Category Arts

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Visiting Artist Paul Rucker

Visual Arts
Paul Rucker, Visiting Artist
Thursday, September 8, 5 p.m.
107A Fine Arts Building

Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician who combines media, often integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work is the product of a rich interactive process, through which he investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions surrounding a subject. (Click heading for full description.)

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SEEING SCIENCE Film Festival: Sci-fi Films from 1966

SEEING SCIENCE Film Festival
Films from 1966: Fantastic Voyage, Fahrenheit 451, Daleks Envision Earth 2150
September 14, 21 and 28 in Lecture Hall 1

In celebration of UMBC’s 50th Anniversary, the SEEING SCIENCE Film Festival presents films that came out in 1966, including Fantastic Voyage, Fahrenheit 451, and Daleks Envision Earth 2150. (Click heading for full description.)

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Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50

Exhibition
Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50
September 15 to December 16
Tour and reception: Monday, September 19, 3:30 p.m.
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.)

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The Making of UMBC: Tour and Reception

Exhibition
The Making of UMBC: Tour and reception
Monday, September 19, 3:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

A tour of the exhibition Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50 will be led by Chief Curator Tom Beck and Archivist Lindsey Loeper. (Click heading for full description.)

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THE NEXT 50 YEARS: A Visionary’s Perspective on the Future of the Arts at UMBC

David Yager, President of the University of Arts
“The Next 50 Years: A Visionary’s Perspective on the Future of the Arts at UMBC”
Monday, September 19, 5 – 6 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Reception to follow on the PAHB Terrace Patio

Curious about how the arts will expand and thrive in academia? David Yager, President of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, will inspire us to think futuristically about the potential and value of an arts education at UMBC. (Click heading for full description.)

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Second Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala

Music
Second Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala
Saturday, September 24, 5 p.m. wine tasting and 8 p.m. concert
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

UMBC is delighted to announce world-renowned soprano soloist Janice Chandler-Eteme as the guest artist for the Second Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala to benefit vocal arts at UMBC. (Click heading for full description.)

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Tracy Broyles: THE OBSERVER EFFECT

Dance
Tracy Broyles: THE OBSERVER EFFECT
Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m.
Dance Cube (337 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)

In this richly layered performance a dancer, two musicians, and a video artist respond to the quantum puzzle that there is no passive witnessing in the universe, and we are at once subject and object of our own creative forces. (Click heading for full description.)

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