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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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.

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
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Livewire 10 new music festival presents Dream Prayer Observatory, an installation by Dan Bailey, photographer; Alan Wonneberger, surround audio; Linda Dusman, composer; and Airi Yoshioka, violin (recorded).

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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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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.

Lion Brothers Building, 875 Hollins Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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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Monday, November 11, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Room 216, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents sound artist Bonnie Jones, who describes her work as telling the stories that objects would tell if they could.

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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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UMBC Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble under the direction of Brian Kaufman.

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UMBC Percussion Ensemble

Thursday, December 5, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Music Box

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tom Goldstein.

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Friday, December 6, 2019 – Saturday, December 7, 2019
– 8:00 p.m.

Proscenium Theatre

The Department of Dance presents the annual Spring Dance Showcase, featuring student performances of works by faculty, students, and artists-in-residence. 

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UMBC Gamelan

Friday, December 6, 2019
5:00 p.m.

Music Box

UMBC’s Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Gina Beck, performs traditional Javanese music on the Department of Music’s Javanese gamelan.

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UMBC New Music Ensemble

Saturday, December 7, 2019
2:00 p.m.

Music Box

The Department of Music presents the UMBC New Music Ensemble, which explores and performs Western chamber music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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Jubilee Singers

Saturday, December 7, 2019
5:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Jubilee Singers under the direction of Janice Jackson. The performance will be followed immediately by the UMBC Gospel Choir at 8 p.m.

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UMBC Jazz

Sunday, December 8, 2019
3:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents UMBC Jazz in Concert under the direction of Matthew Belzer, featuring all of the UMBC jazz groups, large and small, and spotlighting student compositions.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music Honors Showcase is a culmination of students’ work in the areas of solo performance, chamber ensemble performance, and composition.

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Ongoing on seeingscience.umbc.edu

SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture

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.

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Open year-round

UMBC campus, inside Hilltop Circle between Administration Drive and Commons Drive

Joseph Beuys was an influential German artist known for his performances, sculptures, environments, vitrines, prints, posters, and thousands of drawings. Beuys highlighted the need for greater environmental awareness across the globe through his ongoing social sculpture project entitled, 7000 Oaks. With the help of over 20 organizations, 7000 Oaks inspired the planting of over 350 trees and several stones by over 500 people in Baltimore Parks and at the UMBC sculpture site in 2000.

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