Category Visual Arts

Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection

Visual Arts
Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection
Through December 12
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection is an exhibition of 62 photographs from The Mark Rice Collection, donated to the Special Collections at the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery at UMBC in 1998. The exhibition considers various aesthetic, social, and historical aspects of the photographic representation of the male body since 1969 and the history of gay male photography. This exhibition sets out to display and entice contemplation of the male body and engage the complicated dynamics of looking at the male form. (Click heading for full description.)

Spectrum: 2017 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

Visual Arts
Spectrum: 2017 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
Through December 16
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Spectrum: 2017 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, featuring artworks by Eric Dyer, Corrie Parks, and Sarah G. Sharp. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 2, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the gallery will open for regular hours on Friday, November 3. (Click heading for full description.)

Spectrum Faculty Lecture: Corrie Francis Parks

Visual Arts
Wednesday, November 29, 12 – 1 p.m.
Spectrum Faculty Lecture: Corrie Francis Parks
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Corrie Francis Parks brings life to the inanimate through frame-by-frame manipulation of physical materials. Animating with one hand under the camera and the other on the computer keyboard, her films and photography maintain an organic connection to traditional production methods while fully integrating digital technology. This talk is part of a series of artist lectures accompanying Spectrum: 2017 UMBC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition. (Click heading for full description.)

James Smalls: The Mark Rice Collection and the Homo-Erotics of Photography after Stonewall

Humanities Forum / Visual Arts — Daphne Harrison Lecture
“The Mark Rice Collection and the Homo-Erotics of Photography after Stonewall”
James Smalls, professor of visual arts, affiliate professor of gender and women’s studies, affiliate professor of Africana studies
Thursday, December 7, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection (read more here), this talk by James Smalls considers the social, cultural, and aesthetic dynamics of the nude figure in gay male photography, along with the complications of its reception during the last decade of the twentieth century. (Click heading for full description.)

Our People, Our Land, Our Images

Visual Arts
Our People, Our Land, Our Image
January 29 – March 18
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Opportunities to view indigenous peoples through the eyes of indigenous photographers are rare and recent. This photographic exhibition features the work of indigenous artists from North America, Peru, Iraq, and New Zealand. Distinctive in its historical reach, the exhibition includes newly discovered 19th-century trailblazers, members of the next generation of emerging photographers, and well established contemporary practitioners. (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.)