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
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.)

Visiting Artist Ryan Hoover

Visual Arts
Visiting Artist Ryan Hoover
Thursday, September 27, 5 p.m.
Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building 118

The Department of Visual Arts presents a visiting artist lecture by Ryan Hoover, an interdisciplinary artist and researcher actively addressing the impact of emerging technologies on our more-than-human world. (Click heading for full description.)

Mark Alice Durant and Gary Rozanc – New Publications

CIRCA Presents 
Mark Alice Durant and Gary Rozanc — New Publications

Wednesday, October 3, 12 – 1 p.m.

223 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Mark Alice Durant and Gary Rozanc, who will speak about their recent publications. (Click heading for full description.)

Joan Kelly artwork

CIRCA Catalyst: Joan Kelly, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Renée Lambert-Bretière, UMBC

Interdisciplinary
CIRCA Catalyst: Joan Kelly, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Renée Lambert-Bretière, UMBC
Wednesday, October 10, 12 p.m.
216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building (Dresher Center Conference Room)

Joan Marie Kelly, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art Design and Media, is a practicing artist, exhibiting and publishing internationally. Renée Lambert-Brétière is assistant professor of linguistics and French at UMBC. (Click heading for complete information.)

Designing America’s Face In The Cultural Cold War

Visual Arts
Designing America’s Face in the Cultural Cold War
Lecture with Beverly Payeff-Masey
Tuesday, October 23, 7 p.m.
Lecture Hall 306, Fine Arts Building

Beverly Payeff-Masey is a design historian and educator with extensive US Foreign Service experience in Europe and Southeast Asia. Presented in association with the exhibition A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textile, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951 – 1954. (Click heading for full description.)

Visiting Artist Iman Djouini

Visual Arts
Visiting Artist Iman Djouini
Wednesday, October 24, 5 p.m.
Recital Hall, FA118

Iman Djouini is a multidisciplinary artist who works in print media, digital fabrication, installation, photography, film and public art. Her research-based practice explores the employment of language and design as tools for shaping perception. (Click heading for full description.)