Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter

The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter, the first retrospective of the artist’s career in over thirty years. Drawn from his archive at UMBC, the 55 works in this exhibition created between 1962 and 2006 highlight Fichter’s exploration of the human condition across photography, printmaking, and painting. Fichter employs shifting moods and mediums as well as wit, humor, and satire to deliver trenchant critiques of war, nuclear proliferation, and environmental disaster. Firmly rooting his expressive compositions in a strong sense of place—the surreal landscapes of his native Florida—Fichter presents a singular vision of humanity on the brink.

Public Program
The Art of Robert W. Fichter: Talks by Eileen Cowin, Adam Straus, and Tom Beck
Tuesday, September 24, 5 p.m.
Reception to follow presentations

Admission to the exhibition and related programming is free and open to the public.

Plan your visit

Gallery hours:
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday until 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12 – 5 p.m.
Adjustments to this schedule for holidays and semester breaks can be found online.

UMBC is located approximately 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. Click here for directions and parking information for the Library Gallery.

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Images, from top: Robert W. Fichter, Winged Flying Dog, 1979. Polaroid print, 22 x 27 1/8 in. Photography Collections, UMBC (Coll132-P030); Medical Analysis, 1983. Silver dye-bleach print, 46 ¾ x 40 in. Photography
Collections, UMBC (Coll132-P059)

The presentation of this exhibition is supported by an arts program grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from the Libby Kuhn Endowment Fund, as well as individual contributions.



Start Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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End Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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Department Represented: Exhibition

Venue Name: Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

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