Cosmic Nancy Drew, a research installation by Leah Clare Michaels M.F.A. ’19, IMDA, explores history, mysticism, mythologies, and cosmic connections utilizing the library’s special collections materials. In a way, Cosmic Nancy Drew is a time traveler and mystic. The character of Nancy Drew has stayed the same age but she moves through time and space solving mysteries all over the world, utilizing symbolism in art, tarot, astrology, and other ancient mystic practices. Michaels will performed readings using tarot decks from Special Collections on Thursday, June 20th from 1 to 3 p.m., and she can be followed on Instagram at @cosmicnancydrew.
Leah Clare Michaels is a recent graduate of the Intermedia and Digital Art M.F.A. program as UMBC. With a B.A. in history from the University of Washington in Seattle, her art practice is influenced by storytelling and research. She works in a variety of mediums including film, photography, installation, and writing.
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