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Illustration Chair Whitney Sherman '71, Alumnus Oliver Munday '07 Pen ‘Op-Art’ for New York Times

MICA-affiliated artists surveyed scenes at local water fountains for Aug. 14 publication

Posted 08.14.09 by MICA Media Relations

Whitney Sherman '71, chair of MICA's illustration department, and graphic design alumnus Oliver Munday '07 were two of eight illustrators from across the country who were asked by the New York Times Op-Ed editors to spend an hour on a summer afternoon surveying the scene at local water fountains. Their contributions appear in the Aug. 14 edition of the Times.

Sherman contributed observations and an illustration from fountains at the Towson Town Center near Baltimore. Munday spent an hour at the National Zoo in Washington.



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.

New York Times Op-Ed