Events & Programs

Every year the University of Maryland Art Gallery offers a variety of FREE exhibtion related events and programs for all audiences. The following list is for the 2016-2017 academic year: 
 
***SPRING 2017*** 
 
February 1, 2017 
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Location: 2202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg. 
Admission: FREE 
Description: This is first major survey of photographer Wynn Bullock's (United States, 1902-1975) work in nearly 40 years. Bullock is regarded as one of the most innovative and significant photographers of the mid-20th century who worked in the American modernist tradition alongside other esteemed practitoners, such as Edward Weston, Harry Callahan, and Ansel Adams. The exhibition is on view February 1-April 14, 2017. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)
 
March 27-31, 2017 
2017 Visiting Artist Project: Christine Nguyen 
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., daily 
Location: Atrium; Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg. 
Admission: FREE
Description: Observe contemporary artist Christine Nguyen install a large-scale, site specific artwork in the Atrium of the Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg. Nguyen will be assited in this project by select undergraduate and graduate students from UMD's Department of Art. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)
 
March 28, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Michele Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture; 4213 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg. 
Admission: FREE; Space is limited. Please RSVP to artgallery@umd.edu
Description: Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship. Join us in the Collaboratory to see how you can help close the gender gap in Wikipedia’s coverage of the arts. This event is in partnership with Wikimedia DC. All gender identities and expressions are welcome and encouraged to participate. This event is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)
 
April 8, 2017 
Time: 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Location: 2202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg. 
Admission: FREE 
Despription: A community event that helps more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. Participants have an opportunity to look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and, then, meet together over coffee to talk about their experience. Coffee and snacks provided by the Gallery. This event is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)
 
April 26, 2017
Opening reception for 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibtion
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Location: 2202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg. 
Admission: FREE 
Description: A group installation featuring new and engaging work by four MFA candidates: Zac Benson, C.W. Brooks, Kevin Hird, and Dominque WohrerThis program is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)
 
April 29, 2017 
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Campus-wide 
Admission: FREE 
Description: Maryland Day is UMD’s one-day open house featuring family-friendly and interactive events. Explore exciting events and exhibits in six “learning neighborhoods” spread across campus. The Gallery is open during the entire duration of Maryland Day. 
 
***FALL 2016***
 
September 7, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: 2202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg. 
Admission: FREE 
Description: A well-respected artist and University of Maryland professor of art, Herman Maril (United States, 1908-1986) is best known for his landscape paintings. However, this exhibition at the University of Maryland Art Gallery focuses on the large and important body of art he created on paper. The exhibition is on view September 7-December 9, 2016. The program is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)
 
April 29, 2017 
 
October 6, 2016 
Artist Talk: Catalina Chervin 
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Location: 2202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg. 
Admission: FREE 
Description: Artist Catalina Chervis (Argentina, b. 1953), in conversation with Prof. Abigail McEwen (Art History and Archaeology) and Prof. Sa├║l Sosnowski (Latin American Literature). This event is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)
 
October 26, 2016
2016 Visiting Artist Lecture: Christine Nguyen 
Lecture from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Location: 2203 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg.
Admission: FREE 
Description: Artist Christine Nguyen (United States, b. 1977) delivers a lecture on her research-based practice that carefully considers environmental phenomenon and the myriad parallels that exist between the macro and micro worlds. Nguyen lives and works in Long Beach, California, receiving her B.F.A from California State University, Long Beach and M.F.A from University of California, Irvine. This event is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)
 
November 17, 2016 
Creative Voices DC -- Panel discussion on Herman Maril: The Strong Forms of Our Experience exhibtion. 
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Location: University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection 
Admission: FREE; Space is limited. Please RSVP to artgallery@umd.edu
Description: The University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection is hosting a panel discussion about Herman Maril, the important Maryland-based modernist. Panelists include: Ann Prentice Wagner (Exhibtion Curator, Arkansas Arts Center); Melissa Renn (Harvard Business School Art and Artifacts Collection); Christine McCarthy (Provincetown Art Association Museum); Taras W. Matla (Assistant Director, University of Maryland Art Gallery). This event is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)
 
December 17, 2016 - January 31, 2017 -- Closed for Winter Break