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The Mitchell Gallery 2012-2013 Exhibitions Calendar


Pushing the Line: American Women Printmakers
August 24 – October 14, 2012
Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection 
October 27 – December 12, 2012
David Hayes: A Sculptor of Space and Nature
January 11 – February 17, 2013 
Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps 1472-1700
March 1 – April 14, 2013
St. John's College Community Art Exhibition 2013
April 28 - May 12, 2013
Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space (A Mitchell Gallery National Juried Exhibition) 
May 29 - June 19, 2013


Pushing the Line: American Women Printmakers

August 24 – October 14, 2012
Until the late 19th century, women’s role in the art world was limited to the social graces of drawing as part of marriage preparations. Through the open hand of a few art institutions and funding through patrons, museums, private galleries, and the Graphic Arts Division of the Federal Art Project of the Works Projects Administration, women had a more active presence in the 20th century art scene. Most of the subjects depicted by these women reflect their personal and professional lives and the hardships caused by wars, the Great Depression, famines, and social mores that changed the lives of all Americans. This exhibition of more than 50 works from the Syracuse University Art Collection includes woodcuts, lithographs, engraving, silkscreens, etchings, and linoleum cuts by noted artists Grace Albee, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, June Wayne, Louise Nevelson, Isabel Bishop, and many others.

"Pushing the Line: American Women Printmakers" is organized by the Mitchell Gallery and curated by Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg. Read Edinberg's article on the exhibit. Reprinted in full with permission from The Washington Print Club Quarterly, Fall 2012 issue, Vol. 48, No. 3., Muffie Houstoun, Editor, The Washington Print Club Quarterly.


August 24
Members Preview Reception
Be the first to view the “Women Printmakers” exhibition at this elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, from 5 to 7 p.m. By invitation only.

September 9
Opening Reception & Family Program
Exhibit Curator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Women Printmakers” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

September 18
Lecture
Elizabeth Seaton, curator at the Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, will lecture on "Paths to the Press: American Women Printmakers," at 7:30 p.m.

September 30
Sunday Afternoon Tour. 
Exhibit Curator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Women Printmakers” exhibition, at 3 p.m.

October 3
Seminar
St. John’s tutor David Townsend and artist Ebby Malmgren will lead a seminar related to the exhibition at 7 p.m. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 410-626-2556 to register.

October 4
Book Club
Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “Women Printmakers” followed by a discussion of Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.

October 10
Art Express. 
Exhibit Curator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Women Printmakers” exhibition, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

* To register for our programs, please call 410-626-2556.

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Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection

October 27 – December 12, 2012
The role of the artist-reporter of the mid-19th century was to create a visual report that reflected the drama and action of an event through personal observation. This exhibition of 123 drawings selected from the Becker Archive, most of which have never been published, document the heroic battles of the Civil War, construction of the railroad, Indian wars, the Chicago fire, and other important events in the development of American identity and culture. Joseph Becker and other artist-reporters were among the contributors to Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, an American magazine published 1852-1922, that served as an important venue for illustrated literature and news.

"Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection" is curated by Judith Bookbinder and Sheila Gallagher, 
and the traveling exhibition is organized by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles.

Drawings from the Becker Collection premiered at the McMullen Museum at Boston College in the exhibition "First Hand: Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection," which was organized by the McMullen Museum 
and underwritten by Boston College and Patrons of the McMullen Museum.

October 27 and 28
Civil War Living History ProgramOn the grounds of St. John’s College.

October 28
Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Civil War Era Drawings” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

November 11
Lecture. Dr. Judith Bookbinder, co-curator of the “Civil War Era Drawings” exhibit, will lecture on “Reporting the Civil War through Art,” at 3 p.m.

November 14
Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Civil War Era Drawings” exhibition, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

November 29
Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent led tour of the “Civil War Era Drawings” exhibition, followed by a discussion of The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.

December 2
Sunday Afternoon Tour.Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Civil War Era Drawings” exhibition, at 3 p.m. 

* To register for our programs, please call 410-626-2556.

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David Hayes: A Sculptor of Space and Nature

January 11 – February 17, 2013
David Hayes (b. 1931 - ), a student of David Smith, is known for his colorful sculptures in cut steel that reflect the forms in nature and figural torsos. Hayes's work is further inspired by Alexander Calder through their friendship developed while he was in France as a recipient of a Fulbright award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. This exhibition of explorations in ceramics, stained glass, paintings, and sculptures reflects the creative process from conception to production. Hayes’s works are included in many major collections, including that of the Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
David Hayes Painting and Sculpture is organized by David Hayes in conjunction with the Mitchell Gallery.

Interpretive Programs
January 20
Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “David Hayes” exhibition, followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 

January 29
Lecture. David M. Hayes, the sculptor's son, will lecture on his father's work in the “David Hayes” exhibition at 5:30 p.m.

January 30

Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “David Hayes” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. 

February 5 
Seminar. St. John’s tutor David Townsend and artist Ebby Malmgren will lead a seminar related to the exhibition at 7 p.m. Space is limited. Call 410-626-2556 to register.

February 7
Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “David Hayes” exhibition followed by a discussion of The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.

February 10
Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “David Hayes” exhibition at 3 p.m.

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Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps 1472-1700

March 1 – April 14, 2013
The quest for commercial and military dominance of the 15th through 18th centuries challenged the Copernican and theological treatises of cartography. The advances in science and navigation, coupled with advances in reproduction through moveable type and the engraving process, launched a new view of Earth and its controversial place as an orbiting planet. This exhibition from the Wendt Collection presents works pivotal to the development of maps with attention to the spatial and mathematical principles of Ptolemy, Macrobius, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Halley, and the artistic convergence of printmakers and cartographers including, Holbein, Mercator, Ortelius, Visscher, and Coronelli. These colorful maps depict the guiding shifts in historical, religious, and cultural views of the world driven by the desire for accurate cartographic records.

This exhibition is organized and circulated by the Sonoma County Museum. 
The maps are from the collection of Henry and Holly Wendt.

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This exhibition is generously supported by the Helena Foundation.

Interpretive Programs: 
March 1
Members Preview Reception. Be the first to view the “First Printed Maps” exhibition at this elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, from 5 to 7 p.m. By invitation only.

March 3 
Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “First Printed Maps” exhibition, followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

March 5 
Lecture. Peter W. Trogdon, president and owner of Weems & Plath, will lecture on “Why Men Couldn’t Ask for Directions” at 7:30 p.m. in the Conversation Room. Weems & Plath is a manufacturer of precision nautical and navigational instruments, based in Annapolis, MD.

March 13 
Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “First Printed Maps” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

April 4 
Book Club
Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “First Printed Maps” exhibition followed by a discussion of A More Perfect Heaven by Dava Sobel from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.

April 7
Sunday Afternoon TourArt Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of "The First Printed Maps" exhibition at 3 p.m.

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St. John’s College Community Art Exhibition 2013

April 28 - May 12, 2013
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.

Related Programs:
April 28 
St. John’s College Opening Reception. Celebrate the opening of the “Community Art Exhibition” with artists from 3 to 5 p.m.

May 2 
Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “St. John’s Community Art Exhibition” exhibition followed by a discussion of A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.

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Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space
(A Mitchell Gallery National Juried Exhibition)

May 29 - June 19, 2013
This exhibition of small works, no larger than 8 x 10 x 4", includes 315 pieces of art by 197 artists from across the nation. Distinguished jurors Joann Moser (senior curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum) and Jack Rasmussen (director and curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center) selected paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, collages, mixed media, photographs, jewelry and small sculpture. All works can be viewed in the archived online gallery at www.themitchellgallery.org/gallerylist.php.


Funding and Support

Funding and support for this exhibition is provided in part by Anne Arundel County, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis, The Helena Foundation, Ken's Creative Kitchen, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Estate of Elizabeth Myers Mitchell, Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors, Members of the Mitchell Gallery, the Mitchell Gallery Endowment, Mitchell Gallery Next Generation Committee, the John and Hilda Moore Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, 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.

 

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