Academy Art Museum’s December Events
December 1 @ 8:00 am - December 16 @ 5:00 pm
Exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat.
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.
The Caprichos: Goya and Lombardo
Through February 25, 2018
The Caprichos, by Emily Lombardo, is a series of etchings that are in direct conversation and homage to Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos, 1799. Both explore and present a satirical critique of contemporary culture and the forces that influence society along economic, racial, political, religious and gender lines.
The Soothsayers: 3D Works on Paper, by Emily Lombardo
Through March 11, 2018
A Soothsayer is a person who predicts the future by magical, intuitive or more rational means; someone who says “sooth,” meaning “truth” or “reality,” a term dating back to the 14th century. 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. The post-World War II boom in industry propelled this toy into thousands of homes across America.
Beth van Hoesen: Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Through February 4, 2018
Beth Van Hoesen was an American artist who was born in Boise, Idaho. She earned a BA from Stanford University in 1948. After graduation, she continued her studies at the École des Beaux-Arts de Fontainebleau, the Académie Julian and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Throughout her career, Beth Van Hoesen distinguished herself as a draftsman and printmaker.
December 11 • 7 to 9 p.m.
Open Mic is a monthly occasion (second Monday of each month) for our community to share and appreciate the rich tapestry of creativity, skills and knowledge that thrive in the region. Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.
Cocktails & Concerts
The Suspicious Cheese Lords
December 1 • Cocktails: 5:30 p.m. with Concert: 6 p.m.
All Male A Cappella Ensemble featuring Choral Music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Oil Painting Workshop: Painting Animals in the Studio
Instructor: Julia Rogers
December 2 and 3 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
This year’s Waterfowl Festival Featured Artist, Julia Rogers, will show different ways to use animal reference to create exciting paintings through lecture and demonstration.
Winter Family Art Day: Family Ornament Day
Saturday, December 16 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.