In fall 2015, The Phillips Collection and the University of Maryland launched a bold partnership with a shared vision to dramatically transform scholarship and innovation in the arts. Through this partnership, the Phillips will expand its education programs, reach new and diverse audiences, and pursue key initiatives that align with the museum’s strategic mission as an “experiment station” and institution for learning. At the same time, UMD will grow its established scholarship and academic programs within the arts, provide unparalleled research and education opportunities for UMD faculty and students, and expand its footprint in the nation’s capital.
The University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection is the museum’s nexus for academic work, scholarly exchange, and innovative interdisciplinary collaborations. Key collaborations under the newly named Center include joint programs with UMD. Two concerts this season feature UMD School of Music performers, and students have the opportunity to attend other Phillips Music concerts and participate in master classes related to the Leading International Composers series.
During the 2016/17 season, The Phillips Collection and UMD presented two concerts:
Henri at 100: Mystery and Memory
October 13, 6 pm, at The Phillips Collection
This concert celebrates Henri Dutilleux’s centenary, offering an engaging cross-disciplinary retrospective highlighting some of the composer’s most important works, presented with works by Debussy and Ravel, and will feature UMD School of Music faculty.
University of Maryland and Derek Bermel
December 2, 8 pm, at Dekelboum Concert Hall
Derek Bermel’s Migration Series is performed in conjunction with The Phillips Collection’s exhibition of The Migration Series by Jacob Lawrence, depicting the mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between the World Wars. This concert will showcase the UMD School of Music’s Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Band, Chamber Singers, and Wind Orchestra.