African American Art
More than 60 paintings and works on paper by 20 of the foremost African American artists of the past century will be displayed at the Baltimore Museum of Art in an exhibit of the Hewitt Collection. Artists include Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence and Elizabeth Catlett. Pieces include portraits, drawings, collages and abstract paintings on subjects such as Harlem street scenes, glimpses of Africa and community and church life. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. the first Thursday of every month (except major holidays). Sunday-Aug. 22. 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. $7; 65 and older and college students, $5; children, free; first Thursday of each month, free. 410-396-7100 or www.artbma.org.
Science Center Expansion
The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore is celebrating the opening of a 40,000-square-foot expansion with a weekend of science demonstrations, musical entertainment and more. "Touch Wonder" will feature a NASCAR pit stop demonstration, a laser light show and a concert by They Might Be Giants. Visitors can explore the $35 million renovation of the center, which doubled the size of the exhibit area. Two new exhibits, "Dinosaur Mysteries" and "Your Body: The Inside Story," are also featured. Individual event start times range from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and between noon and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. In front of the Maryland Science Center, Inner Harbor, 601 Light St., Baltimore. Free. 410-485-5225 or www.marylandsciencecenter.org.