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Our People, Our Land, Our Images

Visual Arts
Our People, Our Land, Our Images
Through March 18
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Opportunities to view indigenous peoples through the eyes of indigenous photographers are rare and recent. This photographic exhibition features the work of indigenous artists from North America, Peru, Iraq, and New Zealand. Distinctive in its historical reach, the exhibition includes newly discovered 19th-century trailblazers, members of the next generation of emerging photographers, and well established contemporary practitioners. (Click heading for full description.)

The Poet’s Brush: Chinese Ink Paintings by Lo Ch’ing 

Visual Arts
The Poet’s Brush: Chinese Ink Paintings by Lo Ch’ing 
Through March 17
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents an exhibition of paintings by Lo Ch’ing, a Chinese poet-painter whose art is in tradition but expressive of contemporary sensibility. His artworks describe a path between the strong currents of his own short past, the millennia-old past of the Chinese empire, and the demands of today’s postindustrial, consumer-driven and individualist global citizen. (Click heading for full description.)

Paul Bloom: “Against Empathy”

Social Sciences Forum
Paul Bloom, Brooks & Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology & Cognitive Science, Yale University
“Against Empathy”
Thursday, March 29, 4–5 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, 7th Floor

Bloom will discuss how more empathy is not what we need but in fact, makes us worse. Drawing from research in areas of psychopathy, criminal behavior, charitable giving, cognitive neuroscience, dehumanization and Buddhist meditation practices, Bloom explains how we may be better off in both public policy and intimate relationships if we use a combination of reason and distanced compassion and that in fact empathy, is a poor moral guide. (Click heading for full description.)

Krisztina Dér: flute/light

Krisztina Dér: flute/light
Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.
Music Box

Hailed by The Washington Post as a musician with “a clean, full-bodied tone and fleet fingers,” flutist and UMBC alumna Krisztina Dér (’12) has focused on the integration of flute music and lighting art, leading her to commission works by composers Stuart Saunders Smith, Michael S. Rothkopf, and others. Come explore visual-sonic intermedia art for a unique performance experience! (Click heading for full description.)

2018 IMDA MFA Thesis Exhibition

Visual Arts
Lucky Suns
Tuesday, April 3 – Wednesday, April 25
Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 5 to 7 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents the annual MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring works by graduate students will who receive MFAs in Intermedia and Digital Arts. (Click on heading for full description.)

Koki Agarwal: “Learning to Address Inequalities in a Global Health Context”

Social Sciences Forum — Health and Inequality Lecture
Koki Agarwal, Director, Maternal and Child Survival Program, Vice President, Jhipiego DC Operations; Senior Associate, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
“Learning to Address Inequalities in a Global Health Context”
Monday, April 9, 4:30–6 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Despite global efforts to develop and promote health for mothers and babies, too many continue to die in rates that reveal significant inequalities across and within nations. Agarwal will report on the work she directs in 27 countries through the United States Agency for International Development’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program to address inequities and increase coverage and utilization of high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child heath interventions. (Click heading for full description.)

Amy Davis: “Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theatres”

Humanities Forum — Focus on Gentrification in Baltimore
Amy Davis, author and Baltimore Sun photojournalist
“Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theatres”
Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m.
132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Amy Davis presents vintage images of opulent movie palaces and neighborhood theaters in her talk on Baltimore’s forgotten movie theaters. Based on her new book, Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters, Davis invites us to imagine Charm City’s past as we confront today’s neglected urban landscape. (Click on heading for full description.)