This April, Maryland Institute College of Art's (MICA) Exhibition
Development Seminar (EDS) will present "Workin' the Tease: The Art of
Baltimore Burlesque" in partnership with the Modell Lyric Opera House.
This exciting exhibition will celebrate both burlesque's rich history
and its contemporary resurgence in Baltimore. By focusing on the lives
of the performers, the show will explore diverse narratives stretching
from the early days of The Block to the DIY counterculture of today.
The opening reception on Tuesday, April 22 will feature two hours of
live burlesque performances on the Lyric main stage--hosted by the
World Famous Bob.
On Saturday, March 1st, from 7pm-10pm, AREA 405 will host a
fundraising event to help support the exhibition and live show. This
ticketed event will include live burlesque performances, music, a
themed dinner, and auctions of merchandise, memorabilia, and original
artwork. Performers participating in the fundraiser are: Chérie Nuit, Mourna Handful, Sunny Sighed and Bal'd Lightning, Hot and Bothered, and Tapitha Kix.
Proceeds from this event will help EDS further our
development of "Workin' the Tease" and will kick off our celebration
of Baltimore's incredible burlesque scene.
Each year, EDS provides students with the opportunity to organize and
assume leadership in every aspect of a major exhibition. "Workin' the
Tease" is made possible in part by generous support from Friends of