Academy Art Museum Announces May Events

The following Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by Talbot Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat. The museum, located at 106 South Street in Easton, is open daily, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m.

EXHIBITIONS

Miró in New York, 1947: Miró, Hayter and Atelier 17

Through July 8 (online through August 1)

Miró in New York, 1947: Miró, Hayter and Atelier 17 explores a group of little-known etchings Joan Miró made with influential British printmaker Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17, the New York outpost of his seminal printmaking studio in Paris. Both Joan and Stanley were key participants in the community of artists in Paris who ultimately formed the core of international movements in contemporary art from the 1930s to 1945. In the 1940s many of these artists, including Stanley, moved to New York to escape the horrors of the Nazi occupation of Paris. There, the confluence of these émigrés and the ingenious and energetic American artists who created Abstract Expressionism fueled the relocation of the center of the art world to New York. Works will be drawn from the museum’s Permanent Collection and loans from Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, and private collections. The exhibition catalogue includes the wide breadth of experimental and collaborative work done at Atelier 17, with pieces by Fred Becker, Terry Haass, Gabor Peterdi, Anne Ryan, Yves Tanguy, Helen Phillips, Alice Trumbull-Mason, and others, all of whom worked in Atelier 17 alongside Stanley and Joan.

Norma Morgan: Enchanted World

Through July 8 (online through August 1)

Norma Morgan: Enchanted World is an exhibition of the late artist’s prints, watercolors, paintings and drawings, and spans over 30 years of her prolific yet under-studied career. The exhibition highlights Norma’s ability to convey a spiritual experience through her landscape and portraiture work and to effortlessly transition from formal observation to magical wonder. While her prints are a testimony to her mastery as a printmaker, her mid-career paintings, which include experimental materials such as Day-Glo acrylic, shine a light on the artist’s inquisitive mind and inventive inner world. Norma’s unique visual language invites the viewer to step back to take in the entirety of her layered compositions and to look closer and notice the figures hiding in them. One of the two African American women artists to study with Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17, Norma was a trailblazer as an artist and printmaker. Her works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Library of Congress; the National Gallery of Art, and others.

Waterwall

Site-specific installation by artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann

South Street Lawn at Museum

Through Spring

Waterwall is a mixed-media installation created by combining acrylic, sumi ink, silkscreen, and cyanotype on collaged translucent vinyl over glass. As sunlight passes through the walls and ceiling of the cube on the Academy Art Museum’s grounds, Waterwall bathes the viewer in light and detail, creating a verdant, melting, glowing, fragmented, personal, and mythological realm.

LECTURE

Joan Miró, Stanley William Hayter and Atelier 17

Lecturer: Carla Esposito Hayter

May 8 • 10 a.m. via Zoom

Carla Esposito Hayter is an art historian and the author of the Monotype: The History of a Pictorial Art, and Hayter et l’Atelier 17, as well as the catalog essay for the exhibition at the Academy Art Museum. She is also the daughter-in-law of Atelier 17’s founder, Stanley William Hayter. In dialogue with Academy Art Museum’s Curator Mehves Lelic, Carla will talk about the rich history of the Atelier’s decades-long influence in printmaking, as well as share anecdotes, insights and family history, told through her close relationship with Stanley Hayter and Joan Miró.

ADULT CLASSES

Adult Class Scholarships – Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Pastels, Watercolor, and much more.

Contact Katie Cassidy for details at 410-820-5222 or email wkmcgarry@verizon.net for further information.

Drawing: Perspective for Artists

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

May 4, 5, 6 • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Camaraderie and Critique via Zoom

Mentor: Diane DuBois Mullaly

May 6, 20, June 3, 17, July 1, 15, and August 5, 19 • 5–6 p.m.

Oil Painting: The Importance of Color & Simplicity

Instructor: Louis Escobedo

May 18 – 20 • 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Workshop: Plein Air Landscape Painting

Instructor: Bernard Dellario

May 21–May 23 en Plein air • 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Saturdays en Plein Air

Mentor: Diane DuBois Mullaly

The Last Saturday of each month, April through October • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Free to Members of the Academy. There is no registration for these paint outs. Every month, a different beautiful spot for artists to meet to paint or draw.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

CommUNITY Day: Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

May 15

In conjunction with other area non-profits, the museum welcomes families to celebrate spring in a safe and socially distant way. Stop by the museum to pick up a free paper flower kit. Free.

PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

Piano & Guitar Lessons

Instructor: Raymond Remesch

Contact instructor for further information at 410-829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com.

Voice Lessons

Instructor: Georgiann Gibson

Contact instructor for information at 410-829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.

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

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