Arts and culture

Mosely exhibit features UMES alumnus’ art

Jan 23, 2013
UMES Office of Public Relations

“Coming Home,” an exhibit of oil paintings by Berlin artist and UMES alum (Class of 75) Patrick Henry, opens Feb. 7 at the Mosely Gallery in the Thomas/Briggs Arts and Technology Center.  The opening features a lecture at 4 p.m. followed by a reception and book signing.

U2’s the Edge Announces National Relief Initiative

Jan 9, 2013

NEW YORK -- Music Rising, the award winning post-Katrina music initiative founded in 2005 has expanded its mission to rebuild music programs impacted by natural disasters within the entire US. The initial donation being made by the new, nationwide Music Rising program is $250,000 to help rebuild school music programs in the tri-state area that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

EASTON, Md. -- The Chesapeake Film Festival brings outstanding narrative, comedy, documentary and short films to Easton along with outstanding filmmakers from atound the world. CFF screenings include Q&As with most filmmakers as well as engaging expert panels on current issues that remind us we all share in humanity. The Eastern Shore of Maryland and surrounding areas enjoy the benefits of CFF's Watch*Think*Disucss mission to use films as a way to entertain, enrich and inspire audiences. 2012 marks their 5th Anniversary Festival and builds on the successes of the past four years.

Portrait Gallery chief steps down at Smithsonian

May 7, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery director is stepping down at the end of May due to health reasons.

The museum announced Monday that Martin Sullivan will take on the new role of senior scholar at the Smithsonian beginning June 4. Sullivan has led the National Portrait Gallery since 2008. Previously he led Historic St. Mary's City Commission in Maryland.

Smithsonian looks at 20th century in black art

Apr 30, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian American Art Museum is retracing the tremendous changes the 20th century brought to African Americans through a new exhibit in Washington.

"African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond" features works from 43 black artists. It includes paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs exploring the struggle for equality, the power of music and images of rural and urban life.