Category Arts

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

A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865, Photographs by William Earle Williams

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.)


Manifestations of the Spiritual: Photographs by Richard Jaquish

Visual Arts
Continuing through March 22
Manifestations of the Spiritual: Photographs by Richard Jaquish
Library Rotunda

On display in the Rotunda of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery is Manifestations of the Spiritual: Photographs by Richard Jaquish, an exhibition drawn from the holdings of the Richard Jaquish Archive in the Special Collections Department. Richard Warren “Jake” Jaquish (1933–1999) was a passionate landscape photographer for whom making photographs was a spiritual quest. Being out in the middle of a wilderness area gave him great satisfaction especially when he made images that touched upon something elemental in the human spirit. The primordial landscape produced in him a heightened awareness of matters only explainable in terms of images. (Click on heading for complete information.)


Brahms Triple Play

Sunday, March 1 | 2:00 p.m. (Rescheduled from February 22)
Brahms Triple Play: an afternoon 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 Katherine Murdock, violist, for a thrilling evening of chamber music by the great Romantic composer Johannes Brahms. (Click on heading for full description.)


There is a Crack in Everything: That’s How the Light Gets in

Humanities Forum
Wednesday, March 4 | 7:00 p.m.
Michael Rakowitz, Professor, Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University
Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Room 132

Artist Michael Rakowitz discusses his work in the context of hope and antagonism, and at the intersection of problem solving and trouble-making. Rakowitz’s interventions in urban spaces extend from paraSITE (1998 – ongoing), in which the artist builds inflatable shelters for homeless people that attach to the exterior vents of a building’s HVAC system, to Minaret (2001 – ongoing), in which access is gained to rooftops in Western cities and the Islamic call to prayer is sounded. (Click heading for full description.)

Ben Allison

Ben Allison, jazz bass, with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble

Friday, March 13 | 7:30 p.m.
Ben Allison, jazz bass, with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble
Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

As part of the Department of Music’s Jazz Festival, award-winning bassist and composer Ben Allison performs a concert of his music with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Belzer. Ben Allison is one of a few band leaders working in jazz today who has developed his own instantly identifiable sound. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and hummable melodies, he draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to 20th century classical and world music traditions, seamlessly blending them into a cinematic, cohesive whole. (Click on heading for full description.)

Artwork by Meghan Marx

Incidental Matters

Visual Arts
March 24 – April 10
Incidental Matters: An Exhibition of Emerging Artists from the Intermedia + Digital Arts (IMDA) MFA Program at UMBC
Jordan Faye Contemporary, Maryland Art Place (MAP), and Current Gallery

UMBC’s MFA 2015 candidates — Tim (Silouan) Bubb, Chanan Delivuk, Kata Frederick, Jason Hughes, Meghan Marx and Victor Torres — are featured in Incidental Matters, presented jointly at Jordan Faye Contemporary and Maryland Art Place (MAP) (both at 218 West Saratoga Street), and Current Gallery (421 North Howard Street). An Opening Reception will be held simultaneously at all three spaces on Thursday, March 26, from 5 to 7 pm. (Click heading for full description.)

CIRCA Catalyst Bradley Cella

CIRCA Catalyst: Stephen Bradley and Lisa Cella

Wednesday, March 25 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
CIRCA Catalyst
With presenters Stephen Bradley and Lisa Cella
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). UMBC associate professors Stephen Bradley, Visual Arts, and Lisa Cella, Music, will present on their recent collaborative “deep-listening — deep seeing” performance, combining video projection and flute performance. (Click on heading for full description.)


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