Baltimore Rising Exhibition at MICA


MICA will host a three-week event Baltimore Rising Exhibition that examines the aftermath of the 2015 uprising and explores the relationship between art and activism.

Open from November 2 to 23 in the Riggs Gallery, 131 North Avenue, the exhibition brings together a broad survey of works by 15 artists — with significant ties to Baltimore — who address the social, economic, political and racial issues that propelled the city to the national spotlight in 2015.

The exhibit will feature work from Derrick Adams, Lauren Adams, Devin Allen, Sonya Clark, J.M. Giordano, Logan Hicks, Jeffrey Kent, Nate Larson, Nether, Olivia Robinson, Paul Rucker, Joyce J. Scott, Tony Shore, Shinique Smith and Susan Waters-Eller.

Additionally, there are three events associated with the exhibit that a free and open to the public. Space is limited and an RSVP, via the appropriate link below, is strongly encouraged.

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 4, 5 – 8 pm; Lazarus Center

Community Forum: After the Baltimore Uprising: Still Waiting for Change; Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7 – 9 pm; Lazarus Center Auditorium
Panelists: Ralikh Hayes, Tawanda Jones, DeRay Mckesson, D. Watkins, moderated by Lester Spence; RSVP here.

Artists Panel: Can Artists Ignite a Revolution?; Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7 – 9 pm; Lazarus Center Auditorium
Panelists: J.M. Giordano, Paul Rucker, Joyce J. Scott, Tony Shore, moderated by Sheri Parks; RSVP here.

Find more information online here.

Lead support for Baltimore Rising is provided by the Baltimore Community Foundation, Brenda Brown-Lipitz Family Foundation, CrossCurrents Foundation, Juliet A. Eurich and Louis B. Thalheimer, Maryland State Arts Council, MICA’s Office of Graduate Studies, and MICA’s Presidential Task Force on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Globalization.