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 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 directed by Laley Lippard, and conceived and written by Sierra Basilio, Mercedes Fuller, Caleb Griffith, Jackie Kim, Franchesca Parker, MaryGrace Ruebens, Alex Shawn, Rowland Smith, and David Tannous. 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 UMBC Diversity of the Arts Fellow Tahir Hemphill, who will discuss his multifaceted practice as a creative technologist, multimedia artist, and design researcher in a lively conversation with UMBC Assistant Professor of Information Systems Foad Hamidi, and writer, programmer and long-time collaborator David Goldberg. 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 Department of Music is thrilled to welcome the Latin GRAMMY Award winning Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet as artists in residence. On Saturday, November 20, at 7 p.m the quartet performs a solo concert of original and classic tangos, followed by an introductory Argentine Tango dance class taught by Aja Fenn and Masha Abapolnikova.
The Department of Music is thrilled to welcome the Latin GRAMMY Award winning Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet as artists in residence. On Sunday, November 21, the quartet presents a lecture demonstration, El tango y su evolución como expresión de identidad/The Tango and Its Evolution as an Expression of Identity.
The Department of Music presents the UMBC Symphony Orchestra under music director Nell Flanders with the Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet. The concert will feature a selection of tangos by Astor Piazzolla and Pedro Giraudo arranged for orchestra and tango quartet, Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera's Estancia Dances, and Beethoven’s glorious 7th Symphony.
Join the Society of Design Arts (SoDA), AIGA Baltimore, and the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) for an online conversation about Annet Couwenberg: Sewing Circles, now on display at the CADVC through December 11. Textile artist Annet Couwenberg and Sewing Circles curator Lori Rubeling will discuss the intersection of traditional textile craft and emerging technology, and sewing circle stories. Attendees will also be invited to join the conversation.
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.