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Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection

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.)

Gun Show

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

Music
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.)

Visiting Artist Barbara Hammer

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.)

Alejandro Cremaschi: Ginastera, Piazzolla and Friends

Music
Alejandro Cremaschi: Ginastera, Piazzolla and Friends
Thursday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
 
Argentine pianist and UMBC alumnus Alejandro Cremaschi ’93, music, performs classical piano music inspired by the folk music of Latin America. The program repertoire includes works by legendary composers Alberto Ginastera, Carlos Guastavino, Astor Piazzolla and others. (Click heading for full description.)

The Third Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala

Music
The Third Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala
Saturday, September 30, 5 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
 
UMBC is delighted to announce distinguished operatic soprano and pedagogue Carol Vaness as the guest artist for the Third Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala to benefit vocal arts at UMBC. Please join us for an unforgettable evening of song and celebration. (Click heading for full description.)

Visiting Artist Brandon Morse

Visual Arts
Visiting Artist Brandon Morse
Wednesday, October 4, 5:30 p.m.
Room 102 PAHB

The Department of Visual Arts presents a lecture with visiting artist Brandon Morse, a Washington, D.C. based artist who works with generative systems as a means to examine the ways in which physical phenomena such as entropy and emergence can function in ways that are both poetic and metaphorical. (Click heading for full description.)