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Music
The Second Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala
Saturday, September 24, concert 5 p.m.
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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SEEING SCIENCE Film Festival
Films from 1966: Fantastic Voyage, Fahrenheit 451, Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.
September 14, 21 and 28 in Lecture Hall 1

In celebration of UMBC’s 50th Anniversary, the SEEING SCIENCE Film Festival presents films that were released in 1966, including Fantastic Voyage, Fahrenheit 451, and Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (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

The forces that contributed to the founding of UMBC — from emerging need triggered by the post-World War II baby boom to a higher education ideal conceptualized by Chancellor Albin O. Kuhn — converged on September 19, 1966 with the commencement of the first classes at the new university. 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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Medieval and Early Modern Studies and English Department Lecture
Bernadette Andrea, Celia Jacobs Endowed Professor of British Literature at University of Texas, San Antonio
Tuesday, September 27, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

As part of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program’s year-long focus on Islam, the program welcomes Dr. Bernadette Andrea for a talk on her book “English Women Staging Islam.” (Click heading for full description.)

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Department of Philosophy
Quayshawn Spencer, Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
Wednesday, September 28, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

In this talk, Spencer will locate the underlying problem for US race theories as being a metametaphysical commitment to racial monism—the view that there is a single nature and reality for race. (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 suggests there is no passive witnessing in the universe, and that 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.)