Academy Art Museum Announces March Events

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Student artwork exhibited at the Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition.


Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition

March 13–April 2, 2017

Grades K–3 Reception Opening Reception: Monday, March 13, 4:30–6 p.m. Door prizes given out at 5 p.m. You must be present to win.

Grades 4–8 Reception Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 14, 4:30–6 p.m. Door prizes given out at 5 p.m. You must be present to win.

Grades 9-12 Reception Opening Reception: Thursday March 16, 5:30–7 p.m. Awards presented at 6 p.m. Students MUST be present to win a prize. Winners who are not present will still receive a certificate, but no prize. The prize will go to an alternate who is present.

The Museum is pleased to present its annual Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition. This exhibition highlights the artistic talents of K-12 students from Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne and Kent counties. As in past years, visitors can expect a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. The Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition has been a Museum tradition for over 25 years and are the largest and most prestigious student art exhibition on the Eastern Shore.

The American Society of Marine Artists 17th National Exhibition

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Ian Marshall, Shipping at the Port of Kilindini, Mombasa 1953, Watercolor. Collection of the artist.

Continuing through April 2, 2017

The Academy Art Museum is proud to co-host the 17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Since the 1970s, ASMA has worked to prepare exhibitions on America’s maritime heritage with its professional artists and illustrators, and to further promote American marine art and history. The exhibition travels from Williamsburg, VA to Easton and St. Michaels, and continues in various other museums in the U.S. Curators Anke Van Wagenberg (AAM) and Pete Lesher (CBMM) have worked closely to mount the best selections in their respective museums.


Frederic Church’s Maine Landscapes

John Wilmerding, Christopher Binyon Sarofim Professor of American Art at Princeton University Friday, March 31, 2017, 6 p.m.

Cost: $20 Member, $24 Non-member. Pre-registration is suggested.

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Frederic Church, Mt. Desert Island, Maine Coast, 1850 (detail), Oil on cream wove paper Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Wilmerding will concentrate on the two areas Church painted in Maine: Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin. His presentation will touch on the major factors stimulating his visits: the example of Fitz Henry Lane, his mentor Tomas Cole’s trip to Maine, and Thoreau’s writings about Mt. Katahdin and will examine three major phases seen in his painting: art history, national history, and personal history.


ART @ NOON From Rembrandt to Picasso

Anke Van Wagenberg, Senior Curator, Academy Art Museum

Dates: Tuesdays March 28, April 4, 11 & 25 Time: 12 noon–1 p.m.

Topics: Rembrandt – March 28; Canaletto – April 4; Turner – April 11; and Picasso – April 25

Cost: Series Ticket (4) Lectures: $100/$120 or Individual Lecture Tickets: $28/$33

Senior Curator Anke van Wagenberg has a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and has published widely on Dutch and Flemish painting. You bring lunch, we provide the art! Join us for a mini-course in Art History based on works in the Permanent Collection of the Academy Art Museum. See Rembrandt, Canaletto, Turner and Picasso from our Permanent Collection in the room. These original artworks are placed in context as you sit back, relax and eat your lunch while enjoying the textbook-free slide lecture.

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Pablo Picasso, Sueño y Mentira de Franco, 1937 Aquatint and etching, ink stamp signature, 686/850 AAM 2013.007, Partial Gift of Tom and Alexa Seip.


Presented by Dr. Rachel Franklin

Dates: Thursdays, March 2, 9, and 16, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Cost: Individual Lecture Tickets: $28 Member, $33 Non-member

MAGNIFICIENT MOVIE MUSIC (A Marriage of Visions – March 2) In the first part of this series, we take an in-depth look at some relationships between film directors and composers, and consider how this affects the final production. Films discussed include: Vertigo, North By Northwest, Catch Me If You Can and E.T., plus we revisit previously-featured films Psycho and Jaws in greater depth. We’ll have fun digging into backstories and gossip, while enjoying the fruits of some fabulous music and film collaborations!

DANGEROUS MUSIC (March 9 – A Night at the Opera—CENSORED and Performance and Protest – March 16) If your music causes a riot, that could be a compliment. But a revolution? Music is dangerous stuff! From Plato through Stalin to the dear old BBC and beyond, governments, institutions and individuals have sought to silence works they considered subversive. Even abstract art music without text has been viewed with the deepest suspicion. In some parts of the world it still is. How can sounds be seditious and why on earth should we care?


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Jason Buckwalter, baritone


Perfomers: Jason Buckwalter, baritone; Kimberly Christie, soprano; and Andrew Stewart, piano

Friday, March 24, 2017 – Cocktails 5:30 p.m.; Concert 6 p.m.

An exploration of the American Songbook featuring composers such as Johnny Mercer, Heusen & Cahn, Duke Ellington, Gershwin, Loewe & Lerner and many others. The program will feature all the classic hits of cabaret, jazz, Broadway and Hollywood while learning about some of the singers that made them famous.



March Watercolor Workshop: Where Magnificent Seas Meet Dramatic Skies

Instructor: Steve Bleinberger

2 days: March 25 and 26 Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members

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Kimberly Christie, soprano

Printmaking with Monoprint, Chine Collé and Relief Plates

Instructor: Rosemary Cooley

3 days: March 17, 18 and 19 Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Cost: $185 Members, $222 Non-members

Glass Magic: Painting on Glass

Instructor: Tobe Clemens

One day: March 11 Saturday. 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Cost: $60 Members, $72 Non-members (includes all supplies)

Painting with Wool: A Pictorial Needle Felting Workshop

Instructor: Laura Rankin

2 days: March 7 and 8 Tuesday, Wednesday 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Cost: $110 Members, $132 Non-members (A material fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at first class. It includes felting needles, foam rubber felting platforms, wool batt in 70+ colors, embroidery threads and needles, buttons, beads, ribbon, string, etc.)

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Andrew Stewart, piano



February/March Photography: Tame Your Camera and Beyond Digital

Instructor: Sahm Doherty-Sefton

Beyond Digital: The Art of Seeing Creatively

3 weeks; March 16, 23, 30 Thursdays, 6–8 p.m.

Cost: $100 Members, $120 Non-members


Portrait Drawing

Instructor: Brad Ross

5 weeks: March 7–April 4 Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Cost: $165 Members, $198 Non-members (plus modeling fee)


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Brad Ross

Watercolor: The Subject Matter is Truly “Light”

Instructor: Heather Crow

7 weeks of instruction: March 7–April 25 (May 2 make-up class)

Tuesdays, 1–3:30 p.m.

Cost: $205 Members, $246 Non-members (Cost includes some supplies)


Pastel Painting Workshop: Creating Luminosity in Your Work

Instructor: Nick Serratore

4 weeks: March 1–22 Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members

Class Descriptions and Material lists can be found online.

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Nick Serratore


Home School Art Classes

Spring Session: March 31–May 19, 2017 (Note that there are NO classes on April 14 or May 5)

Fridays, 1–2:30 p.m.

Ages 6 to 9 years: Constance Del Nero (Please do NOT register 5 year-olds in this class.)

Ages 10+: Susan Horsey

The Museum offers art classes for the area’s home-schooled children, ages 6 and up. All classes meet on.


Adult Ballroom & Latin Dance

Amanda Showell (302)-377-3088.

For additional information, visit or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

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