For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights
November 15 – March 10
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
This comprehensive museum exhibition, organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and curated by Maurice Berger, is the first to explore the historic 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 includes a traveling exhibition, website, online film festival, and richly illustrated companion book.

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and is located in the Fine Arts Building. Admission to the exhibition is free.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 15, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and the exhibition will open for regular hours on Friday, November 16. The reception is free and open to the public.


Throughout the exhibition and beyond, UMBC will feature a number of programs that will highlight themes present in For All the World to See.


For All the World to Hear: Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights
Preview: Thursday, November 15, 12 p.m., UMBC Commons, Sports Zone
Wednesday, December 12, 10:30 a.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture
Sunday, February 10, 2 p.m., Jewish Museum of Maryland
Tuesday, February 12, 6 p.m., Maryland Historical Society
Friday, February 15, 10:30 a.m., Fine Arts Recital Hall
Sunday, February 23, 2 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Main Branch
For All the World to Hear: Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights (a companion piece to For All the World to See) is a dynamic humanities project in which approximately a dozen senior citizens from the Baltimore area will tell, write, perform and digitally publish personal stories about their involvement with the struggle for civil rights.

Collecting, Preserving, and Interpreting African American History and Culture
Wednesday, November 28, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Panel discussion with:
Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Deputy Director, National Museum of African American History & Culture
Michelle Joan Wilkinson, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture
Moira Hinderer, Curator, Afro American Newspaper Archive
Moderated by Denise Meringolo, UMBC

The Civil Rights Movement from the Ground Up
Wednesday, December 5,  4 p.m.
Performing Arts & Humanities Building Theatre
Panel Discussion with:
Freeman Hrabowski, President, UMBC
Julian Bond, Civil Rights Leader and Former Chairman, NAACP
Andrew B. Lewis, Author of The Shadows of Youth: The Remarkable Journey of the Civil Rights Generation
Moderated by Taylor Branch, Author and Historian

Race and the Civil Rights Movement in Music and the Media
Wednesday, February 13, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Panel Discussion With:
Derek Musgrove, UMBC Department of History
Michelle Scott, UMBC Department of History
David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun and WYPR

Blackface: From the Age of Civil Rights to the Age of Obama
Wednesday, February 27, 7 p.m.
Location TBD
Lecture with Thulani Davis, novelist

Blacks in the White House
Wednesday, March 27
Time and Location TBD
Lecture with Clarence Lusane, American University

Race and Shakespearean Performance
Wednesday, April 17, 4 p.m.
Location TBD
Lecture with Ayanna Thompson, Arizona State University

 



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