Monday, January 27, 2020 – Friday, March 13, 2020

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Since 2011, Antonio McAfee has been making work influenced by historical portraiture of African Americans in the The Exhibition of American Negroes presented at the Paris World Exposition in 1900 by W.E.B. Du Bois – his is a ‘counter archive’ challenging racist assumptions.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020 – Saturday, March 14, 2020


The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents The Museum of the Old Colony, an art installation by Pablo Delano. Spanning more than a century of objects and images, Delano’s installation illuminates the oppression of the past while alluding to the stark reality of Puerto Rico in the present — an unincorporated territory of the United States where U.S. citizens continue to be exploited, ignored, and underrepresented.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents a lecture by Pablo Delano on his installation The Museum of the Old Colony, on view at the CADVC from January 30 through March 14.

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Linehan Concert Hall

Friday, February 21, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Jazz Faculty Ensemble will perform a selection of classic and original jazz compositions.

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Linehan Concert Hall

Saturday, February 22, 2020
3:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Maryland All State Jazz Band Concert, hosted by the Maryland Music Educators Association, is a culmination of the hard work of students from all over the state of Maryland. Students are selected from across the state to participate in this concert by audition.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Deborah Carr will discuss her new book, Golden Years?, in which she examines the complex ways that socioeconomic status, race, and gender shape nearly every aspect of older adults’ lives.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
5:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Antonio McAfee in conversation with Shawn Michelle Smith about his work in the exhibition Antonio McAfee: Through the Layers, Pt. 2. Reception to follow this program.

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Friday, February 28, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer and featuring drummer Vince Cherico. Five-time Grammy Award winner Cherico is a renowned latin jazz drummer who has toured the world and performed on numerous recordings.

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Sunday, March 1, 2020
5:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

UMBC’s Wind Ensemble teams up with The Sounding Board, Baltimore Symphony’s OrchKids students, singer-songwriter Diana Lawrence, Emmy-nominated composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain, and other special guests to present an interactive musical event exploring the issue of gun violence. Music, multimedia, and spoken-word serve as catalysts for an interactive discussion with performers and audience members facilitated by Kimberly Moffitt, associate professor and director of the Language, Literacy & Cultural doctoral program and affiliate associate professor of Africana Studies at UMBC.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Based on historical research as well as on-site experience at the border, this talk examines the current “crisis” of asylum seekers arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

In the spirit of armchair travelers everywhere, the Voyager Ensemble, co-directed by Airi Yoshioka and  David Yang, explores a new country of the world every concert by combining standard repertoire along with a contemporary work by a composer from the region. This year’s concert focuses on FINLAND…

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Duo Parnas

Saturday, March 7, 2020
3:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

This event is a production of the Shriver Hall Concert Series. Grammy Award-nominated Duo Parnas is the critically acclaimed collaboration of two sisters, violinist Madalyn Parnas Möller and cellist Cicely Parnas. They have performed at the Tanglewood, Banff and Shanghai festivals, among others, and their Baltimore debut features Kodaly’s rhapsodic duo.

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Saturday, March 7, 2020
7:00 p.m.

The Music Box

This is event is presented by Out of the Studio, a newly created series by the flute studios of Lisa Cella and Lori Kesner. Out of the Studio is centered on pedagogical issues of performance and style and the work of young rising stars in the flute world.   In the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic […]

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Guitar Orchestras

Sunday, March 8, 2020
2:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

This event is a production of the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, featuring various Maryland guitar orchestras and ensembles. Sergio Assad will be a special guest conductor for the Baltimore premiere of his Giornata a Nettuno for guitar orchestra with BCGS Artist-in-Residence Meng Su as soloist.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The electoral gains for women in the 2018 election were notable, but that numeric progress was not felt by all women nor did it yield gender parity in American politics.

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Patrick Crossland and Alexander Frangenheim

Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Musicians Patrick Crossland and Alexander Frangenheim present a program of new music for the rarely heard combination of trombone and bass.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Recital Hall

This talk uncovers how the push to uplift Black homeownership had descended into a goldmine for realtors and mortgage lenders, and a ready-made cudgel for the champions of deregulation to wield against government intervention.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 – Sunday, April 5, 2020

Black Box Theatre

UMBC Theatre presents Gwyneth, devised by Chelsea Pace and the Ensemble. Gwyneth digs into how “Wellness” has come to mean wealthy, white, thinness, how self-care became commodified, and the purposes and pitfalls of “influencer culture.”

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Monday, March 30, 2020 – Sunday, May 24, 2020

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This exhibition, organized by Aperture Foundation, addresses the unique role photography plays in creating a visual record of this national crisis, despite the increasing difficulty of gaining access inside prisons.

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Behzod Abduraimov

Saturday, March 28, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

This event is a production of the Candlelight Concert Society. Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov returns to the CCS series with a program of Chopin preludes, Debussy’s Children’s Corner, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
5:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The English Department Reading Series will be hosting Anthony Moll, a Baltimore-based writer and educator. His debut memoir, Out of Step, won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for bisexual nonfiction. Book signing and refreshments to follow the event. This event is free and open to the public.   Co-sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the […]

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Thursday, April 2, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Miranda Fricker will explore the main forms of epistemic injustices through a discussion of contemporary campaigning work by the sculptor Doris Salcedo and the Network of Women Victims and Professionals in Colombia. She will introduce a new kind of epistemic injustice, or vice, that she has labeled “inferential inertia”.

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Lindsey Strand-Polyak

Friday, April 3, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Collegium Musicum, together with guest artist Lindsey Strand-Polyak and Paula Maust, will present music from the extremities of religious devotion during the counter-reformation in Western Europe, centered around the meditative and rhapsodic sonatas of The Sorrowful Mysteries, composed by Heinrich Biber (1604–1704). Each sonata in the set is an evocation and meditation on […]

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Inscape Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, April 5, 2020
3:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Inscape Chamber Orchestra’s performance will feature the world premiere of Mother of Exiles by UMBC professor Linda Dusman, works by Missy Mazzoli, Kaija Saariaho, Asha Srinivasan, and Julia Adolphe, as well as performances by UMBC’s Lisa Cella and Jaqueline Pollauf.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – Friday, April 24, 2020

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) and the Department of Visual Arts present Codex, the 2020 Intermedia and Digital Arts (IMDA) Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring work by Brandon Ables, Jason Charney, Mandy Morrison, and Adan Rodriguez.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor

Brown will present an interactive session on understanding the role that motivation plays in maintaining an active lifestyle through the lifespan.

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HYPERCUBE

Thursday, April 9, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Music Box

A quartet of saxophone, guitar, piano and percussion, HYPERCUBE embraces the boundaries of chamber music, at home in both electric and acoustic worlds. This group of gritty NYC musicians was formed with the goal of performing high quality, cutting-edge, challenging repertoire that is often underperformed.

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Monday, April 13, 2020
5:30 p.m.

Fine Arts Recital Hall

UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts presents a lecture by celebrated artist Krzysztof Wodiczko – an artist renowned for large-scale slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments. He has realized more than 90 of such public projections and installations in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, Turkey, Germany, Holland, Northern Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

In this 100th year of the 19th Amendment, Allison K. Lange explores how suffragists pioneered one of the first extensive visual campaigns in modern American history and how pictures, from early engravings and photographs to colorful posters, proved central to suffragists’ efforts to change expectations for women, fighting back against the accepted norms of their times.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020
4:00 p.m. Open year-round

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This presentation will demonstrate how old myths and assumptions about behavior can derail prevention efforts to reduce the rates of HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections and unplanned pregnancies, especially in people of color.

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Lisa Cella

Thursday, April 16, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Flutist Lisa Cella presents a program of new music, featuring Emergent by George Lewis (for flute and electronics), Tau by Richard Pressley (with trombonist Patrick Crossland), and other works.

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Balance Campaign

Friday, April 17, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Balance Campaign, a Washington D.C.-based contemporary ensemble, presents a program of new works.

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Fall Dance Showcase

Friday, April 17, 2020 – Saturday, April 18, 2020
– 8:00 p.m.

Dance Cube

The Department of Dance presents the Senior Dance Concert, featuring new works that explore the past, present, and future of the human experience through elaborate and exciting movement.

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Bergamot Quartet

Saturday, April 18, 2020
5:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Founded in Baltimore in 2016, the Bergamot Quartet is dedicated to interpreting the music of living composers and cultivating the voice of the string quartet as a living and blooming entity.

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Sunday, April 19, 2020
3:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Tango, samba, mambo, olé! Let the passion and energy of this music capture your heart and move your soul! Maryland Winds performs works by Turina, Ginastera, and Márquez, featuring trumpet soloist Christian Hinkle.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Climate change is an urgent social and ecological crisis that requires immediate and radical action. While governments and the private sector have made some important advances toward climate change mitigation, their actions remain insufficient.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Collegium Musicum, directed by Lindsay Johnson, is dedicated to the exploration and performance of vocal and instrumental music from the European Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, sampling musical repertoires created between 800 and 1750.

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UMBC Gamelan

Friday, April 24, 2020
6:00 p.m.

Music Box

UMBC’s Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Gina Beck, performs traditional Javanese music on the Department of Music’s Javanese gamelan.

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Friday, April 24, 2020
8:00 p.m.

Dance Cube

UMBC Dance students present choreographic work for the first time in this First Works dance concert.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Bell will discuss his new book, Stolen, a gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice. Richard Bell is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park. […]

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UMBC Chamber Music

Monday, April 29, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Chamber Players under the direction of Airi Yoshioka.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020
5:30 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This talk explores how visions of abolition guide and connect organizing across a range of social justice struggles. The examples highlight environmental justice, public sector labor unions, farm workers, undocumented households, criminalized youth, and community-based approaches to prevent and resolve gender and interpersonal violence.

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UMBC New Music Ensemble

Thursday, April 30, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC New Music Ensemble, which explores and performs Western chamber music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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Proscenium Theatre

Thursday, April 30, 2020 – Sunday, May 3, 2020

Proscenium Theatre

A scathing indictment of racism in American commercial theatre, Trouble in Mind tells the story of Wiletta Mayer, an African-American actress cast in a supposedly “progressive” play about racism by a white male author — it turns out to be anything but progressive, both in terms of its script and rehearsal environment. The production will be directed by Gerrad Taylor.

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Jubilee Singers

Saturday, May 2, 2020
5:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Jubilee Singers under the direction of Janice Jackson. The performance will be followed immediately by the UMBC Gospel Choir at 8 p.m.

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UMBC Jazz

Sunday, May 3, 2020
3:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents UMBC Jazz in Concert under the direction of Matthew Belzer, featuring all of the UMBC jazz groups, large and small, and spotlighting student compositions.

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UMBC Symphony

Sunday, May 3, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of conductor Jason Love.

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UMBC Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
8:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble under the direction of Brian Kaufman.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Jessica Berman explores the connections between radio and literary modernism in the Global South during the mid-twentieth century.

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UMBC Percussion Ensemble

Thursday, May 7, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Music Box

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tom Goldstein.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020 – Saturday, May 9, 2020
– 8:00 p.m.

Proscenium Theatre

The Department of Dance presents the annual Spring Dance Showcase, featuring student performances of works by faculty, students, and artists-in-residence. 

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Opera Workshop

Friday, May 8, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Opera Workshop under the direction of Sammy Huh.

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UMBC Camerata

Saturday, May 9, 2020
8:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Camerata Chamber Choir under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo.

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UMBC Chamber Music

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music Honors Showcase is a culmination of students’ work in the areas of solo performance, chamber ensemble performance, and composition.

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Monday, May 18, 2020 – Thursday, June 11, 2020

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Visual Art
2019 Visual Arts Senior Exhibition
May 21 – June 8
Opening reception: Tuesday, May 21, 5 – 7 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents the 2019 Visual Arts Senior Exhibition, celebrating the work of graduating seniors in Photography, Graphic Design, Cinematic Arts, Animation/Interactive Media, and Print Media. (Click heading for full description.)

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Open year-round

UMBC campus, inside Hilltop Circle between Administration Drive and Commons Drive

Joseph Beuys was an influential German artist known for his performances, sculptures, environments, vitrines, prints, posters, and thousands of drawings. Beuys highlighted the need for greater environmental awareness across the globe through his ongoing social sculpture project entitled, 7000 Oaks. With the help of over 20 organizations, 7000 Oaks inspired the planting of over 350 trees and several stones by over 500 people in Baltimore Parks and at the UMBC sculpture site in 2000.

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