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 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.
The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble, directed by Tom Goldstein. The ensemble is highly adventurous in its programming, with a repertoire that includes graphic-notation pieces, improvisational works and theater pieces, as well as works by important early percussion composers such as John Cage, Carlos Chavez, and Alan Hovhaness.
The Department of Music presents the UMBC Collegium Musicum in concert. The Collegium Musicum is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing Western vocal and instrumental music from Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, sampling musical repertoires created between 800 and 1750.