Amaranthine Museum

Amaranthine Museum The Amaranthine Museum is a collection of nearly 200 pieces of artwork by artist Les Harris at Clipper Park in Woodberry. Museum hours vary and openings are posted.
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Special appointments can be made by calling or emailing us. "Harris' exhibit is a clear example of chromatic maximalism in its purest form of expression. In this intricate dramatically lit labyrinth of art, visitors wind through a maze of walls covered floor to ceiling in Harris' unique and vibrant paintings. 'During a visit to the Chartre Cathedral in France the force of the light projected through her beautiful windows confounded Harris. From that moment on he dedicated his work to the constant obsessisve search for the recreation of those colors in his work and space. His

As 2020 winds to a close, we would like to thank you for being a part of the Amaranthine family!  We are so grateful for...
12/28/2020
Les Harris' Amaranthine Museum – 2010 Clipper Park Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211 – 410-456-1343

As 2020 winds to a close, we would like to thank you for being a part of the Amaranthine family! We are so grateful for your continued support. If you haven't yet had a moment to contribute, there's still time! We invite you to visit our website, peruse the gallery of art to find your old favorites and finally, link to our secure donation page at: http://amaranthinemuseum.org if you feel so able.
This year has been an extraordinary and challenging one. We have all reached within ourselves to find a deeper purpose, and reached out to be with others however and whenever possible. Although the Amaranthine Museum's doors have been temporarily shuttered, the paintings are still displayed in all of their vibrant glory.
Although the museum is not open to the general public at this time, small private tours are on offer. Please keep in mind, we are still looking for a new forever home for this vast body of work. If you know of a dealer or buyer who might be interested, please feel free to contact us at: [email protected].
Les Harris’s work is imbued with theosophical, metaphorical and metaphysical messages. Ultimately, his Museum is conceptual. The Labyrinthine vision lives on in his actual works, in the book “Les Is” as well as on the museum's “Gallery of Art” page on the website. And as always, you may also follow us on Facebook.
From all of us at The Amaranthine Museum, thank you for keeping us in your thoughts!

  Maximalist artist Les Harris set out on a labyrinthine journey 40 years ago. Choosing to install his artwork rather than sell, his one room studio grew exponentially into a massive installation, drawing visitors from throughout the world. One of his great loves was guiding guests through his 2,00...

As 2020 winds to a close, we would like to thank you for being a part of the Amaranthine family!  We are so grateful for...
12/11/2020
Les Harris' Amaranthine Museum – 2010 Clipper Park Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211 – 410-456-1343

As 2020 winds to a close, we would like to thank you for being a part of the Amaranthine family! We are so grateful for your continued support. If you haven't yet had a moment to contribute, there's still time! We invite you to visit our website, peruse the gallery of art to find your old favorites and finally, link to our secure donation page at: http://amaranthinemuseum.org if you feel so able.

This year has been an extraordinary and challenging one. We have all reached within ourselves to find a deeper purpose, and reached out to be with others however and whenever possible. Although the Amaranthine Museum's doors have been temporarily shuttered, the paintings are still displayed in all of their vibrant glory.

Although the museum is not open to the general public at this time, small private tours are on offer. Please keep in mind, we are still looking for a new forever home for this vast body of work. If you know of a dealer or buyer who might be interested, please feel free to contact us at: [email protected].

Les Harris’s work is imbued with theosophical, metaphorical and metaphysical messages. Ultimately, his Museum is conceptual. The Labyrinthine vision lives on in his actual works, in the book “Les Is” as well as on the museum's “Gallery of Art” page on the website. And as always, you may also follow us on Facebook.

From all of us at The Amaranthine Museum, thank you for keeping us in your thoughts!

  Maximalist artist Les Harris set out on a labyrinthine journey 40 years ago. Choosing to install his artwork rather than sell, his one room studio grew exponentially into a massive installation, drawing visitors from throughout the world. One of his great loves was guiding guests through his 2,00...

We are pleased to announce that the Amaranthine Museum is open again for private appointments!  Email or PM us for more ...
06/20/2020
Les Harris' Amaranthine Museum – 2010 Clipper Park Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211 – 410-456-1343

We are pleased to announce that the Amaranthine Museum is open again for private appointments! Email or PM us for more information and to schedule your visit. To visit our virtual gallery or make a tax deductible contribution, visit us at www.amaranthinemuseum.org.

  Maximalist artist Les Harris set out on a labyrinthine journey 40 years ago. Choosing to install his artwork rather than sell, his one room studio grew exponentially into a massive installation, drawing visitors from throughout the world. One of his great loves was guiding guests through his 2,00...

We want to touch base and share that our website http://amaranthinemuseum.org is back up and running! We recently needed...
04/20/2020
Les Harris' Amaranthine Museum – 2010 Clipper Park Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211 – 410-456-1343

We want to touch base and share that our website http://amaranthinemuseum.org is back up and running! We recently needed to move the site to a new server and have been down for nearly two weeks. If you miss us, please visit the museum experience on line. Should you be able to make a donation, your support is always appreciated. We hope to be able to reopen the museum as soon as we are able.

  Maximalist artist Les Harris set out on a labyrinthine journey 40 years ago. Choosing to install his artwork rather than sell, his one room studio grew exponentially into a massive installation, drawing visitors from throughout the world. One of his great loves was guiding guests through his 2,00...

02/24/2020

We have slide carousels (and many of them) from dad's lecture series on Egypt at the Theosophical Society. There are about 50 of them that we are selling at $5 each or $200 for the stack. Does anyone know anyone that knows someone that might be interested? We also have all of the slides and handwritten lectures that were simply fascinating. There were 12 lectures projecting 3 screens simultaneously.

01/25/2020

Oops apologies for the prior post ... wrong page!

01/11/2020

We are back on twitter! Come on over and follow us @amaranthine_mus

As 2019 winds to a close, we would like to thank you for being a part of the Amaranthine family!  We are so grateful for...
12/21/2019
Les Harris' Amaranthine Museum – 2010 Clipper Park Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211 – 410-456-1343

As 2019 winds to a close, we would like to thank you for being a part of the Amaranthine family! We are so grateful for your continued support. If you haven't yet had a moment to contribute, there's still time! We invite you to visit our website, peruse the gallery of art to find your old favorites and finally, link to our secure donation page at: http://amaranthinemuseum.org

2019 was another year of growth at the museum.
- We acquired an early piece of Harris’ art from a Chicago art dealer, similar to a piece that the family holds near and dear from the early 50’s.
- We are in conversation with an early music Brahms guitarist and composer who is working with his associates to create music around Harris’ artwork. We have not yet finalized a concert date but are hoping to collaborate in the new year.
- Doors Open Baltimore featured the Amaranthine Museum again this year in their fabulous city wide event! We had another extraordinary turnout of about 300 visitors, most of whom had never before visited. It has generated much enthusiasm for which we thank AIA Baltimore!
- We continue to give private tours to individuals and groups and have monthly openings, open to all! Nearly 1,000 friends have visited us over the year with over 4,000 web hits!

Les’ work is imbued with theosophical, metaphorical and metaphysical messages. Ultimately, his Museum is conceptual. The Labyrinthine vision lives on in the individual experiences of his works as well as in the book “Les Is” that we have published. If you have been eager to share the experience with colleagues or friends, our website www.amaranthinemuseum.org is a wonderful vehicle to do so. Beautiful images of Les’ works are available to view via the “Gallery of Art” page.

We continue to ask for your support as we rely on contributions (both large and small) to keep our doors open to “Time, Space and Other Dimensions”.

Thank you from all of us at The Amaranthine Museum!

  Welcome to the Amaranthine Museum, an exploration of the labyrinthine exhibit of the late artist Les Harris. In 1977 Harris set out to explore the world within the confines of six rooms in a fallout shelter in Baltimore, MD. Over the next ten years the collection grew into an awesome installation...

Doors Open Baltimore
06/04/2019

Doors Open Baltimore

We're excited to have the Amaranthine Museum return to Doors Open Baltimore this year. It's such a magical place, tucked away behind Clipper Mill and filled wall-to-wall-to ceiling with work by the late Les Harris. Here are some shots of the interior by photographer Andrew Nagl.

Unvieling today 2pm. Come join us.
02/24/2019

Unvieling today 2pm. Come join us.

02/23/2019

The museum will be open this Sunday from 1-3. Come in for a gander!

As 2018 winds to a close, we thank you for your continued support that is helping the Amaranthien Museum keep the work o...
12/31/2018
Les Harris' Amaranthine Museum – 2010 Clipper Park Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211 – 410-456-1343

As 2018 winds to a close, we thank you for your continued support that is helping the Amaranthien Museum keep the work of Les Harris available to the public. If you haven't yet had a moment to contribute, please consider helping us by making your year end tax deductible contribution below or by sending your gift to us at the address below. Thank you and Happy New Year!

  Welcome to the Amaranthine Museum, an exploration of the labyrinthine exhibit of the late artist Les Harris. In 1977 Harris set out to explore the world within the confines of six rooms in a fallout shelter in Baltimore, MD. Over the next ten years the collection grew into an awesome installation...

11/16/2018

My sincere appologies for those of you who showed up at the Mingle and were told by Woodberry Kitchen that we were closed. We were in fact open, warm and dry and missed seeing you. If you were searching and couldn't find our new location, we are still in Clipper Park, on the pathway behind the building in suite 102. Stay tuned for our next open house or consider making a special appointment. Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!

10/26/2018

Have you been to a Baltimore Breathwork class at the museum? There are three scheduled in November.

“I stand on PRINCIPLE, walk with LOVE in footsteps of TRUTH, directed by MIND, with the grace of SOUL and zest of LIFE, ...
09/28/2018

“I stand on PRINCIPLE, walk with LOVE in footsteps of TRUTH, directed by MIND, with the grace of SOUL and zest of LIFE, in the power of SPIRIT.” ...Dilys Bell on the seven verities of God - https://bid.alexcooper.com/lots?search=Les+harris

05/03/2018

The museum will be open this Saturday, May 5 from 12:30 - 2. Come visit us in our new space in suite 102!

This Sunday is our realtor's open house for Amaranthine Museum artist Les Harris' family home! Know anyone looking to re...
04/20/2018
Laura Byrne, Realtor

This Sunday is our realtor's open house for Amaranthine Museum artist Les Harris' family home! Know anyone looking to relocate to Bolton Hill in Baltimore? Awesome historic neighborhood with GREAT neighbors - not to mention an incredible house filled with Les Harris' artistic twists and turns.

Open house this coming Sunday 12-2pm in Bolton Hill. Join us for wine, appetizers and a tour of this beautiful historic home! http://properties.houselens.com/LauraByrne/71447/1323+Park+Ave%2C+Baltimore+MD+21217

THE HARRIS HOME is for sale!  An open house will be held on April 22 from 12:00 - 2:00 - This remarkable home on Bolton ...
04/10/2018
1323 Park Ave, Baltimore MD 21217

THE HARRIS HOME is for sale! An open house will be held on April 22 from 12:00 - 2:00 - This remarkable home on Bolton Hill's most coveted block, lovingly stewarded by Les and Sally Harris is for sale. Original pocket doors, crown molding, marble fireplace and skylight are complimented by the artwork and unique design of Harris. Basement to roof this home is filled with life, love and light. Follow the link below for more info and please do share! http://properties.houselens.com/LauraByrne/71447/1323+Park+Ave%2C+Baltimore+MD+21217

HouseLens.com Video Tour

Les Harris - Age of Taurus. I believe this to be tribute to Nimrod's Babal. However, as I understand, ziggurat was the p...
01/06/2018

Les Harris - Age of Taurus. I believe this to be tribute to Nimrod's Babal. However, as I understand, ziggurat was the proper name for the tower mentioned in the story of Babel. “Ziggurats resemble seven-story pyramids with each story slightly smaller than the one below it. They would have been visible from anywhere inside the city.” Could the 7 different columns portrayed in this painting be seen as the ziggurat stories? Any ideas about the yellow core? Is it a "Gate of God" in the center? Notice the different alphabets (languages) around the outside ... and if you count the number of dots (perhaps portraying numberology as a language) there are 54 (or 27 and 27) all reducing to 9.

"The meaning of the name Babel is the subject of debate. Some point out that Babel comes from bab–ilu, aword meaning “gate of God” in the ancient Semitic language Akkadian—and that it’s the Hebrew name for Babylon. Others see Babel as a corruption of the Hebrew verb balal, signifying to confuse or mix."

12/12/2017

"When we measure something we are forcing an undetermined, undefined world to assume an experimental value. We are not 'measuring the world,' we are creating it." Niels Bohr

Please consider contributing to the museum this Giving Tuesday with a Gift of Art or by making a donation by visiting ou...
11/28/2017

Please consider contributing to the museum this Giving Tuesday with a Gift of Art or by making a donation by visiting our Facebook site or at http://amaranthinemuseum.org.

Zoe Bell playing at the Piazza De Miracoli!
11/22/2017

Zoe Bell playing at the Piazza De Miracoli!

11/21/2017

Special shout out to Zoe Bell, the Cellist at our opening! Did anyone by chance get any shots of her playing in front of the Piazza de Miracoli or the Obelisk?

Save the Date!  We are reopening in our new space on November 19th 2-5.  Stay tuned for more info.
10/13/2017

Save the Date! We are reopening in our new space on November 19th 2-5. Stay tuned for more info.

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2010 Clipper Park Rd, #102
Baltimore, MD
21211

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(410) 456-1343

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Harris began painting this extraordinary exhibit in his classroom at the Park School in 1978. He moved into the Clipper Community shortly thereafter. His exhibit is a clear example of chromatic maximalism in its purest form of expression. In this intricate labyrinth of art, visitors wind through walls covered floor to ceiling in Harris' unique and vibrant paintings.

'During a visit to the Chartre Cathedral in France the force of the light projected through her beautiful windows confounded Harris. From that moment on he dedicated his work to the constant obsessisve search for the recreation of those colors in his work and space. His objective: to materialize the measure of quantum physics that proclaims "Reality is non-local"

The museum is located in historic Clipper Park in the Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore. We can be found by walking down the pathway in the rear of the building. See updated posts for museum openings or contact us for us for a special appointment.