Visual Arts

Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter

August 28, 2019 – 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.


Karen Finley: Venus in Retrograde

September 5, 2019
Fine Arts Recital Hall

Celebrated performance artist Karen Finley presents Venus in Retrograde, a performance in two parts — Grabbing Pussy and Parts Known — that expands on Finley’s career-long pursuit of performatively articulating the injustices committed by the U.S. government and society at large.


Spectrum: 2019 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

September 5, 2019 – October 5, 2019
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Spectrum: 2019 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.


Distal’s Musk: Rosy Keyser

October 31, 2019 – 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 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.


Seeing Science

Ongoing on
SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture

Through its multiple components, SEEING SCIENCE looks at the forms scientific images take, what they reveal, how they transform the disciplines they serve and lives they influence.


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.