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

Visual Arts
Depth of Field: Recent Acquisitions
August 29 – December 19
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.)

CIRCA Professional Development Intensive

Arts/Interdisciplinary
CIRCA Professional Development Intensive
Friday, September 7, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
102 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The CIRCA (Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts) Professional Development Intensive convenes arts leaders from Maryland and leading UMBC faculty to share research, missions, and ideas. (Click heading for full description.)

Visual Arts
A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textile, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951 – 1954
September 13 – December 8
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 5 – 7 p.m.
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.)

Carolina Guerrero

Humanities Forum
Carolina Guerrero, CEO and co-founder of Radio Ambulante: “Breaking the Language Barrier One Story at a Time”
Monday, September 17, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

What does it take to build a loyal and growing audience for a US-based Spanish-language podcast? How can Latino and Latin American stories told in Spanish overcome the language barrier and have maximum impact on the wider culture? In this talk, Carolina Guerrero, CEO and co-founder of Radio Ambulante, will discuss her podcast’s mission, its challenges, and its extraordinary growth. (Click heading for full description.)

Black Velvet

Dance
Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes
An award-winning multidisciplinary performance artwork by Shamel Pitts, Mirelle Martins and Lucca Del Carlo
Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, 8 p.m.
Dance Cube

Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes, an award-winning multidisciplinary performance artwork by Shamel Pitts, Mirelle Martins and Lucca Del Carlo, researches and shares the sensibility of ideals, models and textures as a projection of self. (Click heading for full description.)

Kevin Short

Music
David W. Smith Gala, featuring bass-baritone Kevin Short
Saturday, September 29, 5 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Kevin Short, distinguished operatic bass-baritone and pedagogue, will present a solo recital to support UMBC’s David W. Smith Memorial Fund, benefiting vocal arts students at UMBC. Please join us for this unforgettable evening of song and celebration. (Click heading for full description.)

Anasi Trio

Music
Anasi Trio
Sunday, October 7, 3 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Anasi Trio, featuring Mark Merella, Matt Belzer (director of jazz studies at UMBC), and Larry Melton celebrate the launch of their debut album, On the Path, with an afternoon of jazz. (Click heading for full description.)