Arts

Antonio McAfee: Through the Layers, Pt. 2

Monday, January 27, 2020 – Friday, March 13, 2020

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Since 2011, Antonio McAfee has been making work influenced by historical portraiture of African Americans in the The Exhibition of American Negroes presented at the Paris World Exposition in 1900 by W.E.B. Du Bois – his is a ‘counter archive’ challenging racist assumptions.

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The Museum of the Old Colony

Thursday, January 30, 2020 – Saturday, March 14, 2020


The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents The Museum of the Old Colony, an art installation by Pablo Delano. Spanning more than a century of objects and images, Delano’s installation illuminates the oppression of the past while alluding to the stark reality of Puerto Rico in the present — an unincorporated territory of the United States where U.S. citizens continue to be exploited, ignored, and underrepresented.

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Irina Kulikova

Irina Kulikova, classical guitar

Saturday, February 1, 2020
8:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

This event is a production of the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society. With the rare beauty of her tone and and her enchanting presence on stage, Russian guitarist Irina Kulikova catches the hearts of audiences across the globe. She belongs to that class of musicians that tell something pure and special with their instrument in a seemingly effortless flow. Soundboard Magazine (USA) wrote: “Some of the most sheerly beautiful playing I have ever heard.”

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INTERPLAY: A Peabody-UMBC Partnership Concert

Thursday, February 6, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

InterPlay, a joint venture of UMBC and the Peabody Institute, connects UMBC undergraduate music majors with Peabody graduate students for their mutual benefit. Each partnership include an innovative, interactive performance in the Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall.

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Baltimore Dance Project

Baltimore Dance Project

Thursday, February 6, 2020 – Saturday, February 8, 2020
– 8:00 p.m.

Proscenium Theatre

Baltimore Dance Project brings its edgy artistic collaborations between choreographers, composers, sound artists, visual artists, engineers, and technologists to the stage at UMBC. The company will present new and repertory works including Kemp’s hEATed: MY place, recently selected for the 37th Annual Choreographer Showcase. The program also includes solo and group works by Hess and Lacy, and Clemmensen’s Placed in Here, featuring guest artist Tim Bendernagel. Guest artists LucidBeing Dance, under the direction of UMBC faculty member Franki Graham, will perform their new work Biosphere.

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David D. Marshall, sopranist

Friday, February 7, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

After a seven year hiatus, noted singer David D. Marshall returns to the concert stage with a program of arias. At this performance, Marshall will for the first time perform in a higher vocal range, having transitioned from a tenor to a sopranist.

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INTERPLAY: A Peabody-UMBC Partnership Concert

Saturday, February 8, 2020
3:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

InterPlay, a joint venture of UMBC and the Peabody Institute, connects UMBC undergraduate music majors with Peabody graduate students for their mutual benefit. Each partnership include an innovative, interactive performance in the Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall.

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Pablo Delano – Artist Lecture

Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Location To Be Announced

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents a lecture by Pablo Delano on his installation the The Museum of the Old Colony, on view at the CADVC from from January 30 through March 14.

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Linehan Concert Hall

UMBC Faculty Jazz Concert

Friday, February 21, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Jazz Faculty Ensemble will perform a selection of classic and original jazz compositions.

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Linehan Concert Hall

Maryland All-State Jazz Band

Saturday, February 22, 2020
3:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Maryland All State Jazz Band Concert, hosted by the Maryland Music Educators Association, is a culmination of the hard work of students from all over the state of Maryland. Students are selected from across the state to participate in this concert by audition.

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Art, Race, and the Archive

Thursday, February 27, 2020
5:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Antonio McAfee in conversation with Shawn Michelle Smith about his work in the exhibition Antonio McAfee: Through the Layers, Pt. 2. Reception to follow this program.

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UMBC Jazz Ensemble featuring Vince Cherico

Friday, February 28, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer and featuring drummer Vince Cherico. Five-time Grammy Award winner Cherico is a renowned latin jazz drummer who has toured the world and performed on numerous recordings.

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Linehan Concert Hall

Thoughts & Prayers

Sunday, March 1, 2020
5:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

UMBC’s Wind Ensemble teams up with The Sounding Board, Baltimore Symphony’s OrchKids students, singer-songwriter Diana Lawrence, Emmy-nominated composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain, and other special guests to present an interactive musical event exploring the issue of gun violence. Music, multimedia, and spoken-word serve as catalysts for an interactive discussion with performers and audience members.  […]

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Finnish Connection

Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

In the spirit of armchair travelers everywhere, the Voyager Ensemble, co-directed by Airi Yoshioka and  David Yang, explores a new country of the world every concert by combining standard repertoire along with a contemporary work by a composer from the region. This year’s concert focuses on FINLAND…

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Duo Parnas

Duo Parnas

Saturday, March 7, 2020
3:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

This event is a production of the Shriver Hall Concert Series. Grammy Award-nominated Duo Parnas is the critically acclaimed collaboration of two sisters, violinist Madalyn Parnas Möller and cellist Cicely Parnas. They have performed at the Tanglewood, Banff and Shanghai festivals, among others, and their Baltimore debut features Kodaly’s rhapsodic duo.

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Guitar Orchestras

Guitar Orchestras and Meng Su

Sunday, March 8, 2020
2:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

This event is a production of the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, featuring various Maryland guitar orchestras and ensembles. Sergio Assad will be a special guest conductor for the Baltimore premiere of his Giornata a Nettuno for guitar orchestra with BCGS Artist-in-Residence Meng Su as soloist.

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Patrick Crossland and Alexander Frangenheim

Patrick Crossland and Alexander Frangenheim

Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Musicians Patrick Crossland and Alexander Frangenheim present a program of new music for the rarely heard combination of trombone and bass.

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Gwyneth

Thursday, March 26, 2020 – Sunday, April 5, 2020

Black Box Theatre

UMBC Theatre presents Gwyneth, devised by Chelsea Pace and the Ensemble. Gwyneth digs into how “Wellness” has come to mean wealthy, white, thinness, how self-care became commodified, and the purposes and pitfalls of “influencer culture.”

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Prison Nation

Monday, March 30, 2020 – Sunday, May 24, 2020

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This exhibition, organized by Aperture Foundation, addresses the unique role photography plays in creating a visual record of this national crisis, despite the increasing difficulty of gaining access inside prisons.

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Behzod Abduraimov

Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Saturday, March 28, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

This event is a production of the Candlelight Concert Society. Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov returns to the CCS series with a program of Chopin preludes, Debussy’s Children’s Corner, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

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Miranda Fricker: When Being Believed Is Not Enough

Thursday, April 2, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Miranda Fricker will explore the main forms of epistemic injustices through a discussion of contemporary campaigning work by the sculptor Doris Salcedo and the Network of Women Victims and Professionals in Colombia. She will introduce a new kind of epistemic injustice, or vice, that she has labeled “inferential inertia”.

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Lindsey Strand-Polyak

Confraternity and Convent: 17th Century Music of Agony and Ecstasy

Friday, April 3, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Collegium Musicum, together with guest artist Lindsey Strand-Polyak and Paula Maust, will present music from the extremities of religious devotion during the counter-reformation in Western Europe, centered around the meditative and rhapsodic sonatas of The Sorrowful Mysteries, composed by Heinrich Biber (1604–1704). Each sonata in the set is an evocation and meditation on […]

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Inscape Chamber Orchestra

Inscape Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, April 5, 2020
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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Codex: 2020 Intermedia and Digital Arts Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – Friday, April 24, 2020

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) and the Department of Visual Arts present Codex, the 2020 Intermedia and Digital Arts (IMDA) Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring work by Brandon Ables, Jason Charney, Mandy Morrison, and Adan Rodriguez.

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HYPERCUBE

HYPERCUBE

Thursday, April 9, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Music Box

A quartet of saxophone, guitar, piano and percussion, HYPERCUBE embraces the boundaries of chamber music, at home in both electric and acoustic worlds. This group of gritty NYC musicians was formed with the goal of performing high quality, cutting-edge, challenging repertoire that is often underperformed.

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Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture: Krzysztof Wodiczko

Monday, April 13, 2020
5:30 p.m.

Fine Arts Recital Hall

UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts presents a lecture by celebrated artist Krzysztof Wodiczko – an artist renowned for large-scale slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments. He has realized more than 90 of such public projections and installations in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, Turkey, Germany, Holland, Northern Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

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Allison K. Lange: Images and the Fight for Women’s Voting Rights in the US

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

In this 100th year of the 19th Amendment, Allison K. Lange explores how suffragists pioneered one of the first extensive visual campaigns in modern American history and how pictures, from early engravings and photographs to colorful posters, proved central to suffragists’ efforts to change expectations for women, fighting back against the accepted norms of their times.

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Lisa Cella

Lisa Cella, flute

Thursday, April 16, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Flutist Lisa Cella presents a program of new music, featuring Emergent by George Lewis (for flute and electronics), Tau by Richard Pressley (with trombonist Patrick Crossland), and other works.

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Balance Campaign

Balance Campaign

Friday, April 17, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Balance Campaign, a Washington D.C.-based contemporary ensemble, presents a program of new works.

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Fall Dance Showcase

Senior Dance Concert

Friday, April 17, 2020 – Saturday, April 18, 2020
– 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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Bergamot Quartet

Bergamot Quartet

Saturday, April 18, 2020
5:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Founded in Baltimore in 2016, the Bergamot Quartet is dedicated to interpreting the music of living composers and cultivating the voice of the string quartet as a living and blooming entity.

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Linehan Concert Hall

Maryland Winds

Sunday, April 19, 2020
3:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Tango, samba, mambo, olé! Let the passion and energy of this music capture your heart and move your soul! Maryland Winds performs works by Turina, Ginastera, and Márquez, featuring trumpet soloist Christian Hinkle.

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UMBC Collegium Musicum

Thursday, April 23, 2020
7:30 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 Gamelan

UMBC Gamelan

Friday, April 24, 2020
6:00 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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First Works

Friday, April 24, 2020
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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Ruth Wilson Gilmore: Making Abolition Geographies

Thursday, April 30, 2020
5:30 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This talk explores how visions of abolition guide and connect organizing across a range of social justice struggles. The examples highlight environmental justice, public sector labor unions, farm workers, undocumented households, criminalized youth, and community-based approaches to prevent and resolve gender and interpersonal violence.

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UMBC New Music Ensemble

UMBC New Music Ensemble

Thursday, April 30, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

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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Proscenium Theatre

Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress

Thursday, April 30, 2020 – Sunday, May 3, 2020

Proscenium Theatre

A scathing indictment of racism in American commercial theatre, Trouble in Mind tells the story of Wiletta Mayer, an African-American actress cast in a supposedly “progressive” play about racism by a white male author — it turns out to be anything but progressive, both in terms of its script and rehearsal environment. The production will be directed by Gerrad Taylor.

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Jubilee Singers

Jubilee Singers

Saturday, May 2, 2020
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, May 3, 2020
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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UMBC Symphony

UMBC Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, May 3, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

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

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UMBC Wind Ensemble

UMBC Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
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 Percussion Ensemble

UMBC Percussion Ensemble

Thursday, May 7, 2020
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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Spring Dance Showcase

Thursday, May 7, 2020 – Saturday, May 9, 2020
– 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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Opera Workshop

UMBC Opera Workshop

Friday, May 8, 2020
7:30 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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UMBC Camerata

Camerata Chamber Choir

Saturday, May 9, 2020
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 Chamber Music

Department of Music Honors Showcase

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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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2020 Visual Arts Senior Exhibition

Monday, May 18, 2020 – Thursday, June 11, 2020

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Visual Art
2019 Visual Arts Senior Exhibition
May 21 – June 8
Opening reception: Tuesday, May 21, 5 – 7 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents the 2019 Visual Arts Senior Exhibition, celebrating the work of graduating seniors in Photography, Graphic Design, Cinematic Arts, Animation/Interactive Media, and Print Media. (Click heading for full description.)

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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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