Second Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala
Saturday, September 24, 5 p.m. wine tasting and 8 p.m. concert
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Performing Arts and Humanities Building
UMBC is delighted to announce world-renowned soprano soloist Janice Chandler-Eteme as the guest artist for the Second Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala to benefit vocal arts at UMBC. (Click heading for full description.)
Medieval and Early Modern Studies and English Department Lecture
Bernadette Andrea, Celia Jacobs Endowed Professor of British Literature at University of Texas, San Antonio
Tuesday, September 27, 4-5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
As part of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program’s year-long focus on Islam, the program welcomes Dr. Bernadette Andrea for a talk on her book “English Women Staging Islam.” (Click heading for full description.)
Tracy Broyles: THE OBSERVER EFFECT
Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m.
Dance Cube (337 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)
In this richly layered performance a dancer, two musicians, and a video artist respond to the quantum puzzle that there is no passive witnessing in the universe, and we are at once subject and object of our own creative forces. (Click heading for full description.)
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
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.)
Ancient Studies Week
Josiah Ober, Constantine Mitsotakis Professor in the Humanities and Sciences, and Professor of Political Science and Classics, Stanford University
“Demopolis: Democracy, Legitimacy, and Civic Education”
Wednesday, October 12, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Democracy requires self-government by participatory citizens. But why should citizens govern themselves when populist autocrats are willing to do it for them? In “Demopolis” (City of the People), Josiah Ober will present a thought experiment that shows how citizens can build and preserve democracy by their active participation in government. (Click heading for full description.)
Wednesday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.
Music Box (151 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)
The soprano-clarinet NOISE BRIDGE duo, featuring German clarinetist Felix Behringer and American soprano Christie Finn (’07 Music), is dedicated to performing contemporary music and commissioning new works. (Click heading for full description.)