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 approximately 75 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.)

Visiting Artist Barbara Hammer

Visual Arts
Visiting Artist Barbara Hammer
Wednesday, September 13, 5:30 p.m.
Room 132 PAHB

The Department of Visual Arts presents a visiting artist lecture by Barbara Hammer, a visual artist working primarily in film and video. Considered a pioneer of queer cinema, she has made over 80 moving image works in a career that spans 40 years. (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.
Room 102 PAHB

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.)

Spectrum: 2017 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

Visual Arts
Spectrum: 2017 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
November 2 – December 16

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Spectrum: 2017 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, featuring artworks by Eric Dyer, Corrie Parks, Peggy Re, and Sarah G. Sharp. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 2, from 5 to 7 pm, and the gallery will open for regular hours on Friday, November 3. (Click heading for full description.)

CIRCA: Launch Event for New Publications by Faculty Researchers

Interdisciplinary
CIRCA: Launch Event for New Publications by Faculty Researchers — Lisa Cella, Viviana Coleman (Cordova), and Airi Yoshioka
Tuesday, November 7, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Research, Innovation and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Lisa Cella, Viviana Coleman (Cordova), and Airi Yoshioka. The event recognizes recent CD releases by professors Cella and Yoshioka, and the debut of a book by professor Coleman. (Click heading for full description.)