This page is home to all of the press releases sent from the MICA Strategic Communications Office from 2019 forward.

Please contact Public Relations Manager Emily Chappell at, 410-225-2503 or 443-721-9519 for:

  • press releases prior to 2019
  • images relating to the press releases below 
  • media inquiries


3/2/2020 | MICA, T. Rowe Price partner for third annual Grassroots DesignFest, continue work with local nonprofits to bring change, ‘thrive with Baltimore’

2/12/2020 | Eight finalists chosen in MICA's fifth annual UP/Start Venture Competition

2/3/2020 | Poet, critic, translator Susan Stuart to speak as part of MICA's Mixed Media Series

1/21/2020 | "Shaun Leonardo: The Breath Of Empty Space" reframes the visual narrative of systemic violence against black men in America

1/17/2020 | Dr. Deborah Willis, MICA Inaugural Stuart B. Cooper Endowed Chair in Photography, curates: "Migrations and Meaning(s) in Art"

11/18/2019 | MICA awarded $510,000 from ArtPlace America, will build field of Creative Placemaking

11/12/2019 | MICA awarded top honors in National Democracy Challenge

11/1/2019 | MICA and community partners empower local ‘squeegee boys’ with entrepreneurial support to launch Korner Boyz Enterprises

10/29/2019 | World-renowned artist Joan Jonas to speak as part of Mixed Media Series

10/24/2019 MICA names Tobias Frere-Jones as this year’s Wm. O. Steinmetz ’50 Designer-in-Residence 

10/21/2019 | MICA to launch Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship with $5 million in funding from Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation

9/20/2019 | MICA announces acclaimed artist and educator Bill Gaskins as new director of Photographic and Electronic Media

9/12/2019 | MICA announces Dr. Deborah Willis as Inaugural Stuart B. Cooper Endowed Chair in Photography

9/9/2019 MICA partners to create Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative

9/6/2019 | MICA Weekend offers chance to explore campus, engage in Baltimore art scene

8/29/2019 | Maryland Institute College of Art, Shock Trauma partner to use virtual reality for spinal injury patients

8/21/2019 | Protecting voter rights focus of 2019 Constitution Day Symposium

7/16/2019 | Recent MICA alumna named 2019 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Winner

6/24/2019 | MICA graduates design light installation to convey Łódź Ghetto population decimation for U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

5/16/2019 | MICA ArtWalk, where more than 3,000 artworks will be displayed, to take place this Friday ahead of Commencement on May 20

4/23/2019 | MICA to celebrate, remember legacy of alumna Dorothy Gillespie, known as trailblazing feminist artist

4/22/2019 | MICA 11th annual ArtWalk to showcase thousands of works for one of Baltimore's biggest displays of visual art

4/17/2019 | MICA awards more than $100k in Annual UP/Start Venture Competition

4/17/2019 | Abbi Jacobson announced as MICA's undergraduate Commencement keynote speaker

4/15/2019 | Eight entrepreneurial ventures compete for $100K in MICA UP/Start finale 

4/11/2019 | MICA, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, to bring change through the arts at annual Thinkathon event

4/5/2019 | MICA to host Elizabeth King, artist known for figurative sculpture with stop-motion animation, for public lecture

4/4/2019 | MICA's Fiber department Multi Media Event class debuts perspectives on textile and place through annual fashion showcase

4/2/2019 | MICA students showcase activism, sustainability, diversity and more at annual Benefit Fashion Show 'Catalyst' 

3/22/2019 | MICA receives several competitive grants from National Endowment for the Arts

3/6/2019 | MICA names Lisa Strausfeld, artist known for design and technology work, 2019 Wm. O. Steinmetz ’50 Designer-in-Residence 

3/5/2019 | Coco Fusco, Kirsten Leenaars to talk art and design as part of MICA Mixed Media Speaker Series

3/1/2019 | Martha Rosler, known for her fearless multi-media work on political, economic and social systems, to speak in first Mixed Media Speaker Series of semester

2/25/2019 | MICA partners with T. Rowe Price to hold second Grassroots DesignFest Event where participants work with local nonprofit partners on design projects

2/21/2019 | MICA apologizes for its racist history

2/4/2019 Eight finalists chosen during 'pop up and pitch' will move on to UP/Start finale

1/25/2019 | MICA Mixed Media Speaker series to bring Martha Rosler, Hank Willis Thomas, Coco Fusco and more