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MICA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. 1 of 3
March 25, 2019 Monday
Tony Shore, has asked Catherine to come to MICA for a couple of years. Tony was a student of Catherine's at Yale at least 20 years ago. So Catherine finally did say yes, and so the time came, and we headed to Baltimore on a Sunday. It took forever to get there, much longer than we had expected. We arrived late afternoon at the Revival Hotel. The MICA people set up the reservation. We had thought if we got to Baltimore early enough, we'd go to the art museum. That didn't happen. We had dinner in our rooms and rested for the evening. Catherine had to be at the Brown Center auditorium at about 11:15 am for a technical check. Her talk was at noon. Ben Busch, who was in College Park, MD working on the house that he and Tracy used to live in, attended the talk. The talk went exceedingly well. We had lunch (pictured in this entry) in a place on campus. Following lunch, Catherine did critiques with a number of students-- many more than she had planned. After the critiques, she conducted a discussion and question session with some students and faculty. I planned to go to the Baltimore Museum of Art. But I didn't think of it, and no one who I told I was going thought of it either. So when I finally remembered and arrived at the museum, it was closed-- not entirely a surprise, considering most museums I know of are closed on Mondays. I spent the rest of the time writing the first draft of a proposal for an exhibition to give to Elena Sisto. She had asked me for something in writing for a show she is working on for me. More about this later on, if it happens. If, not then this is the last you'll hear of it. See the following two entries.
L-R: Mark Karnes, Barry Nemett, Tony Shore, Theresa "Nacho" Montiel, Catherine Murphy, Ben Busch, Renee Rendine, Saya Woolfalk, Howie Weiss (inset in a rectangle, he didn't stay for lunch, even though he said he would stay until I took the photograph. I caught up with him later in the day), Raoul Middleman (It was exciting to meet Raoul because I had heard about him for many years and didn't know he taught at MICA)