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.
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 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Trombone soloist James Justin Kent joins UMBC music faculty and students for a night of incredible brass music in the annual Brash Bash. The evening will feature a virtuosic solo set by Kent that culminates in a performance alongside a large UMBC student/faculty brass ensemble. Brass chamber and large ensemble works will also be performed throughout the program.
Join us for a retrospective screening of Joanna Priestley’s award winning short animated films with introductions and explanations of techniques by the artist. Priestley’s work maintains a high level of porosity between serious exploration of boundaries and intuitive whimsy, and she is dedicated to experimentation in technique, theme, and content.
Explore a musical adventure that traverses the realms of contemporary and classical compositions with the Inscape Chamber Orchestra, led by their esteemed conductor Richard Scerbo. Their program features Esa-Pekka Salonen’s ethereal Fog, Kaija Saariaho's mesmerizing Quatre Instants, and Carl Nielsen’s timeless Symphony No. 6.
POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER 29 — The Human Context of Science and Technology program lecture, part of the Fall 2023 Social Sciences Forum, presents Juno Salazar Parreñas, Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Cornell University, who will speak on White Supremacy, Animal Advocacy, and the Longue Durée of Misanthropy.
The Black in the Americas Series presents Maya Quilolo, a Maroon artist and researcher whose investigations address and explore the intersections between art, anthropology, and black and indigenous cosmologies through film, photography, drawing, performance, literature, and sculpture. She will host a four-part workshop series, Beyond the Eyes: Embodied Methodologies into an Environmental Image.
In a presentation by the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA), UMBC assistant professor of dance Ann Sofie Clemmensen will speak about her new series of short cinematic dance-for-camera works that communicate on a sensory, visual, and kinetic level new perspectives on the work being done by researchers at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) to protect and preserve healthy marine ecosystems. She will be joined by Allen R. Place and Vikram Vakharia, whose research data she brought into visual form using the moving body and cinematography.