The American Alliance of Museums conference kicks off this weekend!

Executive Director’s Letter
May 14, 2013

The membership tour continues!  I hope you had a chance to take in some of the amazing work that was part of the Maryland Film Festival last weekend.  Closing night at the Charles Theatre included the incredibly beautiful, and disturbing, 12 O’ Clock Boys about the dirt bike culture in Baltimore and wrapped with a screening of Mother of George hosted by Andrew Dosunmu and Bradford Youngwith.  My only regret is that I didn’t get to see more films.  Congratulations to Jed Dietz and his legion of volunteers who pulled off a flawless and hugely successful event.  The Festival is one of Baltimore’s gems.

If you haven’t already heard, the American Alliance of Museums conference kicks off this weekend bringing more than 5,000 museum professionals to Baltimore from around the world.  UMBC’s inspirational leader Freeman Hrabowski will give the keynote speech at the opening session on Monday.  That should knock their socks off!

Watch for a special supplement in the Baltimore Sun and check out Baltimore Museum Week.  Locals can take advantage of a wide-range of Buy One Get One Free offers from local museums and attractions.  You can visit the special website created by Visit Baltimore to learn more about the conference and activities throughout the week. Area museums and attractions make vital contributions to our regional economy and quality of life.  It’s time to celebrate them!

As a host for the 2013 MICA Artwalk, I hope to see you all out on Thursday evening for the art, an evening stroll, and a great crowd.

Best,
Jeannie

P.S.  Absolutely loved New York-based Parallel Exit’s hilarious comedy, Room 17B at the Theatre Project last Friday…

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