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Anastasia Samoylova: FloodZone

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

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.

Not Grounded: the 2024 IMDA MFA Thesis Exhibition

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC)

The Intermedia and Digital Arts Master's Program presents Not Grounded, the 2024 IMDA MFA Thesis Exhibition. Opening with a public reception on Thursday, April 4, from 5 to 7 p.m., the exhibition features four artists with diverse artistic practices and approaches: Elly Kalantari, Andrew Liang, Kristin Putchinski, and A. M. Zellhofer.

Aisen Caro Chacin: Assistive Device Art

132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Aisen Caro Chacin, who will discuss Assistive Device Art: Transformation of Ability and Perception, The Plasticity of the Mind, and Human Expansion.

Inscape Chamber Orchestra

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Inscape performs a program featuring Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Nonet along with vivacious works by Martinů and Britten. Each work is written for ensemble configurations that bridge the gap between chamber music and chamber orchestra. Coleridge-Taylor's long forgotten Nonet was premiered in 1894 and showcases his influence and admiration for the works of Dvořák. Martinů's Musique de Chambre No. 1 for harp, piano, and chamber players was his very last published work which stands in contrast to Britten's Sinfonietta for small orchestra, which he designed his "Opus 1" and dates from his student years.

Climate Change, Science Communication, and the Arts: An Earth Day Panel Discussion featuring Anastasia Samoylova

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

How do climate scientists share their research and data with the wider public in a way that non-specialists can understand? How do different communication strategies engage diverse audiences? How might art contribute to this urgent work? This panel discussion is held in conjunction with the spring Library Gallery exhibition, Anastasia Samoylova: FloodZone, and features the artist in conversation with scientists and media historians specializing in science communication.

Humanities Forum with Fan Yang

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Drawing on her forthcoming book, Disorienting Politics: Chimerican Media and Transpacific Entanglements, Fan Yang mines 21st-century media artifacts such as Firefly and House of Cards to make visible the economic, cultural, political, and ecological entanglements of China and the United States. This event is part of the Spring 2024 Humanities Forum.

UMBC Wind Ensemble

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble under the direction of Krystal Williams in program entitled "The unBroken Pieces of Me: A Mental Health Awareness Concert."

The U.S. Army Blues and All That Jazz!

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The U.S. Army Blues, a component of the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” will perform a free concert at UMBC in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month. This special event will feature the 2023 Collegiate and High School solo competition winners from the Army Blues Young Artist Competition, alongside Naptown Jazz Kids, the premier jazz organization for young people in Annapolis.

Humanities Forum with Davarian L. Baldwin

University of Baltimore, Learning Commons, Town Hall, 1415 Maryland Avenue

With an eye to local Baltimore developments, like the Eager Park and UMB BioPark projects, Davarian Baldwin will discuss what he calls the rise of UniverCities—higher education’s growing control over the economic development and political governance of urban America. From housing and wage labor to health care and even policing, colleges and universities have become big business and our communities their company towns. He will explore the costs when our cities become campuses and how we can think through a more liberatory way forward. This event, a collaboration with the University of Baltimore's History Program, is part of the Spring 2024 Humanities Forum.

UMBC Chamber Players

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Chamber Players under the direction of Airi Yoshioka. Students in the UMBC Chamber Players perform a wide variety of instrumental chamber works, ranging from Baroque, Classical, Romantic to contemporary repertoire.

Green Theatre Revolution

Black Box Theatre

UMBC Theatre presents Green Theatre Revolution, directed by Susan McCully and Katie Hileman, a festival of new plays and devised works about climate justice. Performances include the staging of a play by guest playwright Nayantara Nayar, together with short works by student creators. Panels on Sustainable Stage Design, Writing for Climate Justice, and Climate Science Storytelling will accompany the production. A special performance of student works will take place at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) in downtown Baltimore.

UMBC Symphony Orchestra and UMBC String Chamber Orchestra

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Symphony Orchestra and the UMBC String Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Philip Mann. The performance will feature works by Benedetto Marcello, Anton Arensky, José Bragato, Jean Sibelius, Samuel Barber, D'Juan Moreland, and Stephanie Berg, with soloists Juan Sebastian Delgado and Julia Plumer.

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