The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Louie Palu: Distant Early Warning, on display from February 14 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.
The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents North Pole Narratives: Photographs from the Wendorff Collection on Robert E. Peary, on display from February 3 through May 20. At the turn of the twentieth century, an international race was under way to be the first to reach the geographic North Pole. On April 6, 1909, American explorer Robert E. Peary (1856–1920) claimed to have clenched the title. This exhibition revisits Peary’s Arctic expeditions through photographs in UMBC’s Wendorff Collection.
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.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Exploring Presence: African American Artists in the Upper South. This virtual program will include a screening of the short documentary film Exploring Presence: Ed Love, followed by a conversation with filmmaker and curator Angela N. Carroll and nia love and Scott Love about the legacy of their father, esteemed sculptor Ed Love.