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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 Maryland...so the Terrapin identity is writ large and forged strong.

Portrait of President Darryll J. Pines
Darryll J. Pines President, University of Maryland
UMD School of Music student viewing a virtual reality opera thru VR goggles

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.

Student performance on stage

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

Arts + Technology + Social Justice

NextNOW at the Clarice

Ten Can’t-Miss Features at NextNOW Fest 2021

Annual UMD Arts Extravaganza Returns With Immersive Projections, Art-Making Workshops and Outdoor Music Pop-ups

Read about NextNOW
Artist sketch of architectural buildings

‘Drawn’ to Cities? Consider Sketching Them

Professor’s How-to Book Features Examples by UMD Students

Read about the “Art of City Sketching”
Exterior of the Clarice Performing Arts Center illuminated by projected images.

New Initiative Expands Offerings; Unites Arts, STEM and Social Justice

New Initiative Expands Offerings; Unites Arts, STEM and Social Justice

Read about Arts for All

Arts at UMD

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


Partners

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

Student interacts with immersive media installation

Immersive Media Design Showcase

September 16-17
Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering

Students in the new Immersive Media Design major showcase projects that push the boundaries of reality and break barriers in the arts.

More about the showcase
American Landscapes painting

American Landscapes

September 9 - November 19
David C. Driskell Center

A new exhibition that highlights overlooked Black artists in American artistic tradition. In conjunction with this exhibition, a symposium will be presented on October 28, with opportunities to attend in person and virtually.

Visit American Landscapes
Hookman poster

Hookman

November 13-21
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Directed by Nathaniel P. Claridad ’04, the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies' production brings the horror film genre to the stage, inviting audiences to explore themes of grief, trauma and guilt in an up close and personal way. This is the inaugural production of the Maya Brin Institute for New Performance.

More about the production
Next Now Fest 2021

Where Creativity and Community Converge  |   September 13-19, 2021


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