Registration Deadline: Friday, 4.29.16, 5:00 PM
All currently enrolled graduate students are eligible to participate. Get more art sale details on the MICA Grad Community. The Art Sale takes place Saturday, May 7th from 12-4 PM. See the Facebook event page here -- invite friends, family, and potential art buyers! Contact Cristina in Grad Studies to have your work featured on the Facebook event.
- Rinehart School of Sculpture MFA Public Talks, Wednesday, 4.27.16, 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM (See schedule here)
- Mount Royal School of Art MFA Thesis Lectures Tuesday 5.3.16, 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM, Main Building 110 & Wednesday 5.4.16, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Main Building 110 (See schedule here)
- MA in Social Design Exchange, Monday, 5.2.16, 6:00 - 8:30 PM, BBox (RSVP on Facebook here)
Register for the event here
Opening Reception: Saturday, 4.30.16, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Station Building, Room 301
The opening reception will be Saturday, April 29th 5-7pm in the Station building, room 301. The show will feature molds made by graduate and undergraduate students from more than six programs.
Saturday, 4.30.16, Grad Studio Parking Lot near Howard (FLIV Lot)
Gate opens at 8:00 PM, and screening begins at 9:00 PM
Monday, 5.2.16, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Join us for an interactive evening with the MA in Social Design (MASD) class of 2016 as they share their thesis projects and processes.
Featuring: Demi Lashawn, Kayla Ingram, Diamond James, Esther Kang, Peggy Liao, Olivia Lindsey, Kristin McCall-Kiley, Julia Passik, Carly Wais, Caitlin Weber, and Justin Wuetcher. RSVP on Facebook here.
Wednesday, 5.4.16, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Marlon Byrd (Director of Campus Safety) will be joining the meeting to discuss updates and student concerns.
feat. MICA Curatorial Practice Class of 2017
Friday, 5.6.16, 6:00 PM, Space Camp
The day is almost here! Our opening reception is just around the corner. 18 wonderful and talented artists and over 40 works of art will be on display at Spacecamp of Station North in Baltmore, MD. Come, see and be enlightened. Visit the Facebook Event here.
Saturday, 5.13.16, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Please join us on Friday May 13th in the Cohen Plaza Celebration Tent from 6-9pm for the 2016 Graduate Picnic. Big Bad Wolf's House of BBQ will cater the event with plenty of locally brewed Baltimore beer, cider, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. All Graduate students are welcome and can invite friends and family that are in town for the commencement weekend. Don't forget to request your favorite music for the picnic! (Link to Request Form.)
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
Art of Solidarity: Documentary Screening,
with Maria Gabriela Aldana & Aleks Martray
7:00 - 9:00 PM, MICA Place, 814 N. Collington Ave. (TONIGHT)
Lecture and short film presentation by Art of Solidarity (AoS) cofounders and friends for over 12 years, Aleks Martray and Maria Gabriela Aldana. Aleks and Maria speak out against an interoceanic canal which threatens the ancestral land and way of life for the indigenous Rama people of Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast. The international community artists, based in Baltimore and Philadelphia, raise awareness about the interoceanic canal project, share the history of their work abroad, and launch a Kickstarter campaign to finish this long-term documentary project with the Rama people and community leaders of Bangkukuk. Q&A follows the short film.
The Voices of Women and Girls in the Baltimore Story
2:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by the President’s Task Force for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Globalization
African American women and girls figured prominently in the events leading up to and during the Baltimore unrest. The public roles of women, including the founders of #Black Lives Matter, are contrasted with the silencing of women in the movement of the 1960’s and their erasure from the historical narrative. Participants will consider together the roles and positions of women in the Baltimore narrative, and how the roles and positions of women and girls have historically been included or excluded in social change narratives.
Panelists: Sheri Parks, American Studies, UMD; Rita Walters, MICA; Faedra Carpenter, Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, UMD; Margaret Musgrove, English and Director Women’s Center, Loyola University, Baltimore; Tanafe Wallace, cultural organizer and curator and young women activists.
2:00 PM, L G15
Sponsored by the Rinehart School of Sculpture MFA
Please contact the Rinehart GPAs if you would like to attend this lecture.
7:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by the MA in Critical Studies
Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who explores the politics of gender, race, war, and identity through multi-media productions incorporating large-scale projections, dosed-circuit television, web-based live streaming performances with audience interaction, as well as performances at cultural events that actively engage with the audience.
Red Emma's Coffeshop & Bookstore, 30 W. North Avenue
Sponsored by Red Emma's and MICA Graduate Studies
Join Red Emma's for a dialogue with longtime community organizer Dominic Moulden. Event page here.
FALL 2016 ELECTIVES
This graduate-level survey provides an overview of fundamental themes in art and critical theory that have emerged between the 1960s and the present. It aims to introduce students to some of the most important theoretical ideas that have shaped contemporary art practices in the last fifty years or so. As such, the course aims to generate a rich set of methodological strategies and interpretive practices in order to equip students with the historical and theoretical tools necessary to advance in their own critical thinking about contemporary art and theory. Lectures will be followed by small group discussion. The course will include guest speakers and field trips.
Faculty: Jeremy Hoffman
GD 470.01, Mondays, 4:00 - 10:00 PM
Join design expert Jeremy Hoffman (Pentagram, Ashton Design) to take on a series of environmental/spatial design projects for The Walters Art Museum. This course will offer professional experiences in developing way finding, signage and exhibition materials for Baltimore’s free art museum in Mount Vernon. Students will work with designers, curators, and education staff members to create design proposals for the museum. The course will be comprised of 2-3 projects including a re-development of the institution's wayfinding system.
Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:45 PM
Professor Jennie Hirsh, PhD
Thursdays 1-4PM, Firmin DeBrabander
This course will examine seminal texts in the Philosophy of Art and Beauty, including Plato’s Symposium, Kant’s Critique of Judgment, Hegel’s Lectures in Aesthetics, Nietzsche’s Birth of Tragedy and Danto’s After the End of Art. We will consider such illuminating and vexing philosophical questions as: What is beautiful, and does it matter to artists or the audience? Who is art for? What is its desired or intended impact? What is the Sublime, and how does it compare to Beauty? What are the germs of creativity, or the ideal conditions for its emergence? Is creativity and artistic inspiration an individual privilege, or can it be shared or transmitted? What is the political role or place of the artist and his or her work?
Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to write a longer paper on an aspect of contemporary art or theory? Is there an aspect of your own practice that you would like to explore in research and critical writing? Join this thesis workshop and learn how to develop your idea into a longer paper and presentation. We will use the semester to tease topics and develop a bibliography, research strategies and methodologies appropriate to your topic of interest.
The Professional Practice series provides hands-on professional development preparation for graduate-level artists, designers and creative professionals (and undergraduates by permission). Each module offers an in-depth exploration of a core professional topic and provides opportunities for applied work in the topic. Students who complete two or more modules are eligible to apply for Meyerhoff Continuum funding to advance real-world professional goals and projects inspired and developed within the series coursework.
Writing Effective Grants and Finding Funding
Instructor: Georgia Creson
In the Writing Effective Grants module, students will not only learn about the different types of funding opportunities available to them as artists and designers, but will develop proposals for well matched opportunities. Participants will craft a Letter of Inquiry or a Letter of Intent and three proposals in five weeks. Thursdays, 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM, 8/29/16 - 9/30/16
Instructor: Kristen Anchor
In the Digital Output module, students will be guided through the process of using time based mediums and other creative digital techniques to both document and tweak aspects of their existing professional practice in order to propel their professional practice into new realms. Thursdays, 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM, 10/3/16 - 11/4/16
Instructor: Katherine Mann
In the Residencies and Exhibitions module, students will be guided through the process of researching, applying to, and creating their own residencies and exhibition opportunities. Students will complete the course with a well-crafted application for an existing residency and a written proposal to create a new residency. Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:45 PM, 11/7/16 - 12/16/16.
The Maryland Art Education Association, in partnership with the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Baltimore Design School, is thrilled to announce that the 2016 art education conference will be hosted by MICA on October 21, 2016.
To encourage MICA faculty and graduate students to share their expertise with Maryland's community of art educators, MICA will be sponsoring a number of MICA faculty and graduate students who have proposals accepted for the conference.
In addition, MICA will also be sponsoring a handful of registration fees for faculty members who wish to attend (not as presenter). Submit 2016 MAEA Conference Proposals here.
Opening Reception: Saturday, 5.21.16
Jordan Faye Contemporary, 218 W. Saratoga Street, top floor of Maryland Art Place
This unique multi-site ten-month fellowship provides an opportunity to train in the Curatorial, Education, and Registration Departments at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The fellow will spend a minimum of three months at each site and receive funding of $30,000 (subject to taxes). Qualified candidates should have a minimum MA/MPhil in Art History or related academic fields; doctoral candidates or recent PhD graduates are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must also have fluency in spoken and written English, Spanish, and Italian. Our application deadline is Sunday, May 15. More information here.
The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA), an accredited academic art museum on the campus of Utah State University, seeks a Windgate Museum Intern for Summer 2016. Students with an interest in museum curation and collections who are enrolled in a graduate-level program as of Spring 2016 are encouraged to submit their materials by May 3 at 5PM. More information here.
Juried by Gordon Hall and Brian Droitcour
Vox Populi is accepting submissions for VOX XII - our twelfth annual juried exhibition of emerging artists, which will take place July 1st - July 31st 2016. More information here. The deadline for the open call is Sunday, May 8, 2016.