The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents the exhibition Sonya Clark: Hair/Craft, on display from October 31 through March 12. Clark's multidisciplinary work explores issues of identity, race, cultural heritage, and collective memory. This exhibition presents five works in which Clark applies fiber-art techniques to the medium of hair, a material laden with cultural and metaphorical significance.
The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents the exhibition Aaron Siskind: Formations, on display from October 31 through March 12. Aaron Siskind (1903–1991) was one of the most influential figures in the development of photography as an art form during the twentieth century. This exhibition, drawn from UMBC’s Photography Collections, traces the formation of this artist’s unique photographic vision from early documentary works made in Harlem as a member of the New York Film and Photo League in the 1930s to his breakthrough explorations of abstraction in the 1940s and 1950s, which led to a sustained investigation of the camera’s capacity to frame new visual forms.
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents Tahir Hemphill: Rap Research Lab, opening on January 31 and continuing through March 18. The exhibition, which fosters experimentation and learning through visual and material explorations of geographies of hip hop, showcases an artist who occupies a hybrid space that intersects art, technology, social engagement, and interdisciplinary research.
The Social Sciences Forum presents the Distinguished Lecture in Psychology, featuring Fathali Moghaddam, Professor, Department of Psychology and Director, Conflict Resolution Program, Department of Government at Georgetown University, who will speak on How Psychologists Failed. The speaker shares, "We psychologists neglected the poor and minorities, favored the rich and privileged, and got science wrong and now this is what we have to do to get things right." Alison Wylie's areas of specialization are philosophy of the social and historical sciences, feminist philosophy of science, history and philosophy of archaeology, and ethics issues in the social sciences. Most fundamentally she is… Continue Reading Fathali Moghaddam: How Psychologists Failed