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Livewire 13: Stick&Bow

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The finale of the Livewire: Transformation festival features the ensemble Stick&Bow, a Montreal-based marimba and cello duet known for their riveting performances. Their program brings pieces from the past and the present, featuring artists from another era who tried to make this world a better place through the power of their voices, ranging from Beethoven to David Bowie.

Freedom and a Friend with Aparna Nair

Online

Today, the figure of the guide dog has become a ubiquitous cultural symbol signifying blindness perhaps best shown by the fact that guide dog emojis commonly appear alongside those for wheelchairs and prosthetics. This talk will explore the role of popular culture in reshaping public responses to the figure of the guide dog and the human handler.

SPARK 6: Refractions

The Peale 225 Holliday StreetBaltimore, MD, United States

Spark 6: Refractions features the work of UMBC and Towson faculty, recent graduates, and current students in the historic galleries of The Peale in Baltimore City, sponsored by PNC. Refraction is the change in direction of a wave as it passes from one transparent substance into another — a phenomenon most commonly observed when light waves pass through lenses, magnifying glasses, and prisms. Each of the artists in this exhibition serves as an apparatus of refraction: focusing, magnifying, or redirecting our attention and experience of our world.

States of Becoming — Curatorial Discussion

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC)

In conjunction with the exhibition States of Becoming, curated by Fitsum Shebeshe and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents a conversation with the curator and Jessica Bell Brown, curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The discussion, moderated by Rhea Beckett, founding director at Black Artist Research Space, will focus on curatorial approaches to African diasporic experience and migration.

Amy Eva Raehse: Gallery Director and Curator

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Amy Eva Raehse, executive director and partner at Goya Contemporary Gallery and writer, educator, and independent curator, will give us a behind the scenes view of her career and will answer questions about gallery practices, representation, and sustaining a contemporary art gallery in Baltimore.

Ouroboros — Journeys in the Underworld — The Low Flutes Project

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Flutists Lisa Cella and Tessa Brinckman join forces to explore the extraordinary sonorities of alto and bass flutes in Ouroboros — Journeys in the Underworld as part of their project The Low Flutes Project, presenting works by Elainie Lillios, Tessa Brinckman, Jorge Sosa, Linda Dusman, Martin Lodge, Doina Rotaru, and Christopher Adler.

Dracula: a Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really

Proscenium Theatre

UMBC Theatre presents Dracula: a Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really by Kate Hamill, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer. In this new adaptation of Dracula, the playwright-actor confronts the sexism in Bram Stoker’s original work, turning it into a feminist revenge fantasy.

Fangming Shen, violin and Hsiao-Ying Lin, piano

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Embark on a musical voyage as violin virtuoso Fangming Shen and pianist Hsiao-Ying Lin join forces to present an extraordinary evening of classical masterpieces. The program is a harmonious blend of four iconic pieces that will transport you through time and space — the hauntingly beautiful Violin Sonata No. 4 by J. S. Bach, the enchanting soundscape of Karl Szymanowski's Mythes, the Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano by Maurice Ravel, and Beethoven's majestic "Kreutzer" Sonata, Op. 47.

45th Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture with Moses E. Ochonu

University Center Ballroom

Using Congolese philosopher V.Y Mudimbe’s concept of the invention of Africa as a point of departure, Moses E. Ochonu explores the ways in which African Americans, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, invented, and reinvented ideas, semiotics, and tropes of Africa to respond to evolving circumstances, challenges, and aspirations in America and beyond.

Robert K. Webb Lecture with Julie Gottlieb

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The long months between the Munich Crisis of fall 1938 and the spring 1940 end of the eight-month period at the start of World War Two, in which there were few armed engagements, has been called the Phoney War. The battlefields were psychological and imagined as much as they were physical and material. This talk will consider a variety of sources that reveal visceral experience and allow us to explore the internal and internalized history of the War.

Jean Rondeau, harpsichord: Gradus ad Parnassum

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Experience a thrilling musical journey with Jean Rondeau, the French harpsichord virtuoso and early-music superstar who has redefined the art of his instrument and captivated audiences worldwide, in this concert presented by the Candlelight Concert Society. The artist's program will feature works by Fux, Haydn, Clementi, Beethoven, and Mozart.

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