Brought to you by: Maryland Institute College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art, Fox Building: Decker Gallery
Reception: Friday, December 13, 5–8 pm
MICA presents a never-before-seen exhibition of personal objects, artifacts, and artworks by one of Baltimore’s most famous citizens, Johnny Eck.
John “Johnny Eck” Eckhardt, Jr. was born as one of two twins August 27, 1911, at his parents’ home in Baltimore. Though healthy, Eck was born with no lower half. Despite his lack of legs, Eck lived a full life as a sideshow performer, artist, photographer, magician, puppeteer, swimmer, gymnast, actor, train conductor, and traveler.
Perhaps best known for his role as “the half-man” in Tod Browning’s...