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.
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.
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.
In the spirit of arm-chair travelers everywhere, the Voyager Ensemble, featuring violinists Airi Yoshioka and Zheyang "Jerry" Xiong, violist David Yang, and cellist Summer Hu, explores a new country of the world each year by performing repertoire by composers from the region. In its sixth season, this year’s concert focuses on China with a program featuring works by Zhou Long, Bright Sheng, Chen Yi, and Tan Dun.
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!
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.
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.
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.