Academy Art Museum’s Fall Events

New Photography II

Through October 7

New Photography II, a biennial juried competition, includes photographic artists at all stages of their career. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum, showcasing new and exciting work by both emerging and established artists. This year’s selection includes many exciting works by 66 artists from all over the United States that explore our modern world through different disciplines within the medium. Philip Brookman, Consulting Curator of the Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., will jury the exhibition. Philip will visit the Museum in September to view the exhibition, particularly the prints, to determine this year’s award recipients.

Through October 7

Antonio McAfee is one of the most unique emerging voices in photography today. The Baltimore-based photographer and professor’s first solo U.S. museum exhibition, Legacy, features found portraits of middle-class African American historical figures, which Antonio uses to explore the reconstruction of identity and the significance of visual perception. His installations deliver ethereal and dynamic experiences of his historical subjects and transform their legacy.

2020 Annual Members’ Exhibition

Signs of the Times

December 11–January 17, 2021

Register online: October 1–30 (link opens October 1)

The Museum’s Annual Members’ Exhibition invites artists to submit works that explore Signs of the Times. 2020 has been a troubling year that has at least brought moments of clarity, togetherness and gratitude for many of our members. The exhibition will feature imaginative and experimental works in any medium that addresses how this unique time manifests itself in our personal and shared world.

Pictured is artwork by Bernard Dellario who won the Best in Show at the 2019 Academy Art Museum Members’ Exhibition.



Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work, 1940–1950

Philip Brookman, Consulting Curator, Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

September 25 • 6 p.m.

Philip Brookman illustrates how Gordon Parks’s early experiences at the Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information, and Standard Oil Company (New Jersey), as well as his close relationships with Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Roy Stryker, Charles White, and Richard Wright, helped shape his groundbreaking style.


Cast Drawing

Instructor: Bradford Ross

September 3–October 8

Thursdays • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Paint Better Boats

Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly

September 3, 10, 17 • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Built-in rain date: September 24

Traveling with Gouache

New Instructor: Bernie Dellario

September 12, 13 • 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Basic Drawing: Gaining Confidence in

Value and Composition

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

September 15–October 20

Tuesdays • 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Color Theory

New Instructor: Georgia June Goldberg

September 16–October 21

Wednesdays • 1:15– 4 p.m.

Pastel: Creating Strong and Vibrant Compositions in Still Life and Landscape

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

Session 1: September 16–October 7

Session 2: October 14–November 4

Session 3: November 11–December 9

(no class November 25)

Wednesdays • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Watercolor Workshop

It’s All About the Light

Instructor: Steve Bleinberger

September 26 and 27 • 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Adult Art Class Scholarships in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Pastels, Watercolor,

And Much More Available (All Materials are Included)

Visit for a full listing of classes. Scholarships are made possible through a generous grant from The Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Contact Katie Cassidy for details at 410-820-5222 or email


Homeschool Classes

The Museum offers art classes for the area’s home-schooled children, ages 6 and up. Classes focus on fine art techniques and materials. A variety of media will be explored. Students visit the Museum’s exhibitions when appropriate. All classes meet on Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m. The fall home-school semester has two six-week sessions. Instructors are Constance Del Nero for ages 6 to 9 years and Theresa Schram for ages 10 and above.

Early Fall Session

September 11 – October 16

6 to 9 years. Pre-registration is advised as space is limited in each group.


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


Per City, State and CDC guidelines, new safety measures have been implemented to ensure limited attendance and adequate space for social distancing. Masks must be worn at all times by participants and instructors. Prior to visiting the Academy Art Museum, visitors are encouraged to visit AAM’s website to read more about the Museum’s reopening protocols. Responses to frequently asked questions can be found on the Visit Page.

If you aren’t able to visit the Museum at this time, enjoy its available virtual tours, art activities, artist talks and virtual platform, Art at Home. For additional information, visit or call 410-822-2787.

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