Ninety Years of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art celebrates its 90th birthday with an outdoor festival and free admission to its newest exhibit, "Monet's Light: Theodore Robinson at Giverny." The birthday bash, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, will feature live music by Mambo Combo and the children's group Milkshake, dance performances, film, art-making activities, food and a large birthday cake. The celebration is also a beginning to a national traveling exhibition that explores how an American impressionist found inspiration in Monet's Giverny. It includes about 60 luminous paintings by Robinson and five masterpieces by Monet. The exhibit runs though Jan. 9. Museum hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free this Sunday and the first Thursday of each month; adults, $7 ; seniors 65 and older and college students, $5; 18 and younger, free. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr. (North Charles and 31st streets), Baltimore. 410-396-7100 or www.artbma.orgw

Piano Benefit

Accordare Duo, pianists Lisa Rehwoldt and Kristina Suter, will perform works by J.S. Bach, Manuel Infante, Camille Saint-Saens, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Witold Lutoslawski for a fundraiser to acquire pianos for Howard Community College's new Visual and Performing Arts Building, which is under construction. A wine reception featuring silent and live auctions begins at 5 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. Smith Theatre, HCC, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Concert and reception, $50; Concert only, $30; students and seniors concert only, $25. 410-772-4900.

Charitable Art

The tzedakah box, a Jewish symbol to collect coins and paper money for charitable donations, is the subject of a juried exhibition opening today at the Columbia Art Center Galleries, sponsored by the center and the Columbia Jewish Congregation. Fifteen national and international artists, including Avi Biran of Israel and Luigi del Monte of Italy, show their three-dimensional interpretations of this ancient custom. A gala reception, featuring an awards presentation, will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 23. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. The exhibit continues through Nov. 14. Columbia Art Center Galleries, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia. 410-730-0075.

Theodore Robinson's "Val D'Arconville" is featured at the Baltimore Museum of Art in a traveling show of about 60 paintings by Robinson and five masterpieces by Monet.