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Exhibitions at MICA: The First 100 Years

This exhibit in the Decker Library focuses on exhibitions at the Maryland Institute from the school's founding in 1826 to the centennial year, 1926

Posted 09.06.17 by Katherine Cowan

Circular from 1862 Annual Exhibition of American Manufactures and the Mechanic Arts

Join us for an opening reception for Exhibitions at MICA: The First 100 Years, Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m.! The exhibit runs through September.

Description
A new exhibition in the Decker Library is the work of Shelby Stierhoff '18, who worked with MICA exhibition archives this past Summer as an independent study for Art History.

Stierhoff has selected documents to highlight exhibitions held at the Maryland Institute, ranging from the annual industrial fairs of the 19th century to the lively 1920s, which saw an important exhibit of work by Henri Matisse -- "... for the first time in America through the courtesy of the Misses Cone," according to a document from the Baltimore Museum of Art archives -- right in the Main Building!

Image information
Thumbnail: Two seals used by the Maryland Institute. Left - 1854; Right - 1925
This page: Circular for 1862 Annual Exhibition of American Manufactures and the Mechanic Arts
Documents from MICA Archives

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 65 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.

This page was last updated on 09/06/2017.