethesda Place Plaza, one block north of the Bethesda Metro station. Parking is free in the garage at Cheltenham Drive and Wisconsin Avenue. The market is free and open to the public. Call 301-215-6660 or visit

`Light on the Edge'

Two of Main Street Gallery's top-selling artists will display their work in a joint exhibition that opens today. The gallery hosts about 40 oil paintings by Kirk McBride and Dodie Petro in an exhibition dubbed Light on the Edge. McBride's pieces depict landscapes from Annapolis and the Eastern Shore, and Petro's work focuses on common gestures.

"Light on the Edge" opens today and runs through Oct. 2 at Main Street Gallery, 109 Main St. in Annapolis. There will be a reception 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Call 410-280-2787 or visit

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