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


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.

Disrupting D.C.: The Rise of Uber and the Fall of the City

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Drawing on interviews with gig workers, policymakers, Uber lobbyists, and community organizers, Katie J. Wells will discuss her new book and explain how Uber offered a lifeline — though a costly one — to cities struggling with broken transit, underemployment, and racial polarization. The story she will tell is not the story of one company and one city. Instead, Wells will offer a 360-degree view of an urban America in crisis.

The Sounds of the Futuro with Julián Delgado Lopera

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

What if Spanglish were to be the default language of high literature? In this talk Julián Delgado Lopera examines oral traditions, spoken word, and language that’s fleeting and usually discarded as sites of ripe creativity and engines for the making of their novel, Fiebre Tropical.

States of Becoming — Opening Reception

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC)

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents the Opening Reception for States of Becoming, an exhibition curated by Fitsum Shebeshe and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI). A 6 p.m. panel discussion will feature Chukwudumebi Gabriel Amadi-Emina, Elshafei Dafalla, and Helina Metaferia, moderated by Maleke Glee, director of Stable Gallery in Washington, D.C. Exhibition curator Fitsum Shebeshe will provide an introduction.

States of Becoming

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC)

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents States of Becoming, an exhibition curated by Fitsum Shebeshe and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI). States of Becoming examines the dynamic forces of relocation, resettling, and assimilation that shape the artistic practices of a group of 17 contemporary African artists who have lived and worked in the United States within the last three decades, and informs the discourse on identity construction within the African Diaspora.

Piano Duets: Teodora Adzharova and Shirley Yoo

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Join us for an extraordinary afternoon of keyboard brilliance as we present a captivating duo-piano concert featuring the talents of Teodora Adzharova and Shirley Yoo. Prepare to be swept away by a breathtaking repertoire showcasing the works of two iconic Russian composers, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Anton Arensky.

Maryland Winds: A Salute to John Philip Sousa

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Maryland Winds, a professional concert band based in Howard County, presents a Salute to John Philip Sousa, highlighting Sousa's music and that of his contemporaries. Sousa (1854–1932) became famous in the late 19th century for his military band and marching music, including Stars and Stripes Forever, Semper Fidelis and The Washington Post March.

LGBTQ+ Oral Histories: Ethics and Practice

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

In conjunction with the exhibition Lost Boys: Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore, the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents a panel discussion, LGBTQ+ Oral Histories: Ethics and Practice. The discussion will feature Kate Drabinski (UMBC), Joseph Plaster (Johns Hopkins University), Hunter O’Hanian (independent scholar and curator), and students of the 2023 Interdisciplinary CoLab, “LGBTQ+ Oral History Project.”

Arts Alumni Spotlight: Kimberly Patrick and Maia Schecter


Kimberly Patrick ’08, music, is a sound editor, sound designer, and foley artist for film and television and is currently working for Skywalker Sound in Los Angeles. Maia Schechter ’18, dance, is currently performing with Disney’s The Lion King: The North American Tour at venues across the U.S. and is represented by Clear Talent Group. In this presentation by the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA), they each will each talk about their work and respective professional trajectories since graduating from UMBC.

Poetry in Song: Andrew Sauvageau and Hui-Chuan Chen

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of poetry set to music with “Poetry in Song,” a captivating concert featuring the extraordinary talents of tenor Andrew Sauvageau and pianist Hui-Chuan Chen. Prepare to be transported to a realm where words and melodies intertwine, as these exceptional musicians bring to life poetic compositions by Robert Schumann and Gustav Mahler.

Meet Diva Moreira

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

One of the griots of Black radical tradition in Brazil, Diva Moreira is a political scientist and activist on social issues primarily concerning race, feminism, and the working class since the 1960s. She founded Casa Dandara, a cultural center promoting black self-esteem and leadership, for which she was awarded an Ashoka Fellowship.

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