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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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Christina Fink: Myanmar: Perspectives on a Society in Transition

Humanities Forum – Social Sciences Forum – Visual Arts
“Myanmar: Perspectives on a Society in Transition”
Christina Fink, Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Wednesday, February 1, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Myanmar has been undergoing profound political, economic, and social change. Throughout this process, the military leadership and political parties have both cooperated and competed in their efforts to impose their vision for the future. Meanwhile, citizens have sought to take advantage of greater freedoms and opportunities, while also re-imagining their country’s identity and place in the world. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition on display at the Library Gallery. (Click heading for full description.)

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Antoni Muntadas: Activating Artifacts — Interpretation, Translation, Education

Visual Art
Antoni Muntadas: Activating Artifacts — Interpretation, Translation, Education
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, addressing 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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Celebration of Spirituals

Music
Celebration of Spirituals
Sunday, February 12, 5 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Members of the United States Army Soldiers’ Chorus and the Baltimore-based ensemble Mosaic Sound perform African American spirituals in celebration of Black History Month. (Click heading for full description.)

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Baltimore Dance Project

Dance
Baltimore Dance Project
Thursday – Saturday, February 9 – 11, 8 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

Baltimore Dance Project returns to UMBC’s Performing Arts and Humanities Building Proscenium Theatre for its 33nd annual performance with a dynamic new program, featuring premieres of new works by Carol Hess and Doug Hamby, performances by Sandra Lacy and others dancers, multimedia by Timothy Nohe, and live music by Janice Jackson and others. (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.)