Baltimore’s arts scene — as well as MICA and its alumni — have been singled out by The Wall Street Journal, PBS, Yelp, Smithsonian Magazine, Forbes, Southwest: The Magazine, The New York Times, and the travel giant Expedia.
The Wall Street Journal's “Guide to the Best of Baltimore” features the best spots across the city according to five locals—including Baltimore philanthropists and former MICA trustees Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown.
MICA's Brown Center, which was built specifically for design and time-based media programs, was named in honor of the Browns.
A view from Fell's Point, one of the city's neighborhoods on the Inner Harbor.
Named one of the “10 Coolest Cities to Visit” by Forbes, Baltimore was singled out for its “burgeoning arts scene.” In addition, the city was hailed as the home of MICA alumni Amy Sherald ’04 (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting M.F.A.), who recently received worldwide attention when her portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery.
A giant pink flamingo sits among shops and restaurants on “The Avenue” in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood.
Smithsonian Magazine's "How Baltimore Quietly Became the East Coast’s Next Cool City," calls out the city's "easygoing hospitality" and includes a tour of MICA alum Whitney Simpkins favorite spots.