November 2 – December 5, 2014
“Five years ago St. Mary’s College generously provided me with the time, space and inspiration to conceptualize MICA’s MFA in Curatorial Practice. In my Fall 2014 Artist House residency during my sabbatical year I was able to begin evaluating the first four years of the graduate program’s curriculum and alumni accomplishments. I am grateful for the opportunity in both visits to have had such important conversations with students and faculty from Museum Studies, Art and Art History about the potential role of curators and artists in society.”
George Ciscle has mounted groundbreaking exhibitions, created community arts programs, and taught courses in the fine arts and humanities for over 40 years. He is currently Curator-in-Residence at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) where he created the Exhibition Development Seminar, a course designed to provide artists and designers with the opportunity to learn all aspects of the process of producing an exhibition. He also is Director of the new MFA in Curatorial Practice. He was previously the founder and director of The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore. In his work at MICA, Ciscle is continuing a career that has evolved to concentrate particularly on developing new models for connecting art, artists, and audiences. He trained as a sculptor, studying with Isamu Noguchi, before turning to focus on balancing his interest in educating artists and on creating new models for exhibiting and experiencing art. He received a B.A. in English from Loyola College in Maryland and an M.Ed in Human Development and Learning from the University of North Carolina.