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Todd Forsgren Adelaide’s Warbler (Setophaga adelaidae), 2009 From the series Ornithological Accession no. 2016-07-001

Depth of Field

Visual Arts
Depth of Field: Acquisitions to the Photography Collections, 2008 – 2018
Through December 19
Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The exhibition Depth of Field presents approximately one hundred images acquired over the last ten years by UMBC’s Photography Collections through generous gifts from donors and artists. The photographs on view highlight the breadth and depth of the collection and illustrate the range of forms, technology, and artists that historically shaped the medium and are presently impacting its ongoing evolution. (Click heading for full description.)

John Ruppert

LAB: Empirical Evidence: John Ruppert

Visual Arts
LAB: Empirical Evidence: John Ruppert
January 31 – March 16
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents an exhibition of work by artist John Ruppert entitled LAB: Empirical Evidence: John Ruppert. The exhibition will span the artist’s recent explorations with installation, sculptural objects, photography, and sound as it relates to the world around us. Influenced by his intense interest in natural phenomena, Ruppert’s overarching investigation will focus on the intersection of the natural world and humanity. In a broader sense, he seeks to develop a heightened consciousness of our precarious existence on the planet. (Click heading for full description.)

Tom Kiefer

El Sueño Americano/The American Dream

Visual Arts
El Sueño Americano — The American Dream
February 4 – May 23
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Library Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Arizona-based artist Tom Kiefer, titled El Sueño Americano/The American Dream, featuring 59 photographs of everyday objects brought by migrants across the United States border with Mexico that were subsequently confiscated or forfeited at a Customs and Border Control facility in southern Arizona. (Click heading for full description.)

Awakening Democracy: The Catalytic Role of Higher Education

Social Sciences Forum
“Awakening Democracy: The Catalytic Role of Higher Education”
Harry Boyte, Senior Scholar in Public Work Philosophy, Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg University
Wednesday, February 6, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor

In a time of profound civic challenges, can higher education be a catalyst for a democratic awakening? (Click heading for full description.)

Baltimore Dance Project

Baltimore Dance Project

Baltimore Dance Project
Thursday, February 7 – Saturday, February 9, 8 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

Baltimore Dance Project infuses visual media, sound, light and technology into riveting dance performance. Known for its edgy artistic collaborations between choreographers, composers, sound artists, visual artists, engineers, and technologists, the company presents the creative work of co-directors Doug Hamby and Carol Hess, performer and choreographer Sandra Lacy, and guest artists. (Click heading for full description.)

Sergio and Odair Assad

The Baltimore Classical Guitar Society presents Sérgio and Odair Assad

The Baltimore Classical Guitar Society presents Sérgio and Odair Assad
Saturday, February 16, 8:00 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Baltimore Classical Guitar Society presents Brazilian-born brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad, who have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression. (Click heading for full description.)

Anasi Trio

Anansi Trio

Anansi Trio
Sunday, February 17, 3 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Anansi Trio, featuring Mark Merella, Matt Belzer (director of jazz studies at UMBC), and Larry Melton celebrate the launch of their debut album, On the Path, with an afternoon of jazz. (Click heading for full description.)