Events & Programs

Every year the University of Maryland Art Gallery offers a variety of FREE exhibition related events and programs for all audiences. The following is the most up-to-date list for the 2017-2018 academic year: 
 
SYMPOSIUM
Join Michael L. Vetter, curator and UMD Department of Art History and Archaeology doctoral candidate, along with Julie Martin, director of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), as they present their research and discuss the various themes explored in Progress and Harmony for Mankind: Art and Technology circa 1970. The exhibition is on view at the University of Maryland Art Gallery through April 6th. Financial support provided by the Dorothy and Nicholas Orem Exhibition Fund and a generous grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
 
Date: February 15, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection
Admission: Free
 
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March 17-25, 2018 -- Closed for Spring Break 
 
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PAST EVENTS
 
GALLERY TALK 
Join assistant director Taras W. Matla for an in-gallery conversation exploring the Gallery's fall exhibition Laid, Placed, and Arranged. This talk is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
 
Date: September 27, 2017  
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  
Location: University of Maryland Art Gallery
Admission: Free  
 
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GALLERY TALK &
COFFEE HAPPY HOUR
Join assistant director Taras W. Matla for an in-gallery conversation exploring the Gallery's fall exhibition Laid, Placed, and Arranged. Following the talk, all attendees are invited to reflect on the exhibition at our inaugural Coffee Happy Hour in the Art-Sociology Bldg. Atrium. Coffee will be provided by craft coffee brewers Lost Sock Roasters. This talk is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
 
Date: October 17, 2017
Gallery Talk: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Coffee Happy Hour: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: University of Maryland Art Gallery
Admission: Free
 
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LECTURE 
This year's Visiting Artist Lecture/Project (VAL/P) participant is Oklahoma-based artist Rachel Hayes, a Tulsa Artist Fellow and recipient of the 2016 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painters and Sculptors. Hayes will deliver a lecture, as well as conduct student studio visits and tour the UMD campus in order to identify potential sites for a student-centric, site-specific artwork that will be installed in spring of 2018. VAL/P is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.   
 
Date: October 25, 2017 
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Location: University of Maryland Art Gallery 
Admission: Free 
 
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PANEL
Join artists Hiroyuki HamadaFrancie HesterEllington Robinson, and Wilfredo Valladares, along with exhibition curator and moderator Taras W. Matla, as they discuss their contributions to the exhibition Laid, Placed, and Arranged, on view now through December 8, 2017, at the University of Maryland Art Gallery. This panel discussion is in collaboration with The Phillips Collection and its ongoing series Creative Voices DC. Financial support provided by the Dorothy and Nicholas Orem Exhibition Fund and a generous grant from the Maryland State Arts Council
 
Date: November 9, 2017 
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Location: University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection
Admission: Free
 
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GALLERY TALK &
COFFEE HAPPY HOUR
Join Dr. Mary Morton, Curator and Head of the Department of French Painting at the National Gallery of Art, for an in-gallery conversation exploring the University of Maryland Art Gallery's recent acquisition of the drawing Village Lane by Maurice de Vlaminck (France, 1876-1958). Following the talk, all attendees are invited to reflect on the discussion at our Coffee Happy Hour in the Art-Sociology Bldg. Atrium. Coffee will be provided by craft coffee brewers Lost Sock Roasters. This talk is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
 
Date: November 14, 2017
Gallery Talk: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Coffee Happy Hour: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: University of Maryland Art Gallery
Admission: Free 
 
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December 9, 2017 - January 30, 2018 -- Closed for Winter Break 
 
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GALLERY TALK &
COFFEE HAPPY HOUR
Join Michael L. Vettercurator and UMD Department of Art History and Archaeology doctoral candidate, for an in-gallery conversation exploring the University of Maryland Art Gallery's current exhibition Progress and Harmony for Mankind: Art and Technology circa 1970Following the talk, all attendees are invited to reflect on the discussion at our Coffee Happy Hour in the Art-Sociology Bldg. Atrium. Coffee will be provided by craft coffee brewers Lost Sock Roasters. This talk is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
 
Date: February 13, 2018
Gallery Talk: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Coffee Happy Hour: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: University of Maryland Art Gallery
Admission: Free 
 
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