Dr. Bob Hieronimus lectures as part of the “Visiting Artists and Designers Lecture Series” at UMBC on Wednesday, April 10th, at 12 Noon.

Visit the UMBC Visual Art Office online for more information or call 410-455-2150.

Artists truly can change the world - come find out why!

This event is free and open to the public, so y’all come! Dr. Bob will show select pieces from his catalogue, and talk about the motivation behind creative fire, and the storms of criticism. Introductory remarks by Rebecca Hoffberger, founder of the American Visionary Arts Museum! Location: ITE Building, Lecture Hall 8. Call the UMBC Visual Art Office for more information. 410-455-2150.

Portrait of the artist, Bob Hieronimus, in 1971 in front of a detail showing the Statue of Liberty and descending 'waters' of Aquarius on the main wall of 'The Apocalypse' mural at the Johns Hopkins University's Levering Hall, completed in February, 1969. The mural was later defaced with paint by a former student, see article below.

Dr. Bob Weathers the Storms of Criticism and Controversey

A segment from "The Apocalypse" mural commissioned by Johns Hopkins University. Completed February, 1969 by Bob Hieronimus. This photo shows the stairwell entrance into the main room and prehistoric Egypt.

A detail from a ceiling pyramid with the 12 signs of the Zodiac and an Omega capstone. The title of the mural is in between these symbols. The revelation of the Apocalypse is interpreted by the artist as: history is cyclical and civilizations rise and fall. From the main hall of "The Apocalypse" mural at the Johns Hopkins University, completed in February, 1969.

The last segment of "The Apocalypse" mural, it is the signature of the artist, Bob Hieronimus, who took six months to complete the 2,700 square foot environment.

The First (but not the last) of Dr. Bob's Brushes with the Secret Service

When he heard that President Nixon would be attending the wedding of his friend to the daughter of Spiro Agnew, Bob Hieronimus told his friend there would be trouble if he accepted his invitation to attend the wedding. Due to his flamboyant appearance, there was trouble all right. The Baltimore Sun said "Only one Secret Service man thinks it is funny when Robert Hieronimus, right, tries to enter the church, but Mr. Hieronimus, a friend of the groom, had an invitation."

Or as the Associated Press said, "TURNED AWAY AT CHURCH -- Robert Hieronimus, an artist friend of Robert DeHaven who married Pamela Agnew today, walks up to the door of Towson Presbyterian Church where he was turned away. He was later allowed to enter the church for the ceremony when his name was found on the guest list." (6/21/69)