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Welcome to this inaugural Spotlight Series--a partnership between Notre Dame of Maryland University, Loyola University Maryland, and the Loyola Notre Dame Library. The series will highlight opportunities during the spring 2023 semester for engaged learning on the issue of mass incarceration and the creative arts for both campus communities and the broader Baltimore community.

Event Schedule


Notre Dame's Gormley Gallery Exhibit: Life On Hold

January 23 - March 3, 2023

Featuring artworks made by women incarcerated at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, through a collaboration with NDMU students, faculty, and staff. Led and curated by Casey McKeel.


Women & Incarceration Panel Discussion

February 20, 2023, 6 - 7:30 pm; Loyola Notre Dame Library Ridley Auditorium

NDMU will hold a panel discussion with speakers NIcole Hanson-Mundell of Out for Justice, Samantha Master of Free Black Mamas DMV, and Qiana Johnson of Life After Release. In conjunction with the exhibition "Life on Hold" at NDMU's Gormley Gallery, this panel discussion will focus on the impacts of incarceration on women, especially the disproportionate impact on women of color. Gormley Gallery Guest Curator Casey McKeel will lead the conversation. 


Art & Krimes by Krimes Film Screening and Q&A

February 28, 2023 Film: 5:30 pm; Q&A 7 - 8 pm; Loyola Notre Dame Library Ridley Auditorium

NDMU will be hosting the film "Art & Krimes by Krimes". Following the film, an NDMU student moderator will be facilitating a Q&A session with Artist Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter. Light snacks available. 

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Master of Light Film Screening and Q & A

March 21, 2023 6 - 8:30 pm; Loyola Notre Dame Library Ridley Auditorium

Loyola University Maryland is hosting a film screening of "Master of Light" followed by a Q&A during their Mission Week. This documentary features George Anthony Morton, a classical painter, who spent 10 years in federal prison for dealing drugs. While incarcerated, he nurtured his craft and unique artistic ability. Since his release, he has been doing everything he can to defy society's unlevel playing field and tackle the white dominant art world.