Academy Art Museum Announces September 2017 Events


Exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat.

Bennett Bean: Be Careful What You Fall in Love With

September 16–November 5, 2017

Curator-Led Tours: Wednesday, September 20, 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 11 a.m.

Bennett Bean (1941) is an American ceramic artist best known as a ceramicist for his treatment of vessels post firing. He works in a range of media including stone, precious metals, wool and silk weaving, and painting. The Easton exhibition, his first solo museum exhibition.

Caption: Bennett Bean, M# 1806 Triple on Base, 2015 Pit fired, painted and gilded earthenware clay Photographed by Barbara Livar.


David Driskell: Renewal and Form, Recent Prints

September 16–December 31, 2017 (with interruption from October 18–22 for Craft Show)

Noted artist and scholar, David Driskell, PhD, (1931) is widely respected as an artist, curator, educator, and scholar of African-American art. He is Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park, and where the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora honors his contributions to the field. The exhibition comes to Easton from the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in Rockland, ME, and was curated by Greenhut Galleries in Portland, ME.

Caption: David Driskell, The Hibiscus, Linocut.

Helen Siegl: Fantasy Creatures from the Museum’s Collection

September 16–November 26, 2017

Helen Siegl (1924–2009) used an unusual printmaking technique—often combining various kinds of blocks and plates to create an image, including handmade plaster blocks. She designed these when wood was scarce in Vienna during World War II. Siegl gained a reputation for both her individual signed and numbered prints and for her book illustrations.

Caption: Helen Siegl, Goose Waddle, Woodcut on tissue paper, AAM 2012.012.34.

Annual Members’ Exhibition

Continuing through September 4 (Labor Day), 2017

The Academy Art Museum’s Annual Members’ Exhibition is an exceptional tradition which represents the best of the region’s artists and offers an opportunity to view the creative talents of colleagues and friends.


Academy Art Museum Instructors’ Open House

Saturday, September 9 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Come meet the Museum instructors, view their work, watch art demonstrations, and enjoy refreshments while learning about fall courses at the Museum.

Caption: Museum Instructor

Craft Show Luncheon Lunch with Bennett Bean

Friday, September 15, 2017, Noon–2 p.m.

Scossa Restaurant

$140 per person (Limited Seating)

Enjoy an intimate lunch of classic northern Italian cuisine prepared by award-winning chef and owner Giancarlo Tondin of Scossa Restaurant and listen while ceramic artist Bennett Bean shares his inspiration for his prolific body of work.


Open MIC

September 11, 7 to 9 p.m.

Theme: Changes

The Academy Art Museum’s Open Mic is a monthly occasion for our community to share and appreciate the rich tapestry of creativity, skills and knowledge that thrive in the region. Contact Ray Remesch at for additional information.


Kittredge-Wilson Lecture Series

These lectures feature an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on subjects such as art, architecture, history and literature. Series Tickets: (6 lectures) $125 Members, $150 Non-members. Pre-registration is suggested.  Register online at

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. Curator of Northern Baroque Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Friday, September 29, 6 p.m.

Individual Tickets: $24 Members, $29 Non-members

Caption: Vermeer



Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Wednesday, September 6

Cost: $72 Members $87 Non-members (includes admission, guided tour) 

Caption: Andrew Wyeth Winter, 1946 (detail) Tempera on board North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh.

Black, White & Abstract: Callahan, Siskind, White

Baltimore Museum of Art

Wednesday, September 27

Cost: $55 Members $66 Non-members 

Caption: Minor White Windowsill Daydreaming, (detail) (72 N. Union Street, Rochester) 1958, printed 1960–1966. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, and Roger M. Dalsheimer Photograph Acquisitions Endowment, BMA 2012.174.2. Reproduced with permission of the Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum. © Trustees of Princeton University.



Mini Masters Academy

An Early Enrichment Program for Children ages 2–4

In Partnership with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

Morning or Full-Day Program – Classes begin September 6, 2017

Mini Masters Academy introduces young children to new ideas through a thematic approach to learning that emphasizes relationships and the ability to make meaningful connections.  The rich resources of the Academy Art Museum offer a wonderful venue for teaching these sensory explorations.  Enrollment is ongoing. Contact Janet Hendricks for program details at jhendricks@academyartmuseum or (410) 822-2787.

Caption: Mini Masters at the Academy Art Museum

Home School Art Classes

Fridays from 1:00-2:30 p.m.


Early Fall Session: September 8–October 13, 2017

Ages 6 to 9 years (Please do NOT register 5-year olds in this class)

Constance Del Nero

Ages 10+

Susan Horsey


Fall Session: October 27–December 15, 2017 (Note that there are NO classes on November 10 or 24)

Ages 6 to 9 years (Please do NOT register 5 year-olds in this class)

Constance Del Nero

Ages 10+

Susan Horsey

Cost (per session): $90 Members, $100 Non-members

After the first full-priced tuition, siblings attend for $60/67! Pre-registration is advised as space is limited in each group.

After-School Art Clubs

Students Grades 1 – 8

Instructor: Susan Horsey

Students Grades 4–8

Eight Thursdays: September 21–November 30 (No class on October 19, November 9 or 30)

3:45–5:00 p.m.

Cost: $120 Members, $130 Non-members


Li’l Kids After-School Art Club

Students Grades 1–3

Eight Fridays: September 22–December 1 (No class on October 20, November 10 or 24)

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Cost: $115 Members, $125 Non-members




Photographing the Log Canoe Races

Instructor: Jay Fleming

1 day: Saturday, September 9

Cost: $335 Members, $402 Non-members (includes the boat fees)

Caption: Jay Fleming


Botanical Watercolor Workshop

Instructor: Hillary Parker

3 days: September 22, 23 and 24 Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Cost: $225 Members, $270 Non-members


Adult Classes


Introduction to Basic Drawing

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

6 weeks: September 12–October 17 Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Cost: $185 Members, $220 Non-members


Intermediate Drawing: Interiors and Still Life

New Instructor:  Daniel Riesmeyer

5 weeks: September 20–October 25 (no class October 18)

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members


Portrait Drawing

Instructor: Brad Ross

5 weeks: September 21 – October 26 (no class October 19)

Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cost: $165 Members, $198 Non-member



Beginning Painting: Studies in Color

Instructor: Sheryl Southwick

September 12, 14, 19, 21 and October 3 and 5

Tuesdays and Thursdays:  9:30 a.m.-Noon

Cost: $135 Members, $162 Non-members


Painting Birds in the Landscape

Instructor: Matthew Hillier

6 weeks: September 16–October 28 (no class Oct. 21)

Saturdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Cost: $190 Members, $228 Non-members

Caption: Matthew Hillier


The Next Step – Oil Painting for New or Returning Painters

Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly

3 weeks: September 16, 23, October 7

Saturdays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Cost:  $150 Members, $180 Non-members



Still Life in Pastel

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

4 weeks: September 13–October 4

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Cost: $160 Members, $192 Non-members



Watercolor: Beginning Watercolor Painting

Instructor: Heather Crow

5 weeks: September 12 – October 10

Tuesdays, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $160 Members, $192 Non-members, (plus, a $10 Materials Fee payable to instructor at first class)



Mulberry Paper Collage Workshop: Scrap Happy Mornings

Instructor: Sheryl Southwick

1 day: September 20, Wednesday, 2–4:30 p.m.

Cost: $45 Members, $54 Non-members, (plus materials fee of $6 due to the instructor at first class)

Caption: Sheryl Southwick



Printmaking Exploration Evenings

Instructor: Sheryl Southwick

3 sessions of 4 weeks: Session I–Sept. 12, 14, 19, 21, Session 2–October 10, 12, 17, 24, Session 3–November 7, 14, 16, 21 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30–8 p.m. Cost: $80 Members per session, $96 Non-members per session (plus $25 materials fee paid to instructor on first day.)



iPhone Class

Instructor: Scott Kane

Class 1: 2 Days, Wednesdays, September 6 and 13

Wednesdays: 6–8 p.m.

Cost per class: $50 Members, $60 Non-Members


Organizing, Taking, Storing and Sharing Photos with Your Smart Phone

Instructor: Scott Kane

Class 1: 2 Days: Wednesdays, September 20 and 27

Cost per class: $50 Members, $60 Non-members


For additional information, visit or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.