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RTKL AWARD PRESENTATION: Ghazaleh KeshavarzNaftoon

Thursday, April 27, 2 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

RTKL Award recipient and IMDA M.F.A. candidate, Ghazaleh Keshavarz, will discuss her thesis project Naftoon, an installation work in the thesis exhibition, Glass, Oil, and Blood. The multimedia art installation poetically integrating the essential role of oil in Iranian society through photo, video, audio, and animation elements. The installation explores the history of oil from the discovery of it in 1908, through the nationalization of oil in 1951 and up till now.

Admission is free and open to the public.


Exhibition: April 14 – 28
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and the Department of Visual Arts present the 2017 Intermedia and Digital Arts Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Glass, Oil and Blood. Three MFA Candidates in the Intermedia and Digital Arts (IMDA) program, Melissa Penley Cormier, Ghazaleh Keshavarz and Jaclin Paul, present their time-based and installation works, digital photography, and objects in the exhibition.


Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Collegium Musicum is dedicated to the exploration and performance of vocal and instrumental music from the European Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, sampling musical repertoires created between 800 and 1750.


The Mail Order Bride by Charles Mee
Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, May 7
Proscenium Theatre

Inspired by Molière’s School for Wives, The Mail Order Bride is an outrageous comedy-with-music set in contemporary New York City.  A wealthy widower orders up a young Asian bride for special delivery but wedding plans run amok when the bride reveals she has a mind, and a heart, of her own.






Friday, April 28, 6 p.m.
Music Box (151 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)

The Gamelan Ensemble will perform traditional Javanese music on the Department of Music’s Javanese gamelan.

Friday, April 28, 8 p.m.
Dance Cube (337 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)

UMBC Dance students present choreographic work for the first time in this First Works dance concert.


Saturday, April 29, 3 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Presented by the Shriver Hall Concert Series

Following its momentous win at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Dover Quartet has been hailed for its razor-sharp ensemble and glowing sound. The New Yorker recently dubbed them “the young American string quartet of the moment,” and The Strad raved that the Quartet is “already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble.” The performance will feature works by Beethoven, Britten, and Shostakovich.



April 10 – May 16
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Truly a vision of the fantastic, the exhibition The Korshak Collection: Illustrations of Imaginative Literature offers an amazing exploration of both illustrative art and the evolution of the visual landscape of science fiction and fantasy literature. Featuring work by both American and European artists and spanning more than a century, these vivid illustrations bring to life adventures, beings, and worlds conjured in novels such as Don Quixote, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Tarzan, and pulp magazines including Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, Fantastic Adventures, and Wonder Stories.


Artist’s Talk: Donato Giancola
Thursday, May 4, 5 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Award-winning illustrator Donato Giancola, best known for his endlessly creative and exquisitely rendered science fiction and fantasy illustrations, will discuss his broad range of illustrative work.

Giancola’s diverse clients include: DC Comics; Sci Fi Channel; Wizards of the Coast (Magic: The Gathering); Tor Books; National Geographic, Milton Bradley; Microsoft; Penguin; Random House; Hasbro; Scholastic; Simon & Schuster; The Village Voice; CNN; United Nations; U.S. Postal Service.