visual arts

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Then & Now—Cicada Invasion

The 2004 appearance of the locusts only warranted one story in the Retriever. But this year’s cicadas got a celebrity welcome.

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Game Changers

Learning and play can look a lot alike. Both call for creativity, curiosity, practice, and reflection. That’s why some Retrievers are combining the two.

For the Love of Dirty Jobs

People who care about change must be willing to plunge their hands deep into the mess of this world. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.

The Show Must Go On

UMBC Magazine sat down with five alumni working in Hollywood to hear how they got their start, and what has kept them going creatively during the pandemic.

Building Back Baltimore

As executive director of Baltimore Homecoming, Robbin Lee gives back to the city that shaped her college years and has come to be home base to her community.

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.

Losing Winter

Losing Winter, a new exhibition opening in mid-July at the Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) in Baltimore, examines changes in winter weather patterns through photographs, video, and personal memory.

Q&A: View from the End of the Road

When the pandemic first hit, many of us found ourselves looking closely at what surrounded us and what confined us. For Brea Souders ’01, visual arts, however, the circumstances drove her to look outward through the screen of her upstate New York window, and to wonder deeply about the lives happening beyond her driveway.

Creating new pathways: Meet ten UMBC arts graduates advancing their fields

Majoring in the arts requires intense levels of stamina and self-discipline — long hours rehearsing, creating, writing, designing, interpreting — coupled with an inner drive for inquiry and perfection. UMBC’s undergraduate and graduate students in the arts are no exception, reaching forward even in this era of social distancing.

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