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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.)

Interior, Fort Morgan, Battle Site, Mobile Bay, Alabama, 2003

Visual Arts
January 26 – March 25
A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865, Photographs by William Earle Williams
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This exhibition of 80 photographs by William Earle Williams depicts places in the New World from the Caribbean and North America that are unheralded and uncelebrated where Americans, black and white, determined the meaning of freedom. Prints, newspapers, and other ephemera related to the struggle for freedom accompany the work. (Click on heading for full description.)

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Music
Thursday, February 5 | 8:00 p.m.
Brahms Triple Play: an evening of works by Johannes Brahms, performed by UMBC faculty
Concert Hall (Performing Arts & Humanities Building)

UMBC Department of Music faculty members Audrey Andrist, pianist, Gita Ladd, cellist and Airi Yoshioka, violinist are joined by former faculty member Maria Lambros, violist, for a thrilling evening of chamber music by the great Romantic composer Johannes Brahms. (Click on heading for full description.)

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Dance
Thursday – Saturday, February 5, 6 & 7 | 8:00 p.m.
Baltimore Dance Project
Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre

Baltimore Dance Project returns to UMBC for its 31st year, featuring choreography by Carol Hess and Doug Hamby, and performances by Sandra Lacy and the company. (Click on heading for full description.)

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Music
Sunday, February 15 | 3:00 p.m.
JoyAnne Amani & Friends
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

Collaborative artist, pianist, music director and teacher JoyAnne Amani presents, in collaboration with colleagues, a program entitled Mozart, Margaret, Moses and Me. (Click on heading for full description.)

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Theatre
Thursday – Sunday, March 26 – 29
Mud by María Irene Fornés, directed by Colette Searls
Performing Arts and Humanities Building Black Box Theatre

UMBC’s Department of Theatre presents Mud by Irene Fornés, directed by Colette Searls. (Click on heading for full description.)

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