Academy Art Museum Announces October Events


Exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat.

Bennett Bean: Be Careful What You Fall in Love With

Through November 5

Curator-Led Tours: Wednesday, November 1 • 11 a.m.

Bennett Bean is an American ceramic artist best known as a ceramicist for his treatment of vessels post firing. He works in a range of media including stone, precious metals, wool and silk weaving and painting.

Bennett Bean, Triple on Base, 2015 Pit fired, painted and gilded earthenware clay. Photograph courtesy of Barbara Livar.

David Driskell: Renewal and Form, Recent Prints

Through December 31 (with interruption from October 18–22 for Craft Show)

Noted artist and scholar David Driskell, PhD is widely respected as an artist, curator, educator and scholar of African-American art. He is Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park, and where the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora honors his contributions to the field. 

Helen Siegl: Fantasy Creatures from the Museum’s Collection

Through November 26

Helen Siegl used an unusual printmaking technique – often combining various kinds of blocks and plates to create an image, including handmade plaster blocks. She designed these when wood was scarce in Vienna during World War II. Helen gained a reputation for both her individual signed and numbered prints and for her book illustrations.


20th Craft Show: Fired Up!

Preview Party: Friday, October 20 • 6–9 p.m.

Show: Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, October 22, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

The 2017 Craft Show highlights the medium of ceramics, featuring an exhibition of the works of renowned ceramics artist Bennett Bean, who is also the Visionary Artist and Honorary Chairman of the 2017 Show, along with 70 outstanding artists from across the United States.


Kittredge-Wilson Lecture Series

Collecting and Restoring Vintage Automobiles

John North, Collector of fine and rare grand classic automobiles

Friday, October 27 • 6 p.m.

These lectures feature an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on subjects such as art, architecture, history and literature. Series Tickets: (6 lectures) $125 Members, $150 Non-members. Pre-registration is suggested. Register online at


Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party

The Phillips Collection

Tuesday, October 24


Cocktails and Concerts

William McNally: An Evening of Rag Piano

Friday, October 6

Cocktails: 5:30 p.m., Concert: 6 p.m.


Cocktails and Canvas: Georgia O’Keeffe

Instructor: Constance Del Nero

October 4 • 6–8 p.m.

Students will create a Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired flower. Participants will create a quick-drying acrylic painting on an 18 x 24” panel. All materials included.

Monday Mosaic Mania

Instructor: Sheryl Southwick

October 9, 16, 23 • 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Students will learn the basics of making mosaics and finish a piece suitable for hanging. They will use tile and glass cutters to break glass and pottery, prepare mortar, arrange pieces in a design and mix grout for finishing. Ancient and modern examples of mosaics will be shown.

Printmaking Exploration Evenings

Instructor: Sheryl Southwick4

October 10, 12, 17, 24 • 5:30–8 p.m.

Beginners and those who already work in other media will enjoy this hands-on experience in printmaking. Encounter a variety of methods to make an impression. Included will be plexiglass plates for monotypes and student-made collograph plates. Non-toxic Water-based Akua inks and Akuacolor will be used to make prints on paper using the press.

Painting the Landscape with Pastel

Instructor: Nick Serratore

October 25–November 15 – Wednesdays • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Watercolor: Intermediate Watercolor Painting

Instructor: Heather Crow

October 17–November 21 – Tuesdays • 1–3:30 p.m.

Matchstick Ink Line and Wash for Watercolor

New Instructor: Paul Allen Taylor

October 28 and 29 • 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Printmaking Exploration Evenings

Instructor: Sheryl Southwick

October 10, 12, 17, 24 • 5:30–8 p.m.

iPhone Fun!

Instructor: Scott Kane

October 4 and 11 

Art on Tablets and the iPad

Instructor: Scott Kane

October 18 and 25 • 6–8 p.m.


Painting with Photoshop

Instructor: Chris Pittman

Students Grades 4–8

October 30, November 1, 6, 8, 13, 15 • 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Family Art Days

Travel the World to Panama

October 14 • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Free. The Academy Art Museum welcomes children 6+ and their families to explore and create art together and enjoy snacks typical of that country.

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

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