Todd Forsgren Adelaide’s Warbler (Setophaga adelaidae), 2009 From the series Ornithological Accession no. 2016-07-001

Visual Arts
Depth of Field: Acquisitions to the Photography Collections, 2008 – 2018
Through December 19
Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
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.)

Visual Arts
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.)

POSTPONED
Visual Arts
“Demystifying Design Thinking”
Workshop and lecture with Visiting Designer Gary Rozanc
Thursday, November 15, 5 p.m.
343 Fine Arts Building

The Department of Visual Arts presents a workshop and lecture by Gary Rozanc, an assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and host of the Design Edu Today podcast. (Click heading for full description.)

POSTPONED
Visual Arts — Film Screening
FACE OF A NATION: What Happened to the World’s Fair?
With Director Mina Chow
Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m.
Room 132, Performing Arts and Humanities 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 FACE OF A NATION: What Happened to the World’s Fair?, a film by architect Mina Chow that explores the controversy surrounding American participation in World’s Fairs. (Click heading for full description.)

Please note: The performance scheduled for Thursday, November 15 has been canceled due to inclement weather. All ticket holders will automatically receive refunds. We hope to see you at one of the other performances!

Theatre
Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Nyalls Hartman
November 15 – 18
Proscenium Theatre

Following an accidental meeting in a coffee shop, a woman, Jean, inherits (or rather, pockets) an incessantly ringing cell phone from underneath its recently deceased owner, Gordon. Caught up in a series of strange encounters, Jean must confront her own assumptions… (Click heading for full description.)

Dance
First Works
Friday, November 16, 8 p.m.
Dance Cube (337 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)

UMBC Dance students present choreographic work for the first time in this First Works dance concert. (Click heading for full description.)

UMBC New Music Ensemble

Music
Student Composers Workshop
Sunday, November 18, 3 p.m.
Music Box

The Department of Music presents a Student Composers Workshop, featuring premieres of new compositions. (Click heading for full description.)