Visual Arts

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.

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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.

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Pablo Delano – Artist Lecture

Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Location To Be Announced

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents a lecture by Pablo Delano on his installation the The Museum of the Old Colony, on view at the CADVC from from January 30 through March 14.

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Art, Race, and the Archive

Thursday, February 27, 2020
5:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Antonio McAfee in conversation with Shawn Michelle Smith about his work in the exhibition Antonio McAfee: Through the Layers, Pt. 2. Reception to follow this program.

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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.

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Miranda Fricker: When Being Believed Is Not Enough

Thursday, April 2, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Miranda Fricker will explore the main forms of epistemic injustices through a discussion of contemporary campaigning work by the sculptor Doris Salcedo and the Network of Women Victims and Professionals in Colombia. She will introduce a new kind of epistemic injustice, or vice, that she has labeled “inferential inertia”.

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Codex: 2020 Intermedia and Digital Arts Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – Friday, April 24, 2020

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) and the Department of Visual Arts present Codex, the 2020 Intermedia and Digital Arts (IMDA) Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring work by Brandon Ables, Jason Charney, Mandy Morrison, and Adan Rodriguez.

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Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture: Krzysztof Wodiczko

Monday, April 13, 2020
5:30 p.m.

Fine Arts Recital Hall

UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts presents a lecture by celebrated artist Krzysztof Wodiczko – an artist renowned for large-scale slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments. He has realized more than 90 of such public projections and installations in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, Turkey, Germany, Holland, Northern Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

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Allison K. Lange: Images and the Fight for Women’s Voting Rights in the US

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

In this 100th year of the 19th Amendment, Allison K. Lange explores how suffragists pioneered one of the first extensive visual campaigns in modern American history and how pictures, from early engravings and photographs to colorful posters, proved central to suffragists’ efforts to change expectations for women, fighting back against the accepted norms of their times.

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Ruth Wilson Gilmore: Making Abolition Geographies

Thursday, April 30, 2020
5:30 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This talk explores how visions of abolition guide and connect organizing across a range of social justice struggles. The examples highlight environmental justice, public sector labor unions, farm workers, undocumented households, criminalized youth, and community-based approaches to prevent and resolve gender and interpersonal violence.

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2020 Visual Arts Senior Exhibition

Monday, May 18, 2020 – Thursday, June 11, 2020

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Visual Art
2019 Visual Arts Senior Exhibition
May 21 – June 8
Opening reception: Tuesday, May 21, 5 – 7 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents the 2019 Visual Arts Senior Exhibition, celebrating the work of graduating seniors in Photography, Graphic Design, Cinematic Arts, Animation/Interactive Media, and Print Media. (Click heading for full description.)

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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.

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