UMBC's Humanities Forum presents Aimi Hamraie, Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, & Society and American Studies, and Director of the Critical Design Lab, Vanderbilt University, who will speak on Critical Access Studies: Humanities Methods and Approaches.
UMBC's Department of Music presents the Strata ensemble in the first of two performances, featuring:
Béla Bartók (1881–1945) — Contrasts for violin, clarinet, and piano
Rebecca Clarke (1886–1979) — Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale
John B. Hedges (b. 1974) — Sonatina for clarinet and piano (“Gumbo”)
Clark Reinecke (1824–1910) — Trio in A Major, Op. 264, for clarinet, viola, and piano
A second performance on April 9 will highlight works by UMBC student composers.
UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Home Bodies: 2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring works by this year’s graduates in Intermedia & Digital Arts — Rahne Alexander, Safiyah Cheatam, Danielle Damico, Lindsay T. D’Andelet, Elijah Davis, Maksym Prykhodko, and Amelia Voos.
UMBC's 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.
Howard Community College theatre students have developed a new work available to view this April. The play, “I Love Luci” is a campy romp through Hell. In this one-act play, four humans find out that Hell isn’t quite what they expected. Ticket holders can watch the production at their convenience from April 15 – 18, 2021.
Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Tickets are available online only at www.howardcc.edu/iloveluci. Ticket holders will receive a link and password via email confirmation.
The Voyager Ensemble returns to UMBC with The Japanese Connection, featuring musicians and music from Japan! The program celebrates old and new works from Japan, with timeless classic A Way a Lone for string quartet by Toru Takemitsu as well as a world-premiere by Yuriko Hase Kojima, a string quartet based on landscape installation Sunken Garden by the legendary Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. A special guest artist, James Nyoraku Schlefer, will join the ensemble on shakuhachi (Japanese wooden flute), bringing his own composition 2 Blue for shakuhachi and viola.
The Frisof/Pesca Duo, featuring flutist Sarah Frisof and pianist Daniel Pesca, present Beauty Crying Forth: Flute Music by Women Across Time, featuring repertoire spanning one and half centuries for flute by female composers, including music by Clara Schumann, Lili Boulanger, Tania León, Shulamit Ran, and Amy Williams.
UMBC's Humanities Forum presents DaMaris B. Hill, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, English, and African American Studies, University of Kentucky, who will read from and speak about her poetry collection, A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, a narrative-in-verse that bears witness to American women of color burdened by incarceration. In A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, Hill presents bitter, unflinching history that artfully captures the personas of these captivating, bound yet unbridled African-American women.
UMBC's Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Marnie Ellen Hertzler and Corey Hughes. Hertzler is a video artist, animator and filmmaker working in experimental narrative and hybrid documentary; Hughes is director and cinematographer traversing narrative, documentary and experimental realms. The two will discuss their individual work as well as their director-cinematographer collaborations.
UMBC's Social Sciences Forum presents Tracey Osborne, associate professor and endowed Presidential Chair in the Management of Complex Systems Department and the Management of Innovation, Sustainability and Technology (MIST) Program at UC Merced, who will speak on “Playbook for Climate Justice: Our Best Hope for Solving the Climate Crisis.”
UMBC's Humanities Forum presents the Annual Daphne Harrison Lecture, featuring Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, the Graduate Center, City University of New York, who will speak on Making Abolition Geographies: Social Justice Organizing for Vulnerable Households, Workers, and Communities.
McDaniel College students perform in the radio play “Twisted Tales of Poe,” which is based on the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Directed by theatre arts faculty member Gené Fouché, the performance will be broadcast on McDaniel College’s student-run radio station, Green Terror Radio (WGTR), on Friday, April 30 and Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. The broadcast may be accessed at mgtradiostation.wordpress.com.
Bryn Upton, a professor of history at McDaniel College, leads a conversation with McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey. Since SmartTALK’s inception in 2010, President Casey has interviewed countless alums. After eleven years of serving as SmartTALK’s host, it’s finally time to flip the script and interview President Casey. For more information, visit www.mcdaniel.edu/about-us/campus-events.
In fall 2019, UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presented Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter, the first retrospective of the artist’s career in over thirty years. We are pleased now offer this exhibition in an online version, available here.