A look back at the MICA artists featured in the nation's first large-scale light festival.
At MICA, creative thinking is serious business.
Community Arts alumna contributes her lifelong work in Baltimore's lumbee Indian community while pursuing her PhD.
Promoting the political power of creatives.
How a MICA librarian turned a pop culture phenomenon into a learning resource.
Social design leaders discuss the way forward in this professional frontier.
An essay by Cara Ober '05, editor-in-chief, BmoreArt.
a magazine produced twice each year to share ideas, news, and of course, art—all that emerges from the 19 graduate programs here at MICA. The name Commotion comes from our belief that artists and designers create by a process of exploration, an investigative method that by its nature can be chaotic, noisy, and sometimes uncomfortable. The best work often starts with sparring ideas, a creative mind that is deliberating multiple media and solutions, and even a state of confusion. Sometimes, artists embrace this tumult, intentionally disrupting the expected to bring attention to new ideas or to begin conversations. Sometimes, designers are deliberately brought to situations to rethink and disrupt in order to energize.