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From colonial impressions of the Chesapeake Bay to detailed city plans for guiding Baltimore's rapid expansion, this exhibition features over thirty of the most stunning and historically significant maps of Maryland from the collection of the late businessman, philanthropist, and Johns Hopkins alumnus Willard Hackerman. The maps are brought together with related rare books and prints, ephemera, and digital story maps to reveal the passion of a collector, the early mapping of Maryland, and the potential of combining historical maps with modern data to re-examine the past.
The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is bringing artists, designers, scholars, curators and educators to campus as apart of its spring 2019 Mixed Media Speaker Series. The first artist is Martha Rosler, who works in video, photography, text, installation and performance. She will participate in a public lecture.
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents an exhibition of work by artist John Ruppert entitled LAB: Empirical Evidence: John Ruppert. The exhibition will span the artist’s recent explorations with installation, sculptural objects, photography, and sound as it relates to the world around us. Influenced by his intense interest in natural phenomena, Ruppert’s overarching investigation will focus on the intersection of the natural world and humanity. In a broader sense, he seeks to develop a heightened consciousness of our precarious existence on the planet.
The Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents talks by Joy Davis ’11 and Phil Davis ’07 M.F.A, in a CIRCA Catalyst event, an ongoing series promoting conversations around transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research that fuses the performing and visual arts with other fields of inquiry and scholarship.
In a time of profound civic challenges, can higher education be a catalyst for a democratic awakening? Boyte will share evidence that it can be, including pioneering initiatives at UMBC and other institutions that are demonstrating the viability of a politics of public work that bridges divides and develops civic agency. Boyte also will discuss his new book Awakening Democracy Through Public Work: Pedagogies of Empowerment.
Book signing and reception to follow lecture.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Truth and Reconciliation in Baltimore.
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019. 6:30pm
The Barber Room, Charles Commons (enter on 33rd St)