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January 20, 2009

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Presents Photographs of James L. Amos: Geographic, Illustrative, and Personal

January 28 - March 23, 2009

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture
410-455-3370
tmoore@umbc.edu

Note: You may view or download this release as a pdf file.

The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Photographs of James L. Amos: Geographic, Illustrative, and Personal, opening on January 28th and continuing through March 23rd, 2009. A public reception, to be held on February 18th at 4 pm, will feature remarks by Mr. Amos.

Marylander James L. Amos studied photography at Rochester Institute of Technology, worked for Eastman Kodak Company, and found his true calling as a photographer for National Geographic. In twenty-six years he traveled around the world employing creativity, insight, and instinct to photograph the earth and its features, completing many magazine assignments and the photographs for two books. He was named "Magazine Photographer of the Year" in 1969 and 1970 by the National Press Photographers Association. Amos also received many awards from the White House News Photographers Association.

Gallery Information
The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery serves as one of the principal art galleries in the Baltimore region. Objects from the Special Collections Department, as well as art and artifacts from all over the world, are displayed in challenging and informative exhibitions for the University community and the public. Moreover, traveling exhibitions are occasionally presented, and the Gallery sends some exhibits on tour to other institutions nationwide. Admission to the Gallery and its programs is free.

Acknowledgements
The presentation of this exhibition is supported by an arts program grant from Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts, and a project grant from the Baltimore County Commission of the Arts and Sciences. Additional support is provided by the Friends of the Library & Gallery and individual contributions.

Hours
Sunday: 1 P.M. – 5 P.M.
Monday: 12 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Tuesday: 12 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Wednesday: 12 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Thursday: 12 P.M. – 8 P.M.
Friday: 12 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Saturday: 1 P.M. – 5 P.M.

Telephone
UMBC Artsline (24 hour recorded message): 410-455-ARTS
General Gallery information: 410-455-2270

Web
UMBC Arts & Culture Calendar: http://www.umbc.edu/arts
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery: http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/gallery/
UMBC News Releases: http://www.umbc.edu/news

Images for Media
High resolution images for media are available online:
http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/hi-res/
or by email or postal mail.

Directions
UMBC is located approximately 10 minutes from downtown Baltimore and 20 minutes from I-495.
-- From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Walker Avenue Garage or Albin O. Kuhn Library.
-- From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Walker Avenue Garage or Albin O. Kuhn Library.
-- From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Walker Avenue Garage or Albin O. Kuhn Library.
-- Daytime metered visitor parking is available in the Walker Avenue Garage. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days.

Posted by tmoore at January 20, 2009 4:58 PM