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Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition

Visual Arts
Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition
Through March 26
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition presents paintings by 36 contemporary artists from Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma. Created following the transition period of 2011, when a military-backed civilian government replaced oppressive rule by military junta and the country once famous for its seclusion re-entered the world stage, the paintings illustrate current artistic practice in Myanmar and present a series of creative viewpoints on a rapidly changing society. (Click heading for complete information.)

Ana Spasić in Concert

Ana Spasić in Concert
Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Department of Music in partnership with the Piacenza Conservatory in Italy presents soprano Ana Spasić in concert. Her program will feature contemporary works by Italian and American composers, including Elio: Visions of Light II by Linda Dusman, professor and chair of music. (Click heading for full description.)

Studio 3, Student Laboratory Theatre

Studio 3: Suddenly Last Summer
Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2
Black Box Theatre

The Department of Theatre presents Studio 3: Student Directed One-Act Plays. Studio 3’s spring 2017 production features Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams, directed by Hannah Kennedy. Catherine Holly has witnessed the murder of her cousin Sebatian, which has sent her to a psychiatric hospital. When Sebastian’s mother, Mrs. Venable, invites a psychiatrist to question Catherine about her story, she paints a picture so graphic it’s almost unbelievable. Mrs. Venable would rather not believe it and have her son’s secrets remain secrets. In one of Tennessee Williams’ most haunting pieces of writing, how far will a mother go to preserve her son’s reputation? (Click heading for full description.)

Jon Jang — Lecture and Performance

Jon Jang — Lecture and Performance
Thursday, April 6, 6:30 p.m.
Music Box (151 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)

Join us for the inaugural event of UMBC’s Asian American Faculty Council, a lecture and performance with musician-activist Jon Jang. Composer/pianist/public intellectual/political activist Jon Jang reflects on his early years: from learning about the power of black music and revolutionary politics during high school and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in the 1970s to his work as a musician and activist in relationship to the Asian American Movement and other progressive political movements in the 1980s. (Click heading for full description.)

CIRCA Catalyst with Mark Alice Durant and Guenet Abraham

CIRCA Catalyst with Mark Alice Durant and Guenet Abraham
Monday, April 10, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Dresher Center Conference Room (216)
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Visual Arts Department professors Mark Alice Durant and Guenet Abraham will discuss their collaboration on Durant’s 27 Contexts: An Anecdotal History in Photography published by Saint Lucy Books. The publications mark a new direction for Saint Lucy a website devoted to writing about photography and contemporary art. Founded in 2011, Saint Lucy features essays, portfolios and wide-ranging conversations with artists, writers, and curators. (Click heading for full description.)

The Korshak Collection: Illustrations of Imaginative Literature

Visual Arts
The Korshak Collection: Illustrations of Imaginative Literature
April 10 – May 16
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Truly a vision of the fantastic, this exhibition is an amazing exploration of both illustrative art and the evolution of the visual landscape of science fiction and fantasy literature. (Click heading for full description.)

Visiting Artists: LoVid

Visual Arts
LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus)
Visiting Artist & Designer Series Lecture
Wednesday, April 12, 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Department of Visual Arts presents a lecture by the collaborative artist project LoVid as part of the department’s Spring 2017 Visiting Artist & Designer Series. LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) creates large scale interdisciplinary projects that combine new technology with social interventions and public spaces. Their works explore the often invisible or intangible aspects of contemporary society, such as communication systems and biological signals. (Click heading for full description.)