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Isolation and Community

Proscenium Theatre

Isolation and Community is an immersive sound and lighting experience that imagines the viewer as a part of the visual and sonic environment. Utilizing large sound and lighting systems and emerging control technologies, this project will take place in the Proscenium Theatre and will explore the themes of isolation and the need for community that our society is struggling with in this era of global pandemic, lockdowns and fear of the other.

Senior Exit Exhibition 2021

Online

The Department of Visual Arts presents the Senior Exhibition, available online through Friday, June 11. The exhibition reflects the interdisciplinary orientation and the technological focus of the Department of Visual Arts. It also provides the opportunity for undergraduate seniors to exhibit within a professional setting prior to exiting the University. 

UMBC New Music Ensemble

Online

The Department of Music presents the UMBC New Music Ensemble under the direction of Daniel Pesca. The program includes works by Eve Beglarian, Frederic Rzewski, Ruby Fulton, and Andy Akiho, and premieres by UMBC student composers Dale Gray and D'Juan Moreland. 

SPARK IV: A New World? Video Program

Online

The SPARK IV: A New World? exhibition presents a 90-minute video program featuring works by UMBC and Towson University faculty and stuff, including Alex Garove, Angela Endres, Danielle Damico, Fahmida Hossain. Irene Chan, Kat Navarro, Lucy Adelizzi, Lydia Hillman, Marcel Moone, Mind on Fire (with Timothy Nohe, Jason Bernagozzi, Corrie Frances Parks, and Evan Tedlock), Noah Niles, Samantha Frost, Sarah G. Sharp, Sylvia Eken, Timothy Nohe, UMBC Intro to Animation students, and uni.Sol (Stephen Bradley with international collaborators).

Digital Art Exhibition

OCA Mocha

The Gallery at OCA Mocha presents a Digital Art Exhibition, creating a space that explores the digital art world and its ability to provide artists an advanced vehicle for creativity, innovation, and spirit.

Thing Theatre

Online

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Thing Theatre, a program featuring work from Maryland puppetry artists Schroeder Cherry, Dirk Joseph, and Colette Searls. Susan Stroupe will host the event and moderate a live Q&A with the artists.

Recurring

I Want to Be

Online

The SPARK Gallery presents I Want to Be, a performance event that will occur, in three performances, via telephone conference call by Anna Kroll and Chloe Engel, on May 14, May 28, and June 25.

Thing Theatre Workshop

Maryland Art Place

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents a Thing Theatre Workshop, featuring puppetry artist Colette Searls (UMBC theatre) and designer Kelley Bell (UMBC visual arts), who will guide participants in an in-person workshop to make “disposable puppets,” bring them to life, and build them a tiny modular home! This event, which will be hosted by Maryland Art Place (MAP), is open to artists and non-artists alike.

Arbutus Archive Exhibition

OCA Mocha

Founded in 1896, the town of Arbutus, situated on the southeastern side of UMBC, celebrates its 125 anniversary this year. OCA Mocha commemorates the milestone with a historical exhibition featuring family photos, portraits, landscapes, and other art, artifacts, photography and ephemera that tell the story of Arbutus.

Jennifer Cobbina: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter, and How They Changed America

Online

The Social Sciences Forum, presented by the Center for Social Science Scholarship, presents the Constitution Day Lecture, featuring Jennifer Cobbina, associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, who will speak on Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter, and How They Changed America.

Puerto Ricans at the Fault Lines: A Conversation with Yarimar Bonilla

Online

The Humanities Forum presents a conversation between Yarimar Bonilla, one of the foremost scholars on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, and UMBC’s Fernando Tormos-Aponte, assistant professor in the School of Public Policy. The speakers will share ideas on the social and political aftermath of Hurricane María, how Puerto Ricans have come to deal with their political history under US colonial rule, and how social movements in Puerto Rico imagine and enact an anti-colonial future.

CIRCA Presents: Pioneer Winter

Online

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Pioneer Winter, who will speak about his work as the artistic director of the Pioneer Winter Collective, an intergenerational and physically integrated dance-theater company, rooted in social practice, community, queer visibility, and beauty beyond the mainstream.

Cleft: An Art & Engineering Collaboration

Online and at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

In conjunction with the exhibition Annet Couwenberg: Sewing Circles at the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture, the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Cleft: An Art & Engineering Collaboration, featuring artist Annet Couwenberg with L.D. Timmie Topoleski, Alan Grover, and Lori Rubeling.

Duane W. Roller: Cleopatra: The Most Famous Woman of Classical Antiquity

Online and at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The annual Ancient Studies Week Lecture, presented by the Humanities Forum, features Duane W. Roller, who will speak on Cleopatra: The Most Famous Woman of Classical Antiquity. The last queen of Egypt, Cleopatra (69–30 B.C.) was probably the most famous woman from classical antiquity, if not all history, yet her modern reputation is based largely on her presentation in literature, art, and cinema, rather than the actual historical reality.

Die Schöne Müllerin

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents tenor Andrew Sauvageau and pianist Hui-Chuan Chen in a performance of Franz Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin. Widely considered to be one of Schubert's masterpieces, and one of the most important song cycles in Western music, the 1823 evening-length work consists of twenty songs with text by Schubert's contemporary Wilhelm Müller.

This Remains

Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Department of Theatre presents This Remains, an ensemble-devised performance directed by Susan Stroupe. In these times of turmoil, we invite you on a trip to the boundary land, the liminal space between the living and dead. The Oracles will read you, the Guides will lead you, and the Roamers…well, just watch out for them, lest you become one yourself.

Shannon Taggart: Séance

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

In conjunction with the exhibition Séance, presented at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, photographer Shannon Taggart will discuss her work and the images on display.

UMBC Jazz Ensemble

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer.

CIRCA Presents: Teri Henderson

132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Teri Henderson, a staff writer for BmoreArt, curator, and coordinator of Connect+Collect, a collecting initiative designed to engage new and established collectors and to build relationships with Baltimore-based artists through talks, gallery and studio visits.

Livewire 11: Rewired

Various Venues

The Department of Music presents the eleventh annual Livewire new music festival, featuring faculty artists as well as leading guest composers and performers, this year entitled Livewire 11: Rewired. Over an intensive three days, October 21, 22, and 23, Livewire presents renowned contemporary ensembles Yarn/Wire and Cantata Profana, hosts eminent guest composers Robert Morris and Victoria Cheah, and presents outstanding faculty and student musicians in a series of concerts.

Livewire 11: Ruckus

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Livewire 11 new music festival, hosted annually by the Department of Music, opens with the Ruckus faculty new music ensemble, in a concert featuring works by Robert Morris, Jo Kondo, Robert Carl, Amy Williams, Olly Wilson, and Viet Cuong.

Livewire 11: Raaz

Department of Music Conference Room

The Livewire 11 new music festival, hosted by the Department of Music, presents an immersive installation, entitled Raaz, by UMBC music faculty Linda Dusman and Alan Wonneberger, with Information Systems faculty Foad Hamidi, and Keith R. Porter Imaging Facility director Tagide deCarvalho.

Livewire 11: Student Concert

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Livewire 11 new music festival, presented by the Department of Music, continues with a performance of works curated by student composers.

Livewire 11: Cantata Profana

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Livewire 11 new music festival, presented by the Department of Music, continues with a concert by Cantata Profana featuring works by Claude Vivier, Victoria Cheah, Gleb Kanasevich, and Steven Kazuo Takasugi.

Livewire 11: Yarn/Wire

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Livewire 11 new music festival concludes on Saturday night with a performance by the dynamic piano-percussion quartet Yarn/Wire in a mind-bending program of works by Klaus Lang and Misato Mochizuki. In Lang’s gorgeous work, time seems to stand still; while in Mochizuki’s explosive work, the theatricality of chamber music once more bursts to the fore.

Livewire 11: RESCHEDULED — Arboretum and the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park

Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park

The Livewire 11 new music festival, hosted by the Department of Music, presents a Ruckus performance of Robert Morris's Arboretum at the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park. The event also marks the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership and will include remarks on the Partnership's history and presence at UMBC and in Baltimore.

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