Depth of Field: Acquisitions to the Photography Collections, 2008 – 2018
Through December 19
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
The exhibition Depth of Field presents approximately one hundred images acquired over the last ten years by UMBC’s Photography Collections through generous gifts from donors and artists. The photographs on view highlight the breadth and depth of the collection and illustrate the range of forms, technology, and artists that historically shaped the medium and are presently impacting its ongoing evolution. (Click heading for full description.)
A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951 – 1954
Continuing through December 8
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textile, Wallpapers, Containers and Packaging, an exhibition based on three historically significant traveling exhibitions of contemporary mass-produced, American-designed consumer goods that were commissioned by the U.S. Department of State in the early 1950s. It recreates and interprets those early Cold War exhibitions — including American textiles, wallpapers, containers, and packaging — restating and interpreting part of each display as it might have appeared in the early 1950s. (Click heading for full description.)
She Like Girls by Chisa Hutchinson
Directed by Eve Muson
Black Box Theatre
She Like Girls is a coming-of-age, coming-out love story set in Newark in the early 2000s. This hip, sharp romantic comedy is sure to challenge your notions about identity, representation, and community. (Click heading for complete information.)
UMBC Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, October 21, 3 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
The Department of Music presents the UMBC Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer. (Click heading for full description.)
Humanities Forum — Webb Lecture
Simon P. Newman, Sir Denis Brogan Professor of American History, University of Glasgow
“Thinks Himself Free: Escaped Slaves in 18th Century Britain”
Tuesday, October 23, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
There were thousands of enslaved people in eighteenth-century Britain, brought from around the world by colonists, merchants, planters, clergymen, government officials, and officers. While valued for their labor, these enslaved men, women, and, most especially, children, served as symbols of the success of their masters. This lecture will explore the attempts at escape of some of those enslaved men, women, and children. (Click heading for full description.)
Designing America’s Face in the Cultural Cold War
Lecture with Beverly Payeff-Masey
Tuesday, October 23, 7 p.m.
Lecture Hall 306, Fine Arts Building
In conjunction with the exhibition A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951 – 1954, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents “Designing America’s Face in the Cultural Cold War,” a lecture with Beverly Payeff-Masey. (Click heading for full description.)
Visiting Artist Iman Djouini
Wednesday, October 24, 5 p.m.
Recital Hall, FA118
Iman Djouini is a multidisciplinary artist who works in print media, digital fabrication, installation, photography, film and public art. Her research-based practice explores the employment of language and design as tools for shaping perception. (Click heading for full description.)