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The JHMI Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) presents an on-going series of free cultural events open to the entire JHMI community. Students, faculty and staff from all schools of the East Baltimore campus are invited and encouraged to experience the many opportunities presented by the OCA.
Since its creation in 1977, the OCA has expanded its programs to welcome the audience of the greater Baltimore community to share our cultural resources. The OCA’s ties with the Johns Hopkins University School of Arts and Sciences and the Peabody Institute provide welcome performance opportunities for students and faculty alike.
On June 22, 2010, the OCA lost its esteemed and inspired founder,
Dr. George B. Udvarhelyi.  In honor of Dr. Udvarhelyi’s dedication to bringing the arts to the East Baltimore campus, the OCA continues the programs he cultivated.  

Some of our annual highlights include:

Midday Concerts
offer rare performances of chamber concerts, dance, and dramatic presentations. These performances are held in the Hurd Hall of the Johns Hopkins Hospital at noon on Tuesdays throughout the academic year.

Chamber Music Society
allows faculty and students who have musical interests to form chamber groups, receive lessons, and perform in concerts on the Medical Institutions campus under the direction of a professional musician.
Choral Society
consists of students, staff, and faculty interested in singing. The choir rehearses once a week on the Medical Institutions campus, and generally performs two concerts per year and is directed by a professional musician.

Literary Magazine
of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, meme, is published each spring by the OCA. Student editors and contributors combine and recombine submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and photography to cultivate a rare showcase for the creative arts at JHMI.

Film Series
bring Hollywood and international films together to examine and explore specific issues and themes. Summer films are repertory tributes to noted directors, most recently Martin Scorsese, Joel & Ethan Coen, and Danny Boyle.

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