Keep Creating is a College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) virtual initiative that creates spaces for University of Maryland’s artists and humanists to share their works and for anyone to experience UMD’s various arts offerings from home.
During this time of uncertainty, the arts and humanities can help us create new approaches and insights for empathy and for understanding our rapidly changing world. More than ever, they also connect us to our shared humanity. We invite all members of our creative community to join our movement to keep creating.
Bonnie Thornton Dill
Dean, College of Arts & Humanities
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Recording: Mary Schmidt Campbell on The Life and Work of Romare Bearden
Claiming Their Space: Black Student Activism at the University of Maryland
The arts and humanities at the University of Maryland create new approaches and insights for empathy and understanding of our rapidly changing world. Learn how our students, faculty, staff and alumni are deeply engaged with communities during crisis and upheaval.
Experience UMD’s Arts & Humanities
Continue experiencing and discovering the arts and humanities at the University of Maryland through virtual galleries, video selections in our digital stage, literary works by UMD writers and more! New virtual experiences will be announced on a periodic basis.
Become An ARHU Major
The arts and humanities are the study of what it means to be human. Our nearly 100 programs connect students with world-class faculty who investigate and teach literary, artistic and cultural history and encourage creativity, critical and analytical thinking and more.
What Lincoln understood is that the arts and the humanities aren’t just there to be consumed and enjoyed whenever we have a free moment in our lives. We rely on them constantly. We need them. Like medicine, they help us live."Barack Obama, 2013 National Medals of Arts and Humanities award ceremony
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
The University of Maryland is actively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. Explore this website for the latest campus updates.
In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Maryland has moved to online teaching for the remainder of Spring 2020. Learn more.
We regret to inform you that there will be no more in-person public performances at The Clarice for the Spring 2020 semester. Performances and events scheduled until at least May 22, 2020 are now canceled. Learn more.
The University of Maryland Art Gallery, the Herman Maril Gallery and the David C. Driskell Center are closed until further notice and all Spring 2020 events are canceled.