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MFA Curatorial Practice- Season 1

  • Grant Kester discussion

    Grant Kester discussion
    Our summers officially came to a close when we met in the CP space to disuccs our summer reading, "Conversation Pieces: Community and Conversation in Modern Art" by Grant Kester.
  • Crash Course: Digital Recording & Sound Editing

    Crash Course: Digital Recording & Sound Editing
    In preparation for our first studio visits the CP team met in the Graduate Research Lab to get a crash course in how to use HD digital recording equipment and how to edit our 30minute conversations down to 5 minutes.
  • Stuffed Stuff

    Stuffed Stuff
    All 10 of us curated our first family meal, titled "Stuffed Stuff." The meal consisted of one ingredient suggested by each of us, creating a smorgasbord of personal backgrounds.
  • Jeffrey Kent studio visit

    Jeffrey Kent studio visit
    Jeffrey Kent takes the time to meet with each of us for our first studio visits. We all had 30 minutes conversations with Jeffrey before editing them to 5 minutes and sharing them in class.
  • Jeffre Kent studio visit

    Jeffre Kent studio visit
    Jeffrey Kent takes the time to meet with each of us for our first studio visits. We all had 30 minutes conversations with Jeffrey before editing them to 5 minutes and sharing them in class.
  • Jeffre Kent studio visit

    Jeffre Kent studio visit
    Jeffrey Kent takes the time to meet with each of us for our first studio visits. We all had 30 minutes conversations with Jeffrey before editing them to 5 minutes and sharing them in class.
  • Walking Tour of Station North

    Walking Tour of Station North
    Central Baltimore Partnership
    Our Practicum class gets introduced to the Station North Arts and Entertainment District by Garland Thomas from the Central Baltimore Partnership through a walking tour, stopping for a photo op in Graffitti Alley.
  • Thesis: Orientation to Thesis process

    Thesis: Orientation to Thesis process
  • Seminar: Making a studio visit

    Seminar: Making a studio visit
  • Seminar- WAM Renee May Lecture

    Seminar- WAM Renee May Lecture
    The Walters Art Museum CP attends the Walters Art Museum's Annual Renee May Lecture this year was in honor of the 911 10th Anniversary, featuring poet and Director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Stuart Kestenbaum.
  • Illustration Design

    Illustration Design
    Meeting with MICA's new Illustration Design MFA! Link to their facebook.
  • Cylburn Arboretum

    Cylburn Arboretum
    Our class toured the beautiful Cylburn Arboretum today. Lots of trees. Potential partnership for thesis!
  • Baltimore Museum of Art

    Baltimore Museum of Art
    Spent the day touring the Baker Artist aware recipient show. Had a tour of the BMA's library, print collection, and had a special seminar with Gary Kachadurian. Thanks to the curatorial team at the BMA
  • MICA Place: Dan D'Oca Happy Hour 4:30-7:00

    MICA Place: Dan D'Oca Happy Hour 4:30-7:00
    Met the Social Design and Community Art programs at MICA Place to compare notes. Also we were lucky enough to be able to enjoy a presentation by Dan D'Oca and have a question/ answer session.
  • Downtown Baltimore Partnership tour

    Downtown Baltimore Partnership tour
    Met with the team at and got a tour of lots of Downtown public spaces. A great group of people! Downtown Baltimore Partnership
  • Mid-Town Community Tour 9-3

  • Maryland Arts Council

    Maryland Arts Council
    Had a great discussion with the Maryland State Arts Council. They are really a fantastic resource. We'll have to work with them in the future.

    They also have a great artist registry. Check it out!
  • Seminar 9-12: Baker Foundation visits

    Seminar 9-12: Baker Foundation visits
    Baker artist award came and talked about their grant proposal. We talked about the award winners at the BMA.
    There is a plan to create a panel of curators to discuss the role of the curator. It is to be moderated and lead by our program.
    We found out tonight that the National Museum Association will be in Baltimore in 2013, the year we have our Thesis shows!
  • George Peabody Library

    George Peabody Library
    We enjoyed a great presentation today at the George Peabody Library. We talked about the organization obtained their collection of semi-rare books and how they preserve them. We also looked at the exhibition space just outside of the Library.
  • Coppin State university

    Coppin State university
    The CP MICA crew meets with Coppin State as a potential partner.
  • Morgan State University

    Morgan State University
    The CP groups meets with Morgan State University as a potential partner.
  • Johns Hopkins University

    Johns Hopkins University
  • Johns Hopkins University tour

    Johns Hopkins University tour
    CP tours Johns Hopkins University and meets with some of their undergrad art history students.
  • Evergreen House

    Evergreen House
    CP tours the historic museum, library, and estate Evergreen House, now an affiliate of Johns Hopkins.
  • Creative Alliance

    Creative Alliance
    CP tours Creative Alliance, a live work space for artists, gallery, performance space, bar and lounge in Highlandtown. Also, a potential thesis partner.
  • MICA Graphic Design Show

    MICA Graphic Design Show
  • Teddy Cruz lecture

    Teddy Cruz lecture
  • Concept papers proposed

    Concept papers proposed
  • Thesis: Community & Education Discussion

    Thesis: Community & Education Discussion
  • African American Museum

    African American Museum
    CP tours the The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture and gets a curator's tour of the exhibtion Material Girls.
  • Chris Mazione

    Chris Mazione
  • Seminar 9-3: Discussion & Lunch with Teddy Cruz

    Seminar 9-3: Discussion & Lunch with Teddy Cruz
  • Community arts happy hour

    Community arts happy hour
  • Hoffberger Visits + Potluck dinner at 1508 Bolton

    Hoffberger Visits + Potluck dinner at 1508 Bolton
  • AVAM visit with Rebecca Hoffberger

    AVAM visit with Rebecca Hoffberger
    CP visits the American Visionary Art Museum with our writing class and met director Rebecca Hoffberger.
  • Seminar 9-3: Joanne Rizzi

    Seminar 9-3: Joanne Rizzi
    CP was visited by Joanne Rizzi, one of the curators for the traveling exhibition called Race, currently at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
  • Thesis: DC

    Thesis: DC
    CP hits DC, making stops at the WPA, and the National Academy of Science, ending the day with NAS's art and science symposium, DASER
  • School 33 Tour: Thesis

    School 33 Tour: Thesis
    The CP group visits the educational, work, and exhibition space called School 33
  • School 33 Tour: Thesis

    School 33 Tour: Thesis
  • Revised Practicum proposal presentation

    Revised Practicum proposal presentation
  • Seminar 9-3: D.C. National Museum of the American Indian

    Seminar 9-3: D.C. National Museum of the American Indian
    CP visits the National Museum of ther American Inidan and meets with curator Paul Chaat Smith.
  • Jewish Museum of Maryland 10-12: Thesis

    Jewish Museum of Maryland 10-12: Thesis
    CP heads to the Jewish Museum of Maryland visiting their exhibition and historic spaces.
  • Seminar 7-10: Bunting 431, EDS Draft Proposal Presentation

    Seminar 7-10: Bunting 431, EDS Draft Proposal Presentation
  • Thesis: Discuss Reading, Art Venues Discussion, Potential Thesis Partners

    Thesis: Discuss Reading, Art Venues Discussion, Potential Thesis Partners
  • Seminar - Walters Art Museum

    Seminar - Walters Art Museum
    CP attends a seminar at the Walters Art Museum called Art History and Neuroscience: The Challenge for the Humanities by David Freedberg.
  • Practicum- 10 Concepts Proposed to Advisory Committee

    Practicum- 10 Concepts Proposed to Advisory Committee
  • Letters of Interest 10-4: Thesis

    Letters of Interest 10-4: Thesis
  • Practicum Ideation Session

    Practicum Ideation Session
    Time to get down to business. The CP 10 locked themselves in our studio space on a single mission--develop a practium exhibition idea. Mission accomplished after approximately 5 hours.
  • Mt Royal MFA Presentations 7-10: Thesis

    Mt Royal MFA Presentations 7-10: Thesis
  • Seminar 9-3: George's Show & Tell with Post-Bacs

    Seminar 9-3: George's Show & Tell with Post-Bacs
    Hold on honeybadgers! Secrets will be revealed!
  • NYC TRIP: Guggenheim

    NYC TRIP: Guggenheim
    CP takes a roadtrip to New York City, getting a sneak peek of the Maurizio Cattelan exhibtion at the Guggenheim
  • NYC TRIP: Chelsea Gallery Tour

    NYC TRIP: Chelsea Gallery Tour
    CP and the graduate survey Art History class takes a gallery tour of Chelsea, seeing art by Lisa Yuskavage, Walton Ford, and Nicola Tyson just to name a few.
  • Kamrooz Aram

    Kamrooz Aram
    On the last day of our NYC trip we traveled to Brooklyn, starting the day off with a studio visit with MICA graduate, Kamrooz Aram.
  • NYC TRIP: ISCP

    NYC TRIP: ISCP
    After our studio visit, the CP group attended the Open House at the International Studio and Curatorial Program. We met artists, curators, and particpated in a performance art piece.
  • Practicum- revise idea

    Practicum- revise idea
  • Brenda Richardson (Author)

    Brenda Richardson (Author)
    Writing professor with John Lewis brough curator and author Brenda Richardson into class for a priceless discussion.
  • Baker Curator roundtable

    Baker Curator roundtable
    What is a curator? What does a curator do? Who is a curator? What boundaries must a curator abide by? All of these questions and more are addressed in these series of discussions with various curators.
  • Mobtown Modern

    Mobtown Modern
    Mobtown Modern hosts Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble.
  • Seminar 10-4: Sarah Hromack

    Seminar 10-4: Sarah Hromack
    The Whitney's Sarah Hromack visits CP to discuss how technology affects the role of the curator today.