Visual Arts

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.