Three major gallery spaces on campus mount curated exhibitions by outside artists and exhibitions of faculty and student work. With nearly 100 exhibitions each year, you literally cannot go to class without passing an exhibition.
Exhibitions play a major role in both academic and student life at the College. You will have many opportunities to show your work, beginning in your freshman year. The exhibitions program supports and expands our studio curriculum by providing students with many opportunities to share their work as it evolves; by showcasing the work of faculty, offering insights into your teachers' approaches to art-making and critique; and by mounting significant exhibitions that support students' understanding of contemporary art trends in a wide array of media. Innovative exhibitions generated and developed here have garnered national and international attention, traveled across the country, and featured a diverse group of major artists. Accompanying programming includes artist residencies, lectures, and symposia that provide you with the opportunity to work with and understand the many artists associated with these exhibitions. Opening receptions allow you to interact with the artist in an informal setting and add a special dimension to the MICA social scene.
MICA's three major gallery spaces include: the Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries in the Fox Building and the Pinkard Gallery in the Bunting Center. Additional galleries in Bunting, Fox, Main, Meyerhoff House, Gateway, and Brown Center and numerous informal exhibition spaces across campus are devoted to student work. Students regularly create installations in campus public spaces.