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Thomas F. O’Neil III, President of the Board of Trustees, and Irene Hofmann, Executive Director, invite you to the Opening Reception of

Saturday, May 31, 2008 – Meet the artists, visit off-site installations, and be the first to see the Contemporary Museum’s summer exhibition!

OPENING EVENTS
3-5 pm
Opening of Fritz Haeg’s Baltimore Edible Estate
3815 Barrington Road, Baltimore, MD 21215

In the early Spring, Fritz Haeg removed the front lawn belonging to a Baltimore family, initiating one of his Edible Estates gardening projects. With the help of dozens of Contemporary Museum volunteers from all over the city, we have transformed a previously unproductive front yard into a garden of edible plants.

6:30-8 pm
Cottage Industry opens at the Contemporary Museum – 100 West Centre Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

6:30-8 pm
Lisa Anne Auerbach’s Tract House “Grand Opening” – 123 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Just down the street from the Contemporary Museum, Lisa Anne Auerbach has created The Tract House in a small storefront space. Come meet Lisa and be the first to visit and peruse dozens of lifestyle tracts created just for you!

Cottage Industry features six artists/enterprises whose artistic output involves the creation of innovative and conceptually engaging business and cultural ventures, both actual and pseudo. With an entrepreneurial spirit, the artists in Cottage Industry combine commercial and personal interests as diverse as biking, knitting, horticulture, architecture, shop-keeping, and even museum management with a variety of artistic media and conceptual goals.

The Tract House, Lisa Anne Auerbach
Edible Estates, Fritz Haeg
Volksboutique, Christine Hill
Smockshop, Andrea Zittel
The City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization
The John Erickson Museum of Art

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100 W. Centre Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410.783.5720
www.contemporary.org

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