V I O / L U M I N A

Melissa Hullman, violin


Melissa Hullman's 2023-24 solo project VIO/LUMINA plays on the edge of possibility by using improvised and composed solo works to illuminate the current state of violin playing as an art form, fusing the depth and breadth of music now with the brilliance of the classical tradition.
Upcoming Performance Dates:

October 13, 2023 8pm Baltimore Museum of Art

Art After Hours: Making Her Mark

Inspired by the exhibition Making Her Mark: A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400-1800, Melissa Hullman performs a program of traditional, contemporary, improvisational, and original works composed by or inspired by women artists. From an original work inspired by 12th century visionary polymath and composer Hildegard von Bingen's Aer Enim Volat, to Pulitzer prize-winning classical composer Jennifer Higdon's entrancing Smoky Mountain Air, to improvisations inspired by composer Florence Price and the life and work of Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, this evening's performance in the BMA's cathedral-esque Contemporary Wing Rotunda/Ruth Blaustein Rosenburg Rotunda showcases the luminous artistry of women through the ages.

From the BMA website:

Experience a night at the museum.
Baltimore’s best late-night art party is back
celebrating local women artists in response to the exhibition

Making Her Mark: A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400-1800

Hear DJ Pangelica spin a mix of deep house with classical influences and female vocals. Enjoy European-inspired appetizers and cocktails by H3irloom Food Group, and don’t miss a pop-up performance by genre-spanning violinist Melissa Hullman and hands-on paper quilling with artist Kim Rice.

Art After Hours also features late-night access to the galleries, free admission to Making Her Mark and one free food or cocktail item with the price of admission.



$25 BMA Members | $30 Non-Members

Admission includes entry to Making Her Mark and one complimentary food or drink ticket. This event is for adults ages 21 and older.


8 p.m. – Doors open
9:45 p.m. – Melissa Hullman violin performance in the Contemporary Wing Rotunda /Ruth Blaustein Rosenburg Rotunda
11 p.m. – Program ends


Photo credit, above: Katya Chilingiri