Category Visual Arts

A Designed Life

Visual Art
A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textile, Wallpapers, Containers and Packaging
September 13 – December 8
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 5 – 7 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textile, Wallpapers, Containers and Packaging, an exhibition based on three historically significant traveling exhibitions of contemporary mass-produced, American-designed consumer goods that were commissioned by the U.S. Department of State in the early 1950s. It recreates and interprets those early Cold War exhibitions — including American textiles, wallpapers, containers, and packaging — restating and interpreting part of each display as it might have appeared in the early 1950s. (Click heading for full description.)

Seeing Science

Interdisciplinary
SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture
Ongoing on seeingscience.umbc.edu

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. (Click heading for full description.)

Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park

Visual Art
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. (Click heading for full description.)