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Peggy Fox: Morality Tales

The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Peggy Fox: Morality Tales, an online exhibition featured through January 31.  Fox’s experiments in collage expand the existing imagery in her photographs. The sets of collages are not prescriptive, but are rather evocative of emotions, impressions, and symbols. Viewed as “morality tales,” the images conjure stories but remain ambiguous, their lessons open to multiple interpretations.

Louie Palu: Distant Early Warning

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Louie Palu: Distant Early Warning, on display from February 3 through May 20. The exhibition, a multi-year project by Canadian photojournalist Louie Palu, provides a look at the evolving militarization in the North American Arctic driven by climate change.

Spectrum: 2022 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC)

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Spectrum: 2022 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, featuring work by UMBC faculty Lynn Cazabon, Kathy Marmor, and Lisa Moren, opening on January 27 and continuing through March 12.

Seth Parker Woods: Difficult Grace, A Performative Rebirth

Online

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents internationally acclaimed cellist Seth Parker Woods, who will give us a behind the scenes view of Difficult Grace, a genre-bending and theatrical multimedia concert tour de force conceived by and featuring him in the triple role of cellist, narrator/guide, and movement artist.

Spectrum: Lecture by Lynn Cazabon

Online

In conjunction with Spectrum: 2022 Visual Arts Exhibition (February 3 – March 19), the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents a lecture by artist Lynn Cazabon, whose works will be on display.

Love You Madly: The Life and Music of Duke Ellington

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents Love You Madly: The Life and Music of Duke Ellington, a multimedia presentation featuring special guest Earl H. Brooks with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Belzer. Come join us for a celebration of Duke Ellington with selections spanning his decades-long career including his masterwork Black, Brown, and Beige!

Beauty Pill

337 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Beauty Pill, a Washington, D.C. based band/art collective that began in 2001. Band members Chad Clark and Erin Nelson will discuss the creation of Pardon Our Dust, an interdisciplinary collaboration, bridging music, poetry, dance, and film from their work Please Advise.

Stephen M. Gardiner: Climate Change and Institutions for Future Generations

Online and at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Humanities Forum presents the Evelyn M. Barker Memorial Lecture, featuring Stephen M. Gardiner, professor of philosophy at the University of Washington, who will speak on Climate Change and Institutions for Future Generations: Calling for a Global Constitutional Convention.

Small Mouth Sounds

UMBC Theatre presents Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl, directed by Joseph Ritsch. In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.

Cathy Park Hong: An Asian American Reckoning

Online and at the Fine Arts Recital Hall

The Humanities Forum presents Cathy Park Hong, poet, essayist, and New York Times best-selling author in conversation with Tamara Bhalla, associate professor, Department of American Studies, on the subject of An Asian American Reckoning.

Making Place Happen: Graham Coreil-Allen

105 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Making Place Happen: Graham Coreil-Allen. Graham Coreil-Allen is a Baltimore-based public artist making places more inclusive and livable through public art, placemaking, and civic engagement. From artistic crosswalks and creative wayfinding to immersive sculptures and participatory urban design, Coreil-Allen infuses public space with play and intrigue.

She Kills Monsters

UMBC Theatre presents She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen, directed by Danielle Drakes. She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and ’90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Melody Jue: Theory Underwater: Diving into Wild Blue Media

Online

The Humanities Forum presents Melody Jue, associate professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who will speak on Theory Underwater: Diving into Wild Blue Media. What would media and literary studies look like, underwater? In her recent book, Melody Jue shows how the ocean can be a science fictional environment for defamiliarizing concepts in media studies.

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