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April–May 2013 Exhibition Schedule

Alumni, students and visiting experts present exhibitions

Posted 03.01.13 by mica communications

A collaborative installation by Post-Baccalaureate Graphic Design students made from pencil erasers that was part of "Manual Typography," an exhibition installed in Fox Building this past fall.

BALTIMORE—Throughout April and May, MICA will host a wide range of exhibitions that bring international artists and local partners to the College and feature alumni, undergraduate and graduate student work. All exhibitions are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.


Master Guild: Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence
Through Friday, May 31
MICA Wellness Center, 1501 W. Mount Royal Ave.
The MICA Alumni Association is currently hosting an exhibition of work by the members of MICA's Master Guild, a designated group of alumni who are celebrating-or have celebrated-the 50th anniversary of receiving their degrees. A group of alumni with graduation years ranging from 1941 through 1963 is participating. Individually and collectively, this distinguished group of alumni reflects the solid foundation on which MICA was built. Artwork can be seen by the public in the entryway and lobby of the MICA Wellness Center and will also be displayed in some patient and conference rooms. 

Image caption: Beatrice Temko '41 (general fine arts)

M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice Individual Thesis Exhibitions
Saturday, March 2-Friday, June 28
Various locations and admission prices
From March through June, students in the inaugural M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice program will present individual thesis exhibitions at select venues throughout Baltimore. Held at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore Clayworks, Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore American Indian Center Museum and other locations, these exhibitions will explore topics ranging from the history of African-American music to humans evolving relationship with technology and nature. The artwork presented will both pull from historical collections as well as showcase the latest by contemporary local and international artists. Visitor hours and admission prices for individual sites vary.

Image caption: Rebecca Gilbert, Raised Bed Fortune Patch (from Clifton Park Works, curated by Emily Clemens).


Community Arts Partnership Exhibition
Monday, March 25-Friday, April 5
Brown Center: Brown 4 Gallery, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception and CAPfest: Friday, April 5, 4-6 p.m.
Cohen Plaza and Brown 4 Gallery, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
The annual Community Arts Partnership (CAP) exhibition features work by the program's interns and collaborating community members from sites across Baltimore, including the Franciscan Center of Baltimore, Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School, Bolton Hill Nursery School, Tuerk House and the Arc. In conjunction with the exhibition, CAPfest, an annual celebration of community and art, will take place. Events will include a parade, a drum line, food trucks and artmaking activities.

Image caption: Youth from 901 Arts entertain the crowd during last year's CAPfest.


7 Turkish Artists
Thursday, March 28-Sunday, April 14
Mount Royal Station: Middendorf Gallery, 1400 Cathedral St.
Based on The State of Ata, a book by artists Mike Mandel and Chantal Zakari, this exhibition examines the social themes that define contemporary Turkey and specifically examine the imagery of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the country's revolutionary leader after World War I. According to the artists, his image has become a symbol in opposition to the rise of the Islamist political movement. The exhibition provides a critical visual exploration on the meaning and use of Ataturk's imagery in Turkish society today. Accompanying the exhibition will be a special photographic project by MICA students who traveled to Turkey during the summer of 2012. Students will present their responses to discovering the many visual forms Ataturk's image takes in public spaces. The project will be on display in Brown Center's Rosenberg Gallery (1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.) for the duration of the 7 Turkish Artists exhibition.

Image caption: Artwork from the 7 Turkish Artists exhibition


Post-Baccalaureate Graphic Design Spring Show
Friday, March 29–Sunday, April 14
Fox Building: Fox 3 Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Friday, April 5, 5-7 p.m.
This exhibition features the work of students in the one-year Post-Baccalaureate Graphic Design program. Following a personal process of generative thinking and making, students exhibit artifacts, experiences and ideas based on the theme Re/Collect. The exhibition explores the relationship between memory, objects and the re-telling of both personal and cultural histories. These 16 students bring a wide range of experience to creating and defining design.

Image caption: A collaborative installation by Post-Baccalaureate Graphic Design students made from pencil erasers that was part of Manual Typography, an exhibition installed in Fox Building this past fall.

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibitions
Fox Building: Decker, Meyerhoff and Fox 3 galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.; Graduate Studio Center: Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries, 131 W. North Ave.; D Center, 16 W. North Ave.; One West North Ave.; Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St.; Station North Chicken Box, 1 W. North Ave.

 Friday, March 29-Sunday, April 14
Reception: Friday, April 5, 5-7 p.m.
Twenty-eight graduating students from the M.F.A. in Community Arts, the M.F.A. in Graphic Design and the M.F.A. in Illustration Practice will exhibit work.

Friday, April 19-Sunday, May 5
Reception: Friday, April 19, 5-7 p.m.
Thirty-nine graduating students from the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, the Mount Royal School of Art, the M.F.A. in Photographic & Electronic Media and the Rinehart School of Sculpture will exhibit work.

Leah Daniels (Photographic & Electronic Media), Beam Me Up, digital photographic manipulation, 2012.

M.A. in Social Design Thesis Show

 Friday, April 19-Sunday, May 5
Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.Reception: Friday, April 19, 5-7 p.m.
Master of Arts in Social Design students are challenged to explore the designer's role and responsibility in society, produce new ways of thinking, facilitate new institutional collaborations, utilize design to bring about social change and develop contexts in which ideas and solutions can be sustained.

Image caption: M.A. in Social Design students.

2013 Commencement Exhibition
Friday, May 17-Monday, May 20; Special Gallery Hours: Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday-Monday, 11 a.m-5 p.m. 
Campuswide Reception: Sunday, May 19, 1:30-5 p.m.
The 2013 Commencement Exhibition highlights works by nearly 400 emerging artists in the undergraduate class of 2013. By transforming the College's permanent galleries, hallways, classrooms and open spaces into one expansive gallery space, each student is able to show a substantial body of work. Programs of Study: animation; art education; ceramics; drawing; environmental design; fiber; general fine arts; graphic design; humanistic studies; illustration; interaction design and art; interdisciplinary sculpture; painting; photography; printmaking; and video & film arts.

Image caption: Photo from the 2012 Commencement Exhibition.

Master of Arts in Teaching 2013 Showcase Exhibition
Saturday, May 18-Tuesday, May 21
Fox Building: Rooms 210, 213, 215 and 218, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Showcase Ceremony: Saturday, May 18, 2-4 p.m.
Reception: Saturday, May 18, 4-6 p.m.
Each year, Master of Arts in Teaching students install an exhibition symbolic of their growth and development as teachers. The exhibition represents currere, the infinitive form of the word curriculum. Currere encourages teachers and learners to take an autobiographical look at themselves throughout their educational journey. In the showcase exhibition, students deconstruct various experiences and thought processes related to teaching and learning. Whether it is the artist/teacher persona, methods of material exploration, teaching strategies or the exploration of a big idea, students explore the possibilities in the educational environment.

Image caption: Artwork displayed in the Master of Arts in Teaching 2012 Showcase Exhibition.


Community Art Collaborative Exhibition

Friday, May 24-Friday, June 14
Fox Building: Fox 3 Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Thursday, May 30, 3-7 p.m.
Cohen Plaza and Fox 3 Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
The Community Art Collaborative (CAC) exhibition will include artwork made by youth in partnership with CAC during the 2012-13 year. The community is invited to attend the reception, which extends from the gallery to MICA's Cohen Plaza to feature participatory family-friendly activities. CAC is an AmeriCorps national service program.

Hours for MICA's galleries, which are free and open to the public, are Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, noon-5 p.m.


Top image caption: A collaborative installation by Post-Baccalaureate Graphic Design students made from pencil erasers that was part of Manual Typography, an exhibition installed in Fox Building this past fall.



Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.