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Support The Kibel Gallery Endowment Operating Fund

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Support The Kibel Gallery Endowment Operating Fund

The Kibel Gallery at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (MAPP) plays a vital role in the life of the university. Led by founding Curator and Design Director, Professor Ronit Eisenbach, the gallery hosts exhibitions that relate to the school’s four disciplines—architecture, planning, preservation and real estate development—serving as a catalyst to encourage critical public dialogue about the built environment and celebrate exemplary professional and student work. Gallery programming goes beyond exhibits and each year sponsors public lectures, gallery talks, panel discussions and workshops. This fall, the gallery hosted The Vienna Model: Social Housing for the 21st Century Symposium, partnering with the City of Vienna, the Austrian Cultural Forum at the Embassy of Austria in Washington, D.C., and the Montgomery County Council. In 2013-14, Eisenbach organized the series "Agency, Action + The Public Realm” and brought the Public Interest Design Institute and a panel discussion on public art and placemaking to the school.



As you plan your end-of-year giving, rise above the consumerism of the holidays to support the creative processes that literally shape our world. Your gift to the Kibel Gallery Endowment Operating Fund will ensure that students and the larger community have access to the highest quality educational exhibits to inform solutions-based explorations at a critical time. Support from alumni and friends like you gives us the tools to engage more voices, more materials, more connections, and more publicity to elevate the profile of this incredible resource.



Making the Holodomor Memorial: Context & Questions

February 12 through July 31, 2020

The elegant and powerful Holodomor Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed by alumna Larysa Kurylas (B.ARCH '80), is dedicated to the victims of the artificial famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933, and commemorates an important story of man’s inhumanity to man. The exhibit and public events will trace the evolution of the memorial’s design and fabrication and use this specific memorial to pose larger questions about how we commemorate loss, the role memorials play in our society, the significance of setting aside space in Washington, D.C., and the tragic impact that manipulating the truth can have.


RECENT SHOWS (2011 to the present)*

The Kibel Gallery was renovated and named in 2002 through a gift from the Kibel Foundation. It provides access and exposure to creative expressions that reflect and/or influence the built environment through exhibitions chosen for their potential to spur dialogue about the built environment. The Kibel Gallery has helped the school build bridges to important institutions and partners within and beyond the academy.

* For a complete list of exhibitions beginning in 2003, visit the Exhibitions page and select Archive at the top of the box.

2019        The Municipality is Building. Vienna Residential Construction 1920 to 2020      

2019        The Sustenance & Sustainability: Sparking Dialogue, Shifting Culture 

2018        10 Sectors, 10 Solutions: Artists and Community Change

2018        MAPP@50: Concrete Pasts, Possible Futures

2017        30x30: International Archive of Women Architects  

2017        Getting Things Done: the evolution of the built environment in Vorarlberg, Austria 

2017        #nothingisordinary, Photography by alumna Cindy Frank

2017        Architecture Accreditation Exhibition

2016        ReVISION:: Thinking Big, New Projects in Washington, D.C.

2016        Early Women Architects of Maryland


2015        Lina Bo Bardi: To Teach is to Construct

2015        Hands-on Urbanism: The Right to Green

2015        Aki Ishida: Ground to Sky, Triptychs in Three Scales

2014        Luis Callejas/LCLA Office: Islands and Atolls, works 2011-14

2014        Table in Rome II: Forum as Planted Field

2014        One and Three United States, 24-Hour Exhibition

2014        Chamber, Art & Sociology Atrium

2014        Unwrapping the Hanbok+Villa of Veils: Rendering the Body Present

2013        Catalytic Structures: Transformed Types, NADAAA

2013        Building the City Anew: Hamburg, Germany

2013        Casual Computing: The Work of Evan Roth

2013        Reston: The Art of Community

2012        Confabulatores Nocturni: the work of time

2012        The Collaborative Legacy of Merce Cunningham

2012        The Swiss Touch in Landscape Design

2012        Study Abroad: Snapshots of International Experience

2012        Movement: Robert Siegel Architects

2011        Anthony Ames Architect: Object-Type Landscapes


Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents. Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax adviser for details.

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Gifts at this level will spark connections with community members, students and artists through publicity and marketing of exhibits as well as symposia, lectures and galley talks.



Creating an exhibition requires insight, imagination and nuts, and bolts. A gift at this level will buy hardware to hang exhibit artifacts and documentation.



Installing an exhibition takes imagination, insight, and sweat. A gift at this level will contribute to the labor needed to transport and install upcoming exhibitions.



Creating a new exhibition takes a team -- to envision, research, curate, and spatialize the content. A gift at this level will contribute to the labor and costs required to design a new show. Since 2003, the Kibel team has supported the development of 30 new exhibitions, six of which have traveled to other venues.



Professor Eisenbach and graduate assistants experiment in the design and construction of unique display “furniture,” customized to each exhibit. A gift at this level will allow them to project images, support manuscripts, hang drawings, convey text, communicate ideas and divide space for future exhibits.



Twenty-nine of the fifty-four professional exhibitions mounted in the gallery featured designs or curatorial work of underrepresented minorities and women. A gift at this level will help us continue to expand the canon --celebrating and advancing knowledge of the larger field among future designers and colleagues.

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