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MICA Featured in Several "Year in Review" Stories for 2011

Local outlets feature MICA when looking back on the moments and exhibitions that mattered in 2011

Posted 12.31.11 by MICA Communications

Opening reception of "Open City"

At the end of 2011, several local publications listed moments and exhibitions that happened within the MICA community among their year-end roundups of noteworthy items. 

Urbanite highlighted two exhibitions by MICA students, the Exhibition Development Seminar-led Baltimore: Open City and Points of Contention, an exhibition at Studio 33 that featured the work of graduate student John Latiano. Baltimore: Open City was ranked the top exhibition of last year. Also mentioned was The Baltimore Museum of Art exhibition, Print by Print: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein, in which two MICA students, Nick Simko '12 and Jennifer Tam '12, largely contributed. 

READ: Urbanite s piece on the best visual arts exhibitions of the year

READ: More information on how MICA students left their mark on Print by Print

City Paper also chose Baltimore: Open City and Print by Print as top picks in their year-end review. "No art exhibition is going to turn any city around, but Baltimore: Open City--a creative mix of installations, publications, actions, and interactive panels, tours, and activities--demonstrated the need for thinking about, understanding, and visualizing the urban predicament in radically different ways," read the review. Recent alumni Daniel Wickerham and Malcolm Lomax also got a nod for DUOX at Baltimore Liste (Contemporary Museum).

READ: The Year in Art by City Paper

But one of the biggest pieces of news was highlighted by Baltimore magazine in its list of The Top 25 Moments That Shook Baltimore in 2011. The magazine recognized trustee George Bunting, Jr. and his wife, Anne, who endowed MICA with $10 million, the largest gift in the College's history. The artwork for the piece was created by Nick Iluzada '11, a recent illustration graduate.

READ: The Top 25 Moments That Shook Baltimore in 2011 by Baltimore magazine


Image caption: A crowd engaged at the opening reception for Baltimore: Open City.