SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture
Through April 2017

Through its multiple components, SEEING SCIENCE looks at the forms scientific images take, what they reveal, how they transform the disciplines they serve, and lives they influence. (Click heading for full description.)


Visual Arts
Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition
January 30 – March 26
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition presents paintings by 36 contemporary artists from Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma. Created following the transition period of 2011, when a military-backed civilian government replaced oppressive rule by military junta and the country once famous for its seclusion re-entered the world stage, the paintings illustrate current artistic practice in Myanmar and present a series of creative viewpoints on a rapidly changing society. (Click heading for complete information.)


Humanities Forum – Social Sciences Forum – Visual Arts
“Myanmar: Perspectives on a Society in Transition”
Christina Fink, Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Wednesday, February 1, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Myanmar has been undergoing profound political, economic, and social change. Throughout this process, the military leadership and political parties have both cooperated and competed in their efforts to impose their vision for the future. Meanwhile, citizens have sought to take advantage of greater freedoms and opportunities, while also re-imagining their country’s identity and place in the world. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition on display at the Library Gallery. (Click heading for full description.)


Visual Art
Antoni Muntadas: Activating Artifacts — Interpretation, Translation, Education
February 2 – March 17
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Produced in close collaboration with world-renowned multimedia artist Antoni Muntadas, this site-specific exhibition project addresses a gradual but steady shift in academia, addressing a gradual but steady shift in academia. Through his work, Muntadas addresses social, political and communication issues, often investigating channels of information and the ways in which they may be used to censor or promulgate ideas. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. (Click heading for complete information.)


Celebration of Spirituals
Sunday, February 12, 5 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Members of the United States Army Soldiers’ Chorus and the Baltimore-based ensemble Mosaic Sound perform African American spirituals in celebration of Black History Month. (Click heading for full description.)


Baltimore Dance Project
Thursday – Saturday, February 9 – 11, 8 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

Baltimore Dance Project returns to UMBC’s Performing Arts and Humanities Building Proscenium Theatre for its 33nd annual performance with a dynamic new program, featuring premieres of new works by Carol Hess and Doug Hamby, performances by Sandra Lacy and others dancers, multimedia by Timothy Nohe, and live music by Janice Jackson and others. (Click heading for full description.)


Christian Tremblay and Audrey Andrist
Thursday, February 16, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

UMBC’s Christian Tremblay and Audrey Andrist team up for a evening of stellar chamber music featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 454; Béla Bartók’s Rhapsody No. 1, Sz. 87; and Ottorino Respighi’s Violin Sonata in B Minor. (Click heading for full description.)