The following Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat. Open daily, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon to 4 p.m.
2020 Annual Members’ Exhibition
Signs of the Times
December 11, 2020–January 17, 2021
The Museum’s Annual Members’ Exhibition invites artists to submit works that explore Signs of the Times. 2020 has been a troubling year that has at least brought moments of clarity, togetherness and gratitude for many of our members. We look forward to exhibiting imaginative and experimental works in any medium that addresses how this unique time manifests itself in our personal and shared world.
Accidental Icons: Warhol’s Photography
Through January 17, 2021
From the late 1950s until his death, Andy Warhol produced thousands of photographs of his Factory life, surrounded by fellow artists, celebrities, and socialites. Warhol’s Polaroids and silver gelatin prints are lesser-known compared to his monumental silkscreens, drawing, and films that transformed the course of American art. From close, brightly-lit Polaroids (some of which served as drafts for his silkscreens), to lucid yet moody silver gelatin prints of the people, objects, and places of his time, Warhol created a visual diary that transformed the personalities in his midst into vernacular icons.
This exhibition offers a glimpse into Warhol’s photographic oeuvre. Actresses Jane Fonda, Pia Zadora, and Helen Schneider; Navajo artist R.C. Gorman; and activist Russell Means; socialite and trophy hunter Elsa Talayero; model Juliana Siu; basketball star Kareem Abdul Jabbar and author Truman Capote make appearances in Warhol’s photographs, bringing together threads from the New York City scene that arguably made, and was later sustained by, Warhol. The exhibition includes works on loan from the Salisbury University Art Galleries.
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Selections Lesser Known and Unseen Works from the Vogel Collection
Through November 29, 2020
This exhibition presents highlights and previously-unexhibited works from the Vogel Collection, which was gifted to the Academy Art Museum in 2008 as part of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel’s 50 Works for 50 States initiative. Featuring works on paper and sculptures by prominent contemporary artists such as Richard Tuttle, André Cadere, Robert Barry, Steve Keister, Moshe Kupferman, Lucio Pozzi, Edda Renouf, and others, the exhibition reveals both the landscape of 20th-century American art and the story of an exceptional collection.
The selection presents some of the most illustrious examples of abstract and minimalist art in America that addresses the profound socioeconomic and creative transformations of the postwar period. From Tuttle’s whimsical but interpretative watercolors on ruled paper to Cadere’s color-coded sculpture with an elusive solution, yet can become a game of chance for both the installer and the viewer, the exhibition revisits simultaneously radical and subtle ideas that defined the future of artistic production.
Site-specific installation by artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
South Street Lawn at Museum
Through Spring 2021
Waterwall is a mixed-media installation created by combining acrylic, sumi ink, silkscreen, and cyanotype on collaged translucent vinyl over glass. Artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann describes the work as “a three-dimensional landscape painting: a riff on stained glass, a maximalist immersive gardenscape, a fantastic escapist porthole.”
Mann is an American painter whose work explores mythology, identity, and landscape, particularly through the unique dialogues she crafts between the slow and permeating movement of ink and paint and the dynamic layers of collaged and printed elements. Waterwall harkens back to centuries of cave murals found in Dunhuang, China, where paintings do not just describe landscapes, but become environments and magical symbols themselves. As sunlight passes through the walls and ceiling of the cube on the Academy Art Museum’s grounds, Waterwall bathes the viewer in light and detail, creating a verdant, melting, glowing, fragmented, personal, and mythological realm. The bespoke plexiglass structure for the Museum lawn was designed by Mitch Hager of HAGER + HUCK Architecture. Sponsors of Waterwall are the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County Arts Council, and Catherine McCoy.
Adult Class Scholarships – Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Pastels, Watercolor, and much more.
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Family Ornament Day
The days grow short and cold, but cheer is in the air! Although we can’t meet in person this year, Museum staff will still offer the chance to create holiday ornaments and share in family fun. Grab-n-Go Ornament Day Art Kits will be available from Friday, December 11th–Saturday, December 19th. There is no cost to participate.
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MUSEUM COVID-19 GUIDELINES
Per City, State, and CDC guidelines, new safety measures have been implemented to ensure limited attendance and adequate space for social distancing. Masks must be worn at all times by participants and instructors. Prior to visiting the Academy Art Museum, visitors are encouraged to visit AAM’s website to read more about the Museum’s reopening protocols. Responses to frequently asked questions can be found on the Visit Page.
If you aren’t able to visit the Museum at this time, please enjoy our available virtual tours, art activities, artist talks, and virtual platform, Art at Home. We look forward to seeing you soon at AAM.
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