A New Context: Photographs from the Baltimore Sun Revisited (4/7-5/31)

sun01The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery’s final Spring 2013 exhibition, A New Context: Photographs from the Baltimore Sun Revisited, opens Sunday, April 7 and continues through Friday, May 31.

Newspaper photography creates narrative and demands the cooperation of the photographer, the editor and the subject. This practice was born out of traditions that stretched back to early news photographs which were re-interpreted by an engraver before the image could be published. A retoucher employed ink and paint to bring out salient details and to provide cropping instructions to the newspaper designers. The edited news photograph was not intended to exist today—it was only to be known through reproductions, a practice that conceals its conceptual significance. A New Context: Photographs from the Baltimore Sun reveals that edited photograph.

Find out more about A New Context, including gallery hours and The Baltimore Sun archives here.

This exhibition is sponsored by The Baltimore Sun.

MFA Thesis Exhibition (4/4-4/20)

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Photo by Timothy Bubb

The CADVC is pleased to present the annual MFA Thesis exhibition, beginning this Thursday, April 4 and continuing on through Saturday, April 20.

This year’s Imaging and Digital Arts graduates displaying work in the exhibition include Kristen Anchor, Mieke Gentis, Katie Heater, Gianfranco Mirizzi and Steve Yeager. The work selected represents the culmination of each student’s unique experience in UMBC’s dynamic and demanding MFA program.

A free, opening reception at the CADVC will take place on Thursday April 4 from 5 pm until 7 pm.

Randall Packer, Visiting Artist Lecture (4/2)

Randall_Packer_300At 12 noon, Tuesday, April 2 in the 7th floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library, visiting multimedia artist, composer and author Randall Packer will discuss his achievements and most recent works.

Randall Packer is an multimedia artist, composer and author of Multi-Media: From Wagner to Virtual Reality edited with colleague Jordan Crandall. In this lecture, Packer will discuss his work as an artist and scholar as well as speak about Multi-Media and other art-related projects.

Since the 1980s, Packer has worked at the intersection of interactive media and live performance. He has received international praise for his socially and politically fueled works, and has performed and exhibited at museums, theaters and festivals worldwide. Some of his pieces include a post-9/11 project in which he invented a faux government agency, The U.S. Department of Art and Technology, a more recent work “A Season in Hell” for ZERO1/San Jose Biennial and “The Post Reality Show: Talk Media!” as part of the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C.  He is currently an artist-in-residence at the California Institue of Arts, where he is developing “The Open Source Studio.”

Robert Provine, Psychology, to Give Goddard Scientific Colloquium (4/5)

At 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5, Robert Provine, professor of psychology, will discuss “Curious Behavior” and his concept of “small science” at the Goddard Space Flight Center. This talk, part of the Goddard Scientific Colloquium series, will be Provine’s 4th colloquium at Goddard.

The talk will be held in the Building 3 (Goett) auditorium. Access to the Goddard Space Flight Center is limited to those holding Goddard badges or official visitors; if you would like to attend, contact Scientific Colloquium at (301) 286-0660 or by e-mail more than 48 hours beforehand.