2013-2014 Exhibits & Programs


Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions
August 28 – October 16, 2013

Reflections and Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940
October 25 – December 13, 2013

Chasing the Moment: Works from Annapolis Senior High School
January 10 – 19, 2014

Dialogues: Words and Images in Art, 1500-1924
January 31 – April 6, 2014

St. John’s College Community Art Exhibition 2014
April 27 – May 11, 2014

Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space
(A Mitchell Gallery National Juried Exhibition)
May 28 - June 15, 2014


Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions

August 28 – October 16, 2013

“Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions” is the first major examination of the artist’s work since his death in 1995. The exhibition includes 70 original works of art by the influential artist, including paintings, prints and drawings and is curated by Domenic Iacono, director of the Syracuse University Art Galleries.
Schrag’s career spanned more than 60 years, and he had strong ties to the New York City art scene. After studying at the Art Students League, he joined S.W. Hayter's prestigious printmaking studio Atelier 17, working alongside artists Miró, Chagall, and Jackson Pollock. Schrag was named director of the Atelier in 1950 and later began a teaching career at Cooper Union, where he taught drawing and graphic arts from 1954 to 1968.
Schrag’s art conveys his ability to see the landscape as if for the first time—the surprise of that special view, the recognition of his ability to feel wonder when looking at nature or figures, and the reward associated with seeing the world through his eyes. As stated by Schrag, “While I believe that the outward appearance of nature is but the shell of a deeper and richer inside world that I wish to understand, I also know that the forms of art are in their infinite relationships charged with profound meanings.”

→ Listen to the WNAV radio interview
→ Read the essay "Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions"

Organized by the Syracuse University Art Collection.

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Overgrown Path, 1962. Courtesy of Syracuse University Art Collection.

September 11 
Art Express.
 Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Karl Schrag” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

September 18 
Lecture
. Domenic Iaconoexhibit curator and director of Syracuse University Art Galleries, will lecture on “Karl Schrag and the Legacy of Atelier 17” at 7:30 p.m. in the Conversation Room across from the Mitchell Gallery.

September 20 

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

September 22 

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

October 3 
Book Club
. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “Karl Schrag” exhibition followed by a discussion of Desert Notes: Reflections in the Eye of a Raven by Barry Holstun Lopez, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.

October 8 

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 13 

Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Karl Schrag” exhibition at 3 p.m.


Reflections and Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940

October 25 – December 13, 2013

Ernest David Roth (1879-1964) was one of the most significant American etchers of the first half of the twentieth century. His work ranged from important views of New York and Paris to exotic images of Istanbul and Segovia. His most important achievements, however, are his prints of Italy, in particular the approximately 45 views he did in Venice from 1905 to 1940. In these etchings, Roth employed a supple line and rich tone that captures the essence of Venetian architecture in the clear light of the Venetian lagoon.

Roth’s prints influenced a generation of American printmakers, including John Taylor Arms (1887-1953), Louis Rosenberg (1890-1983), and Herman Webster(1878-1970). This exhibition brings together 35 of Roth’s most important Venetian views, including variant printings of the plates, preparatory drawings, and the plates themselves, with prints by his most important artistic contemporaries.

The prints in the exhibition are predominantly from one private collection, with selected loans from other private collections and from the Mattatuck Museum of Art in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Organized by the Trout Gallery, Dickinson CollegeThis exhibition is generously supported by the Helena Foundation.

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Mortimer Luddington Menpes (Australian, 1860-1938)
Piazzetta and Ducal Palace (c. 1910)
Etching and drypoint

*This exhibition will be shown jointly with the Kohl Gallery at Washington College in Chestertown, MD.

Watch "Prints of Venice" video clips by Domenic D'Andrea (A15):
1. James McNeill Whistler
2. James McBey
3. Ernest Roth – Earlier Prints, 1905-1906
4. Louis Rosenberg
5. Ernest Roth – Later Prints 1913-1914
6. Ernest Roth, John Taylor Arms and Fabio Mauroner

October 27 
Lecture. Curator Eric Denker will lecture on the “Prints of Venice”exhibition at 4 p.m. in the Conversation Room across from the Mitchell Gallery. Mitchell Gallery members are invited to a wine and cheese reception immediately following the lecture.

November 3 

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

November 20 

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

December 5 

Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent led tour of the “Prints of Venice”exhibition, followed by a discussion of Death in Venice by Thomas Mann from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.


Chasing the Moment: Works from Annapolis Senior High School

January 10 – 19, 2014

The Mitchell Gallery is pleased to announce this collaborative exhibition with the Annapolis Senior High School that gives art students the opportunity to show their work in a museum setting. 

Annapolis Senior High School offers advanced art classes for students interested in art in a variety of media. This juried exhibition of approximately 60 works includes paintings, drawings, photographs, and 3-dimensional works created by students in the Advanced Placement classes, International Baccalaureate Programme, and the Performing/Visual Arts Program.

→ Listen to the WNAV radio interview

Organized by The Mitchell Gallery and The Annapolis High School Art Department.

January 10
Artists Opening Reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join us to celebrate the high school artists work on view.


Dialogues: Words and Images in Art, 1500-1924

January 31 – April 6, 2014

This exhibition surveys the history of the word-image relationship in art from the Renaissance to the aftermath of the First World War. This relationship will encompass simple titles for works of art, the inclusion of words within images, literary descriptions of objects, visual illustrations of texts, and embedded texts inseparable from images.

→ Listen to the WRNR interview with "Dialogues" exhibition curator David Gariff
→ Watch a video with "Dialogues" exhibition curator David Gariff
→ Listen to the WNAV radio interview
→ Read more about the “Dialogues” exhibition in the brochure

This exhibition is curated by David Gariff, Ph.D., senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, with assistance from Mitchell Gallery Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg.

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John Raphael Smith after Henry Fuseli
Lear and Cordelia (1784), mezzotint on laid paper
National Gallery of Art, Paul Mellon Fund 2001.118.64

January 31 
Members Preview Reception. Be the first to view the “Dialogues” exhibition at this elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres reception from 5 to 7 p.m. By invitation only.

February 2 
Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Dialogues” exhibition, followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

February 9 
Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Dialogues” exhibition at 3 p.m.

February 11 

Lecture. Curator David Gariff will lecture on the “Dialogues” exhibition at 5:30 p.m. Mitchell Gallery members are invited to a wine and cheese reception immediately following the lecture.

February 19
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.

February 26 
Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give the first of two lunchtime gallery talks for the “Dialogues” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

March 12 
Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give the second of two lunchtime gallery talks for the “Dialogues” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

March 20 
Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “Dialogues” exhibition followed by a discussion of The Poet Dreaming in the Artist’s House, edited by Emilie Buchwald and Ruth Roston, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.

March 21, 22 and 23
Maryland Day Celebration. The Mitchell Gallery welcomes visitors, who can receive a stamp in their Maryland Day Passports.

March 30 
Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Dialogues” exhibition at 3 p.m.


St. John’s College Community Art Exhibition 2014

April 27 – May 11, 2014

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.

April 27 
St. John’s College Opening Reception. Celebrate the opening of the “Community Art Exhibition” with artists from 3 to 5 p.m.

May 1 
Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “Community Art” exhibition followed by a discussion of Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.


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

May 28 - June 15, 2014

This exhibition of small works, no larger than 8 x 10 x 4,” includes 272 pieces of art by 186 artists from across the nation. Distinguished juror Domenic Iacono selected paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, artist's books, collages, mixed media, photographs, jewelry and small sculpture. All works will be for sale and can be viewed in the online gallery at: http://themitchellgallery.org/sales. Online sales begin May 29. All proceeds benefit the educational programs of The Mitchell Gallery."

 

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Left to right:
Under the Linden Trees (necklace) by Zoya Gutina, Alexandria, VA
Stoneware Tubes by Kay Kojima, New York, NY
State of the Earth Series - Monarch Dilemma (jewelry - torch fired vitreous enamel on copper) by Anne Havel, Well, VT

May 28  Premiere Opening of "Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space" May 28, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Join us for the Premiere Opening to "Less is More," a national juried exhibition at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College. Enjoy delicious food, wine, beer, and a signature cocktail provided by Annapolis and Baltimore-area restaurants and businesses. Live music by the Rob Levit Duo.
Guests of the Premiere Opening have the first opportunity to purchase the original artwork on display at the exhibit. The "Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space" exhibition features small original works of art in a variety of media including paintings, fine jewelry, sculptures, and more.
The distinguished juror of the exhibition, Domenic Iacono, is the director of Syracuse University Art Galleries. In addition to having curated several exhibitions and written numerous print catalogs over the years, Iacono teaches in the graduate museum studies program at Syracuse University, where his area of special interest is the history and curatorship of prints.
Tickets are $100 per person. (Special pricing of $75 for members of The Mitchell Gallery and St. John's College alumni until May 15).
For more information or tickets, call 410-626-2536.
All proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Gallery.


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


Funding and Support

Funding and support for this exhibition are provided in part by Anne Arundel County, Art Things, Inc., the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis, HBP Whitmore, Inc., 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, Mrs. Ruth Mitchell, the John and Hilda Moore Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lillian Vanous Nutt Mitchell Gallery Endowment, the Clare Eddy and Eugene V. Thaw Find Arts Fund, and the Weitzman Agency.

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

"A point is that which has no part."
- Euclid