Academy Art Museum announces September events


Yayoi Kusama, Naoshima pumpkin – red and black


The following Academy Art Museum exhibits are sponsored by Talbot Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat. Open every day from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Close introspection: from Picasso to Kusama
Until October 4, 2021
First Friday Reception: August 6, 2021, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Close introspection: from Picasso to Kusama presents works by critically acclaimed mid to late 20th century and contemporary artists including Helen Frankenthaler, Judy Pfaff, Pablo Picasso, Martin Puryear and Howardena Pindell, and explores the meditative dimension of the creative process. The works in the exhibition reveal the artistic difficulty of considering in depth the nature and form of a chosen subject and of rearranging the subject in a transformative way. Like the artist, the viewer is first invited to observe closely, then to consider the larger context of each work, following the formal and stylistic threads that the artists propose in their respective visual languages. Close introspection: from Picasso to Kusama offers comparisons between works of the great movements of the 20th century, from European abstraction and abstract expressionism to feminist art.

Graciela Iturbide, Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas (Our Lady of the Iguanas)

Recent acquisitions of photographs and highlights from the permanent collection presents exciting new additions of photographic works to the museum’s permanent collection, alongside existing masterpieces from the vault. Comprising prints by artists Ansel Adams, Aaron Siskind, Berenice Abbott, William Eggleston, John Gossage, Lisette Model, Eadweard Muybridge, Robert Rauschenberg and others, the selection offers an introduction to the creative, historical and methodological motifs of 19th century photography. and twentieth centuries, celebrating the various thematic surveys of artists through the medium and their technical virtuosity.


Philadelphia Museum of Art
Jasper Johns: Spirit / Mirror
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Date: September 26, 2019
Few artists have shaped the contemporary artistic landscape like Jasper Johns. With a body of work spanning seventy years and a list of iconic images that have left their mark on the public consciousness, Johns at ninety always creates extraordinary works of art. This unprecedented large retrospective, held simultaneously at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, showcases an impressive array of the artist’s most famous paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, as well as many lesser-known ones. and recent work.


Fellowship and criticism
Mentor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
Eight weeks: September 2, 16, October 7, 21,
November 4, 18, December 2 and 16
Thursday, 5-6 p.m.

Basic potter’s wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Six weeks: from September 15 to October 20 and
November 10-December 15
Wednesday, 9:30 am-11:30am

Introductory pastel workshop
Instructor: Katie Cassidy [email protected]
Two-day workshop: September 11 and 12
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Weekend workshop: Landscapes in the tonalist tradition
Instructor: Meg Walsh
[email protected]
Two-day workshop: September 18 and 19
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sheryl Southwick

Basic drawing: the fundamentals
Instructor: Katie Cassidy [email protected]
Six weeks: September 28 to November 2
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Charcoal portrait drawing
Instructor: Bradford Ross
[email protected]
Four weeks: September 16 to October 7
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Beyond the pencil and brush – Enriching your toolbox
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
[email protected]
Three-day workshop: September 22-23 and
October 19-21
Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sahm Doherty-Sefton

Photography Fundamentals: Part 1: Taming Your Camera
Instructor: Sahm Doherty-Sefton
Three weeks: September 23, 30, October 7
Thursday evening, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Workshop: Oil painting 101 – Back to basics of painting
Instructor: Bernard Dellario
[email protected]
Three-day workshop: September 17, 18 and 19
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Watercolor Workshop: Painting on Glass
Instructor: Maggii Sarfaty
[email protected]
Two-day workshop: September 29 and 30
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Pastel painting – Value and color
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
[email protected]
Five weeks: September 29 to October 27
Wednesday, 10 am-1pm

Saturdays in the open air!
Mentor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
Monthly: The last Saturday of each month, from April to October, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FREE for Museum members. No registration required.


Art created by homeschooled children.

Home tutoring
Early fall session:
Fridays September 10 – October 22
(Note that there is no class on October 15th)
End of fall session:
Fridays October 29 – December 17
(Note that there are no classes on November 12 or 26)
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The museum offers art classes for homeschooled children aged 6 and over. Classes focus on fine art techniques and materials. A variety of media will be explored and students will have the opportunity to visit the Museum’s exhibits. Pre-registration is recommended as places are limited in each group.

Family art days
For children aged 6 and over and their families
Saturday September 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Stop at the museum to create a variety of projects inspired by the works of art on display and Latin American crafts.


Piano & Guitar lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact the instructor for more information at (410) 829-0335 or [email protected]

Singing lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact the instructor for more information at (410) 829-2525 or [email protected]

For more information, visit or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

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