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Workin’ the Tease: The Art of Baltimore’s Burlesque

Location: Modell Lyric Opera House
Dates: May 5 and 7, 2014



Museums and society minor Erin (Gloria) You participated in the two-semester MICA Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS), which resulted in the project Workin’ the Tease: The Art of Baltimore’s Burlesque. The show celebrates the revival of Burlesque in Baltimore through the arrival of Neo-Burlesque performers who have transformed Baltimore into one of the central hubs of Neo-Burlesque. 

The project launched with performances on the Lyric Opera House stage from 15 Baltimore-based Burlesque performers, and included an exhibition of historical Burlesque artifacts juxtaposed with artifacts donated by the performers, a series of photographs from Sean Scheidt’s Burlesque series, and Globe Letterpress posters made specifically for the exhibition.