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Art + Technology + Social Justice

The new Arts for All initiative partners the arts with the sciences, technology and other disciplines to develop new and reimagined curricular and experiential offerings that nurture different ways of thinking to spark dialogue, understanding, problem solving and action. It bolsters a campus-wide culture of creativity and innovation, making Maryland a national leader in leveraging the combined power of the arts, technology and social justice to collaboratively address grand challenges.

The Arts for All initiative seeks to ensure that the arts are woven into the very fabric of life at the University of the Terrapin identity is writ large and forged strong.

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Darryll J. Pines President, University of Maryland
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Arts Improve the Student Experience

We are prepared to address the growing student and industry demand to integrate the arts into student life, both within and beyond the curriculum, helping students access and amplify their creative talents and fostering collaborative and innovative thinking to solve problems.

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Arts Create an Inclusive Environment

We are harnessing the power of the arts to spark civic dialogue, increase community engagement and activate social change.

Immersive Media Design classroom

Arts Advance the University

We are accelerating innovation, discovery and insights through collaborations among the arts, the humanities and the sciences through research, creative activity and technological innovation.

Arts for All

Art + Technology + Social Justice

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Black Theater and the Refusal to Wait for Freedom

Assistant Professor of English Julius Fleming, Jr.’s new book explores how theater energized a “radical refusal to wait” during the civil rights movement.

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Assistant Professor of music education Robin Giebelhausen plays her ukulele.

A Peek Inside … Music Professor Robin Giebelhausen’s Office

Colorful Puppets, Ukuleles Create Inviting Space for Songs and Learning

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Theoretical physicist Nicole Yunger Halpern wearing a steampunk costume for a photo shoot in preparation for the release of her new book "quantum steampunk."

Researcher’s New Book Puts Physics’ Past and Future in Literary Blender

Sci-Fi Excursions Enliven Deep Dive Into Quantum Thermodynamics

Read about "Quantum Steampunk"

Arts at UMD

Arts for All connects campus with the community through valued partnerships and civic engagement.


DeVos Institute 

Maryland Creative Placemaking Collaborative 

Arts for All contributors

Bonnie Thornton Dill, Professor and Dean, College of Arts and Humanities 

Laura Whitmore Brown, Assistant Dean, Development, College of Arts & Humanities 

David Cronrath, Professor, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Associate Provost for Planning and Special Projects, Office of the Provost

Ronit Eisenbach, Professor, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Chair, Kibel Gallery

Monique Sheree Everette, Assistant Dean, Marketing and Communication, College of Arts and Humanities

Henry Duval Gregory, Director, Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, Department of Art History and Archaeology and Lecturer, Honors College 

Curlee R. Holton, Director, David C. Driskell Center

Chant’e C. Ingram, Assistant to the Dean, College of Arts and Humanities 

Maura Keefe, Associate Professor and Director, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Craig Kier, Associate Professor and Director, Maryland Opera Studio, School of Music 

Steven Mansbach, Distinguished University Professor and Chair, Department of Art History and Archaeology

Gregory E. Miller, Professor and Director, School of Music

Brandon Morse, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art

Erica Bondarev Rapach, Acting Executive Director, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Scot M. Reese, Professor and Head of Performance, School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies

Jordana Moore Saggese, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology

Patrick R. Warfield, Professor and Associate Director, Faculty Affairs & Graduate Studies, School of Music

Joshua Weiner, Professor, Department of English 


Contributors who have since resigned or retired:

Audra K Buck-Coleman, Associate Professor and Director, Graphic Design Program, Department of Art

Jason Geary, Director, School of Music, Arts for All Committee Chair

Meredith Jane Gill, Professor and Chair, Department of Art History and Archaeology

William C. Richardson, Professor and Chair, Department of Art

Leigh Wilson Smiley, Associate Professor and Director, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

News & Events

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Call for Submissions: Immersive Media Design New Works Incubator + NextNOW Fest

Apply by May 20, 2022

UMD's Immersive Media Design (IMD) program in partnership with The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s NextNOW Fest is seeking submissions for digital and immersive media art to present as part of NextNOW Fest this fall.

Learn more and apply
Hartley Carlson, a UMD studio art major on a pre-med track, leaning against table with art supplies

Fusing Art, Science and Technology

Hartley Carlson ’23, a studio art major on a pre-med track, is finding creative ways to explore neuroscience through his artmaking.

Learn how this student fuses art and science
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Making ‘Place’ Through Art and Design

In a new creative placemaking minor, students partner with communities to envision public spaces.

Learn more about the minor

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