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First Lady Yumi Hogan Visits Baltimore and Ocean City

On Saturday, June 16, First Lady Yumi Hogan joined Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh for the opening of the Walters Art Museum’s 19th-century mansion at 1 West Mount Vernon Place. The $10.4 million project was supported by the State of Maryland, the City of Baltimore, the France-Merrick Foundation, Leo and Anna Belle Sirota, Baltimore County, Martha Ann Peters, and other generous donors. Four days earlier, on June 12, the First Lady visited the Ocean City Center for the Arts and spoke about the importance of art and art education to communities and her personal journey as an artist.

Pictured: (Left to right) James DeGraffenreidt, Jr., President of the Board, The Walters Art Museum; Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh; First Lady Yumi Hogan; Julia Marciari-Alexander, Executive Director, The Walters Art Museum; and children cut the ribbon at the opening of 1 West Mount Vernon Place.