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.)
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.)
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 5 | 4:00 p.m.
Ancient Studies Week
Tyler Jo Smith, Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Virginia
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Greek vases have much to teach us about ancient dance and performance. But how do the figures decorating ancient drinking cups and mixing bowls relate to the dances documented by the ancient authors? This talk explores the unique connection between these two important art forms, and reveals the ways they have been understood by scholars over the past 100 years. From drinking games to party tricks, we will explore the context of ancient dance and the special place of vases in performance history. (Click heading for full description.)
Thursday, November 6 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
With presenters Neja Tomšič and Jaimes Mayhew
Dresher Center Conference Room, 216 PAHB
CIRCA Catalyst is an ongoing series promoting conversations around transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research that fuses the performing and visual arts with other fields of inquiry and scholarship. A catered lunch, with vegetarian options, will be provided by CIRCA (the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts).