Founded in 1997 by MICA’s Curator in Residence and Director of the new MFA in Curatorial Practice, George Ciscle, Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) is a two semester course at Maryland Institute College of Art that integrates students from undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies programs. Jeffry Cudlin, MICA’s Coordinator for the undergraduate Concentration in Curatorial Studies, is now in charge of EDS. Through apprenticeships with professional mentors and class assignments, teams of students focus on planning the execution of a single exhibition — including exhibition and graphic design, public programming, interpretive texts, community outreach and educational programming, publications, website, and media relations.
The following students collaborated to create this year’s EDS exhibition, Preach! New Works by Jeffrey Kent, directing every phase of the show’s development — from the selection of a theme to designing all the print and web materials, educational programs, and the show’s physical installation in the Herbert Bearman Art Gallery at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum.