Antonio McAfee:

Through the Layers, Pt. 2

Baltimore artist Antonio McAfee worked with vernacular photography to access the intimate lives of African Americans of the Civil War period.

Beth Saunders

UMBC welcomes Beth Saunders as the new curator and head of Special Collections

Saunders comes to UMBC from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was assistant curator in the Department of Photographs. She will oversee the management, preservation, and exhibition of UMBC’s photography, rare book, and archival collections. “One of the things that excites me about Special Collections is that it’s a nerdy collection in the best possible way, bridging the sciences, the humanities, the arts, and other fields of research,” she says.

Todd Forsgren, Adelaide’s Warbler (Setophaga adelaidae), 2009, from the series Ornithological, Accession no. 2016-07-001

Library Gallery displays recent acquisitions in “Depth of Field” exhibition

On Wednesday, August 29, the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery launches UMBC’s Fall 2018 arts season with the exhibition Depth of Field, presenting approximately one hundred images acquired over the last ten years by UMBC’s Photography Collections through gifts from donors and artists.

UMBC honors Frederick Douglass’s legacy with event to transcribe Freedmen’s Bureau papers

“As a pioneer in the struggle for freedom and equality and an extraordinary writer, Frederick Douglass remains among the most inspiring, powerful leaders in American history,” reflects Scott Casper, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. “All of us can learn from his actions, words, and example in striving for social justice and inclusive excellence.”

Stanley B. Burns donates daguerreotype collection to UMBC

A recent gift by Stanley B. Burns, M.D. substantially increases the holdings of daguerreotypes at UMBC. Dr. Burns, historian, collector, and physician, donated 252 daguerreotypes from his large photography collection, continuing his long relationship with UMBC.

Exhibition and lecture explore the artwork and changing society of Myanmar

Opening on January 30 and continuing until March 26, the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery will present Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition, an exhibition of paintings by 36 contemporary artists from Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma.

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