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
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.)

Visual Arts
Visiting Artist Ryan Hoover
Thursday, September 27, 5 p.m.
Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building 118

The Department of Visual Arts presents a visiting artist lecture by Ryan Hoover, an interdisciplinary artist and researcher actively addressing the impact of emerging technologies on our more-than-human world. (Click heading for full description.)

Black Velvet

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.)

Neil Feather

Neil Feather, inventor of instruments and sound sculptures
High Zero Workshop
Friday, September 28, 12 p.m.
Music Box

In partnership with the High Zero festival of improvised and experimental music, the Department of Music presents a workshop by Neil Feather. (Click heading for full description.)

Kevin Short

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.)

CIRCA Presents 
Mark Alice Durant and Gary Rozanc — New Publications

Wednesday, October 3, 12 – 1 p.m.

223 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Mark Alice Durant and Gary Rozanc, who will speak about their recent publications. (Click heading for full description.)