Author Archives: ccborg

Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Library Gallery presents Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter. Working at the forefront of experimental photography, Fichter combined drawing, hand photoengraving processes, and photographic images to create striking images.

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Karen Finley: Baltimore Psychic Portraits

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – Friday, September 27, 2019

Hallway Gallery, Fine Arts Building, First Floor

UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts presents Baltimore Psychic Portraits, Karen Finley’s portraits of historically influential Baltimoreans, on display in the Hallway Gallery on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building.

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Spectrum: 2019 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

Thursday, September 5, 2019 – Saturday, October 5, 2019

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Spectrum: 2019 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Paternal Rites

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Room 221, Fine Arts Building

Paternal Rites is a first-person essay film by Jules Rosskam that examines the secret underbelly of a contemporary Jewish American family as they grapple with the after effects of physical and sexual abuse on their present-day lives.

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Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts with Adam Holofcener, Esq.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Open year-round

Room 558, Fine Arts Building

Much to the chagrin of artists, there are legal implications to making creative work. This applies to amateurs and professionals alike in all mediums of expression. The minute that you put paint to canvas, or sine wave to hard drive, or light to celluloid, copyright gets involved. During this talk, we will cover introductory legal issues related to copyright and contracts, and we will discuss how these two areas of the law relate to your work as an artist.

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MADBOOTS DANCE: GAY GUERRILLA / for Julius

Thursday, September 26, 2019 – Friday, September 27, 2019
– 8:00 p.m.

Dance Cube

Led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, the queer, all-male company MADBOOTS DANCE is known for its fearless athleticism and unashamed intimacy – named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine who noted that Diaz and Campbell, “are making a unique mark on concert dance with highly original movement that pushes skill and stamina to the limit.”

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IMET – CIRCA Panel of Visual Artists and Marine Biologists

Friday, September 27, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

428 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Art and Science Collaborations on Climate Justice for a Living Ocean is in an IMET – CIRCA panel event: visual artists and marine biologists present and discuss their collaborations.

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Wikipedia Workshop with Siân Evans

Monday, September 30, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Editing the world’s largest open source encyclopedia is a political act. In this workshop, attendees will be introduced to the politics and practicalities of Wikipedia editing.

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How to Self-Produce Theatre, with Interrobang Theatre

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Open year-roun

Acting Directing Studio (ADS), Performing Arts and Humanities Building (PAHB 105)

So you want to produce a play? Katie and Kiirstn share how they established their theatre company, Interrobang Theatre, as recent graduates of UMBC’s theatre program and share tips on how to produce plays with a limited budget and resources in Baltimore. Learn how to make #art with your #friends.

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CIRCA Presents A Dialog with Elissa Blount-Moorhead

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location TBD

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents Elissa Blount Moorhead, an artist and producer exploring the poetics of quotidian Black life, to emphasize gestural dialectics of quiet domesticity and community building. She dwells in both immutable Black culture and the impermanence of its physical manifestations.

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Distal’s Musk: Rosy Keyser

Thursday, October 31, 2019 – Saturday, December 14, 2019

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Distal’s Musk: Rosy Keyser, featuring new works by the artist. The haunting paintings which comprise Distal Musk are constructed from ordinary materials: linen and canvas, aluminum paint, gravel, and sawdust combined into artworks that build on the ideas established by art brut and Action painting.

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CIRCA Presents J.M. Giordano

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Room 216, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

J.M. Giordano will present his photographic project SHUTTERED: Images from the Fall of Bethlehem Steel, currently on view at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. From 1887 to 2012, the Bethlehem Steel Mill at Sparrows Point provided steady if dangerous work for tens of thousands of men and women. With the shuttering of the Point’s blast furnaces, the world inhabited by local steelworkers took a number of hits, and the effects continue to reverberate today.

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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.

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