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
August 30 – 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.)

Gun Show

Visual Arts
Gun Show
September 4 – October 14
Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, September 7, 5 to 7 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Gun Show, an exhibition of more than 100 life-size replicas of assault rifles created by artist David Hess from “rescued” objects. Hess aims for this project to foster dialogue about one of the most volatile issues of our time – guns, who should or should not own them, whether or not to legislate them, ramifications of their use or misuse, and how issues of race, class, gender identity, and age impact every aspect of these questions. (Click heading for full description.)

Show Me Your Papers: The Political Cartoons of Lalo Alcaraz

Humanities Forum
Show Me Your Papers: The Political Cartoons of Lalo Alcaraz
Tuesday, September 26, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

In this talk, political cartoonist and film and TV writer, Lalo Alcaraz, will explore his history as an editorial cartoonist and creator of La Cucaracha, the first politically oriented and Latino-themed syndicated daily comic strip. (Click heading for full description.)

Visiting Artist Brandon Morse

Visual Arts
Visiting Artist Brandon Morse
Wednesday, October 4, 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Department of Visual Arts presents a lecture with visiting artist Brandon Morse, a Washington, D.C. based artist who works with generative systems as a means to examine the ways in which physical phenomena such as entropy and emergence can function in ways that are both poetic and metaphorical. (Click heading for full description.)

Gun Show: Handling, Questioning, Discussing

Visual Arts
Gun Show: Handling, Questioning, Discussing
Thursday, October 5, 4 p.m
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture &
Fine Arts Amphitheater

Dr. Kathy O’Dell opens her essay in the brochure that accompanies Gun Show with this question: “How does it feel to hold a gun?” At an event on October 5, starting at 4:00 PM at the CADVC and then moving to the Fine Arts Amphitheater, attendees will have an opportunity to explore that question as they view and handle (if they so wish) a selection of David Hess’s sculptures…(Click heading for full description.)

Launch Event with Dr. Maurice Berger

Visual Arts
Launch Event with Dr. Maurice Berger
Thursday, October 12, 4 – 6 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Please join us for a reception celebrating the launch of four research projects by CADVC Research Professor and Chief Curator, Dr. Maurice Berger. Over the past year, Dr. Maurice Berger has completed four major research projects for the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC. (Click heading for full description.)

CIRCA Presents: Cara Ober

Visual Arts/Interdisciplinary
CIRCA Presents: Cara Ober
Wednesday October 25, 12 – 1 p.m.
216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) is pleased to present Baltimore-based cultural organizer and artist Cara Ober, who will speak about her experiences as founding editor of BMoreArt, Baltimore’s celebrated online art magazine and print journal. (Click heading for full description.)