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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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How to Self-Produce Theatre, with Interrobang Theatre

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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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Keisai Eisen — Evening Glow at Nihonbashi

Amy Stanley: A View from Edo, The Greatest City in the World

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Amy Stanley, associate professor of history at Northwestern University, will speak on “A View from Edo, The Greatest City in the World.”

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Ruckus

Thursday, October 24, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Ruckus new music ensemble opens UMBC’s annual new music festival — Livewire 10: Rewind / Fast Forward — with a program of music featuring works by Tristan Murail, Rune Glerup, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Olivier Messiaen, Katharina Rosenberger, and Ben Johnston.

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Livewire Student Composers and Performers

Friday, October 25, 2019
12:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The next generation of emerging talent is showcased in this concert, featuring premieres and works in progress by UMBC student composers, performed by their colleagues.

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Third Practice

Friday, October 25, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The vocal ensemble Third Practice presents the North American premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino’s rarely performed 12 Madrigali — 17th-century haiku by the poet Basho that are turned inside out and upside down in the ‘“unreliable mirror” of Sciarrino’s otherworldly music.

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Dream Prayer Observatory

Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Livewire 10 new music festival presents Dream Prayer Observatory, an installation by Dan Bailey, photographer; Alan Wonneberger, surround audio; Linda Dusman, composer; and Airi Yoshioka, violin (recorded).

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Papers and Lecture-Recitals

Saturday, October 26, 2019
1:00 p.m.

Music Box

Curated by Dr. Patricia Burt (Assistant Professor of Music, University of Delaware),  Livewire 10 presents scholars and performers presenting papers and lecture recitals reflecting on influences in works by contemporary composers. Influences 1: Nature and Spectralism 1 p.m. Choosing a Location for Music for Wilderness Lake Sarah Teetsel, University of Buffalo 1:30 p.m. Inspiration and Transformation — […]

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Pendulum Clocks

Saturday, October 26, 2019
5:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Soprano Susan Botti and clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich present the premiere of Rahilia Hasanova’s chamber opera for two performers, Pendulum Clocks (2014).

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Inscape Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, October 27, 2019
3:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Inscape Chamber Orchestra’s performance will feature the world premiere of Mother of Exiles by UMBC professor Linda Dusman, works by Missy Mazzoli, Kaija Saariaho, Asha Srinivasan, and Julia Adolphe, as well as performances by UMBC’s Lisa Cella and Jaqueline Pollauf.

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Hunting and Gathering

Thursday, October 24, 2019 – Sunday, October 27, 2019

Black Box Theatre

UMBC Theatre presents Hunting and Gathering by Brooke Berman, directed by Susan Stroupe. Four New Yorkers seek shelter, both physical and spiritual, in a variety of temporary abodes in this dark comedy.

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CIRCA Presents A Dialog with Elissa Blount-Moorhead

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

Lion Brothers Building, 875 Hollins Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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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Umbilicus

Umbilicus: Balderdash

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Music Box

The percussion quartet Umbilicus — featuring three UMBC alumni — will perform works by Will Redman, Tom Goldstein, Jennifer Walshe and others.

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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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Harry Appelman Trio

Thursday, November 7, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Harry Appelman trio brings a lyrical and swinging style to interpretations of material from composers ranging from Jerome Kern to Thelonious Monk, as well as original compositions.

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UMBC Percussion Ensemble

UMBC and Salisbury University Percussion Ensembles

Friday, November 8, 2019
3:00 p.m.

Music Box

The UMBC and Salisbury University Percussion Ensembles join forces for an afternoon of new music.

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Fall Dance Showcase

Senior Dance Concert

Friday, November 8, 2019 – Saturday, November 9, 2019
– 8:00 p.m.

Dance Cube

The Department of Dance presents the Senior Dance Concert, featuring new works that explore the past, present, and future of the human experience through elaborate and exciting movement.

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Bonnie Jones, Sound Artist 

Monday, November 11, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Room 216, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents sound artist Bonnie Jones, who describes her work as telling the stories that objects would tell if they could.

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Nimi Wariboko

Nimi Wariboko: The Future of Du Bois

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
6:00 p.m.

University Center Ballroom

Nimi Wariboko will speak on “The Future of Du Bois: Consciousness, Citizenship, and Epistemology in Africa.”

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Rosy Keyser lecture

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
7:00 p.m.


In conjunction with the exhibition Distal’s Musk: Rosy Keyser, presented at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture from October 31 through December 14, the CADVC present a lecture by the artist.

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Musica Spira

Musica Spira: The Ugly Virtuosa

Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Musica Spira, featuring Grace Srinivasan, soprano, and Paula Maust, harpsichord, with guest artist Stephanie Zimmerman, baroque violin, present The Ugly Virtuosa — Reviews of the Women Behind the Music.

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First Works

Friday, November 15, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Dance Cube

UMBC Dance students present choreographic work for the first time in this First Works dance concert.

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Black Box Theatre

Girls on a Dirt Pile

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – Sunday, December 8, 2019

Black Box Theatre

UMBC Theatre presents Girls on a Dirt Pile by Susan McCully, directed by Eve Muson. In an unspecified way station or border crossing, we meet a group of women who, stripped of their former privilege, come to understand themselves at the most elemental level. Despite total humiliation, they fight for their dignity and agency, aware that they will be the moral and emotional victors in the continuing war against structural patriarchy.

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UMBC Camerata

Camerata Chamber Choir

Saturday, November 23, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Camerata Chamber Choir under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo.

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UMBC Symphony

UMBC Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, November 24, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of guest conductor Jason Love.

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Erin K. Hogan

Erin K. Hogan: Can the Children of Iberian Cinemas Speak? A Video Essay

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
4:00 p.m.

Dance Cube

Erin K. Hogan, associate professor of modern languages, linguistics, and intercultural communication at UMBC, will speak on “Can the Children of Iberian Cinemas Speak? A Video Essay.”

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UMBC Wind Ensemble

UMBC Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble under the direction of Brian Kaufman.

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UMBC Chamber Music

UMBC Chamber Players  

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Chamber Players under the direction of Airi Yoshioka.

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UMBC Percussion Ensemble

UMBC Percussion Ensemble

Thursday, December 5, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Music Box

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tom Goldstein.

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Fall Dance Showcase

Friday, December 6, 2019 – Saturday, December 7, 2019
– 8:00 p.m.

Proscenium Theatre

The Department of Dance presents the annual Spring Dance Showcase, featuring student performances of works by faculty, students, and artists-in-residence. 

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UMBC Gamelan

UMBC Gamelan

Friday, December 6, 2019
5:00 p.m.

Music Box

UMBC’s Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Gina Beck, performs traditional Javanese music on the Department of Music’s Javanese gamelan.

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UMBC Collegium Musicum

Friday, December 6, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Collegium Musicum, directed by Lindsay Johnson, is dedicated to the exploration and performance of vocal and instrumental music from the European Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, sampling musical repertoires created between 800 and 1750.

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UMBC New Music Ensemble

UMBC New Music Ensemble

Saturday, December 7, 2019
2:00 p.m.

Music Box

The Department of Music presents the UMBC New Music Ensemble, which explores and performs Western chamber music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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Jubilee Singers

Jubilee Singers

Saturday, December 7, 2019
5:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Jubilee Singers under the direction of Janice Jackson. The performance will be followed immediately by the UMBC Gospel Choir at 8 p.m.

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UMBC Jazz

UMBC Jazz in Concert

Sunday, December 8, 2019
3:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents UMBC Jazz in Concert under the direction of Matthew Belzer, featuring all of the UMBC jazz groups, large and small, and spotlighting student compositions.

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Opera Workshop

UMBC Opera Workshop

Sunday, December 8, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Opera Workshop under the direction of Sammy Huh.

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Department of Music Honors Showcase

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music Honors Showcase is a culmination of students’ work in the areas of solo performance, chamber ensemble performance, and composition.

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Seeing Science


Ongoing on seeingscience.umbc.edu

SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture

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.

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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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