For the past twenty years, American artist Shannon Taggart (born 1975) has documented Spiritualist practices and communities in the United States, England, and Europe. The resulting body of work, Séance, examines the relationship of Spiritualism to human celebrity, its connections to art, science, and technology, and its intrinsic bond with the medium of photography. This exhibition presents forty-seven haunting images from the series, revealing the emotional, psychological, and physical dimensions of Spiritualism in the 21st century.
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents Annet Couwenberg: Sewing Circles, on display from September 30 through December 11. The exhibition presents an overview of ten years of cultural research, digital experimentation, and finished artifacts by Couwenberg, who uses lace as a primary material. Through her creations, the artist asks how traditional textile construction can be modified or transformed by adapting it to digital fabrication processes.
The Department of Theatre presents This Remains, an ensemble-devised performance directed by Susan Stroupe. In these times of turmoil, we invite you on a trip to the boundary land, the liminal space between the living and dead. The Oracles will read you, the Guides will lead you, and the Roamers…well, just watch out for them, lest you become one yourself.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Teri Henderson, a staff writer for BmoreArt, curator, and coordinator of Connect+Collect, a collecting initiative designed to engage new and established collectors and to build relationships with Baltimore-based artists through talks, gallery and studio visits.
The Department of Music presents the eleventh annual Livewire new music festival, featuring faculty artists as well as leading guest composers and performers, this year entitled Livewire 11: Rewired. Over an intensive three days, October 21, 22, and 23, Livewire presents renowned contemporary ensembles Yarn/Wire and Cantata Profana, hosts eminent guest composers Robert Morris and Victoria Cheah, and presents outstanding faculty and student musicians in a series of concerts.
The Livewire 11 new music festival, hosted by the Department of Music, presents a Ruckus performance of Robert Morris's Arboretum at the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park. The event also marks the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership and will include remarks on the Partnership's history and presence at UMBC and in Baltimore.
The Livewire 11 new music festival concludes on Saturday night with a performance by the dynamic piano-percussion quartet Yarn/Wire in a mind-bending program of works by Klaus Lang and Misato Mochizuki. In Lang’s gorgeous work, time seems to stand still; while in Mochizuki’s explosive work, the theatricality of chamber music once more bursts to the fore.
The Department of Music presents Pro Voce Washington. Founded in 2019 by a group of classical musicians who teach at universities and colleges in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, Pro Voce Washington promotes exceptional vocal music through public performances, mentoring, and education programs for young vocalists.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents an arts alumni spotlight featuring Mary Dell’Erba ‘14, dance and INDS, a senior project manager at the Arts Education Partnership, a center within the Education Commission of the States and a collaborative of the National Endowment for the Arts and U.S. Department of Education, and Colin Holter ‘01, music, Executive Director of the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, northeast Ohio’s oldest extracurricular large-ensemble program. They will each talk about their respective careers and professional trajectories since graduating from UMBC.
The Department of Music presents the Inscape Chamber Orchestra, which will perform three seminal works written between 1946 and 1948 that showcase American creativity in the immediate post-World War II years — Walter Piston's Divertimento for Nine Instruments, Ulysses Kay's The Quiet One: Suite from the film score, and Samuel Barber's Medea.
The Humanities Forum and the Social Sciences Forum present the 43rd Annual Du Bois Lecture, featuring Joseph Richardson, Joel and Kim Feller Professor of African-American Studies and Medical Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park, who will speak on Life After the Gunshot: Structural Violence, Interpersonal Violence and Trauma Among Young Black Men In Washington, D.C.
The Department of Theatre presents Everything Is Performance, a production devised by the Ensemble and directed by Laley Lippard. How do we measure worth when all the world is a stage? Everything Is Performance Productions invites you to join our live studio audience for a taping of Know Your Worth!, a fabulous new reality show to find America’s Most Worthy.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Tahir Hemphill, UMBC Diversity of the Arts Fellow, who will give a presentation about his multifaceted practice as a creative technologist, multimedia artist, and design researcher. Hemphill’s work investigates the role systems play in the generation of form and the role collaborative knowledge production plays in the resilience of communities.
The Department of Music and the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) present Amadou Kouyate in concert. Amadou Kouyate is the 150th generation of the Kouyate family of Manding Diali, renowned oral historians and musicians of West Africa. Amadou performs on the 21-string Kora and also on Djembe and Koutiro drums.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents transdisciplinary artist Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo Ovalles, who will present his category-defying work that treads an elusive route manifesting itself performatively or through experiences where the quotidian and art overlap. Ken Dewey Director of Franklin Furnace Archive Harley Spiller will lead a lively conversation with the artist.
The Department of Music presents the Camerata Chamber Choir directed by Stephen Caracciolo. A small choral ensemble consisting of 26 auditioned singers from across the university, Camerata performs a wide variety of works drawn from the expansive choral repertoire, including Renaissance motets and madrigals, folksongs, choral-orchestral works, German part songs, Russian sacred liturgies, American spirituals, and new works.