Interdisciplinary
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
Through 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.)

Social Sciences Forum
“The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: A Tragedy of Race and Public Health”
James Jones, Professor, University of Arkansas
Monday, March 27, 4 p.m.
University Center Ballroom

From 1932 until 1972, the United States Public Health Service (PHS) conducted a deadly, deceptive, and unethical medical experiment on more than 400 poverty stricken, poorly educated African-American sharecroppers in and around Tuskegee, the county seat of Macon County, nestled in the heart of Alabama’s “black belt.” Professor Jones will explain how the experiment got started, how it could have gone on for forty years, and how it reflected salient aspects of the history of race relations in the United States. (Click heading for full description.)

Music
Ana Spasić in Concert
Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Department of Music in partnership with the Piacenza Conservatory in Italy presents soprano Ana Spasić in concert. Her program will feature contemporary works by Italian and American composers, including Elio: Visions of Light II by Linda Dusman, professor and chair of music. (Click heading for full description.)

Music
Violin Portraits: Recent Violin Music of Stuart Saunders Smith
Airi Yoshioka, violin, with the University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble
Thursday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Violinist Airi Yoshioka presents major new compositions by composer Stuart Sanders Smith: The Rivers of Maine for solo violin and Crystal Night for solo violin and percussion quartet, for which she will be joined by the University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble (Lee Hinkle, director; Jonathan Clancy; Chris Herman; Robert Shroyer). (Click heading for full description.)

Theatre
Studio 3: Suddenly Last Summer
Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2
Black Box Theatre

The Department of Theatre presents Studio 3: Student Directed One-Act Plays. Studio 3’s spring 2017 production features Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams, directed by Hannah Kennedy. Catherine Holly has witnessed the murder of her cousin Sebatian, which has sent her to a psychiatric hospital. When Sebastian’s mother, Mrs. Venable, invites a psychiatrist to question Catherine about her story, she paints a picture so graphic it’s almost unbelievable. Mrs. Venable would rather not believe it and have her son’s secrets remain secrets. In one of Tennessee Williams’ most haunting pieces of writing, how far will a mother go to preserve her son’s reputation? (Click heading for full description.)

Interdisciplinary UMBC at Light City Baltimore March 31 – April 8 Baltimore City With art, ideas and entertainment, UMBC adds spark to Light City Baltimore! A festival of light, music, and innovation, Light City will transform Baltimore City with world class light displays and sculptures, video projections on buildings and interactive technologies to create once-in-a-lifetime […]