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Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition

Visual Arts
Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition
January 30 – 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.)

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Antoni Muntadas — Activating Artifacts: About Academia

Visual Art
Antoni Muntadas — Activating Artifacts: About Academia
February 2 – March 17
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Produced in close collaboration with world-renowned multimedia artist Antoni Muntadas, this site-specific exhibition project addresses a gradual but steady shift in academia. Through his work, Muntadas addresses social, political and communication issues, often investigating channels of information and the ways in which they may be used to censor or promulgate ideas. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. (Click heading for complete information.)

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Visiting Artist: Elizabeth Daggar, Electrofork Design

Visual Arts
Elizabeth Daggar, Electrofork Design
Visiting Artist & Designer Series Lecture
Thursday, March 16, 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Department of Visual Arts Visiting Artist & Designer Series presents Elizabeth Daggar, who studied design and illustration at the Pratt Institute, and has since worked in the fields of graphic design for print, interactive, television and film, and, more recently, event projection and touchscreen media. She began working independently under the brand Electrofork after building a broad base of experience from a series of illuminating full-time positions as a designer. (Click heading for full description.)

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Ana Spasić in Concert

Music
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.)

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Studio 3, Student Laboratory Theatre

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.)

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Jon Jang — Lecture and Performance

Music
Jon Jang — Lecture and Performance
Thursday, April 6, 6 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.)

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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.)