Upcoming visiting artist lectures

Upcoming visiting artist lectures

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Tired Moonlight (video still), 2015. Directed by Britni West, USA, 76 minutes. Courtesy of the director.
September 28, 2015
Upcoming visiting artist lectures

September–October 2015

Maryland Institute College of Art
Office of Graduate Studies
131 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland


Each week, academic departments across MICA host a variety of local, national, and international visiting artists and critics who invigorate the community, connect MICA with cutting-edge discourse in art and design, and speak to the breadth and range of innovative practice and thinking happening right now at MICA.

These outstanding professionals give public talks, share meals with students and faculty, engage in give-and-take in small class meetings and seminars, and critique student work in the studios, in the campus galleries, and out in the neighborhoods surrounding MICA. Visitors at MICA are part of the fabric and culture of the educational experience. MICA offers constantly shifting perspectives from frequent and extraordinary guests. Have a look at a sample from the packed roster of great minds visiting MICA and Baltimore in September and October. Stay tuned for updates about even more lectures at MICA coming soon.

All events are free, non-ticketed, and open to the general public.

Clifford Owens
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6pm

MICA Main Building Room 110, 1300 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland
Sponsored by MICA’s Interdisciplinary Sculpture BFA

Clifford Owens is a performance artist, photographer, and writer who has presented histories of Black performance art and often involves audiences in his performances. He has exhibited at MoMA PS1, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

Type Nite: Revised and Expanded
Monday, October 5, 2015, 6:30pm

MICA Falvey Hall, Brown Center, 1301 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland
Sponsored by MICA’s MFA in Graphic Design and Post Baccalaureate in Graphic Design

This annual event at MICA returns with rapid-fire presentations by global and local design voices: Darhil Crooks, Ellen Lupton, Mary Mashburn, Mark Mulder, Rianne Petter, Jennifer Cole Phillips, and the graphic design studio Other Means. From the Netherlands, Mark Mulder researches, designs, and teaches to explore popular culture, diversity, and complex multiple identities. Rianne Petter’s book Poster N_ 524 is a valuable how-to manual that analyzes the creative space of a poster as a tool for visual communication. Darhil Crooks is creative director at The Atlantic, and Mary Mashburn, from Globe Press, will speak about how this local press housed at MICA is responding to the Baltimore Uprising. Type Nite will also launch MICA’s latest book from Princeton Architectural Press, Graphic Design: The New Basics, 2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded, by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips, which features work by dozens of MICA students and faculty.

Raphael Rubinstein
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 10am

Fred Lazarus IV Center Auditorium, 131 West North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland
Sponsored by MICA’s LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting MFA

Raphael Rubinstein is the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting Critic-in-Residence for fall 2015 at MICA. He has published widely; he is a contributing editor for Art in America and has curated many important exhibitions, including Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s.

Robert Storr
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 5pm

Fred Lazarus IV Center Auditorium, 131 West North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland
Sponsored by MICA’s Mount Royal School of Art MFA, Critical Studies MA, and Mixed Media Lecture Series

Robert Storr was senior curator at the Museum of Modern Art and director of the 2007 Venice Biennale. He writes frequently for Artforum, Parkett, and Frieze. In his work, he has focused on artists including Philip Guston, Franz West, Elizabeth Murray, Art Spiegelman, R. Crumb, and Gerhard Richter.

Britni West
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 7:30pm

MICA Falvey Hall, Brown Center, 1301 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland
Sponsored by MICA’s MFA in Filmmaking and the Maryland Film Festival

Britni West will introduce and screen her directorial debut, the new film Tired Moonlight, and answer questions following the film. Tired Moonlight adds a refreshing breath of Montana air to the landscape of contemporary American independent filmmaking, offering a portrait of a community made with artistry, technique, and a remarkable sense of inclusiveness. Previously, Britni West worked as the set decorator for Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter and assistant director for 7 Chinese Brothers.

Evelyn Hankins
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 9:15am

Fred Lazarus IV Center Room 006, 131 West North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland
Sponsored by MICA’s Post Baccalaureate in Fine Arts.

Evelyn Hankins is a curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. She has recently worked with the artist Jennie C. Jones, who explores abstraction and Black avant-garde music. In 2015, in the Huffington Post, Hankins discussed women’s leadership in the arts, advocating: “We need more women as tastemakers.”


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 48 states and 61 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. Redefining art and design education, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.

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