Mitchell Gallery

Exhibition Schedule 2014-2015 


Along the Eastern Road:
Hiroshige's Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido

October 24 – December 12, 2014

This outstanding exhibition features 55 revolutionary woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858), recording the scenic views along the famous "Eastern Road" that linked Edo (now Tokyo) with Kyoto, the ancient imperial capital of Japan. This popular series, known as the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road, was published in 1833-1834 and established Hiroshige's reputation as the foremost artist of the topographical landscape.

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Utagawa Hiroshige, Sixteenth Station: Yui, 1833-34,

from Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road, wood-block print, 1933.326.17/55

 

In 1832, Hiroshige journeyed along the historic Tokaido, visiting the fifty-three towns and villages that dotted the road, which provided lodging, refreshments, and souvenirs for travelers. The route was traveled frequently by merchants, religious pilgrims and tourists. Hiroshige stayed at these overnight stations and recorded numerous views of the surrounding landscape, towns and people.

Hiroshige was trained in the tradition of the ukiyo-e—"floating world"—wood-block print making. As a genre, landscape developed late in the ukiyo-e period and was greatly influenced by the prints of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).


Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania. This exhibition is generously supported by the Helena Foundation.

 

Related Programs:

October 26 Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Hiroshige” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

November 2 18th Century: Annapolis Architecture of Colonial America (Chase Lloyd House and Hammond-Harwood House) from 2 to 5 p.m. Marcia M. Miller, chief, Office of Research, Survey and Registration, Maryland Historical Trust, will discuss the Chase Lloyd House and Sarah Benson, architectural historian, will discuss the Hammond-Harwood House. Exclusive visits to each house. Registration is required. The cost is $30 per lecture, and admission is by ticket only. Walking tours of each house will follow. For more information, please go to the Architecture Lecture page.

November 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. Registration is required. Call 410-626-2556 to register.

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

December 2 Lecture. James Ulak, senior curator of Japanese art at the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries, will lecture on "Road Trip: Hiroshige's Eye-Opening Travelogue " at 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

December 4 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “Hiroshige” exhibition followed by a discussion of Kokoro: Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life, a collection of stories, anecdotes, essays, and journal entries by Lafcadio Hearn, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.

December 7 Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Hiroshige” exhibition at 3 p.m.

 

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A Lineage of American Perceptual Painters

January 15 – March 1, 2015

This exhibition of early 20th century and modern American Perceptual Realists focuses on a niche of American Realism begun, in part, by Edwin Dickinson (1891-1978), a student and contemporary of Charles Hawthorne (1872-1930). Though representing a cinematic array of genres, these artists share a similar process of working closely from the motif through experimentation and direct observation. With a few exceptions, most of these realist artists had been largely ignored for their importance, but are now recognized for the significance of their work and their contribution to the legacy of American art.

This exhibition is curated by Matt Klos, Associate Professor, Anne Arundel Community College, with assistance from Lucinda Edinberg.


Related Programs:

January 23 Members Preview Reception. Be the first to preview the “American Perceptual Painters” exhibition at this elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres reception from 5 to 7 p.m. By invitation only. To become a member, click here.

January 25 Opening Reception and Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “American Perceptual Painters” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

February 1 19th Century: Annapolis Residential Architectural (Commodore Waddell House, 86-88 State Circle, Gassaway-Feldmeyer House and the James Andrews House) from 2 to 5 p.m. Architect Chip Bohl, principal of Bohl Architects, will discuss the Commodore Waddell House and 86-88 State Circle. Donna Ware, senior vice president of Preservation, Historic Annapolis, will discuss the Gassaway-Feldmeyer House and the James Andrews House. Bohl and Ware will introduce several examples of Annapolis 19th century architecture in their lectures. Registration is required. The cost is $30 per lecture, and admission is by ticket only. Walking tour of house exteriors, weather permitting. For more information, please go to the Architecture Lecture page.

February 4 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “American Perceptual Painters”exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

February 5 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “American Perceptual Painters”exhibition followed by a discussion of Cane by Jean Toomer, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. St. John’s College tutor David Townsend will lead the discussion. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2556.

February 17 Curator's Talk. Curator Matt Klos will give a gallery talk on the “American Perceptual Painters” exhibition at 5:30 p.m.

February 22 Artists Panel Discussion. Select “American Perceptual Painters” artists and curator Matt Klos will discuss the exhibition at 3 p.m.

March 1 20th Century: Annapolis Institutional Architecture (United States Naval Academy) from 2 to 5 p.m. Sara Phillips, architect of the United States Naval Academy, and James W. Cheevers, senior curator of the United States Naval Academy Museum, will discuss the U.S. Naval Academy campus, followed by an optional walking tour of the Academy Yard, weather permitting. Registration is required. The cost is $30 per lecture, and admission is by ticket only. For more information, please go to the Architecture Lecture page.

 

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An Ear for Music, an Eye for Art:

Selections from the Ahmet Ertegün Collection

March 11 – April 19, 2015

This exhibition presents modernist works from the Baker Museum’s largest and most significant single collection, amassed by the late Ahmet Ertegün (St. John’s College, A44), the Turkish American musician and business man best known as the founder and president of Atlantic Records.

 

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Still Life (1944) by Suzy Frelinghuysen, oil and collage on board.

Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2000.15.088.

 

Throughout his impressive career, Ertegün built an extraordinary collection of pre-1940 American abstract art that reflects his inimitable approach to assembling subjects and themes. Works by Werner Drewes, John Ferren, Vaclav Vytlacil, Dwinell Grant, Ilya Bolotowsky, Burgoyne Diller and Albert Swinden, among others, will be included.

This exhibition is organized and on loan from The Baker Museum, Artis-Naples

 

Related Programs:

March 21 Mitchell Gallery 25th Anniversary Silver Dance.

March 22 Opening Reception and Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Ahmet Ertegün Collection” followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

March 26 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “Ahmet Ertegün Collection” followed by a discussion of a selected text (TBD), from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2556.

April 8 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Ahmet Ertegün Collection” from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

April 19 Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Ahmet Ertegün Collection” at 3 p.m.

 

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St. John’s College Community Art Exhibition 2015

April 26 – May 10, 2015

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 26 Artists and Opening Reception from 3 to 5 p.m.

May 7 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell GalleryBook Club for a docent tour of the “Community Art” exhibition followed by a discussion of a selected text (TBD), from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2556.

 

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Image & Imagination:

Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition 2015

May 21 – June 7, 2015

The Mitchell Gallery is pleased to present this all-county, juried, multi-media biennial exhibition of artists who live or work in Anne Arundel County. Works created in diverse media within the last two years will be on display and the exhibit will feature both two-and three-dimensional artwork. Erik H. Neal, director and president of the Chrysler Museum of Art, is the exhibition juror.

 

Related Programs:

May 21 Opening Reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

June 7 21st Century: The Future of Architecture (Richard Neutra's Mellon Hall renovation) from 2 to 5 p.m. Steve Ziger, principal architect of Ziger/Snead architecture studio, will discuss the 2002 renovation of St. John's College's Mellon Hall (1958), originally designed by Richard Neutra. Registration is required. The cost is $30 per lecture, and admission is by ticket only. For more information, please go to the Architecture Lecture page.

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