Professional Development & Career

Professional Development & Career

A Studio Visit with the 2019 23-year-old Sondheim Prize Winner

Brown’s installation and photography work, which asks her audience “to confront race and identity in modern terms,” challenges some viewers to recognize microaggressions they may not have previously considered.

The challenges of being a good boss, James’ impressive sock collection, and what it takes to give a show that little something extra to make it truly resonate with the public

Thomas James sees curating as putting the works of different artists together in fresh combinations, creating new contexts and providing new inroads to the public to review.

A shaman, self-care enthusiast, and performance artist is a master of all things ritual bathing, meditation, and breathing.

A discussion about the power of performance to move people to tears, meditation as a daily practice anyone can do, and the rewards of truly listening to yourself.

Artist, Educator, Curator, Activist, and Member of the Lumbee Nation

“Amongst our people, education is a real value, because we haven’t always had easy access to it.”

Nick Primo spends his days measuring: how long it’s going to take on a given day to commute from Baltimore to his day job in Smithsonian American Art Museum’s (SAAM) ...

Victoria Pass recommends you stop buying cheap shoes. The MICA professor of visual culture has built her own impressive shoe collection over the last 15 years, buying only a pair ...

Strategies to help make your experience of art more direct, effective, and pleasurable

Due to insularity, technology, the art market, and a majority of writing about art, we now carry a bevy preconceived notions about the kind of art we are supposed to love, how to love it, and how it's supposed to make us feel.

Damon Arhos is a little obsessed with a particular shade of lavender. The hue appears again and again in his art, functioning, he explains, as a shorthand for the gayness ...

Donna Drew Sawyer’s home mirrors her personality: understated, charming, full of eclectic art, but also utilitarian. There is ample natural light, a kitchen with the right amount of adult appliances, ...

On a warm, late July evening, Julianne Hamilton and Michael Benevento are preparing for a party.  A big one.  Three years since they initially set out to purchase the building ...

Sharayna Christmas Creates Opportunities for Baltimore Youth to Dance, Travel, and Heal

When Sharayna Christmas says the word “dance,” body and movement are in the backseat, discipline of the mind is riding passenger, and spirituality is behind the wheel.

Mary Fissell is relatively new to this. A long-time professor of 17th- and 18th-century English history at Johns Hopkins University, Fissell is also a metalworker, primarily making wearable and nonwearable ...

Carlyn Thomas has 200 songs in the notes app on her phone, should she find herself under the aging disco balls of Baltimore’s beloved dives on a random Tuesday or ...

An artist and arts producer creating platforms for the artist to look their best

The BOPA Visual Arts Specialist and ICA Director is always looking for artists just under the radar, who have been making their work here for some time perhaps without a lot of recognition.

Jani Hileman didn’t intend to be a ceramist but some things are inevitable. “I always thought as a kid if I got really good at one thing, I could do ...

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