Through its arts program, University of Maryland University College provides a prestigious and wide-ranging forum for emerging and established artists.

Current Exhibitions

Journey: The Artistry of Curlee Holton

Exhibition Dates: August 13–November 26, 2017

Curlee Holton is a painter and master printmaker whose works ask viewers to carefully examine their humanity. Viewers are drawn to Holton's work because he presents issues of race, spirituality, and social justice in modern American society. His dramatic use of color, symbolism, and figurative representations invite viewers to deal with the complexity of his content.

Joseph Sheppard: Highlights from the UMUC Collection

Exhibition Dates: October 29, 2017–October 28, 2018

A Maryland native, Joseph Sheppard is an internationally known master artist who has produced artwork for nearly seven decades. This exhibition features selected pieces from UMUC's collection, which includes more than 100 of Sheppard's works. The selected works reflect diverse mediums and formats: drawings, paintings, landscapes, and figures.

Upcoming Exhibition

Mike McConnell: Cutting into Art

Exhibition Dates: December 10, 2017–February 18, 2018

Mike McConnell, winner of the President's Best of Show award for the Third Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition in 2016, creates vivid visual stories through his paintings, drawings, and constructions. He uses paint in a collage-like way, cutting out shapes with vibrant colors on handmade wood panels, paper, and found material.

Exhibitions Archive



James Phillips: Swirling Complexity Into Culture

Exhibition Dates: January 15–April 16, 2017


Order Out of Chaos

Exhibition Dates: April 30–July 30, 2017


Two Wings of the Same Bird: Samuel Miranda and Lazaro Batista

Exhibition Dates: May 8–July 21, 2017



Delilah W. Pierce: Natural Perspective

Exhibition Dates: September 27, 2015–January 3, 2016

Plurality: The Conceptual Art of Akemi Maegawa

Exhibition Dates: January 17–April 17, 2016


Faculty Art Invitational: All That's Art

Exhibition Dates: May 8, 2016–July 31, 2016


Third Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: September 18–December 31, 2016


Joseph Sheppard: Horrors of War

Exhibition Dates: October 30, 2016–October 29, 2017



Helen Zughaib: Conflict Within

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, January 11–Sunday, March 29, 2015


Raoul Middleman's Romantic Expressionism

Exhibition Dates: Friday, April 10–Sunday, August 30, 2015


Reini Maters: Modern Impressionist

Exhibition Dates: Monday, May 4–Friday, July 31, 2015


Delilah W. Pierce: Natural Perspective

Exhibition Dates: September 27, 2015–January 3, 2016



Unveiled: Works from the UMUC Art Collections

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, February 9–Sunday, March 30, 2014


Joseph Sheppard - The Art of Portraiture

Exhibition Dates: Monday, April 1, 2013–Sunday, March 30, 2014

Joseph Sheppard: On a Grand Scale

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, April 20, 2014–Sunday, March 29, 2015


Printmaking: Faculty Art Invitational 2014

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, April 6­–Sunday, June 1, 2014

UMUC Friends of the Arts Day Trip to Brooklyn, New York

Bus Trip: Saturday, June 7, 2014


2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, June 15, 2014—Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Visual Language: Sheila Crider, Susan Goldman, and Andrea Barnes

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, May 11­–Sunday, July 20, 2014


Maryland Printmakers: Printmaking in a Modern Society

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, September 7–Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Robert Blackburn and the Modernist Movement in Prints

Symposium Dates: Saturday, October 25, 2014



Jazz: A Dialogue in the Performance and Visual Arts

Lecture and Musical Performance: February 14–15, 2013

Diaspora Dialogue: Art of Kwabena Ampofo-Anti, Alexander "Skunder" Boghossian and Victor Ekpuk

Exhibition Dates: February 12–May 12, 2013


Faculty Art Invitational

Exhibit Dates: May 12–July 21, 2013


Second Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibit

Exhibition Dates: November 3, 2013–January 26, 2014



Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity

Exhibition Dates: January 30–April 8, 2012


Influence Over Time: The Art of Winston Harris

Exhibition Dates: February 20–August 31, 2012


Joseph Sheppard: A Voyage from Memory 1930-1960

Exhibition Dates: April 8, 2012–March 25, 2013

Drawings: Faculty Art Invitational 2012

Exhibition Dates: April 22-June 22, 2012


Celebrating Paper and Color: The Art of Gladys Goldstein and Preston Sampson

Exhibition Dates: May 9–July 23, 2012


Noi Volkov: Reforming the Masters. Unleashing the Humor in Art!

Exhibition Dates: July 8–September 2, 2012


Vista: Contemporary Works by Latin American Artists

Exhibition Dates: September 16–November 25, 2012


MODERNISM: James Hilleary and Color

Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2012–February 3, 2013



Rudimentary: A Post-Mastery Return to Fundamentals – Faculty Art Invitational Exhibition 2011

Exhibit Dates: March 21–June 29, 2011


Fiori da Rita: Landscapes and Still Life Paintings by Joseph Sheppard

Exhibit Dates: April 3, 2011–March 25, 2012


Student Online Art Exhibition

View a digital gallery of student artwork selected by art faculty members Jack Dillinger and Joan Bevelaqua.

Beyond Boundaries: Gary Medovich and Michael Platt

Exhibit Dates: May 14, 2011–July 30, 2011


Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibit

Exhibit Dates: August 1–October 16, 2011


The Poetics of Water

Exhibit Dates: October 31, 2011–January 15, 2012


The Art of Herman Maril
His Own Path: The Spirit and Legacy of Herman Maril

Book Release Reception and Lecture: December 4, 2011