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The University of Maryland, Baltimore's Council for the Arts and Culture is a group of faculty, staff, students, and community members appointed by the president whose mission is to promote the rich history of our institution and surrounding neighborhoods and to celebrate the creative talents of the university community, thereby raising awareness of the links between the arts and sciences.
For 'On Your Feet!' Cast Member, Acting is a Labor of Love
June 7, 2018
A group from UMB took a lunch break at the Hippodrome Theatre for an intimate conversation with Doreen Montalvo, a performer in the touring production of the musical On Your Feet!
MacArthur Fellow Shares Tales of Art, Advocacy
April 25, 2018
Artist Joyce J. Scott discusses storytelling through her creative works in a visit to the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Davidge Hall Tour Opens Door to History of University, Medicine
April 24, 2018
Members of the UMB community learned about the nooks, crannies, and secrets of historic Davidge Hall on a tour led by Larry Pitrof, executive director of the University of Maryland School of Medicine Alumni Association.
Hippodrome Tour: Wranglers, Wenches, Warlocks, and More
April 19, 2018
The terminology, jobs, and history of theater left a group of UMB staff, faculty, and students enlightened and enthralled on the latest “Behind the Red Curtain” tour of the Hippodrome.
On Westminster Burying Ground and Catacombs Tour, You Get to Know Poe
April 4, 2018
A tour of the Westminster Burying Ground and Catacombs gave visitors from UMB a crash course on its most famous subject, Edgar Allan Poe, and offered many interesting facts about the historic site below Westminster Hall.
The Maimonides Society's Signature Brunch
Feb. 25, 2018
Join us for the Maimonides Society's Signature Brunch, where Dr. Ed McCarthy, a cellist and pathologist at Johns Hopkins University, will lead a fascinating discussion on the relationship between music and medicine.
Channeling My Inner Beyoncé: Learning to Sing Like a Pro
Nov. 27, 2017
Have you ever fancied yourself a singer? Do you know the difference between “belting” and using your “head voice?” Do you just love going to events at the Hippodrome? Well, read about a recent collaboration between the Council for the Arts & Culture and the Hippodrome: “Broadway 101: Brown Bag Lunch Series.” More events will be coming in Spring 2018.
Theater Critic Rousuck Gives Lowdown on Hippodrome Lineup
Oct. 3, 2017
Theater critic Judy Rousuck gave the inside scoop on the productions coming to the Hippodrome Theatre this season in the latest “Broadway 101” brown bag lunch series talk for members of the UMB community Sept. 27.
Brady Art Exhibit Has Gala Opening
Aug. 29, 2017
UMB’s Council for the Arts & Culture was honored to have Francine Brady’s art exhibit open on Aug. 14 at the Weise Gallery in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library.
Employees Embrace Davidge Hall Tour
May 30, 2017
Some 205 years after its completion, Davidge Hall still fascinates UMB staff members, who were treated to a tour by Larry Pitrof on May 24.
Community Spirit Showers Down on Festival
April 22, 2017
Betty Cloud visits the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Community Engagement Center (CEC) nearly every day to use its free computers. On Saturday, April 22, the West Baltimore resident came to the center for another reason - to take part in UMB’s Second Annual Neighborhood Spring Festival.