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.