Open Works is a project of the Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation (BARCO), a 501(c)3 development company founded in 2012 by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. BARCO leverages public funding and philanthropic donations to deliver affordable, safe, and sustainable space for Baltimore’s creative community.
On Friday, December 16, Open Works hosted a short ceremony to dedicate the building to Dr. Robert W. Deutsch, who established the foundation that built this space.
Mac MacLure, Director of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, gave a speech about his own professional experience with Dr. Robert W. Deutsch to the Open Works staff and community. With the help of Amy Bonitz Palmer, he unveiled a new plaque that will be displayed on site.
Jane Brown, President of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, and David Deutsch, Director of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, attended the ceremony and said their father would be proud of the facility and the ethics behind it.
Siblings Jane Brown and David Deutsch stand proudly with the new plaque bearing their father’s name.
The team: David Deutsch, Jane Brown, Mac MacLure, and Neil Didriksen of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation