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U.S. News Names MICA a Top Arts School

There was a lot of buzz this month about U.S. News & World Report's ranking Johns Hopkins University ranking No. 2 on its list of top medical schools. 

But another Baltimore school has also made the grade. In its list of top fine arts schools in the nation, U.S. News ranks the Maryland Institute College of Art No. 7. It tied with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. for the No. 7 spot. 

Yale University took the No. 1 spot. You can see the rest of the ranking here

Interior Decorators Design Meeting in Baltimore

Interior decorators are designing a conference in Baltimore.

The Interior Design Educators Council will hold their annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, March 19-22. The event gets a mention in Dwell.com, which notes that keynote speaker will be Jo Heinz, a managing principle of Staffelbach in Dallas.

You can read more about it here

Baltimore Photographer is Good

What makes photography good enough for Good? 

It seems that Baltimore librarian knows the answer. His pics of Baltimore's streets and architecture are highlighted in the magazine. 

"Joust's photographs are united by a cinematic sense of style. A librarian by day, Joust traverses the city and surrounding counties at night, playing with long exposures and teasing out rich tones from the landscape," the magazine writes. 

Here's a link to Joust's blog where you can see more of his photos and notes on Baltimore. 

Howard County Selects Sites for Public Sculptures

Ever wish you could see more public sculptures on display in Greater Baltimore?

Well now you can, if you drive out to Howard County. The Howard County Arts Council has selected 12 sites that will feature public sculptures in 2012, according to Broadway World.

The spots include the George Howard Building in Ellicott City, which will feature "Daddy Longlegs" by Carl Billingsley, and Howard Community College, which will feature Hanna Jubran's "The Cycle."

Read about the other sites and selected artwork.
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