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EXPLORE For All the World to See on National Public Radio. Margot Adler's NPR profile of the exhibition on Weekend Edition Sunday is an exemplary piece of journalism: concise, incisive, and filled with nuance. The show aired nationally on August 1, 2010.
EXPLORE Maurice Berger's curator tour of For All the World to See at the International Center of Photography on PBS SUNDAY ARTS, which aired on Sunday, August 1, 2010.
New York Times reviews For All the World to See and selects as "art pick of the week."
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READ MORE on the review of the show at ICP
By this time next month CADVC's much anticipated publication FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE: VISUAL CULTURE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS will be out through YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS. The upcoming publication by Maurice Berger and the premier of the touring exhibition at the INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, New York were mentioned today in ARTNET NEWS.
CADVC’s Project Also Receives “We the People” Designation from NEH
The Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture and its Senior Research Scholar, Dr. Maurice Berger, have received a $400,000 America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a forthcoming exhibition, website, and accompanying book, For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. Additionally, For All the World to See has been designated an NEH “We the People” project by the Endowment. The goal of the “We the People” initiative is to “encourage and strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture through the support of projects that explore significant events and themes in our nation’s history and culture and that advance knowledge of the principles that define America.” Dr. Berger is the project director, author, and curator of For All The World To See.
Symmes Gardner, director of the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, observed: “The Center is tremendously excited to have received this major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. While it represents first and foremost a very substantial commitment to supporting For All The World To See, the grant also recognizes the importance of CADVC’s and Dr. Berger’s dedication to projects that seriously examine the issue of race in contemporary American culture.”
John Jeffries, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, added: “I share the great excitement of Symmes Gardner and others in the CADVC about the NEH grant. Not only is this major award a signal recognition of the extraordinary quality of the work of Maurice Berger and the Center, but it is also testimony to the power of visual culture and a rigorous, creative multidisciplinary endeavor to illuminate important societal issues.”
The project—the first comprehensive exhibition and publication to look at the role played by visual images in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for civil rights in the United States—is being organized in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. The exhibition will open in New York on May 12, 2010 at the International Center of Photography, with a film festival and public programming at the New York Public Library. The show will travel to the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution in June 2011 and on to museums across the United States as part of its national tour. It will conclude its tour at the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture in the fall of 2012. Yale University Press will publish the project’s extensively illustrated companion book, with a full-length text by Dr. Berger and a preface by the renowned writer, librettist, and novelist Thulani Davis.
Congratulations to CADVC's Senior Research Scolar, Dr. Maurice Berger, who won the prestigious Exhibition of the Year award for 2008 from the Association of Art Museum Curators for the exhibition he co-curated at The Jewish Museum in New York, ACTION/ABSTRACTION: POLLOCK, DE KOONING AND AMERICAN ART, 1940-1976. All awards for 2008 will be formally announced at the AAMC Eighth Annual Meeting, to be held May 18-19 at the Museum of Modern Art and Jewish Museum, New York.
nce again, the American Association of Museums has recognized one of CADVC's publications for outstanding design. The award is an honorable mention in the category of scholarly journals by institutions with budgets of $750,000 or less. The publication, VISUAL CUTLURE AND BIOSCIENCE: AN ONLINE SYMPOSIUM was designed by Visual Arts Professor, Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo, and Visual Arts Alumna, Emily Wilson. This is Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo's 24th award for design of a CADVC publication. For a list of all CADVC awards see link below.
AAM award winners were presented at the 2009 AAM Annual Meeting and Museum Expo in Philadelphia, April 29 - May 3, 2008.
VISUAL CULTURE AND BIOSCIENCE: AN ONLINE SYMPOSIUM
There is a consensus among scientists that biology will be the science of the twenty-first century just as physics was the science of the twentieth century. This belief underscores the significant role bioscience has played in recent decades and is predicted to play in both the immediate and far-reaching future. The biosciences have brought us to the brink of an exciting era of possibilities.
VISUAL CUTLURE AND BIOSCIENCE: AN ONLINE SYMPOSIUM is a timely and relevant exploration of the enlocked relationship between the biosciences and the domain of art. Today, artists invested in scientific discourse contribute greatly to a vital, multidisciplinary discussion.
In the spring of 2007, the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences joined with the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in creating a virtual meeting place for experts from a range of disciplines. Derived from the virtual discussion, this text is a marker of the current dialogue surrounding the relationship between the science lab and the art studio. It is also a record of the actual practitioners who are engaged in art/science practices and considers the future relationship between the disciplines.
Major funding for the symposium was provided by Ralph S. O'Connor and the Marian and Speros Martel Foundation.
VISUAL CUTLURE AND BIOSCIENCE: AN ONLINE SYMPOSIUM
On 1 July 2009, our founding Executive Director, Professor David Yager, will be leaving the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to assume the exciting new position of Dean of Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz. As those of us in the UMBC community have long known, David is an innovative and formidable thinker and artist. He is also a visionary leader and generous colleague, supporting with great enthusiasm the work of The Center and its staff. Over his twenty years at CADVC, David has helped transform a small university art gallery into a major national venue. We are delighted that he has agreed to serve as an advisor to The Center over the next two years, despite the considerable demands of his new position.
Visit our online exhibition, CENTER OF GRAVITY: A PROJECT IN HONOR OF DAVID YAGER. The project gathers words and images by artists, writers, scholars, and critics who have worked with the institution since its founding in 1989.
Dr. Maurice Berger, Senior Research Scholar of the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, is the recipient of an award from the International Association of Art Critics/USA. Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning and American Art, 1940-1976, an exhibition co-curated by Dr. Berger for The Jewish Museum, was named “The Best Thematic Show In New York in 2008” by the association. The winning projects were nominated and voted on by the 400 active members to honor outstanding exhibitions of the previous season. Winning institutions this year include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, J. Paul Getty Museum and Getty Research Center, and the Williams College Museum of Art. The awards ceremony will be held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York on March 2, attended by museum curators, artists and critics from around the country.
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture has received a major planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for its forthcoming project, For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. Additionally, the exhibition was designated a NEH "We the People" project by the Endowment. The goal of the "We the People" initiative is to "encourage and strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture through the support of projects that explore significant events and themes in our nation's history and culture and that advance knowledge of the principles that define America." Dr. Maurice Berger, Senior Research Scholar of CADVC, is the Project Director and Curator of For All The World To See.
The exhibition is being organized in partnership with The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC. It will open in New York in May 2010 at the International Center of Photography, with a film festival and public programming at the New York Public Library. The show will travel to the National Museum of American History for the summer of 2011 and then on to the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture in late 2012 and to museums across the United States as part of its national tour. Prof. David Yager, Executive Director of CADVC, notes that the grant and "We the People" designation will "help us to create the best exhibition possible and reach a broad and diverse audience, both at UMBC and through the project's extensive national tour. The NEH award and special designation acknowledges not only the excellence and quality of For All The World To See, but also highlights CADVC's ongoing commitment to presenting exhibitions and publications dedicated to race and culture."
On October 15, 2008, the New York Times featured an article on the work of the
TKF FOUNDATION, which funded UMBC's Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park. OPEN SPACES, SACRED PLACES, a book published this month by the TKF foundation, recounts the story behind the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park and other TKF-funded gardens.
In the spring of 2001 CADVC organized The Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership, a public art and community tree-planting project that resulted in the JOSEPH BEUYS SCULPTURE PARK at UMBC and three additional Beuys parks in Baltimore City. The parks are inspired by German visual artist Joseph Beuys' (1921-1986) extensive 7000 Oaks tree planting project--a far reaching visionary program that transformed the sidewalks and landscape of Kassel, Germany with the planting of 7000 oak trees between 1982 and 1987.
To schedule a tour of the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park at UMBC, please contact Sandra Abbott at 410-455-1440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE
Graduate Assistant, Jaimes Mayhew, collaborates with THE ORPHANED LAND TRUST in London, England beginning Thursday, October 23, 2008.
Jaimes Mayhew will be collaborating with Heather Ring and Richard Reynolds of The Orphaned Land Trust in the THIS IS NOT A GATEWAY (TINAG) festival in London, October 23-26, 2008. From the festival's website:
TINAG creates arenas/stages/platforms for emerging voices that rest outside of established circuits. Working across disciplines, TINAG encourages inter-cultural dialogue and rigorous production for those whose point of reference is the city.
Jaimes, Richard and Heather will be organizing a self-guided tour of Guerrilla Garden Open Houses throughout London for the festival, and will shoot an instructional video about The Orphaned Land Trust and how to adopt orphaned land during the course of the festival.
On May 2, 2008, the New York Times reviewed The Jewish Museum’s Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976.
The exhibition was co-curated by Maurice Berger, Senior Research Scholar for the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture. Times art critic Roberta Smith described Berger’s contributions to the exhibition and catalog as “pithy,” “extensive,” and “outstanding,” and noted his affiliation with CADVC and UMBC.
In his 16th year with CADVC, Dr. Berger is currently organizing For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, which CADVC opens at the International Center of Photography in New York in May 2010.
NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE
Andrea Robbins and Max Becher: Portraits and The 1980s: A Virtual Discussion have been selected by the American Institute of Graphic Design for their annual Fifty Books/Fifty Covers award.
This is the competition's 85th year and is the highest honor the AIGA bestows re: book design and production.
Fifty Books/Fifty Covers is scheduled to travel nationally, beginning at the American Institute of Graphic Design in New York in September.
ANDREA ROBBINS AND MAX BECHER: PORTRAITS
Two CADVC publications received awards in the 2008 American Association of Museums Publications Design Competition.
The 1980s: A Virtual Discussion won Second Prize in the category of Scholarly Journals Andrea Robbins and Max Becher: Portraits won Honorable Mention in the category of Exhibition catalogues. Both books were submitted in the category of institutions with budgets less than $750,000. Professor Franc Nunoo Quarcoo is the credited designer for both publications.
AAM award winners were presented at the 2008 AAM Annual Meeting and Museum Expo in Denver, April 27 - May 1, 2008.
ANDREA ROBBINS AND MAX BECHER: PORTRAITS
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture celebrates the completion of major renovations to its gallery space. The culmination of two years of work, visitors will now experience an upgraded lobby area, enlarged and adaptive exhibit space, state-of-the-art lighting, and new hard wood flooring.
ANDREA ROBBINS AND MAX BECHER: PORTRAITS, which opened on Thursday, January 31, 2008 is the first exhibition to be presented in the CADVC’s new space.
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is currently partnering with the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC in publishing the proceedings of A Virtual Symposium: Visual Culture and Bioscience.
With technical support provided by CADVC staff and the Office of Instructional Technology at UMBC, the National Academy of Sciences hosted the online conference during the first two weeks of March, 2007. Over 25 internationally recognized scientists and visual artists explored three topics during the course of their discussion: imaging in art and science, artists in the lab, and social and cultural implications of visualizing the biosciences. The publication will be distributed internationally through Distributed Art Publishers (D.A.P.) in New York.
The exhibit, FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE: VISUAL CULTURE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS, is scheduled to open at the International Center of Photography in New York City on May 21, 2010. The show will remain on view until September 12, 2010. Additionally the New York Public Library will host the exhibition's associated film festival and educational programs at two of its Manhattan venues—the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem—as well as in its branch libraries across the five boroughs.
The exhibition will travel to the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution and other venues before concluding its national tour at CADVC.
Curated by CADVC Senior Research Scholar Maurice Berger and co-organized with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights represents the first comprehensive exhibition and publication to look at the role played by visual images in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for civil rights in the United States.
For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights is comprised of over 250 objects, including posters, photographs, graphic art, magazines, newspapers, books, pamphlets, political buttons, comic books, toys, postcards, and clips from film, newsreels, and television.