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BATMAN (1966)

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television

Through December 10
Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television is the first exhibition to explore how avant-garde art influenced and shaped the look and content of network television in its formative years, from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. During this period, the pioneers of American television — many of them young, Jewish, and aesthetically adventurous — had adopted modernism as a source of inspiration. Revolution of the Eye looks at how the dynamic new medium, in its risk-taking and aesthetic experimentation, paralleled and embraced cutting-edge art and design. (Click heading for full description.)


Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50

Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50
Through December 15
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The forces that contributed to the founding of UMBC — from emerging need triggered by the post-World War II baby boom to a higher education ideal conceptualized by Chancellor Albin O. Kuhn — converged on September 19, 1966 with the commencement of the first classes at the new university. 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.)


Seeing Science: Photography, Science and Visual Culture

SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture
Online and Campus-Wide Programs
Ongoing 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.)


George Steele: Layers

Visual Arts
George Steele: Layers
October 13 – November 6
Baltimore County Arts Guild

Layers presents a collection of abstract paintings by architect George Steele that exemplify his recurring techniques to build up a surface, in works integrating collage, photos, text and graphics. (Click heading for full description.)


Livewire 7: The New York School and Beyond

Livewire 7: The New York School and Beyond
Featuring Special Guest Artist Malcolm Goldstein
Wednesday, October 26 – Saturday, October 29
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall and other venues
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Over a span of four days, Livewire 7 explores the New York School and Beyond with performances of works by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Earle Brown and others. Prominently representing “the Beyond” will be featured guest composer/violinist Malcolm Goldstein, whose “soundings” improvisations have received international acclaim for extending the range of tonal/sound-texture possibilities of the violin. (Click on heading for full description.)


The Hoffmann/Goldstein Duo with Lisa Cella

Livewire 7
The Hoffmann/Goldstein Duo with Lisa Cella
Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Featuring Lisa Cella, flutes; Tom Goldstein, percussion; Paul Hoffmann, piano and celesta, performing Morton Feldman’s Crippled Symmetry. (Click on heading for full description.)


The Black Presidency

Humanities Forum
Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University, and radio host
“The Black Presidency”
Thursday, October 27, 5 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, 7th floor

In “The Black Presidency,” Michael Eric Dyson will explore the role of race in shaping Barack Obama’s identity and groundbreaking presidency. With the overwhelming number of tragic deaths of several young, Black males at the hands of police officers, President Obama has had to deal publicly with race in ways previous presidents have not. (Click heading for full description.)