The Big Three

October 25, 2007

ART EXHIBIT

MATISSE AND SCULPTURE

Don't miss the last stop on the national tour of Matisse: Painter as Sculptor, the first exhibition of Henri Matisse's sculptures in 40 years. The Baltimore Museum of Art will host this collection of more than 160 sculptures, drawings and paintings from museums and private collections around the world that help explain how Matisse's skills in one medium influenced his work in another. The exhibit starts Sunday with ArtBlast, in which patrons can see it free, as well as get a taste of France with events including an Eiffel Tower-making contest, food and wine tasting. There will be films on Matisse's life, guided tours and art activities for children.

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The exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, will run Sunday through Feb. 3. The BMA is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and closed Monday and Tuesday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students, $6 for children ages 6 to 18, and free for ages 5 and younger and BMA members. Tickets can be purchased at the BMA box office, online at tickets.com or by calling 800-919-6727.

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[ANDREA GROSSMAN]

THEATER

TAKE TO 'HEARTS'

Catch Willy Holtzman's comedic drama, Hearts, at the Head Theater as part of Center Stage's 45th season. The play revolves around a man named Donald Waldman, a World War II veteran who earns a Purple Heart while fighting at the Battle of the Bulge. Waldman meets weekly with his friends for a card game where they discuss different life topics. However, he has secrets he won't share.

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"Hearts" will be performed at the Head Theater at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Catch the previews tomorrow through Tuesday; times vary. Tickets are $5-$45. Stagings begin Wednesday and go through Dec. 2; times vary. Tickets are $10-$60, with a discount of $10 for senior citizens and students at Friday night performances. Tickets: Call 410-332-0033 or go to centerstage.org.

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[ANDREA GROSSMAN]

ANTIQUES

SOMETHING OLD

Celebrating its 42nd show this weekend, the Mid Atlantic Antiques Market connects novice and veteran collectors, dealers and deco- rators. With 100 antique dealers from 14 states, the market will feature period decorative art, folk art and Americana in roomlike settings.

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The market is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $8 both days. For $15, there's an early admission, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday. The market is in the Main Exhibition Hall at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship. Call 410-228-8858 or go to simsrogers.com.

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[AARON CHESTER]

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