Visit an interactive art installation at the historic Carroll Mansion, where Poe's body and casket will lie in state in a re-enactment of the dark and somber day Poe was laid to rest. Tour the various conspiracies that plague Poe's legacy then pay your respects at a special candle-light vigil for the master of horror and mystery. Plus, NEW this year, the "Poe in Film & Fashion Exhibit" at 1840s Plaza.
Presented by Poe Baltimore at 1840s Plaza, this NEW "Poe in Film & Fashion" exhibit explores the ways in which Edgar Allan Poe's life and works continue to inspire and shape popular culture. Learn of the mysterious circumstances of Poe's death in Baltimore in 1849 and how the very clothes in which he was found are a tantalizing clue to the mystery of his final days. Next, explore the living arts of fashion and costume in recent films that adapt Poe's life or works, and the aesthetics at play in how Poe is interpreted for modern audiences. A mobile app and live guide are available to answer your questions!
This exhibit includes costumes from recent film & television programs, including Altered Carbon starring Chris Conner as Poe on Netflix/ Skydance, and a special sneak peek at production and costume details from 3 Days Rising, a new movie adaptation of Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher," starring Peter Greene, Ice-T, Mickey Rourke and Frank Whaley.
NOTE: Death and funeral imagery (including body in an open casket), may not be suitable for young children. Viewer discretion advised. This exhibit takes place at location away from Festival Grounds,1840s Plaza, 29 South Front Street. Limited street parking and garage parking is available at . This is a ticketed event; timed entry guarantees admission.
The exhibit is presented by Poe Baltimore in cooperation with The Poe Museum (Richmond), Thad & Season Ciechanowski, Poe Movies, Cukrowski Productions, Charles Wissinger, Eric Stange & Spy Pond Productions, The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, Michael & Jaime Fawcett, Thomas Brown Woodwright, LLC, Christopher Schafer Clothier, Michael Davis, Jericho Vinegar Works et. al., Jason Strutz Illustration, Michael Navarre, Roger Miller, Kenny Epps, The Baltimore Camera Club and Carroll Museums. This event is made possible by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority and The Baltimore National Heritage Area, with kind assistance from the B&O Railroad Museum and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum.
Tour admission: $20pp online purchase/ $25 at door; Virtual Festival Pass $25
This exhibit is staged at 1840s Plaza,
29 South Front Street, Baltimore MD.
VIRTUAL ITINERARY (1 hour)