Views Navigation

Today

We Make Art

OCA Mocha

The Gallery at OCA Mocha presents We Make Art, an exhibition created in collaboration with Make Studio, a non-profit community-based arts organization based in Baltimore that envisions a world of acceptance and inclusion in which art opens doors for everyone. Make Studio empowers artists with disabilities to grow as professionals with visibility and voice in their communities.

ERRANDS

Online

UMBC's Library Gallery presents the online exhibition ERRANDS, featuring the work of Zachary Z. Handler, opening February 1 and closing February 28. A UMBC alumnus, Handler created ERRANDS, a portrait series documenting the shared shelter-in-place experiences of people around the globe, in response to stay-at-home orders issued by the State of Maryland on March 30, 2020.

Krzysztof Wodiczko — Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture

Online

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents celebrated artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, who has realized more than 90 large-scale projections on architectural facades and monuments, and vehicles for homeless, immigrant, and war veteran operators exhibited in more than twenty countries. He was featured in both the Venice and Whitney Biennale, the Hirshhorn Museum and his own retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. Krzysztof Wodiczko is Professor in Residence of Art, Design and the Public Domain at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at MIT.

10X10 Exhibit: Voice opening reception

Online

Arts Every Day is proud to present its fifth annual 10x10 Exhibit, featuring over 130 works of art created by Baltimore City Public School students and teachers in response to a culturally relevant body of work, movement, or theme. To create the exhibition, Arts Every Day partnered with UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) through a generous grant from the Charlesmead Foundation.

Zachary Z. Handler Artist Talk

Online

In conjunction with the exhibition ERRANDS, the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents an artist talk by Zachary Z. Handler, who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UMBC, where he was a Linehan Artist Scholar, in 2003, and a Master of Arts Administration from Columbia University Teachers College in 2005.

Sensate Cinema

Online

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Sensate Cinema: Practices for Slow Encounters: A Festival for Camera & Body. In 2018, artist and archivist Cori Olinghouse and UMBC assistant professor of visual art Jules Rosskam formed a long-term research collaboration, Practices for Slow Encounters. Bringing their respective forms of documentary filmmaking and performance into conversation they ask: “How do we look with the body, not at the body?” Rosskam and Olinghouse will engage the diverse learning community of UMBC in their praxis-based research through a series of public programs including a screening of short film/video works and an experimental lecture.

Chelsea Pace: Lessons from a Decade of Staging Sex

Online

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Chelsea Pace: Lessons from a Decade of Staging Sex. Pace, assistant professor of movement in the UMBC Department of Theatre, will give an overview of her research on staging sex, the complicated nature of consent, interpersonal and institutional power dynamics, and boundaries. She will share the implications of that work in the realm of theatre and film, but also the potential applications of that work more broadly in academia and beyond.

Charlie Parker at 100

Online

The UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Belzer will be joined by master saxophonist Charlie Young in a celebration of the centenary of composer Charlie Parker (1920–1955).

HYPERCUBE

Online

The Department of Music presents the HYPERCUBE music ensemble, which will livestream a pre-recorded performance featuring works by Farzia Fallah, Joshua Mallard, María Lihuen Sirvent, Eric Wubbels, and Alex Ring Gray.

West Baltimore Ruins

Online

The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents West Baltimore Ruins, featuring photography by Shae McCoy, opening March 1 and closing on March 31. As described by the artist, West Baltimore Ruins is “a visual story told by West Baltimore’s daughter.” McCoy created the series between 2018 and 2020 as a means of documenting the architectural landscape of the neighborhood in which she was raised, where an estimated one third of buildings are now abandoned.

Theatre Mini-Fest: Digital Costume Rendering with Eric Abele

Online

UMBC's Department of Theatre presents a Theatre Mini-Fest, featuring faculty master classes by Eric Abele, Chelsea Pace, Adam Mendelson, Susan McCully, and Lynn Watson, March 4 through 6. In this workshop, Eric Abele will share research, tips, and activities to push designers away from their No. 2 pencils and onto their iPads to create dynamic and professional sketches.

Theatre Mini-Fest: Staging Sex: Boundaries and Consent with Chelsea Pace

Online

UMBC's Department of Theatre presents a Theatre Mini-Fest, featuring faculty master classes by Eric Abele, Chelsea Pace, Adam Mendelson, Susan McCully, and Lynn Watson, March 4 through 6. In this session, Chelsea Pace, co-founder of Theatrical Intimacy Education and author of Staging Sex: Best Practices, Tools, and Techniques for Theatrical Intimacy, talks about setting better boundaries in class, rehearsal, and on set.

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Opening Keynote with Alysia Lee

Online

The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. This year, the conference has transitioned to a free and virtual series with eight events, beginning on March 4 and continuing through May 20. On Thursday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m., Alysia Lee will deliver keynote remarks and will provide previews of upcoming sessions and workshops. 

Theatre Mini-Fest: Projection Design with Adam Mendelson

Online

UMBC's Department of Theatre presents a Theatre Mini-Fest, featuring faculty master classes by Eric Abele, Chelsea Pace, Adam Mendelson, Susan McCully, and Lynn Watson, March 4 through 6. Projection design as its own contributor to theatre design is one of the newer technologies in our story-telling stable. In this session, join Adam Mendelson as he explores some of the unique opportunities and challenges that this kind of story-telling presents.

Theatre Mini-Fest: Crafting a Killer Monologue with Susan McCully

Online

UMBC's Department of Theatre presents a Theatre Mini-Fest, featuring faculty master classes by Eric Abele, Chelsea Pace, Adam Mendelson, Susan McCully, and Lynn Watson, March 4 through 6. In this session with assistant professor Susan McCully, learn to tap into your best playwriting instincts to generate character ideas, and then craft your writing into a “killer monologue”—the type that actors love to perform.

Theatre Mini-Fest: Act the Monologue of Your Song! with Lynn Watson

Online

UMBC's Department of Theatre presents a Theatre Mini-Fest, featuring faculty master classes by Eric Abele, Chelsea Pace, Adam Mendelson, Susan McCully, and Lynn Watson, March 4 through 6. In this session with professor Lynn Watson, dig into your song lyrics like the monologue they really are to give a stand-out audition or performance. Bring 16 bars of a musical theatre song to work with!

Shae McCoy in Conversation with Ashley Minner

Online

In conjunction with the exhibition West Baltimore Ruins, the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents an artist talk in which Shae McCoy will discuss her photography with Ashley Minner, professor of the practice and folklorist in the Department of American Studies.

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Session 1

Online

The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. This year, the conference has transitioned to a free and virtual series with eight events, beginning on March 4 and continuing through May 20. On March 11, the conference continues with two simultaneous sessions: Books that Move!, presented by Karen Kuebler, and Teaching the Writing Process through Hip Hop, presented by Baba Bomani.

The Inter-View

Online

As part of Practices for Slow Encounters: A Festival for Camera & Body, the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents The Inter-View. Over the course of this collaboration between Jules Rosskam and Cori Olinghouse, ‘the interview’ surfaced as a character, slipping through multiple sites and manifestations. Moving between witness, listener, antagonist, manipulator, interrogator, oral historian, journalist, therapist, and hypnotist they look closely at a range of interview forms and strategies.

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Session 2

Online

The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. This year, the conference has transitioned to a free and virtual series with eight events, beginning on March 4 and continuing through May 20. On March 18, the conference continues with two simultaneous sessions: Creatively Moving Through Social Emotional Learning: Feelings and Awareness, presented by Jessica DiLorenzo, and Standing in a Character's Shoes: Deeper Meaning Through Dramatic Monologues, presented by Mary Hall Surface.

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Session 3

Online

The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. On March 25, the conference continues with two simultaneous sessions: Collage Connections: Creating Meaning of Text through Collage by Kimberly Brown, and When I say poetry you say rocks: Introduction to slam poetry by Regie Cabo.

Lisa Cella: The Low Flutes Project

Online

The Department of Music presents flutist Lisa Cella, who will perform a concert of recent compositions for alto and bass flute, including works by Florence Anna Maunders, João Pedro Oliveira, Philip Czapłowski, and Stephen de Filippo.

CIRCA Presents: Pamela Z Artist Talk

Online

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents an artist talk by Pamela Z. Through video and audio examples and live demonstration, composer/performer and interdisciplinary artist Pamela Z will share her work and her process and will discuss the increasingly blurred lines between disciplines in her practice.

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Community Event

Online

The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. This year, the conference has transitioned to a free and virtual series with eight events, beginning on March 4 and continuing through May 20. On April 1, the conference continues with a special Community Event, in which Nancy Holter and Alisha Marchewka will explore Baltimore murals.

CIRCA Presents: Pamela Z in Performance

Online

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Pamela Z, who will perform Other Rooms, a program consisting of short solo works for voice, real-time electronic processing, sampled sounds, wireless gesture controllers. The performance, which will combine composed works with a few improvisational pieces, will include stand-alone concert-works as well as excerpts from her larger intermedia performance works.

MEMS Colloquium: “Listeners as Players, Music As Play”

Online

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies minor of UMBC's Department of History hosts Elizabeth Randell Upton, associate professor of musicology at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, whose primary research area is medieval music. Her recent work examines late fourteenth and early fifteenth century vocal music to discover evidence for the experiences of performers and listeners in the medieval past, recorded in surviving musical notation.

Strata — Concert One

Online

The Department of Music presents the Strata ensemble in the first of two performance, featuring works by Béla Bartók, Carl Reinecke, Rebecca Clarke, and John B. Hedges. A second performance on April 9 will highlight works by UMBC student composers.

Strata — Concert Two

Online

The Department of Music presents the Strata ensemble in the second of two performances, featuring works by UMBC student composers. (The first performance on April 8 features works by Béla Bartók, Carl Reinecke, Rebecca Clarke, and John Hedges.)

CAHSS Spotlight Virtual Event

Online

A College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) Spotlight Event will present "Amidst Great Change: Why a Career in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences is Rewarding and Valuable." This conversation, moderated by Charles "Tot" Woolston, will feature Ana Maria Schwartz Caballero, Vin Grabill, Nancy Miller, Derek Musgrove, and Jason Schiffman.

Alternative Venues in the Visual and Performing Arts

Online

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Alternative Venues in the Visual and Performing Arts: Innovative ways to bring art to audiences. The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for the arts in many ways, leading to postponements, cancellations, and the closing of arts venues. But it has also inspired ingenious alternative ways to bring art to audiences. This panel brings together the people behind four compelling examples, encompassing dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts.

Scroll to Top