Visual Arts
August 27 – December 17
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This exhibition presents photographs made over the span of more than a decade by Sambunaris as she traversed the United States, stopping to photograph phenomena ubiquitous and familiar to particular regions but anomalous to the ordinary eye. Acting as both document and metaphor for the American experience, Sambunaris’s photographs bring into view the vast, open-ended mystery and unease of a country where human intervention and natural beauty inspire wonder in equal measure. (Click heading for full description.)

Tom Scott Untitled, 1950s, oil on canvas, 69" x 69"

Visual Arts
Thursday, October 9 – Saturday, December 13
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Tom Scott’s career as an artist spanned more than 60 years, from the early 1950s through the first decade of this century. His output is remarkable not only for its temporal span but for its quantity and qualities, amounting to over 3,000 by his death at age 85 in March 2013. It is also remarkable for the particular span of time it covers: a unique time that saw the ascendancy of American art on the world stage for the first time and an extraordinarily fertile period of general artistic invention worldwide that included the creation and maturing of important sub-movements of modernism, and simultaneously the beginning of post modern tendencies in art. Opening reception on Thursday, October 9. (Click heading for full description.)


Childhood in a Sri Lankan Village
Wednesday, October 22 | 4:00 p.m.
Bambi Chapin, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Like toddlers all over the world, Sri Lankan children go through a period that in the U.S. is referred to as the “terrible twos.” Yet once they reach elementary school age, they appear uncannily passive, compliant, and undemanding compared to their Western counterparts. Clearly, these children have undergone some process of socialization, but what? (Click heading for full description.)

Black Bread

MLLI Film Festival
Wednesday, October 22 | 7:15 p.m.
Black Bread (Spain, 2010)
Administration Building Room 101

As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department’s Fall Film Festival, the Spanish area of MLLI will screen Black Bread (Spain, 2010). (Click heading for full description.)

Nora image

Thursday, October 23 – Sunday, October 26
Nora by Ingmar Bergman, directed by Eve Muson
Black Box Theatre

The UMBC Department of Theatre presents Nora, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, written by Ingmar Bergman and directed by Eve Muson. (Click heading for full description.)


Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25 | 8:00 p.m.
Rebollar Dance
ClancyWorks Dance Company
Dance Cube, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Two renowned regional dance companies, Rebollar Dance and ClancyWorks Dance Company, share a program in the new Dance Cube.


Tuesday, November 4 | 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
The Mathematics of Being Human
Black Box Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

A provocative new play by UMBC professors Michele Osherow (English, Folger Theatre) and Manil Suri (Mathematics, author of The Death of Vishnu), directed by Alan Kreizenbeck (Theatre).


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