Category Visual Arts

Todd Forsgren Adelaide’s Warbler (Setophaga adelaidae), 2009 From the series Ornithological Accession no. 2016-07-001

Depth of Field

Visual Arts
Depth of Field: Acquisitions to the Photography Collections, 2008 – 2018
Through December 19
Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The exhibition Depth of Field presents approximately one hundred images acquired over the last ten years by UMBC’s Photography Collections through generous gifts from donors and artists. The photographs on view highlight the breadth and depth of the collection and illustrate the range of forms, technology, and artists that historically shaped the medium and are presently impacting its ongoing evolution. (Click heading for full description.)

A Designed Life

Visual Arts
A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951 – 1954
Continuing through December 8
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.)

POSTPONED – Demystifying Design Thinking

POSTPONED
Visual Arts
“Demystifying Design Thinking”
Workshop and lecture with Visiting Designer Gary Rozanc
Thursday, November 15, 5 p.m.
343 Fine Arts Building

The Department of Visual Arts presents a workshop and lecture by Gary Rozanc, an assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and host of the Design Edu Today podcast. (Click heading for full description.)

POSTPONED — FACE OF A NATION: What Happened to the World’s Fair?

POSTPONED
Visual Arts — Film Screening
FACE OF A NATION: What Happened to the World’s Fair?
With Director Mina Chow
Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m.
Room 132, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

In conjunction with the exhibition A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951 – 1954, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents FACE OF A NATION: What Happened to the World’s Fair?, a film by architect Mina Chow that explores the controversy surrounding American participation in World’s Fairs. (Click heading for full description.)

SHAG Meet-Up and ‘A Designed Life’ Gallery Walk

Visual Arts
SHAG Meet-Up and ‘A Designed Life’ Gallery Walk
Wednesday, November 28, 7 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

An informal gallery walk through A Designed Life with the Society for History & Graphics and curator Margaret Re, who will be available to discuss the objects on view and the research that lead to this installation. (Click heading for full description.)

Paternal Rites

CIRCA Presents Jules Rosskam, UMBC, and Margaret Rorison, MICA

Visual Arts
CIRCA Presents Jules Rosskam, UMBC, and Margaret Rorison, MICA
Thursday, November 29, 7 p.m.
132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Jules Rosskam is an award-winning filmmaker, educator and interdisciplinary artist interested in liminal spaces: the space between male and female, between documentary and fiction, between moving image and still. Margaret Rorison is filmmaker and curator from Baltimore. Her works often develop from explorations through rural and urban landscapes, combining language, sound and imagery to create installations, films and live 16mm projections. (Click heading for full description.)

John Ruppert

LAB: Empirical Evidence: John Ruppert

Visual Arts
LAB: Empirical Evidence: John Ruppert
January 31 – March 16
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents an exhibition of work by artist John Ruppert entitled LAB: Empirical Evidence: John Ruppert. The exhibition will span the artist’s recent explorations with installation, sculptural objects, photography, and sound as it relates to the world around us. Influenced by his intense interest in natural phenomena, Ruppert’s overarching investigation will focus on the intersection of the natural world and humanity. In a broader sense, he seeks to develop a heightened consciousness of our precarious existence on the planet. (Click heading for full description.)