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.)
Victoria Sambunaris Artist Lecture
Wednesday, October 8 | 4:00 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Victoria Sambunaris, whose photographic exhibition, Taxonomy of a Landscape, is currently on display at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, will speak about her work. Sambunaris received her MFA from Yale University in 1999. Each year, she structures her life around a photographic journey crossing the American landscape. Her most recent project has been working in South Texas photographing the intersection of geology, industry and culture encompassing the international boundary and energy industry. (Click on 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.)
Sunday, October 12 | 3:00 p.m.
UMBC Concert Hall
The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer. (Click heading for full description.)
Wednesday, October 15 | 12:00 p.m.
Neja Tomšič, Visiting Artist Lecture
132 Performing Arts & Humanities Building
Neja Tomšič is a visual artist and writer from Ljubljana, Slovenia. She co-founded the Museum of Transitory Art (MoTA) in 2008 and has been involved in strategic planning, international collaborations and development of an artist residency program. Tomšič will be in residence in UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts for five weeks this fall, from October 9 until November 12. (Click heading for full description.)
Thursday, October 16 | 8:00 p.m.
Ruckus, the contemporary music ensemble in residence at UMBC
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building
Ruckus, the contemporary music ensemble in residence at UMBC, featuring clarinetist E. Michael Richards, flutist Lisa Cella, percussionist Tom Goldstein, trombonist Patrick Crossland, and other colleagues, presents a concert featuring masterpieces from the new music repertoire, including works by Globokar, Stockhausen, Leibowitz and Lachenmann. (Click heading for full description.)
Arts & Humanities
Friday, October 17 | 3:00 p.m.
Performing Arts and Humanities Building Grand Opening
Concert Hall and other locations in the PAHB
Hold the date! The campus community and the public are cordially invited to attend the grand opening of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building on Friday, October 17. At 3:00 p.m., an official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held in the Concert Hall, followed by a reception, building tours, performances and open rehearsals. We will also commemorate the installation of the new public artwork, Forum, by Thomas Sayre. A detailed schedule will be published soon.