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 Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents The Amish Project: International Collaboration During the Pandemic, in which Lou Binder, Nikki Hartman, and Adam Mendelson will discuss the unique collaborative process that unfolded while working on a production of Jessica Dickey’s The Amish Project, in Munich, Germany, during the pandemic years 2020–22.
The Human Context of Science and Technology Program presents Mary Fissell, professor, Department of the History of Medicine, with appointments in the History of Science and the History Departments, Johns Hopkins University , who will speak on Abortion & the Reformation: Women, Witchcraft, & Repression.
The Department of Music presents the annual Brass Bash, featuring internationally acclaimed tuba soloist Velvet Brown. The evening will include a solo set by Brown, faculty and student chamber music, and Brown displaying some of her virtuosity as soloist and collaborator with a large UMBC student/faculty brass ensemble.
The Department of Music presents alumna Sarah Kane, a Philadelphia-based, self-taught artist who seamlessly combines art and music, giving audiences the opportunity to see her artwork unfold while listening to music she has written and performed. She is fond of calling this process the delivery of an “art bomb.”
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
The campus community was saddened by the recent passing of Dr. E. Michael Richards, professor emeritus of music. One of the world’s leading interpreters of contemporary music for the clarinet, Michael was an exemplary performer, researcher, and educator. He joined the UMBC faculty in 2001, was promoted to full professor in 2009, and twice served as chair of the music department before retiring with emeritus status in 2021. We hope you will be able to join us, either in person or online, on Tuesday evening, March 7 at 6pm in Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall, as we celebrate Michael's life.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents BioBuggy: Mobilizing Community Art and Science, at which UMBC associate professor of art Stephen Bradley and UMCES associate research professor Eric Schott will speak about their collaborative project BioBuggy, a mobile art and science laboratory on wheels. The project is the result of a unique Artist-in-Residence Fellowship co-sponsored by the Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) and the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET).
The Department of Gender, Women's, + Sexuality Studies presents the annual Joan S. Korenman Lecture, featuring artist and theorist Alan Pelaez Lopez, who will speak on Trans4Trans Care: Reflections on the Undocumented Trans*Imagination. This event is part of the spring 2023 Humanities Forum. Lopez's talk will trace the “constant and continual rupture” that undocumented trans* and nonbinary subjects in the United States are subjected to and the mechanisms of imagination necessary to rupture the continual logic of empire, gender, and political membership.
The vocal trio Artemisia (Diana Lawrence, Alexandra Olsavsky, Kaitlin Foley) harnesses the power of the female voice to tell stories through the vocal traditions of the world. Not your typical stand-and-sing ensemble, Artemisia draws from a vast repertoire of vocal styes — from Appalachian folk, Tushetian highlander cries, Cuban dance music, and everything in-between — to take audiences on a journey of sound and spirit with every performance.