Academy Art Museum Announces November 2017 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. 

David Driskell: Renewal and Form, Recent Prints

Through December 31

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.

The Caprichos: Goya and Lombardo

November 21–February 25, 2018

The Caprichos, by artist Emily Lombardo, is a series of etchings which are in direct conversation and homage to Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos, 1799. Both series address major cultural issues of their times through the medium of print. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has generously agreed to lend the complete set of Goya’s Los Caprichos, 1799 for the exhibition.

The Soothsayers: 3D Works on Paper by Emily Lombardo

November 18–March 11, 2018

The Soothsayers is an installation of sculptural prints which represent excavated hearts from Magic 8 Ball toys that are positioned as divine relics of cultural nostalgia. The Magic 8 Ball was created in 1950, invented by Albert C. Carter, inspired by a spirit writing device used by his mother, a clairvoyant.

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. Siegl gained a reputation for both her individual signed and numbered prints and for her book illustrations.

Open MIC

Second Monday Each Month

The Academy Art Museum’s Open Mic is a monthly occasion for our community to share and appreciate the rich tapestry of creativity, skills and knowledge that thrive in the region. The theme for November 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. is “Gratitude.” Contact Ray Remesch at for additional information.

Fall Portfolio Night

November 29 • 6–8 p.m. 

Area high school students are encouraged to bring their artwork to the Museum’s Annual Portfolio Night to receive expert tips on what makes a winning portfolio from a panel of art school representatives and professional artists.  Contact the Museum’s Director of ArtReach and Community Programs, Constance Del Nero, at or 978-902-1993 for more information.


Kittredge-Wilson Lecture Series

These lectures feature an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on subjects such as art, architecture, history and literature. Pre-registration is suggested. Register online at

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Leslie Greene Bowman, President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation

November 17 • 6 p.m.


Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

National Gallery of Art • Tuesday, November 7


Mini Masters Academy

This early enrichment program is for children ages 2–5 years old, in partnership with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, if offered in a morning or full-day program through May 24, 2018. Mini Masters Academy introduces young children to new ideas through a thematic approach to learning that emphasizes relationships and the ability to make meaningful connections. Enrollment is ongoing. Contact Janet Hendricks for program details at jhendricks@academyartmuseum or 410-822-2787.

Painting with Photoshop

Instructor: Chris Pittman

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


The Landscape in Ink Washes

New Instructor: Daniel Riesmeyer

Wednesdays: November 1–December 6 (no class November 22) • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Get Painterly! Palette Knife Painting in Oil or Acrylic

Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly

November 4 – 5 • 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Oil Painting: Creating Color Harmonies

Instructor: Bradford Ross

Tuesdays: November 7 – 28 • 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Pastel: Sunrise, Sunset and a Nocturne

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

Wednesdays: November 29–December 20 • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Printmaking Exploration Evenings

Instructor: Sheryl Southwick

November 7, 14, 16, 21 • 5:30–8 p.m.

Printmaking Workshop: The Poetry of Water Woodcut Resist Monoprint

Instructor: Rosemary Cooley

November 3 – 5 • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Movies, Music and Smart TV – Holiday Entertainment for the Family

Instructor: Scott Kane

November 29, December 6 • 6–8 p.m.


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


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