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Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

MSPAL Previews Blog

Interested in learning more about the music, dance and theatre featured on the stages of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center? Our MSPAL Previews Blog brings together resources available in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library and other UMD Libraries, including recordings, films, scores, biographies, letters, reference material, and streaming audio and video. Explore our collections and learn more about the world-class performers and programs presented at the Clarice Smith Center.

In the Gallery at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Join us as we celebrate Irmgard Bartenieff’s path through her professional life in an interactive exhibit ‘Irmgard Bartenieff: a Personal Journey through Dance’. Come in and explore the exhibition, step into an icosahedron, play with a Kinect, and see the historic materials on display. Then keep watching as we roll out related events throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. The first event will be held November 10, 2017 with a free 1-day symposium. Click here for the Call for Papers.

Contact Us

Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
8270 Alumni Dr.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1630 USA

Directions and Parking Information

General Information and Front Desk
(301) 405-9217

(301) 405-9256

International Piano Archives at Maryland
(301) 405-9224

Special Collections in Performing Arts
(301) 405-9220, Curator
(301) 314-7614, Workroom
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