Academy Art Museum’s April Events and Programs



The Academy Art Museum’s exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat.

Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition

Through April 4

The Museum is pleased to present its annual Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition. This exhibition highlights the artistic talents of K-12 students from Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne and Kent counties. As in past years, visitors can expect a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. The Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition has been a Museum tradition for over 25 years and is the largest and most prestigious student art exhibition on the Eastern Shore.

New Photography: National Juried Exhibition

April 14 – July 15

Photographic artists of all walks are invited to submit their latest works to a new national juried show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works.

Elizabeth Casqueiro: Entrances and Exits

April 14 – July 15

Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England and grew up in Portugal, studying art at St. Martin’s College of Art in London, the Corcoran School of Art, and the Washington Studio School. Her work is an exploration of masked identity and taps into the playful and entertaining origins of identity through a series of works involving the action hero, the stage actor, and what she calls “the cheesy plot.”

AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition

Part I – April 21–July 8, Members’ Reception: April 20 • 5:30-7 p.m.

Part II – July 28–October 14, Members’ Reception: July 27 • 5:30-7 p.m.

Docent tours: Wednesdays • 11 a.m.

In 1958, the Academy Art Museum opened its doors to the public as the Academy of the Arts. In 2018 the Museum invites all audiences to celebrate its 60th anniversary, honoring the past and celebrating the future. Program highlights include a special two-part Diamond Exhibition, representing the creative genius of artists from Europe and the United States, spanning from the 17th century to the present. The AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition will showcase a representative range of treasures works including prints from the Museum’s Permanent Collection, from Rembrandt and Goya to Whistler and Picasso, and selections of its holdings in other media, including painting, photography and sculpture.


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.

American Fine Art Photographer Overview

Tina Barney, Highly-Acclaimed Fine Art Photographer

April 27 • 6 p.m.

Tina Barney is an American photographer best known for her large-scale color portraits of her family and close friends. Her work is in the collections of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, New York; the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.


The Verona Quartet featuring pianist Daria Rabotkina

April 6 • Cocktails: 5:30 p.m. Concert • 6 p.m.

The Verona Quartet is currently the quartet-in-residence at the New England Conservatory of Music’s Professional String Quartet Training Program. The group has garnered worldwide recognition by winning top prizes at international competitions across four continents, including the Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition.


Open MIC

April 9 • 7 – 9 p.m.

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. All ages and styles of performance are welcome. Contributors are invited to relate to a monthly topical theme that may be interpreted as directly or abstractly as desired. This month the theme is “When It Rains It Pours.” Visual artists are welcome to display 1 to 3 pieces of their work during the event. Beer and wine on sale to those 21 and over. Contact Ray Remesch at for additional information.


Printmaking Exploration Evenings

Instructor: Sheryl Southwick

April 3, 10, 17, May 1 • 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Birds, Boats and the Bay

Instructor: Matthew Hillier

Saturdays, April 7 – May 12 • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Beautiful Blooms: Painting the Garden in Pastel and Oil

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

April 24, May 1, 8 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cocktails and Canvas: Giorgio Morandi Still Life

Instructor: Constance Del Nero

April 25 • 6 – 8 p.m.

Saturdays en Plein Air

Mentor: Diane DuBois Mullaly

Last Saturday of each month, April – October • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Photographing Art

Instructor: Sean McCormick

April 7 • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Importance of Being Framed (Properly)

Instructor:  Sheryl Southwick

April 24 • 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Movies, Music and Smart TV

Instructor: Scott Kane

April 4, 11 • 6 – 8 p.m.

iPhone Class

Instructor: Scott Kane

April 18, 25 • 6 – 8 p.m.

Fine Art Inkjet Printing

Instructor: Todd Forsgren

April 21 • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery

Instructor: Paul Aspell

Mondays, April 30 – June 4 • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel

Instructor: Paul Aspell

Mondays, April 30 – June 4 • 1 – 3 p.m.

Family Programs

Earth Day Arts Extravaganza

April 21 • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Free. Make some great projects to take back home.

Performing Arts Classes

Piano & Guitar Lessons

Instructor: Raymond Remesch

Contact instructor for further information at 410-829-0335. Whether your goal is to audition for a conservatory, lead your family in song during the holidays, or learn to play the music you love, a personalized music education is one of the most rewarding and enduring investments people can make for themselves or a child.

Voice Lessons

Instructor: Georgiann Gibson

Contact instructor for information at 410-829-2525. Whether you are interested in singing with a choir, becoming a soloist, getting a lead in the high school musical or community theatre production, joining a barbershop quartet, or preparing your audition for a conservatory, good singing requires a skill set that is developed over time.

Ballroom and Latin Dance

Instructor: Amanda Showell

Contact instructor for information at 302-377-3088 or visit

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


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