About the Mitchell Art Museum

Located at the heart of the St. John’s College beautiful Annapolis campus, the Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Art Museum exists for all to enjoy. The museum presents changing exhibitions in its 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, quilts, and art by Jacob Lawrence, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Alice Neal, Louise Nevelson, Andy Warhol, and hundreds of others. We also regularly present lectures and discussions, hands-on creative workshops, and more.

The museum 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 museum, 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 your recent visit did not live up to your hopes and expectations, please let us know.


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

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

Semyon Andruschenko (A26), Museum Host
Aryasatya Anindita (A26), Museum Host
Allyson Brink (A24), Museum Host
Faith Chang (A25), Social Media Coordinator & Museum Host
Emma Cunningham-Bradshaw (A25), Museum Host
Kaleth Cushman (A26), Museum Host
Aryasatya Ivanescu (A26), Museum Host
Kelly Kane (A24), Host, Museum Host
Maya Wolfe (A26), Student Opportunity Coordinator & Museum Host

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

We are grateful for the generous support of:

  • Anonymous
  • Peggy Sue Atterbury
  • Mark Baganz and Laurie Salladin
  • Melvin and Judy Bender
  • Steve and Laura Burns
  • Joy Chambers and Peter Bungay
  • James W. Cheevers
  • Katherine D. Clatanoff
  • Tara Balfe Clifford
  • Deborah Bowerman Coons
  • Nadja Maril and Peter Crilly
  • Patrick F. Crossman
  • Don and Keren Dement
  • Keith and Katherine Dunleavy
  • Alexandra M. Fotos
  • Janet Gellici
  • Leslie and Steve Gruskin
  • Jan and David Hoffberger
  • Harry and Jean Brinton Jaecks
  • Marilyn Lyons
  • Laurie Nolan and John McClure
  • Rex and Katharine Pingle
  • Laura Ricciardelli and David Watt
  • Wil and Siena Scott
  • Marietta Meigs Schreiber
  • Eric and JanElaine Smith
  • Joan Vinson
  • Melissa Yanowitz and John Robey

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