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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.

Spring Dance Showcase

Dance Cube

The Department of Dance presents the Spring Dance Showcase, featuring capstone work by senior student Deven Fuller, new ballet repertory by faculty member Brandon Russell, and works by First Works students.

UMBC Opera Workshop

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Opera Workshop under the direction of Sammy Huh, performing excerpts from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein and Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod.

Opening Reception — Visual Arts Senior Exhibition

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC)

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and the Department of Visual Arts present the Opening Reception for the Visual Arts Senior Exhibition, featuring work of graduating B.A. and B.F.A. seniors in photography, graphic design, cinematic arts, animation and interactive media, and print media.

Visual Arts Senior Exhibition

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC)

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and the Department of Visual Arts present the Visual Arts Senior Exhibition, featuring work of graduating B.A. and B.F.A. seniors in photography, graphic design, cinematic arts, animation and interactive media, and print media, reflecting the interdisciplinary orientation and the technological focus of the department.

I’ve Endured: a concert honoring the music and legacy of Ola Belle Reed

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, in conjunction with the exhibition Ola Belle Reed: I’ve Endured, on display through June 30, presents “I’ve Endured,” a concert honoring the music and legacy of nationally recognized bluegrass and old-time musician Ola Belle Campbell Reed (1916-2002). This performance brings together musicians and family members who worked with her, along with those who continue to carry on in the tradition of old-time music, including musicians Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, The Honey Dewdrops, Hugh Campbell, and Dave Reed, with Cliff Murphy, director of the Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Maryland Arts Summit

Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Maryland Arts Summit, hosted at UMBC, is a statewide conference presented by and for the Maryland arts sector, which includes, but is not limited to: arts advocates, arts educators and teaching artists, independent artists, arts organizations, youth, community stakeholders, arts and entertainment districts, county arts agencies of Maryland, public artists, boards of directors, and folklife artists.

Lost Boys: Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Lost Boys: Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore is the first career retrospective of artist Amos Badertscher in the United States. Between the 1960s and 2005, Badertscher documented hustlers, club kids, go-go dancers, drag queens, drug addicts, friends, and lovers who were part of LGBTQ+ life in Baltimore.

Trio Sirènes

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Trio Sirènes, featuring flutist Marcia McHugh, violist Karin Brown, and harpist Jacqueline Pollauf, enjoys pushing boundaries and highlighting the diverse sonic possibilities of their wind, string and percussion instruments. Their program features works by Bax, Debussy, Laitman, Leclair, and Ravel.

Mediums, Magicians, and the Ouija Board: A Spiritualist History of Baltimore

Online

Do spirits return, and can we communicate with the dead? Baltimore's Spiritualists thought so, but magicians worked to disprove them. Join Julie Saylor of Enoch Pratt Free Library as she discusses spirit mediums, the Spiritualist origins of the Ouija Board, and Baltimore's group of amateur magicians, the Demons Club. This is the first in a series of six lectures, Beyond the Veil: Making Sense of the Spirit World.

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