Academy Art Museum Announces October Events


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

Accidental Icons: Warhol’s Photography

October 23–January 17, 2021

From the late 1950s until his death, Andy Warhol produced thousands of photographs of his Factory life, surrounded by fellow artists, celebrities and socialites. Andy’s Polaroids and silver gelatin prints are lesser known compared to his monumental silkscreens, drawings and films that transformed the course of American art. From close, brightly lit Polaroids (some of which served as drafts for his silkscreens), to lucid yet moody silver gelatin prints of the people, objects and places of his time, Andy created a visual diary that transformed the personalities in his midst into vernacular icons.

This exhibition offers a glimpse into Andy’s photographic oeuvre. Actresses Jane Fonda, Pia Zadora and Helen Schneider; Native American artist and activist Russell Means; socialite and trophy hunter Elsa Talayero; model Juliana Siu; basketball star Kareem Abdul Jabbar; and author Truman Capote make appearances in Andy’s photographs, bringing together threads from the New York City scene that arguably made, and was later sustained by, Andy Warhol. The exhibition includes works on loan from the Salisbury University Art Galleries.

The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Selections Lesser Known and Unseen Works from the Vogel Collection

October 23–November 29

This exhibition presents highlights and previously-unexhibited works from the Vogel Collection, which was gifted to the Academy Art Museum in 2008 as part of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel’s 50 Works for 50 States initiative. Featuring works on paper and sculptures by prominent contemporary artists such as Richard Tuttle, André Cadere, Robert Barry, Steve Keister, Moshe Kupferman, Lucio Pozzi, Edda Renouf, and others, the exhibition reveals both the landscape of 20th-century American art and the story of an exceptional collection.

The selection presents some of the most illustrious examples of abstract and minimalist art in America that addresses the profound socioeconomic and creative transformations of the postwar period. From Richard Tuttle’s whimsical but interpretative watercolors on ruled paper to André Cadere’s color-coded sculpture with an elusive solution, yet can become a game of chance for both the installer and the viewer, the exhibition revisits simultaneously radical and subtle ideas that defined the future of artistic production.

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.

Antonio McAfee: Legacy

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 McAfee uses to explore the reconstruction of identity and the significance of visual perception.

COMING: 2020 Annual Members’ Exhibition, Signs of the Times

December 11–January 17, 2021

The Museum’s Annual Members’ Exhibition invites artists to submit works that explore Signs of the Times. It has been a troubling year that has at least brought moments of clarity, togetherness and gratitude for many of our members. Register online from October 1 through 30.


Kittredge-Wilson Speaker Series

October 30 • 6 p.m.

Learn about the museum’s newly completed renovation project through “Architecture for the Arts” with Steve Ziger, Partner, Ziger/Snead, which served as the architect for the AAM’s new courtyard entrance and gallery renovations. Lecture will be on Zoom.


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

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

Wednesdays, October 14–November 4 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Perspective for Painters Made Easy

Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly

October 1, 8, 15, 22 • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Still Life Painting in Oil

Instructor: Bernie Dellario

October 10-11 • 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Bernie Dellario

Oil Painting: Color Crash Course

Instructor: Bradford Ross

October 24-25 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Basic Drawing: The Fundamentals

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

October 31, November 7, 14, 21 • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Art on the Lawn: An Outdoor Open Studio with Model

Every Friday Morning through October • 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Family Art Days

“Grab-n-Go” art kits are available on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31.

Families can work on projects at home along with an instructional video available on AAM’s Facebook and Vimeo pages. The free art kits feature Mexico’s “Day of The Dead (Día de Muertos).” Register ahead at cdelnero@


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

Unable to visit the museum at this time? Enjoy 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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