Events

Mitchell Gallery 2010-2011 Exhibits and Programs

art_of_the_book_logo.jpg 

ukiyoe_23_turtle.jpg   

chinese_ornament.jpg

boys-bodine.jpg


August 27 – October 10, 2010: 
The Art of Still Life from The Baltimore Museum of Art

October 22 – December 16, 2010: 
Of Water, Fields, and Bricks: The Photography of A. Aubrey Bodine

January 16 – February 20, 2011: 
Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation

March 3 – April 16, 2011: 
The Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art

May 1 – 15, 2011: 
St. John's College Community Art Exhibition 2011
June 18 – 25, 2011: 
"The Art of the Book" Exhibition 2011


The Art of Still Life from The Baltimore Museum of Art

August 27 – October 10, 2010
This exhibition spans a history of more than 350 years of one of the most celebrated subjects in art. Artists’ fascination with objects and the challenges of interpreting them is a theme throughout art history. Whether the subject is beautiful or mundane, artists have created inspiring compositions that breathe new life into our often overlooked objects of daily life. This exhibition chronicles the rich history of still life painting and includes James Peale, Severin Roesen, Pierre-August Renoir, Childe Hassam, Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Fairfield Porter, Max Weber and Romare Bearden.

This exhibition is organized and circulated by The Baltimore Museum of Art.



Severin Roesen, Still Life: Wine and Fruit, after 1855, oil on canvas. 
The Baltimore Museum of Art: 
Purchase with exchange funds from Mrs. Hugh J. Chisholm Fund BMA 1983.8.

August 27 Member Preview Reception. Be the first to view the exhibition at this elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres VIP reception, from 5 to 7 p.m.

September 8 Still Life Workshop. Artist Mary Arthur will lead a still life drawing workshop with conté crayon and paper, from 7 to 9 p.m. Mitchell Gallery membership is required. Call 410-626-2556 to register.

September 12 Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Still Life” exhibit followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

September 15 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Still Life” exhibit from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas will be provided.

September 22 Seminar. Artist Ebby Malmgren and St. John’s tutor Elliott Zuckerman will lead an exhibit-related seminar, “Can a Still Life be a Major Painting?” at 7 p.m. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 410-626-2556 to register.

September 30 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a tour of “Still Life,” followed by a discussion of The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone by Mary Gabriel, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or Kathy.dulisse@sjc.edu.

October 3 Sunday afternoon tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Still Life” exhibition, at 3 p.m.

← Return to top of Exhibits page
← Return to Mitchell Gallery main page


Of Water, Fields, and Bricks: The Photography of A. Aubrey Bodine

October 22 – December 16, 2010
Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970), a feature photographer for the Baltimore Sun for more than 40 years, is known for his images of Maryland landmarks and traditions. Bodine’s work has received accolades in Europe and the United States. The first American photographer to have a solo exhibition in Russia since the Russian Revolution (1917), Bodine also won first and second place awards from Popular Photography magazine. This exhibition includes original gelatin silver prints of his signature subjects of Maryland and its people, from Eastern Shore watermen, to produce pickers, farms, parades, and historic sites.

Download a detailed description of the artist...
Listen to the WNAV interview with Jennifer Bodine…

This exhibition is generously loaned by Jennifer B. Bodine.



A. Aubrey Bodine, ³Amish Boys,² Silver Gelatin, 1957 Image 50-873, © 
Jennifer B. Bodine, A. Aubrey Bodine Collection

October 24 Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of “Water, Fields, and Bricks,” followed by a hands on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

November 10 Gallery Talk. Jennifer Bodine will give a slide lecture on “Water, Fields, and Bricks,” at 7 p.m.

November 14 Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of “Water, Fields, and Bricks,” at 3 p.m.

December 2 Book Club. Join Mitchell Gallery Book Club members for a docent tour of “Water, Fields, and Bricks” exhibition followed by a discussion of Tom Horton’s An Island Out of Time: A Memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or kathy.dulisse@sjc.edu.

December 8 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk about “Water, Fields, and Bricks” from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas will be provided.

← Return to top of Exhibits page
← Return to Mitchell Gallery main page


Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation

January 16 – February 20, 2011
“Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands” brings to life the complex cultures that flourished across an enormous expanse of territory from Northern China and Mongolia into Eastern Europe, and reveals the cross-pollination of cultures throughout a vast region. This exhibition focuses on the eastern or Asian steppes whose rolling grassy plains are punctuated by snow-topped mountain ranges like the Tien Shan (Heavenly Mountains), and deserts like the Gobi and Taklamakan. The exquisite and technically sophisticated bronze artworks in the show cast new light on these remote Asian peoples whose history and culture were transmitted solely through oral tradition and who are only now beginning to be understood by scholars.

Listen to the WNAV interview with Bill Lusby, Trudy Kawami and Lucinda Edinberg...
Read the poems from the Children’s Poetry Writing Workshop and Reading...

This exhibition is organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York.


Ornament, Northern China or Inner Mongolia, 5th-3rd century BCE

January 18 Lecture and Reception. Dr. Trudy Kawami, Director of Research for the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, will discuss “Ancient Bronzes of the Grasslands: Who Wore Them and Why?” at 7 p.m.

January 29 Children’s Poetry Writing Workshop and Reading. Poets Natalie Lobe and Ebby Malmgren and docent Judy Nevins will lead this program from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ages 8 to 11. Call 410-626-2556 to register.

February 6 Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Ancient Bronzes” exhibition, at 3 p.m.

February 10 Book Club. Join Mitchell Gallery Book Club members for a tour of the “Ancient Bronzes” exhibition followed by a discussion of Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Cities and Treasures of Chinese Central Asia by Peter Hopkirk, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or kathy.dulisse@sjc.edu.

February 16 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Ancient Bronzes” exhibit from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas will be provided.

← Return to top of Exhibits page
← Return to Mitchell Gallery main page


The Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art

March 3 – April 16, 2011
This exhibition of 50 Edo period (1603-1868) prints reveals an intimate history of Japanese print collecting in the South in the early 20th century. With the help of internationally know ukiyo-e print expert Frederick Gookin, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art founder Wallace B. Rogers created a superb collection in the 1920’s. Gookin’s expertise and Rogers’s funding yielded a collection rich in the works of Hiroshige, and expansive enough to include Hokusai, Kuniyoshi, and other important printmakers. The prints encompass all of the ukiyo-e subjects: beautiful women, actors and the theater, landscapes, narrative scenes, and decorative themes.

The Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi Tour Management by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Missouri


Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Number 51: Mannen Bridge and the Fukagawa District (1857)
Series: Meisho Yedo Hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views of Edo) Ink on paper



March 4 Member Preview Reception. Be the first to view the exhibition at this elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, from 5 to 7 p.m.

March 13 Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Ukiyo-e Prints” exhibit followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

March 15 LectureAnn Yonemura, Senior Associate Curator of Japanese Art at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, will lecture on the “Ukiyo-e Prints” exhibit at 7 p.m.

March 17 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a tour of “Ukiyo-e Prints,” followed by a discussion of the novel Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required.Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or kathy.dulisse@sjc.edu.

March 20 Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Ukiyo-e Prints” exhibition, at 3 p.m.

March 23 Seminar. Artist Ebby Malmgren and St. John’s tutor Nina Haigney will lead an exhibit-related seminar at 7 p.m. Registration is required. Please call 410-626-2556.

April 6 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Ukiyo-e Prints” exhibit from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas will be provided.

← Return to top of Exhibits page
← Return to Mitchell Gallery main page


St. John’s College Community Art Exhibition 2011

May 1 – 15, 2011
This annual exhibition offers members of the St. John’s College community an opportunity to explore the visual arts. The result, a diverse collection of ceramics, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, textiles, and photographs, elegantly represents the artistic talent of the community.

May 1 Opening Reception 3 to 5 p.m.

May 5 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or kathy.dulisse@sjca.edu.


The Art of the Book

June 17 – 25, 2011
"The Art of the Book", a special exhibit at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, will feature works by more than45 local and regional artists. These artists will create two- or three-dimensional works inspired by books to be sold in a blind and silent auction, occurring both online and in the gallery; proceeds of this fundraiser benefit the Mitchell Gallerys education programs.

Details about this event and the are provided on the "Art of the Book" page.

For more information, visit the link above or contact: Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or kathy.dulisse@sjc.edu


Funding and Support

Funding and support for these exhibitions is provided in part by Anne Arundel County, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis, the Maryland State Arts Council, Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors, Members of the Mitchell Gallery, the Mitchell Gallery Endowment, Mitchell Gallery Next Generation Committee, the National Endowment for the Arts, William Paca Beatson, Jr., Frederick Graul, The Helena Foundation, the Estate of Mrs. Carleton Mitchell, the Lillian Vanous Nutt Mitchell Gallery Endowment, and the Clare Eddy and Eugene V. Thaw Fine Arts Fund.

Thanks to the support of our members, these exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.

← Return to top of Exhibits page
← Return to Mitchell Gallery main page

"I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new!"
- Saint Augustine