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In Formstone Portraits, MICA Grad Student Captures Faces of Gentrification in East Baltimore

Portraits from “Facing Change,” by MICA graduate student Ben Hamburger.

For longtime dwellers of the neighborhoods around Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Dunbar-Broadway, the differences between their streets today and a decade ago are night-and-day. Amid razing of building and rapid redevelopment by Hopkins in East Baltimore, the structures they once occupied have been torn down and replaced, leaving behind piles of formstone debris.

MICA, Nonprofit Developer BARCO Formalize Alliance Through Incubator and Maker Spaces

Photo via Open Works

A new deal struck between nonprofit developer Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation and the Maryland Institute College of Art will formalize a relationship between the two entities, with direct benefits for MICA students and alumni and Baltimore’s emerging creatives.

Ballerina Misty Copeland to Discuss Her New Health and Fitness Book at MICA

Misty Copeland in 2014, photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Misty Copeland is coming back to Baltimore.

In ‘Married to Art,’ a Reflection on a Baltimore Artist’s Relationship with Her Craft

From Espi Frazier’s “Church Lady” series.

For career artist Espi Frazier, making art is more than a profession; it’s a long-term relationship.

Website Ranks MICA the Best Fine Arts College in the Country


MICA, 10th most hipster campus in US

A site that produces top 10 lists about colleges, travel destinations and other subjects has determined that the Maryland Institute College of Art is the number one fine arts college in the United States.

BMA’s ‘Off the Shelf’ Exhibition to Showcase Modern, Contemporary Art with Books as Medium

Pages. 87-88 of “The Departure of the Argonaut. 1983-1986,” by artist Francesco Clemente and author Alberto Salvinio (translator: George Scrivani). Courtesy of the Baltimore Museum of Art: The Ryda Hecht Levi Collection of Illustrated Books, and Mary Boone Gallery, New York.

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s spring exhibition seeks to highlight what its curator views as an oftentimes undervalued artistic medium: the artist’s book.

Top Stories of 2016: John Waters’ Kidney Stones, SNL’s Kate McKinnon Tries Out a Baltimore Accent and More


For many of us, the past 364 days didn’t add up to a great year. This year was rife with stories about political chaos, obituaries for celebrities who left us too soon, ongoing violence in Baltimore and abroad, divisive police-involved incidents and court rulings, more political chaos and plenty else. But a freakshow year like this one also gave us plenty to laugh (or least smirk) about as we pondered the present and the future. Much of the humor produced by 2016 was dark, but sometimes that mixture of doom and laughter is exactly what people need to get by. With that in mind, we give you our most-read stories from 2016.

2016 Gift Guide: Eating Well


eat well gift guide 2016

Welcome to the Baltimore Fishbowl Local Gift Guide series. We’ll be featuring ten themed items each week through the holidays. Let us help you find that special something for everyone on your list, while supporting local businesses, and getting out to shop in different parts of this diverse and thriving city.

This Week’s theme is Eating Well. Good food is my favorite part of the holidays, and why not fuel the inner foodie in everyone on your list, with gifts that celebrate cooking? With ways to serve and to ways to season, this guide covers stocking stuffers and larger gifts alike.

City-Zen: Meet Becca and Wayne – From Schoolmates to Snowballs

Becca and Wayne
Becca and Wayne – Friends with your teacher? Scary!
Welcome to City-Zen: Real Conversations with Real Baltimoreans, a question and answer series with locals sharing their thoughts on issues that are top-of-mind to many.  Whether just starting out, raising a family, struggling to get by, or at the top of your game, we all have something in common.  It’s easier to communicate once we understand the perspective of others. 

In “Baltimore Rising,” Artists React to the Civil Unrest of April 2015

"Untitled," by Devin Allen
“Untitled,” by Devin Allen

How is Baltimore doing since the riots in April 2015? What has changed? What still needs to change?