Exhibition Schedule 2016-2017

The Essential Line: Drawings from the Dahesh Museum of Art

August 26 – October 16, 2016

Henri Gervex (French, 1852-1929), Study for Le Blessé de Guerre, Charcoal, red and white chalk on blue paper, 11” x 18” Gift of DeCourcy E. McIntosh, Dahesh Museum of Art, 2003.36.

Although drawing was established as an important training practice in Italy, it was the influence of Paris’ École des Beaux-Arts, the most important art school in the Western world, that instilled in artists the benefits of observation and constant drawing as the foundation for art making. This collection of 40 drawings from the Dahesh Museum of Art explores this tradition through the works of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Rosa Bonheur, Léon-Joseph-Florentin Bonnat, Gustave Doré, Théodule-Augustin Ribot, Léopold Robert, and other artists.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare

November 1 – December 4, 2016

The First Folio is the first complete collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, collated and published in 1623, seven years after his death. Since no original manuscripts survive, the First Folio preserves 36 of Shakespeare’s plays, including 18 previously unpublished plays. The Mitchell Gallery is the only venue in Maryland to exhibit this traveling display from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Ruth Starr Rose: Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World

January 11 – February 26, 2017

This first comprehensive exhibition of paintings and lithographs by Ruth Starr Rose (1887-1965) offers a rare glimpse into the lives and spiritual world of rural African American life at the turn of the century on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. An Art Students League artist, Rose portrays crab pickers, sailmakers, and soldiers, as well as gospel song illustrations, with a dignity and compassion that expresses her deep love for the residents of the Talbot County towns of Copperville and Unionville.

The Fantastic World of Ronald Markman: A Mini-Retrospective

March 10 – April 23, 2017

Inspired by 1930s cartoons and popular culture, Ronald Markman explores intellectual and artistic journeys through literature, historic events, personal observations, and the absurdities of life in this colorful collection of drawings, paintings, and sculptures. This exhibition combines Markman’s dedicated academic training with George Grosz and Josef Albers with humor and the limitless possibilities of a nonsensical, fantastical world.

St. John’s College Community Art Exhibition 2017

April 30 – May 14, 2017

This annual exhibition is a diverse collection of ceramics, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, textiles, and photographs that elegantly represents the artistic talent of the community.

Image & Imagination: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition 2017

May 23 – June 4, 2017

The Mitchell Gallery is pleased to present this 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 features both two-and three-dimensional artwork.

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