Jon Jang — Lecture and Performance
Thursday, April 6, 6:30 p.m.
Music Box (151 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)
Join us for the inaugural event of UMBC’s Asian American Faculty Council, a lecture and performance with musician-activist Jon Jang. Composer/pianist/public intellectual/political activist Jon Jang reflects on his early years: from learning about the power of black music and revolutionary politics during high school and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in the 1970s to his work as a musician and activist in relationship to the Asian American Movement and other progressive political movements in the 1980s. (Click heading for full description.)
Scan Your Stuff Day
Friday, April 7, 12 – 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Imaging Research Center, 109 ITE Building
Do you have a special object that you would like to preserve in digital form? Do you want to contribute to research into 3D scanning and modeling? On April 7 and 8, the Imaging Research Center will hold public scanning sessions using the Photogrammetry rig on the first floor of the ITE Building. The rig uses 94 cameras to capture an object from every side and angle, all in one simultaneous shot. Bring your object — as long as it is bigger than a basketball and smaller than a carry-on suitcases — to the IRC and they will scan it while you wait. (Click heading for full description.)
CIRCA Catalyst with Mark Alice Durant and Guenet Abraham
Monday, April 10, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Dresher Center Conference Room
216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building
Visual Arts Department professors Mark Alice Durant and Guenet Abraham will discuss their collaboration on Durant’s 27 Contexts: An Anecdotal History in Photography published by Saint Lucy Books. The publications mark a new direction for Saint Lucy, a website devoted to writing about photography and contemporary art. Founded in 2011, Saint Lucy features essays, portfolios and wide-ranging conversations with artists, writers, and curators. (Click heading for full description.)
The Korshak Collection: Illustrations of Imaginative Literature
April 10 – May 16
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Truly a vision of the fantastic, the exhibition The Korshak Collection: Illustrations of Imaginative Literature offers an amazing exploration of both illustrative art and the evolution of the visual landscape of science fiction and fantasy literature. Featuring work by both American and European artists and spanning more than a century, these vivid illustrations bring to life adventures, beings, and worlds conjured in novels such as Don Quixote, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Tarzan, and pulp magazines including Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, Fantastic Adventures, and Wonder Stories. (Click heading for full description.)
LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus)
Visiting Artist & Designer Series Lecture
Wednesday, April 12, 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
The Department of Visual Arts presents a lecture by the collaborative artist project LoVid as part of the department’s Spring 2017 Visiting Artist & Designer Series. LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) creates large scale interdisciplinary projects that combine new technology with social interventions and public spaces. Their works explore the often invisible or intangible aspects of contemporary society, such as communication systems and biological signals. (Click heading for full description.)
Humanities Forum — Daphne Harrison Lecture
“A Conversation About Digital Access”
Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress
Thursday, April 13, 5:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Dr. Carla Hayden will discuss the importance of the Library of Congress in the 21st century, especially in the digital age. The Library houses more than 162 million items that include historical documents and artifacts, photographs, books, manuscripts, sheet music, and so much more. Her monumental goal is to share all these items online with the public from coast to coast. (Click heading for full description.)
Glass, Oil, and Blood
Opening reception: Thursday, April 13, 5-7 p.m.
Exhibition: April 14 – 28
RTKL Award Lecture: Thursday, April 27, 2-3 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and the Department of Visual Arts present the 2017 Intermedia and Digital Arts Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Glass, Oil and Blood. Three MFA Candidates in the Intermedia and Digital Arts (IMDA) program, Melissa Penley Cormier, Ghazaleh Keshavarz and Jaclin Paul, present their time-based and installation works, digital photography, and objects in the exhibition. (Click heading for full description.)