Fall 2016

Finals Week: Good Luck!

Time: 
12/13/2016 - 09:45 to 12/21/2016 - 09:45
Location: 

Good luck with your finals, everyone!

"Black Maths" Artists Talk: Adam Holofcener + Antonio McAfee

Time: 
12/10/2016 - 14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
Stamp Gallery

Experience the exhibition Black Maths on its closing day with artists Adam Holofcener and Antonio McAfee. The two Baltimore-based artists discuss their own work, and each other's, in an informal conversation with curator Cecilia Wichmann. About the exhibition.

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Looks like it might be time for a long winter's nap

Closing Down For a Long Winter's Nap
Time: 
12/23/2016 - 16:45 to 01/01/2017 - 16:45
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

The Collaboratory and the Department are going into a bit of hibernation. Enjoy a well-earned winter's rest, and Happy New Year!

Art History @ The Clarice! : Lucretia Speaks, We See

Lucretia by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Time: 
11/18/2016 - 18:30 to 19:15
Location: 
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

The Lucretia story has been the subject of visual artists for centuries. Lecturer for the UMD Department of Art History and Archaeology Aneta Georgievska-Shine discusses the countless Lucretia and Tarquinius paintings and sculptures created by Titian, Rembrandt and others.

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Workshop Two

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Last Supper header by Michael Vetter
Time: 
11/16/2016 - 12:00 to 14:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Art + Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship. The actual edit-a-thon occurs sometime in March (date yet to be announced) but this series of organizational and informational meetings is designed to generate interest and address how-to questions so that we all can hit the ground running on the day of the event!

Mental Health Forum for Graduate Students

Flowers in a field
Time: 
11/09/2016 - 13:30 to 15:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Rashanta Bledman from the Counseling Center will meet with both graduate assistants and lecturers for a presentation on mental health and how to help students in distress. Similar in format to the presentation from the Counseling Center last year, she will explain the role of Counseling Center on campus and their services.

Transcribing African American History: A Two-Part Event

Time: 
11/18/2016 - 10:00 to 15:00
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Join us online or in-person as we work to transcribe documents from the Freedmen’s Bureau Records in part two of this two-day event. First we’ll learn about transcription conventions from Megan Ferriter (Project Coordinator at the Smithsonian Institution Transcription Center), and then we’ll start transcribing. In-person participants should bring a laptop.

Transcribing African-American History: A Two-Part Event

Time: 
11/14/2016 - 16:00 to 17:30
Location: 
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

The Collaboratory is very proud to host this two-day event, which kicks off on Monday, November 14th with "Documenting the Road from Slavery to Freedom: Introducing the Freedmen's Bureau Records." Laura Coyle, Head of Cataloguing and Digitization at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) and Leslie S.

Stamp Art Gallery Exhibition: Black Maths: Antonio McAfee and Adam Holofcener

Left to right: Antonio McAfee, The Abrupt Unmaking, 2011, Digital C-Print; Adam Holofcener, Upresting, 2015–2016, Quadrophonic Sound Installation; Antonio McAfee, The Trickster (Beginning Transition), 2011. Digital C-Print.
Time: 
11/01/2016 - 18:00 to 21:00
Location: 
Stamp Art Gallery

In Black Maths, Baltimore-based artists Adam Holofcener and Antonio McAfee use audio recordings and photography to investigate the complex equations by which the past operates on the present. The exhibition opens a dialogue between Holofcener’s quadrophonic sound installation Upresting (2015–2016) and McAfee’s Counter-Archive Project (2011–present). Holofcener’s Upresting channels field recordings from the 2015 Baltimore Uprising into a sound environment that simulates the shifting acoustical sensations of a body navigating a protest.

Exhibition: The High Stakes of Macedonia's "Colorful Revolution"

Kire Galevski, photograph from colorful revolution in Skopje
Time: 
11/12/2016 - 11:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Kreeger Lobby, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Several years ago, the government of the Republic of Macedonia embarked on a highly controversial and hugely expensive "urban renewal" of the capital city, Skopje. Most of this renewal consisted of large monuments of "historic figures" and new, quasi-classical facades over old buildings. This year, these monuments and buildings came under attack by various groups of citizens of this multi-ethnic country who rose together in street protests.

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