Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Library Gallery presents Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter. Working at the forefront of experimental photography, Fichter combined drawing, hand photoengraving processes, and photographic images to create striking images.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – Friday, September 27, 2019

Hallway Gallery, Fine Arts Building, First Floor

UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts presents Baltimore Psychic Portraits, Karen Finley’s portraits of historically influential Baltimoreans, on display in the Hallway Gallery on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 – Saturday, October 5, 2019

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Spectrum: 2019 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Lê Quan Ninh

Friday, September 20, 2019
12:00 p.m.

Music Box

In partnership with the 2019 High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music, UMBC presents percussionist Lê Quan Ninh, known for performances that mix improvised acoustic and electroacoustic music, performance art, dance, poetry, experimental cinema, photography and video.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Room 221, Fine Arts Building

Paternal Rites is a first-person essay film by Jules Rosskam that examines the secret underbelly of a contemporary Jewish American family as they grapple with the after effects of physical and sexual abuse on their present-day lives.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Open year-round

Room 558, Fine Arts Building

Much to the chagrin of artists, there are legal implications to making creative work. This applies to amateurs and professionals alike in all mediums of expression. The minute that you put paint to canvas, or sine wave to hard drive, or light to celluloid, copyright gets involved. During this talk, we will cover introductory legal issues related to copyright and contracts, and we will discuss how these two areas of the law relate to your work as an artist.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 – Friday, September 27, 2019
– 8:00 p.m.

Dance Cube

Led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, the queer, all-male company MADBOOTS DANCE is known for its fearless athleticism and unashamed intimacy – named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine who noted that Diaz and Campbell, “are making a unique mark on concert dance with highly original movement that pushes skill and stamina to the limit.”

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Friday, September 27, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

428 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Art and Science Collaborations on Climate Justice for a Living Ocean is in an IMET – CIRCA panel event: visual artists and marine biologists present and discuss their collaborations.

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Leona Mitchell

Saturday, September 28, 2019
5:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Grammy Award winning soprano Leona Mitchell is one of America’s most beloved and celebrated sopranos, having spent 18 seasons as a leading spinto soprano at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Proceeds from the David W. Smith Gala will support an annual scholarship for a young vocalist pursuing education at UMBC.

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Monday, September 30, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Editing the world’s largest open source encyclopedia is a political act. In this workshop, attendees will be introduced to the politics and practicalities of Wikipedia editing.

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Jackson Katz

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
4:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Recital Hall

Jackson Katz, founder and director of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Strategies, speaks on “Men’s Leadership in Gender-Based Violence Prevention Is a Social Justice Imperative.”

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Hiram Diaz

Sunday, October 6, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Euphonium soloist Hiram Diaz joins UMBC faculty and students for a night of incredible brass music, including Aaron Copland’s iconic Fanfare for the Common Man.

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Jennifer Trimble

Thursday, October 10, 2019
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Jennifer Trimble, associate professor of classics at Stanford University, will speak on “The Visual Workings of Roman Slave Sales.”

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Sheila Olmstead

Thursday, October 10, 2019
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor

Sheila Olmstead, Professor of Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, will speak on “The Economic Costs of Water Pollution.”

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Bassey Ikpi

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
5:00 p.m.

Skylight Room, The Commons

The 2019–2020 Department of English Reading Series presents Bassey Ikpi, an American-Nigerian writer, mental health advocate, and performing poet who recently published a collection of essays, I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying.

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Aisslinn Nosky

Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Hailed as “a fearsomely powerful musician” by The Toronto Star, Canadian-born violinist Aisslinn Nosky is one of the most versatile and dynamic violinists today. She joins UMBC’s Collegium for performances of works by Vivaldi and Telemann.

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Sunday, October 20, 2019
3:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Open year-roun

Acting Directing Studio (ADS), Performing Arts and Humanities Building (PAHB 105)

So you want to produce a play? Katie and Kiirstn share how they established their theatre company, Interrobang Theatre, as recent graduates of UMBC’s theatre program and share tips on how to produce plays with a limited budget and resources in Baltimore. Learn how to make #art with your #friends.

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Keisai Eisen — Evening Glow at Nihonbashi

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Amy Stanley, associate professor of history at Northwestern University, will speak on “A View from Edo, The Greatest City in the World.”

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Ruckus new music ensemble opens UMBC’s annual new music festival — Livewire 10: Rewind / Fast Forward — with a program of music featuring works by Tristan Murail, Rune Glerup, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Olivier Messiaen, Katharina Rosenberger, and Ben Johnston.

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Friday, October 25, 2019
12:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The next generation of emerging talent is showcased in this concert, featuring premieres and works in progress by UMBC student composers, performed by their colleagues.

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Friday, October 25, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The vocal ensemble Third Practice presents the North American premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino’s rarely performed 12 Madrigali — 17th-century haiku by the poet Basho that are turned inside out and upside down in the ‘“unreliable mirror” of Sciarrino’s otherworldly music.

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Saturday, October 26, 2019
1:00 p.m.

Music Box

Curated by Dr. Patricia Burt (Assistant Professor of Music, University of Delaware),  Livewire 10 presents scholars and performers presenting papers and lecture recitals reflecting on influences in works by contemporary composers. Influences 1: Nature and Spectralism 1 p.m. Choosing a Location for Music for Wilderness Lake Sarah Teetsel, University of Buffalo 1:30 p.m. Inspiration and Transformation — […]

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Saturday, October 26, 2019
5:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Soprano Susan Botti and clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich present the premiere of Rahilia Hasanova’s chamber opera for two performers, Pendulum Clocks (2014).

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
3:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Founded in 2004 by artistic director Richard Scerbo, Inscape Chamber Orchestra is pushing the boundaries of classical music in riveting performances that reach across genres and generations, and transcend the confines of the traditional classical concert experience.

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Black Box Theatre

Thursday, October 24, 2019 – Sunday, October 27, 2019

Black Box Theatre

UMBC Theatre presents Hunting and Gathering by Brooke Berman, directed by Susan Stroupe. Four New Yorkers seek shelter, both physical and spiritual, in a variety of temporary abodes and one another in this dark comedy.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location TBD

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents Elissa Blount Moorhead, an artist and producer exploring the poetics of quotidian Black life, to emphasize gestural dialectics of quiet domesticity and community building. She dwells in both immutable Black culture and the impermanence of its physical manifestations.

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Umbilicus

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Music Box

The percussion quartet Umbilicus — featuring three UMBC alumni — will perform works by Will Redman, Tom Goldstein, Jennifer Walshe and others.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019 – Saturday, December 14, 2019

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Distal’s Musk: Rosy Keyser, featuring new works by the artist. The haunting paintings which comprise Distal Musk are constructed from ordinary materials: linen and canvas, aluminum paint, gravel, and sawdust combined into artworks that build on the ideas established by art brut and Action painting.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Room 216, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

J.M. Giordano will present his photographic project SHUTTERED: Images from the Fall of Bethlehem Steel, currently on view at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. From 1887 to 2012, the Bethlehem Steel Mill at Sparrows Point provided steady if dangerous work for tens of thousands of men and women. With the shuttering of the Point’s blast furnaces, the world inhabited by local steelworkers took a number of hits, and the effects continue to reverberate today.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Harry Appelman trio brings a lyrical and swinging style to interpretations of material from composers ranging from Jerome Kern to Thelonious Monk, as well as original compositions.

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UMBC Percussion Ensemble

Friday, November 8, 2019
3:00 p.m.

Music Box

The UMBC and Salisbury University Percussion Ensembles join forces for an afternoon of new music.

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Fall Dance Showcase

Friday, November 8, 2019 – Saturday, November 9, 2019
– 8:00 p.m.

Dance Cube

The Department of Dance presents the Senior Dance Concert, featuring new works that explore the past, present, and future of the human experience through elaborate and exciting movement.

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Nimi Wariboko

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
6:00 p.m.

University Center Ballroom

Nimi Wariboko will speak on “The Future of Du Bois: Consciousness, Citizenship, and Epistemology in Africa.”

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Musica Spira

Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Musica Spira, featuring Grace Srinivasan, soprano, and Paula Maust, harpsichord, with guest artist Stephanie Zimmerman, baroque violin, present The Ugly Virtuosa — Reviews of the Women Behind the Music.

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Friday, November 15, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Dance Cube

UMBC Dance students present choreographic work for the first time in this First Works dance concert.

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Black Box Theatre

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – Sunday, December 8, 2019

Black Box Theatre

UMBC Theatre presents Girls on a Dirt Pile by Susan McCully, directed by Eve Muson. In an unspecified way station or border crossing, we meet a group of women who, stripped of their former privilege, come to understand themselves at the most elemental level. Despite total humiliation, they fight for their dignity and agency, aware that they will be the moral and emotional victors in the continuing war against structural patriarchy.

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UMBC Camerata

Saturday, November 23, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Camerata Chamber Choir under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo.

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UMBC Symphony

Sunday, November 24, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of guest conductor Jason Love.

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Erin K. Hogan

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
4:00 p.m.

Dance Cube

Erin K. Hogan, associate professor of modern languages, linguistics, and intercultural communication at UMBC, will speak on “Can the Children of Iberian Cinemas Speak? A Video Essay.”

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