January 16, 2012 - 11:11AM -

After graduating from the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies in 2007, Sarah Levitt joined the Dance Exchange, where she continues to find new, exciting ways to search for answers.

January 11, 2012 - 12:12AM -

January 11, 2012
By Clarice Smith Center

Mark your calendars and listen up!

Dr. Ysaye Barnwell and Marilyn Nelson will be on the Kojo Nnamdi Show today to talk about their work and specifically about their roles in Fortune’s Bones.

Listen to them live on the noon–1PM segment. (We expect Kojo to start discussing Fortune’s Bones around 12:20PM.)

November 27, 2011 - 3:03PM -

David Samuel is a Shift Supervisor in our Ticket Office who changed majors from biology to theatre, opening avenues for him to express his creativity.

I’m a junior Theatre major at the University of Maryland and I also work in the Clarice Smith Center Ticket Office as a shift supervisor.

November 21, 2011 - 3:03PM -

Director, playwright, musician, photographer, teacher — UMD faculty member Walter Dallas does it all and he believes the power of the performing arts can turn lives around.

I’m a director, I’m a playwright, I’m a musician and recently I’ve become a photographer. I play a couple of instruments. I teach. Life is full, and exciting. I’ve lived a charmed life.

November 10, 2011 - 12:12AM -

Fortune’s Bones Are Our Bones
November 10, 2011
By Jane Hirshberg

Jane Hirshberg is the Community Engagement Manager at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

It seems that people have one of two reactions to Fortune’s story when they first hear it. They are either blown away or they look at me quizzically, as if to wonder why we would care about this piece of history from Connecticut. I don’t try to convince people they should care. But I do.

November 6, 2011 - 3:03PM -

As the Executive Director of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Susie Farr is devoted to the creative process.

I came to the Center as executive director in 1999. Since then I have told many people that I have the best job in the country, maybe the best job in the world.

November 3, 2011 - 12:12AM -

November 3, 2011
By Larry Broxton

Guest blogger Larry Broxton is the Chief of Public Relations and Marketing for the the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System. He serves on the Fortune’s Bones Advisory Group.

I heard of Fortune’s Bones in 2008 when a friend in New Mexico mentioned working at the Mattatuck Museum as a curator after graduate school. When our Library System was invited to partner on the project her story came full circle. I couldn’t wait to call her and have her share more of the back story about Fortune and the Mattatuck.

October 17, 2011 - 4:04PM -

“Having my name on a building where learning takes place every day is a wonderful thing,” Clarice Smith says.

This life-long learner tells us about her background and the inspiration for her art.

October 9, 2011 - 5:05PM -

Donors and UMD Professors of Mathematics Denny and Frances Gulick love teaching, love music and love art — and they live to make a difference in this world.

September 19, 2011 - 4:04PM -

As a composer, singer, teacher and author, Dr. Ysaye Barnwell has a full palette to choose from when she wants to share her love of culture.