Category 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.)

Alejandro Cremaschi: Ginastera, Piazzolla and Friends

Music
Alejandro Cremaschi: Ginastera, Piazzolla and Friends
Thursday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
 
Argentine pianist and UMBC alumnus Alejandro Cremaschi ’93, music, performs classical piano music inspired by the folk music of Latin America. The program repertoire includes works by legendary composers Alberto Ginastera, Carlos Guastavino, Astor Piazzolla and others. (Click heading for full description.)

Celebration of the Life of William T. Brown

Theatre
Celebration of the Life of William T. Brown
Saturday, September 23, 1 – 3 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

Last year, the UMBC theatre community lost a family member, Professor Emeritus William “Bill” T. Brown. In 1970, he became a founding member of the Department of Theatre at UMBC and served as its chair for 18 years. Friends, former students, and faculty are invited to attend this special event in his honor. (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.)

The Third Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala

Music
The Third Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala
Saturday, September 30, 5 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
 
UMBC is delighted to announce distinguished operatic soprano and pedagogue Carol Vaness as the guest artist for the Third Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala to benefit vocal arts at UMBC. Please join us for an unforgettable evening of song and celebration. (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.)