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NY Times Travel Story on Baltimore Highlights MICA

'36 Hours in Baltimore' Recommends Exhibitions of Work by Faculty, Students

Posted 10.08.09 by MICA Media Relations

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Everyone’s got to start somewhere, and for many of Baltimore’s top artists, that push came from the Maryland Institute College of Art. 

BALTIMORE--The Oct. 4 issue of The New York Times Travel section features '36 Hours in Baltimore,' a weekend itinerary that highlights Baltimore's arts community, including MICA. The author describes the art and design college as the launching pad for "many of Baltimore's top artists."

The story denounces Hollywood's stereotypes of Baltimore and instead highlights its vibrant artistic community.

"If you watch HBO's police drama 'The Wire,' you might think that Baltimore is filled with drug dealers and crime ringleaders," the author writes. "But in truth, the city has attracted a different breed of misfits: artists. Lured by cheap rents and warehouse spaces, artists and photographers have flocked there to claim the city as their own."

The story takes New York Times readers to the Creative Alliance, Baltimore Museum of Art and arts-filled neighborhoods like Hampden.

It also suggests a stop at MICA.

"Everyone's got to start somewhere, and for many of Baltimore's top artists, that push came from the Maryland Institute College of Art," the author writes. "The college, situated in the stately Bolton Hill neighborhood, regularly showcases the work of its promising students and faculty."

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