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Seeing Science: Photography, Science and Visual Culture

SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture
Through April 2017

Through its multiple components, SEEING SCIENCE looks at the forms scientific images take, what they reveal, how they transform the disciplines they serve, and lives they influence. (Click heading for full description.)


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.)


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.)


I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Film Screening and Conversation

Humanities Forum
I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Film Screening and Conversation
Maurice Wallace, Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia; and Maleda Belilgne, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and English, UMBC
Thursday, February 23, 5:30 p.m.
132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The spellbinding 1982 documentary I Heard It Through the Grapevine chronicles James Baldwin’s return to the American South two decades after the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Directed by Dick Fontaine and Pat Hartley, this rare film includes Baldwin’s conversations with Sterling Brown, Amiri Baraka, and Chinua Achebe on the meaning of racial progress. Maurice Wallace and Maleda Belilgne will lead a conversation on the film’s historical importance and Baldwin’s continuing significance today. (Click heading for full description.)


Steve Antosca: elements, with William Brent and Tobias Werner

Steve Antosca: elements, with William Brent and Tobias Werner
Saturday, February 25, 8 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Cellist Tobias Werner performs elements, an evening-length work by composer Steve Antosca, in collaboration with William Brent. (Click heading for full description.)


The Hungarian Connection

The Hungarian Connection
Sunday, February 26, 3 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Three internationally renowned string players — violinist Jacob Ashworth, cellist Matthew Sharp, and violist David Yang — join violinist and UMBC professor of music Airi Yoshioka to present an evening of much beloved repertoire by Hungarian composers Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók, as well as music by Joseph Haydn (Click heading for full description.)



Thursday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

inHALE is a collective of flutists with a mission to seek out exciting and adventurous duo repertoire that utilizes each member of the flute family (piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute). Each member of the collective is a strong exponent of the contemporary flute and have, between them, premiered over 250 new works while building a new generation of repertoire. For this event, UMBC’s Lisa Cella will be joined by Carrie Rose in concert. (Click heading for full description.)