Mitchell Gallery

Current Exhibition


The Life and Art of Mary Petty

November 5–December 15

Cartoonist Mary Petty (1899-1976) is known for the witty and pointed cartoons of the upper class of early 20th-century America that appeared in The New Yorker for 39 years. Some of Petty’s earliest illustrations featured independent, free-thinking women, while her later works concentrated on the lifestyles and attitudes of inherited wealth and her invented Peabody family.

Petty was married to fellow New Yorker cartoonist Alan Dunn, whose works are also included in the exhibition. Dunn’s works, which comment on architecture, politics, and social issues, complement Petty’s observations on modern life. The spirit of their independent compositions, unified by a shared sense of humor, is timeless.

About Mitchell Gallery

Mitchell Gallery Exterior on the St. John's College Campus

Located on the center of the St. John’s College campus, the Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery is a hidden treasure in historic Annapolis, Maryland. The Gallery, which enjoys more than 10,000 visitors each year, hosts a diverse array of exhibitions and programs annually. Past shows have featured Shakespeare’s First Folio, celebrated artists such as Bruegel, Rembrandt, Matisse, Miro, Rodin, and Warhol, and centuries-old illuminated manuscripts, while others have highlighted the unique historical and artistic offerings of the Annapolis area. 

Mitchell Gallery: 30 Years | Centuries of Art

The Mitchell Gallery officially opened in the fall of 1989. Join us this season as we celebrate this very special milestone.

See more about the Mitchell Gallery 30th Anniversary

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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:

Annapolis Subaru, Anne Arundel County, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Chesapeake Medical Imaging and Mark Baganz and Laura Salladin, the City of Annapolis, Patrick Crossman, Keith and Katherine Dunleavy, Thomas P. Gohagan & Company, 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 Lillian Vanous Nutt Mitchell Gallery Endowment, PNC BankRex and Katharine Pingle, Anne S. Potter, and the Clare Eddy and Eugene V. Thaw Fine Arts Fund.

Gifts in kind: Graul’s Market, Historic Inns of Annapolis, Kathleen McSherry, Merrifield Graphics and Publishing Service, and Up.St.ART Annapolis.

Travel with the Mitchell Gallery

Vietnam by Sea and Angkor Wat

November 3 to 17, 2020

Voyage through Vietnam and Cambodia, where lush landscape and centuries-old culture are harmoniously linked. This exceptional itinerary features two nights in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi, an intriguing blend of French and Asian heritage, a seven-night cruise from Haiphong to Saigon, and three nights in Siem Reap to experience the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat.

Travel with the Mitchell Gallery

Oberammergau Passion Play and Cruising the Danube River

May 26 to June 5, 2020 - Waitlist available

Nestled in the storybook landscapes of the Bavarian Alps, more than 2,000 residents of the quaint hamlet of Oberammergau stage one of the world’s greatest dramatic performances: the extraordinarily produced Passion Play, founded on unique local history and a legacy that encompasses nearly four centuries.