California-based artist Kota Ezawa’s National Anthem (2018) is a meditation on patriotism and protest. The singlechannel animated video was inspired by the actions of quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other football players who took a knee, sat, raised fists, or locked arms during the national anthem to call attention to police brutality against unarmed black men and social injustice. Ezawa (b. 1969, Germany) creates work that explores and translates significant cultural events into simulations that question the authenticity of both our experiences and retold histories.
Annual exhibit featuring artwork from Howard County Center for the Arts resident visual artists: James Adkins, Joan Bevelaqua, Sara Engel, Art Landerman, Charlotte Mann, Diana Marta, Joyce J. Ritter, Myungsook Ryu Kim, Jereme Scott, Andrei Trach, Jamie Travers and Mary Jo Tydlacka.
In fall 2019, UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presented Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter, the first retrospective of the artist’s career in over thirty years. We are pleased now offer this exhibition in an online version, available here.