Past Exhibitions

Browse current exhibitions from MICA students, faculty and alumni.

Aug. 03
Jan. 04
OVERLOOKED

OVERLOOKED

Humans now recognize more brands than plants. In order to combat this trend, OVERLOOKED employs biomimicry in reverse. Instead of following the human adaptation of nature’s problem-solving abilities, the surreal nature of OVERLOOKED adopts human methods…
Oct. 04
Feb. 10

Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont

Photography is arguably the region’s most widely practiced artistic medium. From analogue to digital to experimental, the range of photographic techniques practiced throughout North Carolina is both broad and deep. Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography…
Sep. 21
Mar. 10

Lauren Frances Adams: Crazy Quilt

Painting Faculty Lauren Frances Adams exhibits at the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 21 Sept 2018 – 10 March 2019.  The wallpaper commission appropriates from the historic American textile technique called crazy…
Jan. 18
Feb. 10

Mineral Grit - 2019 Staff Juried Exhibition

Betsy Johnson, Juror  "It's 2019 and sometimes it seems like the world is on fire. International news reports tell of unprecedented climate change, widespread political unrest, entrenched discrimination, and a global refugee and migrant crisis. Deciding…
Jan. 30
Feb. 13

Exhibition: DARK PASSENGER

GradEx presents DARK PASSENGER in the Fox3 Gallery beginning January 30th. Join us February 2nd at 6pm for the opening reception. 
Feb. 07
May. 03

Exhibition: Citizenship

What does it mean to be a citizen – locally, nationally, and globally? How is civic participation defined? How do we define ourselves as citizens, and what does citizenship mean in a landscape that often seeks to disenfranchise and alienate participants?Five…
Jan. 28
Feb. 22

Exhibition: Traces Left

Katherine Charney (Printmaking '19): Traces Left Student exhibition on view from January 28 to February 22 in the Gateway 2 Gallery at The Gateway.
Jan. 28
Feb. 22

Exhibition: Blackives

Deyane Moses: Solo ExhibitionBlackives: A Celebration of Black History at MICA The Blackives remembers the stories of promising young black artists who attempted to study at MICA, from 1891 to 1958, but could not because of the color of their skin. The…
Jan. 28
Feb. 22

Exhibition: Live Here for a Moment

Annie Kwon, Madison McIntyre, and Alyssa Tauber: Live Here for a Moment Group exhibition on view from January 28 to February 22 at the Piano Gallery in the Meyerhoff House.
Jan. 28
Feb. 22

Exhibition: Pero que deseo tan absurdo

Maria Fragoso (Painting '19): ¡Pero que deseo tan absurdo! Student exhibition on view from January 28 to February 22 in the Gateway 1 Gallery at The Gateway.
Jan. 03
Mar. 17

Rural Avant-Garde: The Mountain Lake Experience

Contemporary art, interdisciplinary research communities, and traditional Appalachian culture converge in Rural Avant-Garde: The Mountain Lake Experience, an exhibition showcasing the collaborative creative works that emerged from nearly four decades…
Jan. 31
Mar. 17

Exhibition: Dreamer's House

Photography Faculty Regina DeLuise exhibits recent photography in MICA's Pinkard Gallery (Bunting Center)   Excerpt from Dreamer's House Essay:  "A photograph is an interpretation of the world. Regina DeLuise could rightly describe what is seen in…
Feb. 01
Mar. 17

Exhibition: Everyday, Everyday, Everyday, Everyday Freedoms

The Maryland Institute College of Art and the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative present Everyday, Everyday, Everyday, Everyday Freedoms, an exhibition that reimagines civic engagement beyond voting in elections. This group exhibition considers how a democracy…
Feb. 12
Feb. 25

YunKyoung Cho: Reminiscences

GradEx presents its first solo show of 2019; Reminiscences by YunKyoung Cho! On display in Gateway from February 12th through the 25th. The opening reception will be held February 16th at 5pm. 
Feb. 25
Mar. 22

Kurt Guo: metadata/

Student exhibition on view at the Piano Gallery in the Meyerhoff House from February 25  to March 22.
Feb. 25
Mar. 22

Ava Kvapil: Parallels

Ava Kvapil, Drawing and Humanistic Studies ’19, Parallels Student exhibition on view at the Pinkard Gallery in Bunting Center from February 25 to March 22.
Feb. 25
Mar. 22

Anny Chen: Love for Labor

Anny Chen, Ceramics ’19, Love for Labor Student exhibition on view at Gateway Gallery 1 in The Gateway from February 25 to March 22.
Feb. 28
Mar. 13

Misha Ilin: In the Lobby of Russian Ark

GradEx is proud to present MISHA ILIN: IN THE LOBBY OF RUSSIAN ARK. Misha is a second-year MFA student in Mount Royal School of Art. Join us for an opening reception at 6:00 pm on March 1st, and catch the exhibition through March 13th in the Gateway building…
Feb. 22
Mar. 08

Sign Language: Breaking Down Behavior

'Sign Language' is an exhibition centered on process, obsession, and patterns. Our need to express ourselves and our identity through language as part of the human condition. Language can be physical visual or oral.
Feb. 22
Mar. 10

Grad Show 1: Teaching, MA

MEET THE NEXT GENERATION OF CREATIVE THINKERSMICA GRAD SHOW 2019 includes innovative and inspiring exhibitions, films, events and public programs featuring the culminating work of 180 of MICA's graduate studies from 16 of the College's internationally…
Mar. 25
Apr. 19

Exhibition: Fireflies Cave

Crystal Xiong, Ceramics ’19, Fireflies Cave Student exhibition on view at the Piano Gallery in the Meyerhoff House from March 25 to April 19.
Mar. 15
Mar. 31

Exhibition: Letters To My Former Selves

A solo exhibition of Megan Carnrite's, "Letters To My Former Selves" put on by GradEx. Curated by: Nina Allen, Imani Haynes, and Brian Rohrbaugh “Letters To My Former Selves,” addresses personal histories and the changing facets of identity. In this…
Mar. 29
May. 04

Curatorial Practice: A Gentle Excavation

Students in MICA’s MFA in Curatorial Practice program complete curatorial projects and collaborate with artists, organizations, and venues. Each student works in a variety of contexts and formats while forging partnerships across audiences and communities…
Apr. 05
May. 15

Our Words Will Still Be Heard

Our Words Will Still Be Heard is the second exhibition planned in conjunction with Rising Up an education program for middle school students organized by the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. Curated by Sarah McCann, the exhibition asked professional…
Mar. 29
Apr. 14

MICA GRAD SHOW 2

MEET THE NEXT GENERATION OF CREATIVE THINKERSMICA GRAD SHOW 2019 includes innovative and inspiring exhibitions, films, events and public programs featuring the culminating work of 180 of MICA's graduate studies from 16 of the College's internationally…
Mar. 27
Apr. 05

What Were You Wearing: Weaving a New Narrative

What Were You Wearing? Weaving a New Narrative is an exhibition that aims to dismantle the toxic ideology behind the question asked to so many sexual assault survivors- “did what you wear cause your attack?” As a platform to allow survivors to reclaim…
Apr. 06
Apr. 18

Curatorial Practice MFA Thesis Exhibition: Become Again

Students in MICA’s MFA in Curatorial Practice program complete curatorial projects and collaborate with artists, organizations, and venues. Each student works in a variety of contexts and formats while forging partnerships across audiences and communities…
Apr. 12
May. 05

Curatorial Practice MFA Thesis Exhibition: Circulation Desk

Students in MICA’s MFA in Curatorial Practice program complete curatorial projects and collaborate with artists, organizations, and venues. Each student works in a variety of contexts and formats while forging partnerships across audiences and communities…
Apr. 13
Jun. 03

Curatorial Practice MFA Thesis Exhibition: Hedonist Buddhist

Hedonist Buddhist, curated by Joseph Orzal, is an artist-curated bookstore, exhibition, and performance space created in response to the co-opting of eastern spirituality as a consumptive lifestyle—and the impacts of yoga studios on marginalized DC neighborhoods…
Apr. 14
May. 31

Curatorial Practice MFA Thesis Exhibition: A Passing Scene

A Passing Scene, curated by Minzi Li, features works by artists who examine the experiences of parting, and the ritualistic act of memorializing what is no longer present. These photographs, installations, films, and archival documents act as a monument…
Mar. 27
Apr. 17

To Cast an Echo

To cast an echo is an exhibition focused on highlighting artifacts from the Maryland Institute College of Art archives and plaster cast collection. It examines appearances made by the Venus de Milo and Michelangelo’s David plaster casts in archived ephemera…
Mar. 29
May. 04

A Gentle Excavation

Resort Gallery and guest curator Allie Linn are pleased to present A Gentle Excavation, an exhibition that transforms the gallery into both the subject and site of research, production, and installation for work by seven artists and collectives based…
Apr. 19
May. 05

MICA GRAD SHOW 3

MICA GRAD SHOW 3: Community Arts, MFA / LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA / Mount Royal School of Art, MFA / Photographic and Electronic Media, MFA / Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA MEET THE NEXT GENERATION OF CREATIVE THINKERSMICA GRAD SHOW…
Apr. 18
May. 31

Test Review: Works by Warren Linn at Spur Gallery

Join us on April 18th at the Spur Gallery for the opening reception for Test Review: Works by Warren Linn Warren Linn has exhibited nationally and internationally, and worked as an illustrator for virtually every major media client, over the past 5 decades…
Apr. 18
Apr. 21

Exhibition: Design Engagement

Design Engagement highlights the work of Joseph Krupczynski, an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and the Director of the office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning (CESL), at the UNiversity of Massachussets Amherst.
May. 02
May. 25

Natural Dye Initiative

Living Color: Touching the Past, Present and Future through the Art of Natural Dyes Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD until May 25, 2019Thursday, May 2 - Saturday, May 25, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday…
Apr. 30
Jun. 14

Salt of the Earth II

Salt of the Earth II is a solo exhibition of new and existing works by LaToya M. Hobbs.  This developing body of work Inspired by the biblical scripture Matthew 5:13, explores the personification of Black women as Salt and their role as preservers of…
May. 31
Jun. 14

Dorothy Gillespie Exhibition

MICA celebrates the legacy of artist and activist Dorothy Gillespie '41. The MICA Alumni Association and the Alumni Cornerstone Society are proud to present a retrospective exhibition celebrating the legacy of Dorothy Gillespie ’41. The show, featuring…
Jun. 07
Jul. 20

Exhibition: Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing is an exhibition co-curated by Anil Lewis and Sarah McCann that invited artists to submit work that can be “seen” through all five senses. The exhibition questions the meaning of seeing, how people experience the world and the ways in which…
Jun. 27
Jul. 07

Grad Show IV: Studio Art, M.F.A.

MICA GRAD SHOW 2019 showcases the culminating work of more than 180 of MICA's graduate students from the College's internationally renowned programs through ground-breaking exhibitions, presentations, public programs and student-curated installations…
Jul. 20
Jul. 26

Grad Show V: Art Education M.A.

MICA GRAD SHOW 2019 showcases the culminating work of more than 180 of MICA's graduate students from the College's internationally renowned programs through ground-breaking exhibitions, presentations, public programs and student-curated installations…
Aug. 22
Sep. 22

2019 First Year Experience (FYE) EXHIBITION

Timed to coincide with the arrival of this year's freshman, the First Year Experience (FYE) Exhibition is one of the College's most highly regarded student shows. The exhibition, which opens in galleries across campus, features work by rising sophomores…
Aug. 30
Sep. 22

2019 Sabbatical Exhibition

The 2019 Sabbatical Exhibition will showcase the work of faculty members who took a semester away from MICA during the 2018/19 academic year to explore new themes. Participating artists include: Susie Brandt, Fiber; Jay Gould, Photography;  Alex Heilner…
Sep. 12
Oct. 06

Stephen Byram: The Visibility of Music

MICA presents the The Visibility of Music, an exhibition by Illustrator and Art Director, Stephen Byram.  Byram works almost exclusively in the music scene and is known as an important and influential art director and graphic designer, being the “go-to…
Sep. 20
Oct. 25
Eager Quilters, artist Ronald Rucker, artwork by: Brennan Cox, Eager Quilters, and Zoey Howell

East Baltimore: Her Artists and People

In conjunction with the InFusion Film Festival and the re-activation of MICA PLACE "East Baltimore: Her Artists and People" features artists' work that expresses something about their experience in East Baltimore. What is life like in the neighborhood?…
May. 30
Jun. 14

Reception: Dorothy Gillespie Exhibition

MICA celebrates the legacy of artist and activist Dorothy Gillespie '41. The MICA Alumni Association and the Alumni Cornerstone Society are proud to present a retrospective exhibition celebrating the legacy of Dorothy Gillespie ’41. The show, featuring…
Jan. 25
Jan. 25

Mineral Grit - 2019 Staff Juried Exhibition Opening Reception

Please join the artists for the opening reception of 'Mineral Grit' the MICA 2019 Staff Juried Exhibition.  Reservations via Eventbrite are requested. Selected Artists:  Amber Eve Anderson '16, Mary Baum '17, Heather Braxton '16, Dominique Butler '18…
Sep. 10
Sep. 27

Call for Entries for Sustainable Practice Exhibition

Call For Entries for the Sustainable Practice Exhibition! An exploration of sustainable resources and practice in fiber and sculpture. The MICA Fiber Department is looking for fiber and sculpture work that utilizes sustainable practices and/or resources…
Sep. 16
Oct. 15

Exhibition: Ancient & Living Traditions in Weaving

Exhibition: Ancient & Living Traditions in Weaving: Selections from the Virginia West Fiber Art Study Collection and Julie Geschwind's World Textiles Teaching Collection   Katherine Shark '20 has worked in Summer 2019 with Decker Library Special Collections…
Oct. 05
Oct. 06

Left Space Exhibit

Alumni, faculty, and current students from MICA’S MFA in Studio Art Program take on a large industrial space in this 2-day exhibition. Saturday, October 5th, 1-6 pmSunday, October 6th, 10 am- 2 pm 1100 Wicomico Street, Baltimore    
Sep. 18
Oct. 12

RITUAL

Meditation, discipline, routine, performance, ceremonies, iconography etc., Rituals are a feature of all known human societies. When considering ritual we think of the actions that serve various purposes in our daily lives. Whether that be for protection…
Sep. 18
Oct. 12

Golden Control Room

Golden Control Room is a two-person exhibition featuring artists Tyler Brunner and Wyatt Acardi. The exhibition explores the points of contact between humans and non-human actors as well as how they inform the practice of the world building; its capacity…
Oct. 25
Nov. 10

Image Harvest

Fall exhibition of the Illustration Practice, MFA students
Sep. 30
Oct. 07

Raphael Sassi Memorial Exhibition

On View: Monday, September 30, 2019  Reception: Saturday, October 5, 3:00 - 7:00 pm  Raphael Sassi (October 29, 1976 - April 5, 2019) was a MICA BFA graduate of 1999. An exhibition of the art of Raphael Sassi will be on display. 
Sep. 28
Oct. 16

Norman Carlberg

On View: Saturday, September 28 - Wednesday, October 16 Norman Carlberg (1928 - 2018) was hired to become MICA's Director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture in 1962 after studying under Director Josef Albers at Yale University. Over the next 36 years…
Oct. 04
Oct. 20

2019 Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

On View: Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 20, 2019 Reception: Friday, October 4, 5–10 pm The work in this annual exhibition is a selection of the best submissions from all four years of undergraduate students. From hundreds of entries, selected artists…