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Arts: Museums, Literature

April 07, 2005

1980s artist at MICA

The '80s are back. And Jeff Koons, the superstar artist of that era, speaks at Maryland Institute College of Art's Brown Center at noon Monday. Koons, a former stockbroker, has created art from such ordinary objects as basketballs and a topiary.

The Brown Center is at 1301 Mount Royal Ave. The talk will be in Flavey Hall. Call 410-225- 2300 or visit www.mica.edu. Admission is free.

Blooming art

Stop by the Walters Art Museum this weekend to see fresh flower arrangements inspired by works in the museum's Asian art collection. For the annual exhibition -- called Art Blooms -- about 30 garden associations are invited to create flower arrangements.

The flowers will be displayed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. The Walters is at 600 N. Charles St. in Mount Vernon. 410-547-9000 or www.thewalters.org.

Wearable art

Nora Fok, an artist in the rarely discussed realm of wearable sculptural objects, speaks tonight at Towson University. Her work looks like a cross between plant life and jewelry. She uses plastics and other nonorganic materials to create her art. The lecture will be at 7 p.m.

The lecture will be in the University Union Chesapeake Room. Towson University is at 8000 York Road in Towson. Call 410-704-6055 or www. towson.edu. Admission is free.

-- Annie Linskey

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