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Arts: museums, literature

October 09, 2003|By Sarah Schaffer | Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF

Art of Conversations

The works of more than 90 artists will be displayed in Conversations, a group show that opens today at the Johns Hopkins University's Evergreen House.

Curated by local painter and Maryland Institute College of Art faculty member Barry Nemett, the exhibit uncovers the ways in which personal exchanges and interactions influence art.

The works of Raoul Middleman, Grace Hartigan and William Kentridge, among others, are included in the display, which runs through Jan. 4. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. today.

The Evergreen House is at 4545 N. Charles St. For more information, call 410-516-0341.

Artists play with dolls

Playful paintings and dark sculptures abound in 50 artists play dolls, a new exhibit on display at OXOXO Gallery.

The mixed media show includes the works of British artist Samantha Bryan and American sculptor Jenny Mendes, among others. The exhibit will continue through Nov. 19.

OXOXO Gallery is at 1617 Sulgrave Ave. For more information, call 410-466-9696 or visit www.oxoxogallery.com.

Art meets technology

Renowned cultural critic and media historian Norman Klein will speak Tuesday at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Klein has authored a number of books and essays on a variety of topics, including American culture and the history of special effects. His lecture, Scripted Spaces in the Age of Electronic Baroque, will explore the relationship between art and technology. The free event will begin at 7 p.m. in the school's Mount Royal Station.

MICA's Mount Royal Station is at 1400 Cathedral St. For more information, call 410-225- 2300 or visit www.mica.edu.

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