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.
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.
Organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum.
March 21 Mitchell Gallery "Rock into Spring" Dance Hear the music of The Tiki Barbarians and enjoy art, music, food, and dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. John's College. $40 for gallery members and $50 for non-members. Register here.
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 24 Lecture. Frank Verpoorten, Director and Chief Curator of the Baker Museum, will discuss the exhibition in "More than Music: The Ahmet Ertegün Collection at Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum" at 5:30 p.m. in the Conversation Room, across from the gallery. Limited seating. Please call 410-626-2556 for reservations.
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 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” by James Joyce, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be led by Barbara Goyette, vice president of St. John’s College. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2556.
March 29 20th Century: Annapolis Institutional Architecture (United States Naval Academy) from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Conversation Room in Mellon Hall at St. John's College. 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. Driver's license identification required for walking tour to USNA.
March 31 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.
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.
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.
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.
May 15 Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mitchell Gallery by joining us for Three Centuries of Silver in Annapolis, an all-day program featuring an exclusive tour and buffet luncheon, illustrated talks by noted experts, and a glittering silver tea and wine reception catered by Reynolds Tavern. For more information, see our Silver Day page.
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.
Artists may enter and register online from February 6 through March 8 here. Online entry opens February 6.
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.