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.)
George Steele: Layers
October 13 – November 6
Reception: Friday, October 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
Baltimore County Arts Guild
Layers presents a collection of abstract paintings by architect George Steele that exemplify his recurring techniques to build up a surface, in works integrating collage, photos, text and graphics. (Click heading for full description.)
IMDA Welcome Event
Featuring IMDA alumna Tiffany Holmes ’99, IMDA MFA
Friday, October 14th, 2016, 12 – 2 p.m.
Imaging Research Center
The IMDA Welcome Event welcomes six new graduate students to the Intermedia + Digital Arts MFA graduate program this fall. Tiffany Holmes ’99, IMDA MFA, is UMBC’s 2016 Outstanding Alumna of the Year in Visual and Performing Arts. She is Dean of Undergraduate Studies and a professor in the Art and Technology Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (Click heading for full description.)
Visual Arts Department Gala Exhibition and Golden Ball
Saturday, October 15, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fine Arts Building
The Department of Visual Arts will host a day and evening of art, performance and other surprises to welcome alumni back to campus for UMBC’s 50th Anniversary. We invite you to join us with your family and friends to help celebrate our vibrant half-century of artistic vitality and academic excellence. (Click heading for full description.)