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Mitchell Gallery

About Mitchell Gallery

The Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery is an extraordinary treasure in historic Annapolis, Maryland, located on the campus of St. John’s College. Nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Mitchell Gallery draws more than 10,000 visitors each year to view its diverse, museum-quality exhibitions and participate in its numerous programs, including lively opening receptions, insightful lectures and discussions with curators and collectors, creative workshops, and much more. The Mitchell Gallery exhibitions and most programs are free and open to the public.

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Bringing great art of world renown to the St. John’s and Annapolis community is central to the Mitchell Gallery’s mission. Every year, the Mitchell Gallery presents four traveling exhibitions, which have included works of celebrated artists such as Bruegel, Calder, Rembrandt, Matisse, Miro, Rodin, Warhol, Motherwell, and Johns. Recent exhibitions have included watercolors from the Thaw Collection at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; drawings from the Dahesh Museum of Art; and exhibitions of unique historical and regional interest, such as photography by A. Aubrey Bodine and Marion Warren, Shakespeare’s First Folio, and works from the National Craft show. The Mitchell Gallery also presents one to two exhibitions annually that showcase work by community and regional artists.


The Mitchell Gallery serves the community of St. John’s College and the broader Annapolis community as a resource for all ages to experience museum-quality art by viewing, discussing, and engaging in activities about the world of fine art. The Gallery’s modern design is attributable to architect Chip Bohl who was recognized with a citation of merit from the American Institute of Architects in 1989.


For more information about membership, exhibitions, docent tours, educational and travel programs, and special events, call 410-626-2556.

Gallery Hours and Admission

Free admission

Open noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Friday; closed on Monday. Please note, the Mitchell Gallery will be closed for a private educational event from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. It will re-open to the public that day from 3 to 5 p.m.

Funding and Support

The Mitchell Gallery relies on community commitment, through generous individual and corporate memberships, to fund its diverse exhibits and dynamic programs. We thank the following for their continuous funding and support:

Anne Arundel County, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis, The Helena Foundation, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Estate of Elizabeth Myers Mitchell, the Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors, Members of the Mitchell Gallery, Mrs. Ruth Mitchell, 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.

Gifts in kind: Art Things, Inc., and Up.St.Art Annapolis Magazine.

American Alliance of Museums



  • Hydee Schaller, Director
  • Lucinda Edinberg, Art Educator
  • Alexandra Fotos, Membership Coordinator

Board of Advisors

  • Melvin Bender
  • LeCates S. Blyth
  • Cathy Biern Byerly
  • James W. Cheevers
  • Tara Balfe Clifford
  • Ruth Anderson Coggeshall
  • Deborah B. Coons
  • Amelia Crain
  • Thomas R. Dawson
  • Keren Davison Dement
  • Myrna L. Fawcett
  • Janet Gellici
  • Anna E. Greenberg
  • Elizabeth W. Grimaldis
  • David Hoffberger
  • Jean Brinton Jaecks
  • Carolyn P. Kammeier
  • Marilyn Lyons
  • Nadja Maril
  • Pamela McKee
  • Laurie Nolan
  • Casey Pingle, Chairman
  • Laura T. Ricciardelli
  • Laurie Salladin
  • Lynn Schwartz
  • Eric Smith
  • Rockford Toews
  • Karen Tobin
  • Melissa Yanowitz


Once on Rowe Boulevard, continue to the intersection of Rowe and Calvert Street. Turn left onto Calvert. At intersection with St. John’s Street, turn right and take first left into the Campbell lot for weekend parking closest to the Mitchell Gallery. On weekdays, street parking may be available along St. John’s Street, College Avenue, and King George Street. On weekends, parking is also available in the state-operated parking garage.

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