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Sonya Clark: Hair/Craft

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

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.

Aaron Siskind: Formations

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

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.

Tahir Hemphill: Rap Research Lab

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC)

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.

Inscape Chamber Orchestra

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Inscape Chamber Orchestra returns to UMBC to perform works by Olivier Messiaen — the Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time), written while the composer was held in a prisoner of war camp in 1941 — and by Arnold Schoenberg.

Fathali Moghaddam: How Psychologists Failed

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

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

Michael Richards Celebration of Life

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

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.

BioBuggy: Mobilizing Community Art and Science

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

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).

Alan Pelaez Lopez: Trans4Trans Care: Reflections on the Undocumented Trans*Imagination

Online

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.

Artemisia

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

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.

Thalea String Quartet

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Thalea String Quartet in concert in a program featuring works by Gabriella Smith, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Antonín Dvořák, and The Beatles.

Low Flutes Project

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents flutist Lisa Cella, who will premiere a program length work by Stuart Saunders Smith, Peace, for bass flute, alto flute, flute, and electronics.

Full Circle Dance Company: Movement with Meaning

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Donna L. Jacobs and Liz Pelton of Baltimore-based Full Circle Dance Company, who will provide a behind the scenes view of some of Full Circle’s performances and will discuss what it takes to build and sustain a dance company in Baltimore.

On Institutions (Dub Remix)

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC)

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents a celebratory closing event for the exhibition Tahir Hemphill: Rap Research Lab, featuring a discussion of the exhibition with the artist and CADVC director and exhibition curator Rebecca Uchill. The 6 p.m. discussion will be followed by an open gallery visit accompanied by a live DJ set at 7 p.m. by CX Kidtronik.

Vocal Duets: Seyoung Jeong & Min Sang Kim

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents an evening of vocal duets and solos, sung by soprano Seyoung Jeong and countertenor Min Sang Kim, joined by pianist Ka Nyoung Yoo. Their program features works by Rossini, Donaudy, Ravel, Mendelssohn, Delibes, Gounod, Quilter, Gustavino, and Brahms.

Ola Belle Reed: I’ve Endured

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Ola Belle Reed: I've Endured, an exhibition that explores the life and work of nationally recognized bluegrass musician Ola Belle Reed, contextualizing her achievements within a history of migration from rural Appalachia north in the twentieth century. With a voice born in the mountains and shaped by the hard times she lived and saw, Reed (1916–2002) established herself as a significant and influential banjo picker, singer, and songwriter of old-time mountain music.

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