Visual Arts
Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection
August 30 – December 12
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection is an exhibition of approximately 75 photographs from The Mark Rice Collection, donated to the Special Collections at the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery at UMBC in 1998. The exhibition considers various aesthetic, social, and historical aspects of the photographic representation of the male body since 1969 and the history of gay male photography. This exhibition sets out to display and entice contemplation of the male body and engage the complicated dynamics of looking at the male form. (Click heading for full description.)

Visual Arts
Gun Show
September 4 – October 14
Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, September 7, 5 to 7 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Gun Show, an exhibition of more than 100 life-size replicas of assault rifles created by artist David Hess from “rescued” objects. Hess aims for this project to foster dialogue about one of the most volatile issues of our time – guns, who should or should not own them, whether or not to legislate them, ramifications of their use or misuse, and how issues of race, class, gender identity, and age impact every aspect of these questions. (Click heading for full description.)

Death’s Cabaret — A Love Story
Friday, September 8, 8 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents a concerto for the 21st century — a cabaret concerto. A unique and thrilling marriage of the 19th century concerto form with the grime and sensuality of cabaret — both an innovation and a re-invention of an ancient tradition. Dangerous, intimate, raw and virtuosic, it promises to be an unforgettable night. (Click heading for full description.)

CIRCA Presents: Susan McCully
Wednesday, September 13, 12 – 1 p.m.
216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents playwright Susan McCully, who will speak on her new work All She Must Possess, a play inspired by the life of Etta Cone. (Click heading for full description.)

Visual Arts
Visiting Artist Barbara Hammer
Wednesday, September 13, 5:30 p.m.
Room 132 PAHB

The Department of Visual Arts presents a visiting artist lecture by Barbara Hammer, a visual artist working primarily in film and video. Considered a pioneer of queer cinema, she has made over 80 moving image works in a career that spans 40 years. (Click heading for full description.)

Social Science Forum
Amy M. Froide: “Silent Partners” Women as Investors in Britain’s First Stock Market
Thursday, September 14, 4 – 5 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

One of the world’s first stock markets emerged in the coffeehouses of London in the 1690s. Up to one third of investors in corporations such as the East India and South Sea companies, the Bank of England, and the national debt were women. (Click heading for full description.)

Daniel Beaty: Emergency
Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16, 8 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

Award-winning actor, singer, writer, and community activist Daniel Beaty presents his critically acclaimed one-person play Emergency. Present day. A slave ship emerges out of the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty sending NYC into a frenzy. Emergency is an intricately woven, urgent, witty and moving exploration of our shared humanity and what it means to be free. An explosive play where rhythm, rhyme and remembrance rise. (Click heading for full description.)