Unseen Treasures! The St. John’s College Fine and Decorative Arts Collection

September 15, 2020–Continuing

Did you know that St. John’s College has a collection of more than 800 pieces of fine and decorative art? Our Mitchell Gallery docents have stepped up to talk about some of the pieces in the collection that are generally never seen by the public. Check this web page for dates and topics on pieces including outdoor sculptures, ukiyo-e prints, engravings, paintings, and sometimes obscure but interesting objects. Free and open to the public.

Presentations

19th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints

Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints, Unseen Treasures, Mitchell Gallery

Mitchell Gallery Docent Carole Falk provides some interesting facts and revelations about two Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints donated to St. John’s College by Annapolis alumnus, Martin Dyer (A52).

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Albert’s Poppies

Albert’s Poppies, Unseen Treasures, Mitchell Gallery

Mitchell Gallery Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg showcases the color print, “Albert’s Poppies” by California School artist Beth van Hoesen. This work is included in the St. John’s College Art Inventory.

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Dutch Harbor Mystery

Unseen Treasures Dutch Harbor Mystery

Mitchell Gallery Docent Marietta Schreiber explores the ships, locale, and conflicting history of the painting “Port of Amsterdam, 1807,” a work included in the St. John’s College Art Inventory.

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WWI Monument: St. John’s College Veterans Memorial

Unseen Treasures World War I Monument

Mitchell Gallery Docent Kathy Clatanoff discusses the World War I memorial created by sculptor Hans Schuler. The memorial is dedicated to the 452 alumni who answered the call of duty.

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Portrait of Samuel W. Freeny

Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg pays homage to the Portrait of Samuel W. Freeny

Mitchell Gallery Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg pays homage Samuel W. Freeny, a USMC officer, minor league baseball player, and 1917 graduate of St. John’s College.

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Salvador Dali  Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus)

Docent Jerri Falk examines Salvador Dali's Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus)

Mitchell Gallery Docent Jerri Falk discusses a lithograph of Salvador Dali’s Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus), which is part of the St. John’s College Decorative and Fine Arts Inventory.

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