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Visiting Artist Paul Rucker
Thursday, September 8, 5:00 p.m.
Location to be announced
Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician who combines media, often integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. (Click heading for full description.)
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Chicano performance artist, writer, activist, and educator
“Guillermo Gómez-Peña Unplugged: A Brand New Spoken-word Monologue by el Mad Mex”
Tuesday, September 13, 7 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, aka “El border brujo,” draws from his 30-year archive to present a unique perspective on the future of the Americas. He invokes performance art as a form of radical democracy and citizenship. Combining spoken word poetry, activist theory, radical storytelling and language experimentation, Gómez-Peña comments on the art world, academia, new technologies, war and violence in the United States, organized crime in Mexico, gender and race politics, and complications surrounding gentrification. (Click heading for full description.)
SEEING SCIENCE Film Festival
September: Screening films from 1966
Wednesdays at 7pm in Lecture Hall 1
The SEEING SCIENCE Film Festival at UMBC kicks off in September, presenting science fiction films that came out in 1966 to coincide with UMBC’s 50th anniversary. (Click heading for full description.)
Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50
September 15 to December 16
Tour and reception: Monday, September 19, 3:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
This exhibition tells some of the many stories of the university’s exciting beginning and continuing development through items selected from UMBC’s University Archives including photographs, documents, objects, books and ephemera. (Click heading for full description.)
Medieval and Early Modern Studies and UMBC50 Lecture
Amy Froide, UMBC associate professor and acting chair of history
Saturday, September 17, 3-4 p.m.
Room 132, Performing Arts and Humanities Building
Dr. Amy Froide will offer a sneak peek of her new book on women investors in the world’s first stock market, Silent Partners: Women as Public Investors during Britain’s Financial Revolution, 1690-1750 (Oxford University Press, 2016). (Click heading for full description.)
The Making of UMBC: Tour and reception
Monday, September 19, 3:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
A tour of the exhibition Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50 led by Chief Curator Tom Beck & Archivist Lindsey Loeper. (Click heading for full description.)
David Yager, President of the University of Arts
“The Next 50 Years: A Visionary’s Perspective on the Future of the Arts at UMBC”
Monday, September 19, 5 – 6 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Reception to follow on the PAHB Terrace Patio
Curious about how the arts will expand and thrive in academia? David Yager, President of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, will inspire us to think futuristically about the potential and value of an arts education at UMBC. (Click heading for full description.)