Annual Events & Series

Constitution Day

constitution day 2021

Cultural Lifelines of the Pandemic

Previously recorded on September 30, 2021

This year we are celebrating Baltimore artists and organizers who have used the power of art and civic action to take care of our neighbors, our hearts, and our minds throughout Covid-19. As we continue to move through the pandemic and attempt to re-open campuses and our public spaces throughout Baltimore, MICA’s Constitution Day event this year aims to show appreciation to the local artists and organizers that used their work to cultivate joy, hope and positivity into the community. Join us as we highlight how integral their art, energy and mutual aid has been to our city’s survival during the era of COVID-19.

(L to R) landis expandis, lady brion, and April Danielle Lewis

The annual Constitution Day is brought to you by the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the Enoch Pratt Free Library and is part of MICA’s Mixed Media Speaker Series.

About Constitution Day

Art has long been a method of expression, and artists throughout history have been instigators of change-engaging society in conversation about pressing issues. Established in 2005, Constitution Day continues the College's tradition of leadership in raising and exploring important political issues.

About the Mixed Media Speaker Series

The Mixed Media series engages groundbreaking artists, designers, educators, activists and public intellectuals in dialogue with the MICA community and the many communities of Baltimore. The aim of the series is to build important and imaginative public events that explore the diversity of practice in our fields and the complex relationships between art, culture, identity, politics and belonging in the contemporary world. 

Mixed media events take many forms: from lectures and panel discussions, to screenings, exhibitions, dialogues, and other forms of convening, both traditional and experimental.