About the Mitchell Gallery

Located at the heart of the St. John’s College beautiful Annapolis campus, the Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery exists for all to enjoy. The Gallery presents changing exhibitions in it award-winning building and is one of only five art museums in Maryland with American Alliance of Museums’ accreditation.

Recent highlights include Shakespeare’s First Folio, Japanese woodblock prints, African-American quilts, and art by Jacob Lawrence, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Alice Neal, Louise Nevelson, Andy Warhol, and hundreds of others. We also regularly present lectures and discussions, hands-on creative workshops, and more.

The Gallery opened in 1989. Designed by Chip Bohl of Bohl Architects, it received a citation of Merit from the American Institute of Architects. Its modern, slab-like exterior walls and transparent corners tie it into Richard Neutra’s low-slung Mellon Hall (1959). Yet it has its own distinctive identity. The cube-shaped building is simultaneously grand and intimate, resolute and inviting—an unadorned folly in the campus’s intellectual garden.


St. John’s College is committed to serving as a resource for all members of the greater Annapolis community and beyond. To that end, there is no cost to visit the Gallery, the facility and restrooms are barrier-free, and you are encouraged to explore and enjoy the campus during your visit. If you would like any accommodations for an upcoming visit, or if you recent visit did not live up to your hopes and expectations, please let us know.

Recent Donors

Our sincere thanks to our members and sponsors who help make Mitchell Gallery exhibitions and programs possible.



Peter Nesbett, Director
peter.nesbett(at)sjc.edu | 410-626-2556

Jenny Cawood, Gallery Associate
jenny.cawood(at)sjc.edu | 410-626-2556

Board of Advisors

  • Laurie Salladin, Chair
  • Melvin Bender
  • Cathy Byerly
  • Joy Chambers
  • Rhonda Pindell Charles
  • James W. Cheevers
  • Alex Cortright
  • Kathy Clatanoff
  • Tara Clifford
  • Deborah B. Coons
  • Katherine Dunleavy
  • Janet Gellici
  • Leslie Gruskin
  • Jean Brinton Jaecks
  • Carolyn P. Kammeier
  • Robert Koenke
  • Marilyn Lyons
  • Nadja Maril
  • Laurie Nolan
  • Laura T. Ricciardelli
  • Wilford W. Scott
  • Eric Smith
  • Melissa Yanowitz

Emeritus Members

  • Casey Pingle, Chair Emeritus
  • Chip Bohl
  • Ruth Anderson Coggeshall
  • Keren Dement
  • Sylvia Earl
  • Anna E. Greenberg
  • Lynn Schwartz
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