Wafaa Bilal, The Ashes Series, 2009, archival inkjet prints mounted on diebond, 38” x 46.5” each

Visual Arts
April 2 – May 16
Out of Rubble
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The exhibition Out of Rubble reacts to the wake of war — its realities and its representations. The rubble that each war leaves behind shapes today and tomorrow — physically, psychologically and spiritually. Responding to a wide range of violent encounters taking place over four continents, Out of Rubble presents works by seventeen artists and architects from over ten countries who consider its causes and consequences, its finality and future, moving from decimation and disintegration to the possibilities of regeneration and recovery. (Click heading for full description.)


Visual Art and Design
April 8 – June 30
Abbott Miller: Design & Content
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The work of Abbott Miller merges graphic design and typography with spatial design, interactive media, and curatorial projects. Through design and art direction as well as writing and curating, Miller’s work embraces exhibitions, digital media, environmental graphics, textiles, identities and publication design. Trained as an artist and designer, Miller’s projects reflect his interests in art, performance, photography, fashion, architecture, and history. (Click heading for full description.)


Monday, May 4 | 12 pm
Brad Ellis – “Behind the Scenes”
Music Box
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Department of Music presents Brad Ellis, the celebrated pianist and music director of the television show Glee, who will provide insight into his life and career. Ellis will also give a sneak preview of material to be performed with the UMBC Wind Ensemble on Tuesday, May 5. (Click heading for full description.)


Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher: “Where to Draw the Line: Cartooning in the Shadow of Charlie”
Tuesday, May 5 | 4:00 p.m.
104 ITE Building

In celebration of his ten years as artist-in-residence at the Imaging Research Center, the celebrated political cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher presents a lecture, “Where to Draw the Line: Cartooning in the Shadow of Charlie.” A reception will follow at 5:00 p.m. in the Imaging Research Center, 108 ITE Building. (Click heading for complete information.)


Tuesday, May 5 | 8:00 p.m.
UMBC Wind Ensemble with Glee Pianist Brad Ellis
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble, directed by Brian Kaufman. The Ensemble takes on its most adventurous program yet with the help of celebrity Brad Ellis (pictured), music director and pianist of the hit show GLEE, and Trevor Mowry, co-principal oboe of the Presidents Own Marine Band.


Wednesday, May 6 | 7:00 p.m.
UMBC Opera Workshop
Music Box
Performing Arts & Humanities Building

The Department of Music presents the Opera Workshop under the direction of Joseph Regan.

Devin Hagerty

Humanities/Social Sciences Forum
Thursday, May 7 | 4:00 p.m.
Lipitz Lecture
Devin Hagerty, Professor of Political Science and Director, Global Studies, UMBC
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Recent events suggest that South Asia may be trending toward yet another nuclear-tinged Indo-Pakistani crisis. Meaningful dialogue between Pakistan and India has stalled, the disputed territory of Kashmir has seen regular exchanges of fire across the Line of Control (LOC), and Indian strategic elites worry about the possibility of another Mumbai-style terrorist attack. This talk assesses the robustness of Indo-Pakistani deterrence stability and analyzes the likelihood that another mass-casualty attack on Indian soil, carried out by terrorists sponsored by elements of the Pakistani state, would escalate to conventional – and perhaps nuclear – war between Pakistan and India. (Click heading for full description.)


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