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BMA Director Doreen Bolger Praises the Creativity Coming From MICA

Baltimore Sun's Art-Full Life blog post looks at the increase in young artistic minds in Baltimore

Posted 12.22.09 by mica media relations

These kids are transforming Charm City. 

Raw Art Sale

Baltimore Museum of Art Director Doreen Bolger, on her Baltimore Sun blog Art-Full Life, said that there is a "rising creative class" in Baltimore, much because of the success of MICA students and alumni.  In the article, Who's Already Living the Art-Full Life?, Bolger says "Many, but not all, of these culture-creators studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), now among the very top art schools in the nation. ... These kids are transforming Charm City."

Image caption: Bolger uses MICA's Raw Art Sale to illustrate the creativity of Baltimore's "rising creative class."

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.