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: 
 
More events coming soon. 
 
* * * 
 
March 17-25, 2018 -- Closed for Spring Break 
 
* * * 
 
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  
 
* * * 
 
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
 
* * *
 
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 
 
* * * 
 
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
 
* * * 
 
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 
 
* * *
 
December 9, 2017 - January 30, 2018 -- Closed for Winter Break 
 
* * * 
 
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 
 
* * * 
 
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 
 
* * * 
 
TODD GRAY: ANOTHER PART OF ME
In 2008, artist Todd Gray traveled to Ghana, West Africa, where he photographed people in a remote village holding images of Michael Jackson. The project, using images culled from Gray's vast archive of photographs that he took during his time as MJ's personal photographer in the 1980's, sought to metaphorically bring Michael back to his ancestral home as both a celebrity icon and an outsider. Ten years later, Todd Gray: Another Part of Me builds upon Gray's original concept with a stop at the University of Maryland, College Park. Willing participants will have the opportunity to pose with images he took in Ghana for a unique project that will be documented, shared, and archived via his Instagram account @toddgrayla.
 
Local craft brewers Lost Sock Roasters will also be on hand during the event to provide a much-needed morning caffeine jolt.
 
This project is in association with the exhibition Portraits of Who We Are, on view through May 18th at the David C. Driskell Center and Person, Place or Thing, on view through May 18th at the University of Maryland Art Gallery. Financial support to the University of Maryland Art Gallery and the David C. Driskell Center is provided by generous grants from the Maryland State Arts Council.
 
Date: March 7, 2018
 
Location 1: University of Maryland Art Gallery
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Admission: Free 
 
Location 2: David C. Driskell Center
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
 
* * *  
 
LECTURE BY TODD GRAY 
Join Todd Gray as he discusses his decades-long career as an artist and reflects upon the recent public participation project Todd Gray: Another Part of Me at the University of Maryland Art Gallery and the David C. Driskell Center.
 
Financial support to the University of Maryland Art Gallery and the David C. Driskell Center is provided by generous grants from the Maryland State Arts Council.
 
Get on the bus! A 40-seat shuttle bus offers complimentary, round-trip transportation from the heart of campus to the Phillips every Thursday evening (except Spring Break) from January 25 through May 10, 2018. More info here.
 
Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledege at The Phillips Collection
Admission: Free
 
* * *