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A Designed Life

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.)

POSTPONED – Demystifying Design Thinking

POSTPONED
Visual Arts
“Demystifying Design Thinking”
Workshop and lecture with Visiting Designer Gary Rozanc
Thursday, November 15, 5 p.m.
343 Fine Arts Building

The Department of Visual Arts presents a workshop and lecture by Gary Rozanc, an assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and host of the Design Edu Today podcast. (Click heading for full description.)

POSTPONED — FACE OF A NATION: What Happened to the World’s Fair?

POSTPONED
Visual Arts — Film Screening
FACE OF A NATION: What Happened to the World’s Fair?
With Director Mina Chow
Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m.
Room 132, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

In conjunction with the exhibition A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951 – 1954, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents FACE OF A NATION: What Happened to the World’s Fair?, a film by architect Mina Chow that explores the controversy surrounding American participation in World’s Fairs. (Click heading for full description.)

SHAG Meet-Up and ‘A Designed Life’ Gallery Walk

Visual Arts
SHAG Meet-Up and ‘A Designed Life’ Gallery Walk
Wednesday, November 28, 7 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

An informal gallery walk through A Designed Life with the Society for History & Graphics and curator Margaret Re, who will be available to discuss the objects on view and the research that lead to this installation. (Click heading for full description.)

UMBC Chamber Music

UMBC Chamber Players  

Music
UMBC Chamber Players  
Wednesday, November 28, 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. Students in the Chamber Players perform a wide variety of instrumental chamber works, ranging from Baroque, Classical, Romantic to contemporary repertoire. (Click heading for full description.)

Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park

Visual Art
Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park
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. (Click heading for full description.)