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: 
 
 
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 Hamada, Francie Hester, Ellington 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 exhibition and panel discussion is in partnership 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 assistant director Taras W. Matla for an in-gallery conversation exploring the Gallery's fall exhibitions Recent Gifts and In Memoriam: Andy Dunnill. 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: November 28, 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
 
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  
 
More events and programs will be added soon. 
 
December 9, 2017 - January 30, 2018 -- Closed for Winter Break