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UMBC’s latest graduates in the arts forge new creative paths despite a challenging year

The past pandemic year saw arts communities unable to connect with audiences in traditional ways. Usually reliant on people gathering together to experience their work, creators and performers were thrust online. Some artistic experiences were rendered impossible, but the challenging situation didn’t slow the creative efforts of visual and performing artists of UMBC’s Class of 2021.

SPARK IV: A New World?

UMBC artists are once again in the limelight at the annual SPARK pop-up gallery, a joint project with Towson University that can be enjoyed in person through June 26 at Maryland Art Place in downtown Baltimore.

No Artist Stands Alone

In isolation during the pandemic, many of us are consuming or creating art and media, but we’re having to reinvent how to share that pleasure with others.

Curating COVID-19

At times of momentous change, many take solace in creating — and the UMBC is no exception, adding to a long history of pandemic-inspired work.

Perspective: An American Artist in Italy

While fulfilling her dream of studying language, MFA alumna Leah Michaels witnessed the first days of COVID-19’s brutal strike of Italy.

UMBC Shines at Brilliant Baltimore

In this first year of Baltimore’s mash-up of eclectic and electric art festival Light City and the annual book festival—a hybrid called Brilliant Baltimore—UMBC shone brightly.

Demonstration of site specific poster for transit shelter, North Avenue, Baltimore, 2011. Art by Lynn Cazabon from the series Uncultivated.

Depth of Field

Visiting senior research scholar Marvin Heiferman explores the intersection of photography and science in a new collaborative book called Seeing Science: How Photography Reveals the Universe.

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