Nohe exhibit presents shifting Australian landscape that illustrates humanity’s global impact

Timothy Nohe, director of the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) and visual arts professor, will introduce American audiences to the deeply woven human narrative of Botany Bay in his exhibition Sounding Botany Bay opening February 12 in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery. Continue reading Nohe exhibit presents shifting Australian landscape that illustrates humanity’s global impact

Kuhn Library Gallery presents “They Fight with Cameras”

In conjunction with the exhibition They Fight With Cameras: Walter Rosenblum in WWII from D-Day to Dachau, the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents public programs on Wednesday, November 11. A 12 pm film screening of Walter Rosenblum: In Search of Pitt Street will be followed at 6 pm by a talk given by Nina Rosenblum, film producer for Deadalus Productions, Inc. Admission is free. Complete information is available on the Arts and Culture Calendar here. Continue reading Kuhn Library Gallery presents “They Fight with Cameras”

Friends of the Library & Gallery Theatre with Dinner (3/28)

The Friends of the Library & Gallery presents Theatre with Dinner, which will begin at 5 p.m. on the 7th floor of the Library on March 28, 2015. The play will be These Shining Lives, by Melanie Marnich, presented by the UMBC Department of Theatre and directed by Nyalls Hartman. Dinner will be prior to the performance with a discussion of the play. Tickets are $35 per person. Please use this form for reservations. Checks can be made to “UMBC Foundation” and must be received by March 10, 2015. Please mail checks to: Friends Theatre with Dinner UMBC Library Baltimore, … Continue reading Friends of the Library & Gallery Theatre with Dinner (3/28)

Visual Music: A UMBC Faculty Concert with Video (3/25)

“Visual Music”: A UMBC Faculty Concert with Video will take place on March 25, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the Library Gallery. This event in the Friends of the Library & Gallery “ArtsNotes” / “MusicNotes” series. Please join Lisa Cella, flutist, and Stephen Bradley, inter-media artist, for a live concert of contemporary flute repertoire with original video art created specifically for each piece. This experimental flute performance is the culmination of a project begun a year ago. It embraces the work of four composers who Dr. Cella commissioned to write pieces specifically for her interpretive expertise. Click here for more … Continue reading Visual Music: A UMBC Faculty Concert with Video (3/25)

Dr. Tom Cronin Presents “Visual Ecology: The Unexpected Abilities of Animal Eyes” (3/9)

Monday, March 9, 2015, 4 p.m.: “Visual Ecology: The Unexpected Abilities of Animal Eyes,” a presentation by Dr. Tom Cronin in the Library Gallery Humans are visual creatures. We’re also introspective and curious, a combination that makes us all by nature amateur visual ecologists (even if we don’t know it, or even what it means!) Since vision dominates how we experience our world, we naturally wonder how other animals see their own worlds. When a cat is entranced by images of fish on a television screen, does it see colors? Does it think they are real fish? What is it … Continue reading Dr. Tom Cronin Presents “Visual Ecology: The Unexpected Abilities of Animal Eyes” (3/9)

A Stirring Song Sung Heroic — Exhibition at the Library Gallery (1/26)

January 26 – March 25 A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865, Photographs by William Earle Williams Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery The history of American slavery is considered in A Stirring Song Sung Heroic, an exhibition of 80 black and white silver gelatin prints by photographer William Earle Williams. These images document mostly anonymous, unheralded, and uncelebrated places in the New World—from the Caribbean to North America—where Americans black and white determined the meaning of freedom. Archives of prints, newspapers, and other ephemera related to the struggle accompany the work. The presentation of this exhibition … Continue reading A Stirring Song Sung Heroic — Exhibition at the Library Gallery (1/26)

Appointment of Joyce Tenney as Acting Director of Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

From: Philip Rous, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Antonio Moreira, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Joyce Tenney as Acting Director of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, effective November 24, 2014 through June 30, 2015. This appointment follows the recent announcement from Dr. Larry Wilt of his retirement from UMBC and his position of Director of the Library & Gallery on July 1, 2015 subsequent to taking a research leave starting January 1, 2015. A national search for a permanent Director will be launched with … Continue reading Appointment of Joyce Tenney as Acting Director of Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

Tom Beck, Library, Speaks at the Library of Congress

Tom Beck, Chief Curator, Library & Gallery, recently spoke at the Library of Congress commemorating the photographs of David Seymour. He is a biographer of the famous photographer who in 1947 co-founded Magnum Photos with Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and George Rodger. Magnum Photos is the internationally important photojournalist’s cooperative whose members are among the finest photographers in the world. The Library of Congress program occurred on the 103rd anniversary of the birth of Seymour and celebrated the donation of 112 of Seymour photographs to the Library of Congress. Continue reading Tom Beck, Library, Speaks at the Library of Congress

Albin O. Kuhn Library Awarded $23,000 Grant

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) has awarded a 16-month, $23,000 grant to the Special Collections of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery for the creation of collection level records for all archival collections Special Collections and the implementation of an Encoded Archival Description (EAD-XML) compliant workflow. Chief Curator Tom Beck, Archivist Lindsey Loeper, and Catalog Librarian Vicki Sipe will review, revise, and create collection level records and finding aids for the archival collections maintained by the Special Collections department in the Library. Collections will include the University Archives, the Center for Biological Sciences Archives, and local … Continue reading Albin O. Kuhn Library Awarded $23,000 Grant

Tom Beck, Library Gallery, Interviewed for WYPR’s Maryland Morning

An interview with Tom Beck, Chief Curator of the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, aired on WYPR’s Maryland Morning this week, in which he discusses the works currently on display in the Library Gallery exhibition, N. Jay Jaffee Photographs from Public to Personal, 1947-1997. Beck talks about the artist’s personal life and work in relation to the photography of his peers, as well as the historical importance of Jaffee’s photographs. Listen to the interview, “Photographer N. Jay Jaffee Captured the Spontaneous” at WYPR.org. More information about the exhibition is available at our Arts and Culture Calendar. N. Jay Jaffee Photographs from … Continue reading Tom Beck, Library Gallery, Interviewed for WYPR’s Maryland Morning

Tom Beck, Chief Curator, in the Baltimore Sun and Republican American

Tom Beck, Chief Curator, Library & Gallery, was recently quoted in The Baltimore Sun about the Library Gallery’s N. Jay Jaffee exhibit. The exhibit highlights a talented artist who has not received much recognition. “Jaffee never worked as a professional photographer,” says Tom Beck, chief curator at UMBC. “His career was in printing. So it was always a matter of balance between his business and personal obligations, his family. And he never worked very hard at getting exhibitions.” Read the entire article here. Beck was also quoted about Lewis Hine in the Waterbury, Connecticut Sunday Republican-American. The Library Special Collections … Continue reading Tom Beck, Chief Curator, in the Baltimore Sun and Republican American

Craig Saper, LLC, Named Bearman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship

Craig Saper, professor and chair of Language, Literacy, and Culture (LLC), has been named the Bearman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship. “Dr. Saper is a scholar of large achievement and great energy, whose talents and interests make him a superb choice for the Bearman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship,” said John Jeffries, dean of the college of arts, humanities, and social sciences (CAHSS). The Bearman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship was established by The Herbert Bearman Foundation to acknowledge and honor the contributions of Dr. Arlene Bearman to the UMBC community. This chair recognizes and supports outstanding teaching skills, an interest in entrepreneurship, … Continue reading Craig Saper, LLC, Named Bearman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship

Robin Moskal & Joyce Tenney Appointed Associate Directors of the Library

From Larry Wilt, Director of the Library I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Moskal and Joyce Tenney as Associate Directors, in recognition of their increasing roles in the management and leadership of the Library. Robin Moskal first came to UMBC in 1989 as an Assistant Reference Librarian. Since that time she has held several positions at UMBC, most notably as head of Collection Management and Interlibrary Loan. Since 2008, she has served on an acting basis as the supervisor of Library Accounting & Receiving and of the Reference Department. These responsibilities are now permanent with her … Continue reading Robin Moskal & Joyce Tenney Appointed Associate Directors of the Library

Anne Rubin, History, and Tom Beck, Library Gallery, to Discuss Civil War Photographs (4/17)

On April 17, Anne Rubin, associate professor of history, and Tom Beck, chief curator of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery and affiliate associate professor, visual arts, will discuss the gallery’s current exhibition, “The Photographer’s Eye: Civil War Photographs Selected from the UMBC Photography Collections.” Rubin will discuss “Myth, Memory, and the American Civil War,” while Beck will speak about “Civil War Photography as Art and Historical Evidence.”  Their talk will take place at 4 p.m. in the Library Gallery. The American Civil War coincided with the early years of photography, and the images captured by the early practitioners … Continue reading Anne Rubin, History, and Tom Beck, Library Gallery, to Discuss Civil War Photographs (4/17)