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: 
 
*** FALL 2017 ***
 
September 6, 2017
Opening reception for Laid, Placed, and Arranged 
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: 2202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg. 
Admission: FREE 
Description: Organized by the University of Maryland Art Gallery, this exhibition highlights distinguished UMD Department of Art MFA graduates who have gone on to become significant voices in the realms of contemporary art and academia. Participating artists: Laurel Farrin, Hiroyuki Hamada, Francie Hester, Meg Mitchell, Ellington Robinson, and Wilfredo Valladares-Lara. The exhibition is on view September 6-December 8, 2017, and is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council
 
September 27, 2017 
Curator Talk: Laid, Placed, and Arranged 
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Location: 2202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg. 
Admission: FREE 
Description: Join Assistant Director Taras W. Matla as he leads an in-depth discussion on the University of Maryland Art Gallery's current exhibtion Laid, Placed, and Arranged. This curator talk is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council
 
Octoberber 18, 2017 
Curator Talk: Recent Acquisitions
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Location: 2202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg. 
Admission: FREE 
Description: Join Assistant Director Taras W. Matla and Mary Morton, Curator and Head of the National Gallery of Art's Department of French Painting, as they lead a discussion on recent acquisitions that entered the University of Maryland Art Gallery's permanent collection, including significant painitngs by Joseph Gerstmeyer (Austria, 1801-1870) and Paul Reed (United States, 1919-2015), a uique print by Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), as well as a rare drawing by Maurice de Vlaminck (France, 1876-1958). This curator talk is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council
 
October 26, 2017
Lecture by Rachel Hayes
Lecture from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Location: 2203 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg.
Admission: FREE 
Description: This is the fourth annual Visiting Artist Lecture/Project (VAL/P), which allows Studio Art students to work directly with a world-class contemporary artists. This year’s 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 return to campus  early next year (spring 2018) in order to install a student-centric and site-specific artwork. Previous VAL/P participants include: Chip Lord, Kim Schoenstadt, and Christine Nguyen. VAL/P is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council
 
November 9, 2017 
Creative Voices D.C. -- Artist panel discussion on the Laid, Placed, and Arranged 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: This artist panel discussion is related to the University of Maryland Art Galley's Laid, Placed, and Arranged exhibition, and is in partnership with The Phillips Collection and its ongoing series Creative Voices D.C. Panelists include: Hiroyuki Hamada, Francie Hester, Ellington Robinson, and Wilfredo Valladares-Lara.; moderated by Taras W. Matla, Assistant Director, University of Maryland Art Gallery. This panel discussion is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council
 
December 9, 2017 - January 30, 2018 -- Closed for Winter Break