UMBC's 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.
UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents Spectrum: 2019 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, featuring artworks by Dan Bailey, Steve Bradley, Cathy Cook, Jules Rosskam,Evan Tedlock, and Vin Grabill. Spectrumprovides an in-depth exploration of recent research projects in film, video, photography, sound, installation, and sculpture by selected members of UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts.
“…took me where I had not been in dance theater.”
— Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times
UMBC presents MADBOOTS DANCE. Led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, the queer, all-male company is known for its fearless athleticism and unashamed intimacy. Tackling topics related to male identity, the company was named “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine who noted that Diaz and Campbell, “are making a unique mark on concert dance with highly original movement that pushes skill and stamina to the limit.”
“One of the most gorgeous voices in the world.”
—The Boston Globe
Grammy Award winning soprano Leona Mitchell is one of America’s most beloved and celebrated sopranos, having spent 18 seasons as a leading spinto soprano at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Her program will feature works by Handel, Rodrigo, Duparc, Dvorak, Satie, Bizet and more, and will be followed by a reception. She will be joined by pianist Nancy Beith.
A reception will follow the performance.
Jackson Katz, founder and director of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Strategies, speaks on “Men’s Leadership in Gender-Based Violence Prevention Is a Social Justice Imperative.”
Focusing on a variety of sectors and settings, such as education, sports, media, politics, clergy, and human services, Katz explores ways in which male leaders can address issues of sexual assault and domestic violence by examining and challenging the belief systems that sustain them, including the role of sports culture, porn culture, and other forms of popular media.
Violinist Aisslinn Nosky joins UMBC’s Collegium — directed by Lindsay Johnson, joined by Paula Maust on harpsichord — and its outstanding student performers to explore the rich and diverse repertoire from the Baroque period: Corelli’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 4, the Vivaldi Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 8 (RV 522), and selected movements from Telemann’s Burlesque de Quixote Suite.
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.