Category Visual Arts

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Seeing Science: Photography, Science and Visual Culture

Interdisciplinary
SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture
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.)

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Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition

Visual Arts
Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition
January 30 – March 26
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition presents paintings by 36 contemporary artists from Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma. Created following the transition period of 2011, when a military-backed civilian government replaced oppressive rule by military junta and the country once famous for its seclusion re-entered the world stage, the paintings illustrate current artistic practice in Myanmar and present a series of creative viewpoints on a rapidly changing society. (Click heading for complete information.)

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Christina Fink: Myanmar: Perspectives on a Society in Transition

Humanities Forum – Social Sciences Forum – Visual Arts
“Myanmar: Perspectives on a Society in Transition”
Christina Fink, Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Wednesday, February 1, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Myanmar has been undergoing profound political, economic, and social change. Throughout this process, the military leadership and political parties have both cooperated and competed in their efforts to impose their vision for the future. Meanwhile, citizens have sought to take advantage of greater freedoms and opportunities, while also re-imagining their country’s identity and place in the world. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition on display at the Library Gallery. (Click heading for full description.)

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Antoni Muntadas: Activating Artifacts — Interpretation, Translation, Education

Visual Art
Antoni Muntadas: Activating Artifacts — Interpretation, Translation, Education
February 2 – March 17
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Produced in close collaboration with world-renowned multimedia artist Antoni Muntadas, this site-specific exhibition project addresses a gradual but steady shift in academia, addressing a gradual but steady shift in academia. Through his work, Muntadas addresses social, political and communication issues, often investigating channels of information and the ways in which they may be used to censor or promulgate ideas. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. (Click heading for complete information.)

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ISIS and Cultural Cleansing: Saving the Ancient and Medieval Treasures of Syria and Iraq

Humanities Forum – MEMS Colloquium Lecture
“ISIS and Cultural Cleansing: Saving the Ancient and Medieval Treasures of Syria and Iraq”
Michael D. Danti, Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Boston University; Consulting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania Museum; and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
Tuesday, March 7, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Syria and Iraq are facing the worst cultural heritage crisis since the Second World War. This talk will address one of the greatest challenges: the cultural cleansing perpetrated by the so-called Islamic State (or ISIS) and the work of the American Schools of Oriental Research to safeguard cultural assets. Irreplaceable ancient and medieval heritage, embedded in the fabric and daily life of modern communities, is endangered as extremists erase cultural memory, manipulate cultural identity, and eliminate cultural diversity. (Click heading for full description.)

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2017 Intermedia and Digital Arts Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Visual Arts
2017 Intermedia and Digital Arts Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Thursday, April 13 – Friday, April 28
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) and the Department of Visual Arts present the Intermedia and Digital Arts (IMDA) M.F.A. Thesis 2017 Exhibition, featuring works by Melissa Cormier, Ghazaleh Keshavarz and Jaclin Paul. An Opening Reception will be held Thursday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the gallery will open for regular hours on Friday, April 14. (Click heading for full description.)

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2017 Visual Arts Senior Exhibition

Visual Art
Visual Arts Senior Exhibition
May 23 – June 9
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents the 2017 Visual Arts Senior Exhibition. (Click heading for full description.)