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Maryland Today

Family’s $2.5M Gifts to Provide Resources for Art and Education, New Outdoor Exhibition Space

November 16, 2021 Art

Clarvits’ gifts will fund innovation in the arts, support College of Education students.

Art Department Faculty Display Work at UMD Art Gallery

November 03, 2021 University of Maryland Art Gallery, Art

It’s the first in-person art exhibition held at the gallery since March 2020.

The Diamondback

UMD Pioneers Immersive Media Design Major, Merging Computer Science and Art

September 30, 2021 Art

Immersive media design major featured in the Diamondback.

The Diamondback

NextNOW Fest Had Something for Everyone This Year

September 21, 2021 The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Art

The Diamondback highlights NextNOW Fest 2021.

2021–22 New Faculty Appointments

September 19, 2021 College of Arts and Humanities, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, Communication, American Studies, History, Art

The college welcomes a new faculty cohort.

Arts for All Launches With Expanded NextNOW Fest

September 14, 2021 The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Art, David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Campus initiative to integrate the arts, science and technology.

Maryland Today

Ten Can’t-Miss Features at NextNOW Fest 2021

September 13, 2021 The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, English, David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, Art, School of Music

Annual UMD arts extravaganza returns with immersive projections, art-making workshops and outdoor music pop-ups.

Broadening the Arts Umbrella

September 08, 2021 College of Arts and Humanities, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, School of Music, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, English, Art, Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland Art Gallery, David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

New initiative expands offerings; unites arts, STEM and social justice.

Professor of Art Foon Sham Receives Outstanding Educator Award

July 30, 2021 Art

The artist-educator has been honored by the International Sculpture Center.

Arts & Humanities Dean's Colloquium Series on Race, Equity & Justice: Jessica Gatlin Discusses “Interdisciplinary Forms of Resistance”

May 04, 2021 Art, College of Arts and Humanities

ARHU professor's talk is part of a series centering racism, equity and justice.