Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Explore upcoming and recent exhibitions, online resources, and public programs

Formations: Aaron Siskind

October 31, 2022–March 12, 2023

Woman in a blue jumpsuit holds a hand mirror and makeup brush

Prison Nation

August 22, 2022–October 14, 2022

two black women, one faces away from the camera to show an intricate hairstyle, the other faces the camera in the background, in soft focus

Sonya Clark: Hair/Craft

October 31, 2022–March 12, 2023

Two soldiers in winter gear walk on Ice covered plane wreckage

Louie Palu: Distant Early Warning

February 14, 2022–May 20, 2022

UMBC Gallery

Photography is a versatile artistic medium and potent form of visual communication that crosses disciplines and touches every aspect of contemporary life.

The Library Gallery plays a pivotal role in the University’s intellectual and creative life. We present thoughtfully researched exhibitions and public programs drawn from UMBC’s Special Collections with particular emphasis on the history and cultural impact of photography, and we host lectures and educational programming sponsored by campus groups. In support of the University’s mission, the Library Gallery is dedicated to diversity, social responsibility, and lifelong learning in all of its activities.

Photography is a versatile artistic medium and potent form of visual communication that crosses disciplines and touches every aspect of contemporary life. Building on the strengths of UMBC’s nationally-recognized Photography Collections, the Library Gallery’s exhibitions and public programs engage audiences with the medium to promote creativity, encourage dialogue, and advance innovative ideas that support the University’s core value of inclusive excellence within local and national communities.

Support the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

You can help the gallery present engaging programming by making a gift online, sending a check, or by donating professional services or materials (in-kind gifts).