FloodZone, featuring photography by Anastasia Samoylova, explores what it looks like to live in the southern United States at a time when rising sea levels and hurricanes threaten the most prized locations with storm surges and coastal erosion. Samoylova’s lyrical photographs are deceptive, drawing us in with a seemingly documentary promise of a palm-treed paradise. Their alluring color palette — filled with lush greens, azure blues, and pastel pinks — gives way to minute details that reveal decaying infrastructure, encroaching flora, and displaced fauna.
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Spectrum of Process: 2024 UMBC Faculty Exhibition, on display from February 9 through March 2. Spectrum of Process presents a range of UMBC faculty approaches to art and culture through rigorous, experimental processes. The exhibition is interdisciplinary, including works of fine art, design, pedagogy, and the visual culture of research.
The Annual Daphne Harrison Lecture, part of the Spring 2024 Humanities Forum, features Naomi André, who will speak on Opera’s New Realism: Expanding Narratives and Representation. As opera begins to cater to more diverse audiences, performances today frequently embrace a broader mission that engages social justice in the movements around #MeToo, Queer and Trans spectrums, and Black Lives Matter. The event will also feature the UMBC Jubilee Singers under the direction of Janice Jackson.