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.
YOUR GIFT MATTERS TODAY
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
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