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Screenings will be presented in Lecture Hall 1 and are free.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
December 7, 7 PM

The story depicts an extraterrestrial invasion that begins in the fictional California town of Santa Mira. Alien plant spores have fallen from space and grown into large seed pods, each one capable of reproducing a duplicate replacement copy of each human. As each pod reaches full development, it assimilates the physical characteristics, memories, and personalities of each sleeping person placed near it; these duplicates, however, are devoid of all human emotion. Little by little, a local doctor uncovers this “quiet” invasion and attempts to stop it.



Percussion Ensemble

Thursday December 8, 7:30 p.m.
Music Box – PAHB 151

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tom Goldstein. The UMBC Percussion Ensemble is a dedicated performing group of advanced percussion students. The ensemble is adventurous in its programming, with a repertoire that includes graphic-notation pieces, improvisational works, and theatre, as well as works by important early percussion composers, such as Alan Hovhaness, John Cage, and Carlos Chavez. The Ensemble has established a tradition of performing works by UMBC’s faculty and student composers, who sometimes include members of the ensemble.



dance201502Thursday – Saturday, December 8 – 10, 8 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

The Department of Dance presents the annual Fall Dance Showcase. Students perform works by faculty, students and visiting artists featuring elaborate and exciting movement.




heifetzTuesday, December 20, 7 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

’Tis the season…for the Heifetz Holiday Homecoming, the annual Dorothy and Henry L. Rosenberg, Jr. “Stars of Tomorrow” Concert in Baltimore.

This special holiday concert program features an all-star cast of Heifetz Institute alumni, including violinists Kobi Malkin and Rachell Wong, violist Stephanie Block, and cellist Coleman Itzkoff. They’ll be joined by special guest soprano Angel Azzarra in a program of classical masterworks and music fit for the season.

The evening’s repertoire includes a charming string quartet arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, as well as songs and carols of the season both ancient and modern, from composers as varied as Edvard Grieg, Mozart, Leonard Cohen and Frank Loesser. 

Don’t miss the dazzling virtuosity and poignant passion of these young Heifetz performers.  

Tickets: $15 general admission; $7 for students, and FREE to members of the UMBC community (with valid ID), as well as children under 13 accompanied by an adult. 

Tickets can be purchased online at the Heifetz Institute Website or at the box office the day of the concert. 


Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television
Exhibition Clip; Revolution of the Eye Modern Art and the Birth of American Television The Jewish Museum May 1 – September 20, 2015; Organized by the Jewish Museum, New York, and the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Exhibition Curator: Maurice Berger

Exhibition Clip from “Revolution of the Eye
Modern Art and the Birth of American Television”
Organized by the Jewish Museum, New York, and the Center for Art, Design,
and Visual Culture at UMBC.
Exhibition Curator: Maurice Berger

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
On view through December 10

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television is the first exhibition to explore how avant-garde art influenced and shaped the look and content of network television in its formative years, from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. During this period, the pioneers of American television – many of them young, Jewish, and aesthetically adventurous – had adopted modernism as a source of inspiration. Revolution of the Eye looks at how the dynamic new medium, in its risk-taking and aesthetic experimentation, paralleled and embraced cutting-edge art and design.


Read David Zurawick’s “UMBC’s ‘Revolution’ reminds us that small screen had big visual ideas” review in The Baltimore Sun.

That story of high artistic aspiration ultimately turns out to be one mostly of roads not taken by the television industry as commercial considerations increasingly came to rule. But one of the joys of walking through this exhibit is to feel some of the excitement, energy and possibilities of those early years when antennas were reshaping America’s skyline and generating utopian visions of where this new technology might lead. – David Zurawik