Category Visual Arts
September 29 – December 10
Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, September 29, 5 to 7 p.m., and the exhibition will open for regular hours on Friday, September 30.
Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television is the first exhibition to explore how avant-garde art influenced and shaped the look and content of network television in its formative years, from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. During this period, the pioneers of American television — many of them young, Jewish, and aesthetically adventurous — had adopted modernism as a source of inspiration. Revolution of the Eye looks at how the dynamic new medium, in its risk-taking and aesthetic experimentation, paralleled and embraced cutting-edge art and design. (Click heading for full description.)
SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture
Online and Campus-Wide Programs
Ongoing through April 2017
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.)
George Steele: Layers
October 13 – November 6
Reception: Friday, October 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
Baltimore County Arts Guild
Layers presents a collection of abstract paintings by architect George Steele that exemplify his recurring techniques to build up a surface, in works integrating collage, photos, text and graphics. (Click heading for full description.)
IMDA Welcome Event
Featuring IMDA alumna Tiffany Holmes ’99, IMDA MFA
Friday, October 14th, 2016, 12 – 2 p.m.
Imaging Research Center
The IMDA Welcome Event welcomes six new graduate students to the Intermedia + Digital Arts MFA graduate program this fall. Tiffany Holmes ’99, IMDA MFA, is UMBC’s 2016 Outstanding Alumna of the Year in Visual and Performing Arts. She is Dean of Undergraduate Studies and a professor in the Art and Technology Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (Click heading for full description.)
Visual Arts Department Gala Exhibition and Golden Ball
Saturday, October 15, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fine Arts Building
The Department of Visual Arts will host a day and evening of art, performance and other surprises to welcome alumni back to campus for UMBC’s 50th Anniversary. We invite you to join us with your family and friends to help celebrate our vibrant half-century of artistic vitality and academic excellence. (Click heading for full description.)
Asian Studies Lecture
Julie Nelson Davis, Professor of the History of Art (Modern East Asian) at the University of Pennsylvania
“Reflections in a Yoshiwara Mirror: Representing the ‘Beauties of the Azure Towers’ in Print”
Tuesday, October 25, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Professor Julie Nelson Davis’ presentation will explore issues of collaboration between the publishers and painters of The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared as well as their larger social and economic network. (Click heading for full description.)
Lynn Spigel, Professor of Screen Cultures at the School of Communication at Northwestern University
Lecture on Revolution of the Eye
Thursday, November 17, 4 p.m.
132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building
In conjunction with the exhibition Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television, on display at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture from September 29 through December 10, the CADVC presents a lecture by Lynn Spigel. (Click on heading for full description.)