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Humanities Forum
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Chicano performance artist, writer, activist, and educator
“Guillermo Gómez-Peña Unplugged: A Brand New Spoken-word Monologue by el Mad Mex”
Tuesday, September 13, 7 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Guillermo Gómez-Peña, aka “El border brujo,” draws from his 30-year archive to present a unique perspective on the future of the Americas. He invokes performance art as a form of radical democracy and citizenship. Combining spoken word poetry, activist theory, radical storytelling and language experimentation, Gómez-Peña comments on the art world, academia, new technologies, war and violence in the United States, organized crime in Mexico, gender and race politics, and complications surrounding gentrification. (Click heading for full description.)

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Exhibition
Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50
September 15 to December 16
Tour and reception: Monday, September 19, 3:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This exhibition tells some of the many stories of the university’s exciting beginning and continuing development through items selected from UMBC’s University Archives including photographs, documents, objects, books and ephemera. (Click heading for full description.)

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David Yager, President of the University of Arts
“The Next 50 Years: A Visionary’s Perspective on the Future of the Arts at UMBC”
Monday, September 19, 5 – 6 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Reception to follow on the PAHB Terrace Patio

Curious about how the arts will expand and thrive in academia? David Yager, President of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, will inspire us to think futuristically about the potential and value of an arts education at UMBC. (Click heading for full description.)

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Music
Second Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala
Saturday, September 24, 5 p.m. wine tasting and 8 p.m. concert
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

UMBC is delighted to announce world-renowned soprano soloist Janice Chandler-Eteme as the guest artist for the Second Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala to benefit vocal arts at UMBC. (Click heading for full description.)

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Dance
Tracy Broyles: THE OBSERVER EFFECT
Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m.
Dance Cube (337 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)

In this richly layered performance a dancer, two musicians, and a video artist respond to the quantum puzzle that there is no passive witnessing in the universe, and we are at once subject and object of our own creative forces. (Click heading for full description.)

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Visual Arts
September 29 – December 10
Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, September 29, 5 to 7 p.m., and the exhibition will open for regular hours on Friday, September 30.

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television is the first exhibition to explore how avant-garde art influenced and shaped the look and content of network television in its formative years, from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. During this period, the pioneers of American television — many of them young, Jewish, and aesthetically adventurous — had adopted modernism as a source of inspiration. Revolution of the Eye looks at how the dynamic new medium, in its risk-taking and aesthetic experimentation, paralleled and embraced cutting-edge art and design. (Click heading for full description.)

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Interdisciplinary
SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture
Online and Campus-Wide Programs
Ongoing 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.)

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