On view May 2-24, 2024

Exhibition Preview: An in-person exhibition reception will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 5-7pm.

Free admission and open to the public.

The University of Maryland Art Gallery and The Department of Art cordially invite you to an exhibition preview & reception of exciting new work by MFA candidates Kenneth Hilker and Dan Ortiz Leizman.

From Beneath: 2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition highlights work by UMD Department of Art MFA students graduating at the end of the 2023-2024 academic year, and showcases cutting-edge graduate research that utilizes a myriad of new approaches in art-making.


According to the artists, the exhibition invites viewers to embody gestures of gazing up, lying down, and listening in. Hilker’s monumental wooden and metal sculptures reach upward, questioning the proportions and scales of our existence. Ortiz Leizman’s multimedia installations weave AI, tactile sound, and imagery of queer reproduction from within the US war machine, culminating in a set of three digital “wombs.”


From Beneath is organized by the University of Maryland Art Gallery, in association with the Department of Art. Major support is provided by the Dorothy and Nicholas Orem Exhibition Fund. Generous support is provided by the Maryland State Arts Council. This exhibition is in association with University of Maryland’s Arts for All initiative. 


Exhibition Preview: An in-person exhibition preview and reception will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 5-7pm. Free admission and open to the public.

On view: On view May 2-24, 2024. 
Art Gallery hours Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm
Note: Viewings by appointment only May 20-24
University of Maryland Art Gallery
2202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building
3834 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742

The Gallery is situated within the Capital Beltway (I-495), 9 miles from downtown Washington, D.C., and 32 miles from downtown Baltimore, MD. The Gallery is located next to Tawes Hall on the western end of the University of Maryland campus, where Mowatt Lane, Campus Drive, and Alumni Drive converge.

Several visitor parking options are available when visiting the Gallery. During regular operating hours, Mowatt Lane Garage is the closest option. Visitors must park on the uppermost level of the garage and may pay with cash, credit card, or via the Parkmobile app. After 4:00 p.m., parking is free of charge in Lots JJ2, JJ3, and 1b. (Where Mowatt Lane, Campus Drive, and Alumni Drive converge.)

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