Kathy O'Dell is Associate Professor of Visual Arts Emerita, UMBC; Chair of the Maryland Public Art Commission; and on the team implementing the Catonsville Arts District Public Art Vision. An art historian and critic, she is author of the book Contract with the Skin: Masochism, Performance Art, and the 1970s and a founding editor of Link: A Critical Journal on the Arts in Baltimore and the World, published 1996-2005.
Stories by Kathy O'Dell
In her new column, Maryland Public Art Commission Chair Kathy O'Dell deep-dives into the little-known histories behind Baltimore's oft-overlooked public art treasures. First up is Cuban sculptor Teodoro Ramos Blanco's bust of rebel and intellectual José Martí.