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School 33 Art Center

1427 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230 (South Baltimore)

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Construction Date:1890
Architect:J. Theodore Oster
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For 40 years, School 33 Art Center has been the bridge between contemporary artists and the viewing public. The Romanesque school building was utilized as an elementary school until 1975 when a new school was built a few blocks away. The South Baltimore Community Committee requested that Mayor Donald Schaefer revitalize the vacant building. Schaeffer drew inspiration from the success of Long Island City’s P.S. 1 in New York and the strong national presence of alternative space programs in the late seventies. Its renovation exemplified the city’s belief in the revitalization of unused public resources. Check out the 40th Anniversary Exhibition during Doors Open Baltimore!

  • Accessibility: Fully Accessible; Entrance on Clement Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Photography: Permitted