Academy Art Museum Announces May Events


The following Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat.

Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955 

April 26-July 10

Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays • 11 a.m.

The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue aim to present a comprehensive view of Richard Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity, focusing solely on the paintings and drawings that precede his 1955 shift to figuration at age 33. Included in the exhibition are 100 paintings and drawings primarily from the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, many of which have not before been publicly exhibited. The exhibition is organized by the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation in conjunction with the Crocker Art Museum, and curated by Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento. The Academy Art Museum is the only venue on the East Coast.

Richard Diebenkorn, untitled, c. 1945, watercolor, ink and graphite on paper, Collection of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation.

Related Events: 

Lecture: Saturday, June 1 • 11 a.m. – Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant, My Father Richard Diebenkorn


Visit Washington, DC Museums Day

Wednesday, May 15


Open MIC

May 8 • 7 to 9 p.m.

Second Wednesday Each Month

Contact Ray Remesch at for additional information.

Art in Three Acts

Thursday, May 16 • 6 p.m.

Free. Refreshments available. Come enjoy writers’ interpretations of artists’ works, including the works of museum instructors and members of the Working Artist Forum and the St. Michaels Art League, as well as listen to local musicians’ interpretations of the artwork.

Paint and Sip: Fine Craft and Craft Beer 

Instructor: Theresa Schram

Wednesday, May 15 • 6-8 p.m.

Participants will learn glass painting techniques and have the chance to sip tasty craft beers.


Here is a sampling of the many classes, instructors, and mediums being featured. Visit to see a complete list of adult class offerings.

Drawing the Human Figure 

Instructor: Brad Ross

Wednesdays, May 1-29 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Modern Wall Hanging Workshop 

Instructor: Jenny Walton

May 7-9 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Painting the Landscape with Pastel

Instructor: Nick Serratore

May 4-5 • 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Paint Along

Mentors: Diane DuBois Mullaly and Sheryl Southwick

May 28-30 • 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Beginning and Intermediate Potter’s Wheel

Instructor: Paul Aspell

Wednesdays, May 8-June 12 • 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Intermediate /Advanced Hand Building

Instructor: Paul Aspell

Wednesdays, May 8-June 12 • 1-3 p.m.

Beginning / Intermediate / Advanced Pottery 

Instructor: Stephen Walker

Wednesdays, May 8-June 12 • 6-8 p.m.

Edible Art! The Decorated Cookie 

Instructor: Maggii Sarfaty

May 21 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel 

Instructor: Paul Aspell

Mondays, May 6-June 10 • 1-3 p.m.


All aboard!! Travel to Canada

Saturday, May 18 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Free. Travel the World takes children ages 6+ and their parents on a “trip” to a far-away country where they will work together on an art project typical of that country. Contact the museum’s Director of Children’s Education and Community Programs, Constance Del Nero, at with questions.


Camps are offered weekly, beginning the last week of June and continuing through the third week of August. Most camps are between two and three hours long. Academy Art Museum camps are designed to appeal to every age range and arts interest from pre-school summer-themed offerings to tween and teen crafts, such as paper-making and plaster sculpture. The museum’s signature Kaleidoscope Camp consists of multi-media projects, while other camps focus on building basic art skills, such as drawing and painting. New 2019 camps offer high school students advanced drawing and digital media expertise.


Piano & Guitar Lessons 

Instructor: Raymond Remesch

Contact Instructor for further information at 410-829-0335 or

Voice Lessons 

Instructor: Georgiann Gibson

Contact instructor for information at 410-829-2525 or

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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