Maryland Art Place

Programs

Programs Overview

Maryland Art Place (MAP) has been an anchor for contemporary arts in Maryland since 1981. Since its inception, MAP has effectively inspired, supported and encouraged artists in this region by offering exhibition opportunities, workshop and mentorship programs.

MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists to engage with the public, and each other, by nurturing and promoting new talents.

MAP offers a challenging schedule of innovative and diverse contemporary art experiences throughout the year. This includes the presentation of 6-8 annual exhibitions with complimentary programming including: gallery talks, performances and professional development workshops.

Annual Programs

The 14 Karat Cabaret
A beloved Baltimore institution that features experimental music, dance, video, and art.

Young Blood
An annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore area Masters of Fine Art graduates.

Curators’ Incubator
Promoting the talent of new and emerging curators within the regional arts community.

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Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

Young Blood Revisited

Maryland Art Place (MAP) announces its 2014 speaker series Young Blood Revisited which brings back former participants in MAP's Young Blood exhibition program to speak about their art practice post their Masters of Fine Arts degree.
 
About Young Blood: Over the summer months, MAP’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC) curates Young Blood, an annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. The exhibition includes emerging artists from area colleges such as Maryland Institute College of Art and The University of Maryland College Park. Since 2008 this program has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their graduate exhibitions. Young Blood has provided a dynamic exhibition experience for over 52 artists since its inception.
 
In furthering MAP’s commitment to support and encourage artists in Maryland, we have invited participants back to reflect on the direction their artistic practice has gone after receiving their MFA.
 
Young Blood Revisited will take place on Wednesdays each month at the Windup Space located at 12 North Avenue in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. April 16 speakers are:  Jonathan Latiano and Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann

Jonathan Latiano received his BA in Studio Art from Moravian College in 2006 and his Masters in Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. As an installation sculptor Jonathan is interested in where elements of his art are physically and metaphorically beginning and ending and site?specificity has become a vital factor in his body of work. The works that he creates contrast abstracted human intuition with the reality of our natural environment. Jonathan has exhibited in Baltimore, Maryland, Washington DC, New York City and London England. In May of 2013, Jonathan was the recipient of the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize. Jonathan currently resides and works in Baltimore, Maryland and teaches at The Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC.

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann received her BA from Brown University and MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.  She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Taiwan, the AIR Gallery Fellowship program in Brooklyn, NY, and the So-Hamiltonian Fellowship in Washington, DC, and has attended residencies at the Anderson Ranch Art Center, Bemis Center for the Arts, and Djerassi Resident Artists Program, among others. Some of the venues where Mann has shown her work include the Walters Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Rawls Museum, the US consulate in Dubai, UAE, and the US embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon.  Mann is currently an instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

 

 

Curators’ Incubator

Established in 2003, Curators’ Incubator was developed to assist aspiring curators in developing and presenting an exhibition at Maryland Art Place. This annual program provides a creative space for the region’s emerging curators to develop and present their concepts.

Selected through a competitive two-phase application process, curators with limited or no previous experience are asked to submit an exhibition proposal to be considered for debut in MAP’s galleries. The selected curators or curatorial team then participate in a year, long mentorship program. This mentorship helps curators refine their vision; from laying out the show, to artists’ selection and feedback on their curatorial statements. The program culminates in an exhibition publication. The publication is often the emerging curators first public platform for critical writing.

Sensitive to the many obstacles curators confront as they work to gain experience and earn professional credentials, each selected curator receives intensive mentoring by MAP staff and members of its Program Advisory Committee (PAC) as they strengthen and further develop their proposals. The diversity and breadth of the artists chosen to participate is reinforced by having the curators select artists from within their respective communities, widening the scope of the program and the audience it reaches. The program concludes with an exhibition and catalogue featuring curators’ writing and images of the artwork represented.

Our Mission

Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.

Contact Us

Phone: 410.962.8565
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org