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It’s back-to-school week and Hyperallergic’s Hrag Vartanian makes an amazing discovery – Art School Girls of Doom!!! In the early 1990’s MTV created this experimental semi-animated series. Sadly, it was not continued. Read more here – you can even watch a clip or two.

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The Baltimore Design School is almost done in Station North and it LOOKS expensive. If you were wondering how we paid for it, read ‘The Baltimore Design School — a blueprint for transformation — opens’ by The Baltimore Sun’s Erica L. Green. She explains how the school “serves as a model of how to pay for modern facilities.” You can take a look at some photos here.

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Paddy Johnson has put together a list of eight must-see museum shows for the fall. Mike Kelley at the MOMA tops the list. Read more here. She also made another list for recent MFA grads at L Magazine:  7 Tips for MFA-Graduate Job-Seekers. I think her next list should be “Six Things Artists Should Never Say to an Art Critic.” Here’s hoping.

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Student Loans be damned. The Baltimore Sun extolls the virtues of MICA’s brand new 16.3 Million $ Leake Hall, a dorm and education complex on North Avenue. I’m pretty sure this wasn’t intended as irony: “It’s a place where students can get messy with art, but also beautifully display their finished works,” says author Liz Atwood. How much is tuition this year???? It’s not mentioned in this article. You can read more here: MICA’s New Residence Hall Combines Pretty and Practical. Also, check out swanky photos here at MICA’s facebook page.

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In this week’s City Paper, Bret McCabe wrote an inspired review of D’Metrius Rice’s new show at Metro Gallery in PSYCHOKINESIS, QU’EST QUE C’EST? According to McCabe, “D’Metrius Rice steals, borrows, appropriates, and misappropriates to arrive at original visual language,” and he also disses Baltimore’s sacred art cow: Matisse. It’s pretty great.

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The Miami-based mega art collectors Don and Mera Rubell have purchased the Lord Baltimore Hotel (formerly Radisson) in downtown Baltimore. Their purchase of the Capital Highline Hotel in Washington, DC  a few years back has led directly to the success of the  (e)merge art fair, which is housed in the hotel. The Rubells’ museum-quality collection was featured in the recent 30 Americans show at The Corcoran. Only time will tell if their presence in Baltimore has similar effects. Read: Baltimore Bizz Journal: Lord Baltimore Hotel drops Radisson name; renovations planned by Sarah Meehan. Look for more on this topic from Bmoreart in the near future.

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