Category Visual Arts


Visiting Artist Paul Rucker

Visual Arts
Paul Rucker, Visiting Artist
Thursday, September 8, 5 p.m.
Location to be announced

Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician who combines media, often integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work is the product of a rich interactive process, through which he investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions surrounding a subject. (Click heading for full description.)


SEEING SCIENCE Film Festival: Sci-fi Films from 1966

Films from 1966: Fantastic Voyage, Fahrenheit 451, Daleks Envision Earth 2150
September 14, 21 and 28 in Lecture Hall 1

In celebration of UMBC’s 50th Anniversary, the SEEING SCIENCE Film Festival presents films that came out in 1966, including Fantastic Voyage, Fahrenheit 451, and Daleks Envision Earth 2150. (Click heading for full description.)


THE NEXT 50 YEARS: A Visionary’s Perspective on the Future of the Arts at UMBC

David Yager, President of the University of Arts
“The Next 50 Years: A Visionary’s Perspective on the Future of the Arts at UMBC”
Monday, September 19, 5 – 6 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Reception to follow on the PAHB Terrace Patio

Curious about how the arts will expand and thrive in academia? David Yager, President of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, will inspire us to think futuristically about the potential and value of an arts education at UMBC. (Click heading for full description.)

RotE Dinah Shore

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television

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

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

Visual Arts
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 with Tiffany Holmes

Visual Arts
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.)


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