Academy Art Museum Announces April Events

Antonio McAfee: Legacy          

April 24–July 8, 2020

Public Opening Reception: April 24, 5:30 p.m.

Open daily from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Antonio McAfee (born 1983 Stuttgart, Germany) is a visual artist based in Baltimore, MD. McAfee has been featured in BmoreArt Magazine, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore City Paper, among others. He was the first-prize winner in the Academy Art Museum’s New Photography Inaugural National Juried Exhibition in 2018 and is currently a Fellow at Hamiltonian Gallery and a professor at American University, George Washington University, and Maryland Institute College of Art. This is his first American solo museum exhibition.

Caption: Antonio McAfee, D’Angelo as Mary Magdalene, 2016 Acrylic medium, pigment ink, and pigment print.

New Photography II: National Juried Exhibition

April 24–July 8, 2020

Public Opening Reception: April 24, 5:30 p.m.

Open daily from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

This national juried show features all types of photographic works, including digital, analog, and alternative processes from artists across the country. Philip Brookman, Consulting Curator Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art Washington, DC, is this year’s juror. Awards include a Best in Show award ($1,000); Second Prize award ($500); and Third Prize award ($250). The previous juried photography exhibition in 2018, New Photography: National Juried Exhibition, was a smashing success.

Caption: Parker Reinecker, Storefront, Tucumcari, New Mexico, Archival Pigment Print, 2017.

Photography from the Museum’s Collection: Highlights and Recent Acquisitions

April 24–July 8, 2020

Public Opening Reception: April 24, 5:30 p.m.

Open daily from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

This exhibition features exciting new acquisitions in the Museum’s Permanent Collection including works by Ansel Adams, Tom Baril, Aaron Siskind and more.

Caption: Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984), Upper Yosemite Falls – Spring, c. 1946, Gelatin silver print, 9 ½ x 7 5/8 in, signed by Adams in pencil, on mount, below the image. Print 117 of SEP, no. 13.

From Adams’ Special Edition of Fine Prints: Photographs of Yosemite.  Gift of Geoffrey Biddle 2019.9.


Gamelatron @ AAM: Bodyphones

Front Yard Through Summer 2020

The Academy Art Museum presents Bodyphones, an immersive installation by Aaron Taylor Kuffner (1975). Kuffner is an American conceptual artist, based in New York. The artwork’s goal is to expand the legacy and creative cultural power of the traditional Indonesian gamelan through innovation.

Photo: Gamelatron


Grand Re-Opening Community Celebration

Saturday, April 25, 1 – 4 p.m.

Come enjoy the new formal entrance to the Museum through the beautiful and underused courtyard facing Harrison Street. The project, led by Willow Construction and Top 50 US Architects Ziger/Snead of Baltimore, MD, represents the first major renovations to the Museum’s galleries, restrooms and visitor spaces in 30 years! Enjoy docent tours, a family art project, music in the new Courtyard, refreshments, and Women Artists in Costume while enjoying the Museum’s renovations.

Caption: Rendering of the Academy Art Museum’s new Courtyard and Gallery Renovations.

Open MIC – Second Wednesday Each Month, 7 p.m.

April 8 – The Universe

FREE. Contact Ray Remesch at for additional information.



Plein Air Landscape Painting with Brad and Bernie

Instructors: Brad Ross and Bernard Dellario Weekend workshop: April 18 – 19 Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $200 Members, $240 Non-members

Caption: Bernie Dellario


Pastel Painting: Flowers in Still Life and Gardens

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

3 weeks, April 29, May 6 and 13

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Cost:  $160 Members, $195 Non-members


Composition and Design for the Artist

Instructor: Cid Collins Walker

4 weeks: April 16, 23, 30 and May 7

Thursdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members

Caption: Cid Collins Walker  


Paper Maché For Adults

Instructor: Maggii Sarfaty

Two Days: Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Cost: $100 Members, $120 Non-members


Photography: Tame Your Camera and Beyond Digital

Part 2: Beyond Digital – The Art of Seeing Creatively

Instructor: Sahm Doherty-Sefton

3 weeks: April 15, 22, 29

Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m.

Cost:  $100 Members, $120 Non-members

Caption: Sahm Doherty-Sefton 


Printmaking Exploration Evenings

Instructor: Sheryl Southwick

4 weeks: April 7, 14, 21 and 28

Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.



eARTh Arts Day Extravaganza

Instructor: Museum Staff

Saturday, April 18, 2020 10 a.m.–1 p.m.


Save the planet and get creative! Before you throw out that old can, bottle cap, magazine etc. Think about what you might do with it to keep it in use. Better yet, come to the Academy Art Museum’s eARTh Arts Day Extravaganza and make some great projects to take back home. The Museum is once again teaming up with Horn Point Laboratory to bring you exciting new projects.



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.