Places of Interest on Campus
All of these Galleries are open free to the public, with the exception of some events at the Performing Arts Center.
Maryland Room Gallery
Located next to the Maryland Reading Room in Hornbake Library North, these annual exhibits feature thematic displays of our unique materials. The exhibits are composed of books, manuscripts, ephemera, three-dimensional objects, and multi-media items.
Katherine Anne Porter Room
Located on the 1st floor of Hornbake Library North, the Katherine Anne Porter Room is a replica of her personal library, set up with her furniture, and personal artifacts during her time in Washington, DC. Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) was an important American author, known mostly for her short stories and novel, Ship of Fools.
The Art Gallery
Located in the Art and Sociology building, the Gallery's exhibits feature significant and challenging contemporary art with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists. The permanent collection consists of more than 1,500 prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs, and is steadily enriched through significant acquisitions and donations.
Located on the first floor of the Stamp Student Union, directly upstairs from the food court, this gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and addresses broad community and social issues.
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
The Center has become a cultural force in the metropolitan Washington, DC area, known for adventuresome programming in dance, theatre, music and interdisciplinary art. They offer experiences that take you beyond the stage and into the creative process — performances, residencies, workshops, dialogues and other activities that help you dig deeper into the world of ideas.
Located on the lower level of the Architecture Building near the Auditorium, this gallery is a student-directed exhibition space; its mission is to provide a forum for a cross-disciplinary dialectic through the display of current student work and accomplishments.
Located on the lower level of the Architecture Building near the Auditorium, this gallery aims to promote creative expressions that reflect and influence the built environment. The gallery mounts six exhibitions a year, which include exhibitions curated and designed by Maryland faculty and students as well as traveling shows borrowed from other institutions such as the White House archives and the National Building Museum.