UMB Pearl Gallery

UMB Pearl Gallery Reveal

Behind the Scenes

A turtle swimming in the sea, three iconic Baltimore scenes, an angler fish made of metal, and a poem about living with mental illness are just some of the 32 pieces of art exhibited as part of the UMB Pearl Gallery.

Located in the Pearl Street underpass on the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus, this exhibit was inspired by the spring 2019 issue of 1807, which encourages students, faculty, staff, and community members to submit unpublished artwork in the categories of visual arts (painting, drawing, illustration, digital art), photography, varied media (sculpture, clay, metal, glass, textiles, jewelry, wood), and the written word (short story, essay, narrative, poetry).
 
UMB Interim President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, who is an artist himself, said of the gallery, “I am in awe of the creative talent that is evident in our University community, our alumni community, and the greater UMB community. While our community and world face daunting challenges during the pandemic, it is gratifying to celebrate art at UMB in such a public way.”
 
The work of 28 artists that appeared in the 60-plus-page journal is featured on the wall, and each discipline is represented.