September 1 - October 14 (closed October 13)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Emory Douglas is a political artist and activist. The former Minister of Culture and Revolutionary Artist for the Black Panther Party, he helped define the aesthetics of protest at the height of the Civil Rights era. Since the 1960s, his work has flawlessly translated complex political issues into powerful, accessible, and globally resonant illustration. This exhibition includes twenty-seven of his most iconic posters.
Lost Boys: Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore is the first career retrospective of artist Amos Badertscher in the United States. Between the 1960s and 2005, Badertscher documented hustlers, club kids, go-go dancers, drag queens, drug addicts, friends, and lovers who were part of LGBTQ+ life in Baltimore. A self-taught photographer, Badertscher (American, born 1936) worked on the fringes of the polite society into which he was born as an upper-middle class white Baltimorean.
Produced across the world, bark cloth is an artistic object made from the inner bark of trees and is often a critically important artistic product for the communities that produce it. Bark cloth’s ability to function as both a textile as well as a painted decorative surface extends its importance. However, because Euro-American artists have not historically created artworks from bark, the artform has been understudied and under-collected by Euro-American art museums. It also defies traditional Western categorizations of artistic genre (such as painting, textile, and work on paper).
Inspired by family research into her great-great-great-great grandfather Luke Valentine’s service as a free Black militiaman in the American Revolution, Martha Jackson Jarvis has created mixed-media works that imaginatively retrace his journey from Virginia to South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. The result is a tour de force in abstract painting with 13 grandly scaled works on paper, and a focused group of smaller works inspired by the meditative form of the mandala.
While living and working in Baltimore in the late 1940s, Matsumi Kanemitsu created a remarkable record of his life to date. This exhibition of 60 early works–largely drawings, as well as rare examples of painting and sculpture–offers an intimate glimpse into Kanemitsu’s past experiences and surreal imagination.
Contemporary ceramicist Michelle Erickson draws from historic ceramic techniques to create works that expose the persistence of racism and exploitation in post-colonial countries.
Erickson is a second-generation American and grew up near Colonial Williamsburg, where she studied the clay bodies and glaze formulas of ceramics imported to the American colonies. These works were integral to a vast network of investment, mercantile exchange, and material movement under English Colonial oppression.
A Celebration of MICA and Art. Come join us for three days of special events for alumni, parents, and families. Registration includes your choice of workshops, panels, open studios, reunions, MICA Talks, live music, exhibitions on campus, an Alumni Art Market, and so much more!
Explore Howard County’s eclectic and vibrant arts scene during Road to the Arts weekend, September 22-24. Participating galleries will host special receptions and exhibits throughout the weekend. The Arts Council kicks off the event with a free reception for our exhibits in Galleries I & II, Annual Meeting, and Grant Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 22 from 6-8pm; Resident artist open studios are from 7-8pm.
Sookkyung Park’s immersive installation of large-scale sculptures and smaller works includes a merging and expansion of her two seminal pieces, “Blooming” and “Rise Up,” to simultaneously underscore the interconnectedness of life and bring people together. This airy and colorful dreamscape—saturated with symbols of hope, strength and harmony—inspires awe and optimism.
Gallery Hours: September 13 – December 16 (closed October 13 and November 22-25)
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 4 pm
Join Operation ARTS Foundation at Artscape 2023 for an immersive artistic experience with their captivating Free Little Art Gallery initiative, Art M.A.G.N.E.T. (Mini Art Gallery Neighborhood Entertainment Tour). Embark with us on a creative journey at the "Brushstrokes & Beyond!" at our official Artscape activity from September 22nd to 24th, between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM each day! This pop up will be located out front of In Front of MICA: Main Building 1300 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217.
Get in Touch with your Spooky Side at the 6th Annual Poe Fest International. Tickets on sale NOW!
Event organizer Poe Baltimore hosts Poe Events to kick off Halloween season plus NEW Exhibit “Poe in Comics” and PROM NITE at the Black Cat Ball
Visit MCHC for a sensory-friendly hour of The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited. From 10–11 am, the multi-media exhibition will be modified to provide a low-sensory experience with dimmed lighting and lower, consistent volumes of its installations. Visitors with specific sensory needs are welcomed to enjoy the magic of Jim Henson’s work and legacy without the noise or stimulation. There will be a limited number of sound-reducing headphones, light-reducing sunglasses, and fidget toys available. Museum admission required.
The Unfinished Revolution explores the turmoil of the United States’ emergence on the world stage between 1775 and 1815. The exhibition highlights two points that became certain—the country’s revolution remained unfinished, and Marylanders of many races and creeds were at the forefront of each conflict.
Admission is free for MCHC members.