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MICA Celebrates Commencement with Exhibition, Art Sales, May 16-20

164th Commencement celebrated with public arts events and exhibitons

Posted 04.15.13 by mica communications

The class of 2012 included the largest number of master's degree recipients in MICA's history.

BALTIMORE-MICA celebrates its 164th Commencement with public arts related events and exhibitions showcasing work from emerging artists and designers.

ArtWalk 2013
Thursday, May 16; 5 p.m.; campuswide, starting at Cohen Plaza, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Tickets: $30 for exhibition and casual supper
Explore MICA's campus, mingle with exhibiting artists and fellow art enthusiasts, and discuss the students' artwork at the preview party for the 2013 Commencement Exhibition. At this visually energizing 3K walking tour, guests can purchase outstanding work by graduating seniors before the exhibition opens to the public.

During and after the exhibition closing at 8:30 p.m., guests are invited to relax and enjoy casual dinner fare and wine with the student artists. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit mica.edu/artwalk. ArtWalk is sponsored in part by Schmitz Press.

2013 Commencement Exhibition
Friday, May 17-Monday, May 20; Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; campuswide
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 and film arts.

Masters Benefit Art Sale
Saturday, May 18; noon-4 p.m.; Graduate Studio Center, 131 W. North Ave. 
This annual art sale offers a chance to browse and buy affordable works of art from graduate students in the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, Mount Royal School of Art, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Graphic Design, Illustration Practice, Photographic & Electronic Media and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Arts programs. A percentage of the proceeds from the event will support a graduate-specific scholarship. The sale is also a rare opportunity to visit the studios and facilities of the College's graduate programs.


Information on Commencement speakers and honorees can be found here


Image caption: The class of 2012 included the largest number of master's degree recipients in MICA's history.

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.

When and where are the Commencement ceremonies?

The Commencement ceremonies are on Monday, May 20, 2013 in the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, just south of the Mount Royal Station building. Doors will open an hour prior to each ceremony, and guests need to be seated before the procession begins promptly at 1 p.m. (undergraduate) or 5:30 p.m. (graduate).

There are three paid parking garages very close to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall: Fitzgerald Garage located on Oliver Street at Mount Royal Ave.; Cathedral Street Garage at the corner of Preston and Cathedral streets (diagonal from the venue); and Symphony Center Garage across Park Ave. from the venue. Graduates will receive a map with the parking garages highlighted at the student briefing on the Friday before Commencement.

Receptions for graduates and their families immediately following the ceremony will take place at Cohen Plaza. 

Additional Commencement information for parents & families.