Opening on September 9th and continuing through December 7th, UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Typographically Speaking: The Art of Matthew Carter. Organized by the Library Gallery with guest curator Margaret Re, assistant professor of visual arts at UMBC, the exhibition will examine the significant contributions of Matthew Carter to the field of visual communications. Mr. Carter is one of the pre-eminent type designers of the 20th century and a historian of printing. His career has encompassed the typographical revolution which evolved from working with the Enschedé printing house, where he learned how to cut metal type, to Carter & Cone, one of the first independent digital typefoundries. Typefaces to his credit include ITC Galliard, ranked as one of the most significant design contributions of the twentieth-century and Verdana, likely to be ranked as one of the most significant design contributions of the twenty-first century.
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UMBC's Center for Art and Visual Culture presents Maria Elena González: Selected Works 1996 - 2002. This exhibition, curated by Renée van der Stelt, features recent sculptures and drawings by emerging artist Maria Elena González, a Cuban-American artist from New York City. The exhibition will also introduce her public sculpture called Magic Carpet/Home, which will be installed in City Springs Park, near five Baltimore public housing projects, in the spring of 2003. An educational outreach program will accompany the exhibition and public sculpture. Maria Elena González has been investigating the possibilities of formal sculpture for over a decade. Her work accesses elements of sculpture while reworking what these elements represent, complicating our interaction with form to evaluate identity, emotion, history and the nature of metaphor. On Thursday, September 12, the artist will speak from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Center's Gallery. The opening reception will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
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A host of UMBC fall traditions kick off August 24 with the start of Welcome Week, a series of events that bring the UMBC community together at the start of the semester.
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The 2003 Kaplan/Newsweek “How to Get into College” guide has named the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) as one of the hottest colleges in the U.S. UMBC is listed alongside such institutions as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Boston College and the University of California at Santa Barbara. UMBC is also listed in Kaplan's guide to the 345 Most Interesting Colleges.
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On Thursday, September 19th at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, theDepartment of Music's Contemporary Concerts series presents theBugallo-Williams Piano Duo. The Duo's program will include music by Conlon Nancarrow, Morton Feldman, Amy Williams, György Kurtág, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Jukka Tiensuu, and Mauricio Kagel.
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