Arts

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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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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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’s 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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Fall Dance Showcase

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

Proscenium Theatre

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

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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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Folger Consort Open Rehearsal

Thursday, December 12, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The renowned Folger Consort presents an open rehearsal for a program that will be presented, in association with UMBC, December 13–18 at St. Mark’s on Capitol Hill. Folger Consort journeys to Venice for the holidays with Vivaldi’s beloved Gloria in D, RV589. Other seasonal music from the Italian High Baroque includes Alessandro Scarlatti’s Christmas Cantata (“O di Betlemme altera, povertà venturosa”) and Corelli’s magnificent Christmas Concerto, all with string orchestra, oboe, trumpet, women’s chorus, and vocal soloists.

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Heifetz Holiday Homecoming

Sunday, December 15, 2019
3:00 p.m.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

This event is a production of the Heifetz International Music Institute, presenting season favorites, dazzling solo works, chamber music masterworks, and some special Yuletide delights. Selections will include Vivaldi’s sublime “Christmas” Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s captivating Rococo Variations, the Sinfonia from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and the magnificent Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major by Antonín Dvořák.

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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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Baltimore Dance Project

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

Proscenium Theatre

Known for its edgy artistic collaborations between choreographers, composers, sound artists, visual artists, engineers, and technologists, Baltimore Dance Project infuses visual media, sound, light and technology into riveting dance performance. Formed in 1982 under the name Phoenix Dance Company, BDP features outstanding performers from the Baltimore/Washington area and has been honored with numerous grants and awards. 

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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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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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Black Box Theatre

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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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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