Academy Art Museum – December 2013 Events

academy art museum (85 x 120)EXHIBITIONS
The following exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Chul Hyun Ahn: Perceiving Infinity
Through January 26, 2014

Chul Hyun Ahn was born in Busan, South Korea. He received a Master of Fine Arts from the Mount Royal School at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. He achieves this through the use of electrical light sources including Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), fluorescent, and black lights set between mirrors and one-way mirrors combined with housings made of plywood, cast concrete, or cast acrylic materials. Ahn’s mirrored light sculptures arose out of his background as a painter. In 2011, Ahn began a new body of work entitled “Mirror Drawings” which re- introduced his own painterly hand to the work. The drawings are made by scratching into the back of the mirror layer to create line-based, abstract images instead of allowing the construction of lights themselves to form that image. Ahn’s first solo exhibition was with C. Grimaldis Gallery in 2003 and his works are in numerous private and public collections in Paris, Karlsruhe, Seoul, Istanbul, Dubai and closer to home at the Delaware Art Museum, amongst many others. The exhibition will be accompanied by a small publication and has been made possible with the generous support of the C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore.

Eva Lundsager: Elsewhere
Through January 26, 2014
Eva Lundsager’s paintings “sing beautifully of landscape without ever describing one.” Inventing a vivid unreal world, her abstract canvases teeter on the edge of recognition. Growing up in semi-rural Maryland in the ’60s and ‘70s, Lundsager freely roamed the farms, woods, and caves along the Patuxent River and made frequent visits to the museums of Washington, DC. Lundsager received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Maryland, where she studied with artists Ann Truitt, Sam Gilliam, Claudia DeMonte and the art historian and theorist Jack Burnham. Moving to New York in 1985 to attend the MFA program at Hunter College, Lundsager studied with the painters Ralph Humphrey, Susan Crile, and Marcia Hafif, and the ceramicist Susan Peterson. Lundsager’s work is in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and the St. Louis Art Museum. She has completed two public artworks, one a billboard-sized outdoor painting for Public Notice, an exhibition at Laumeier Sculpture Park, now permanently installed at the City Academy in St. Louis. The exhibition will be accompanied by a small publication and has been made possible with the generous support of the Van Doren Waxter Gallery, New York.

Anne Truitt at the Academy Art Museum
Through January 26, 2014
The artist Anne Truitt was born in Baltimore in 1921 and spent her childhood in Easton. She lived in a house on South Street, just a block from the Academy Art Museum. She travelled extensively before eventually settling in Washington, DC. Her paintings and sculpture are noted for their simple linear qualities and investigation of color relationships. Critics have often associated her with both Minimalism and the Washington Color Field artists, although like many artists she rejected reductive classifications. She had a successful career showing her work extensively in New York City and across the country. Along with her art Truitt was noted as a teacher and as an author of memoirs: Daybook (1982), Turn (1986), and Prospect (1996). She died in Washington in 2004. In 2009 the Hirshhorn Museum mounted a major retrospective of Truitt’s career.

Academy Art Museum Faculty Exhibition
Through January 5, 2014
For many years members and non-members of the Academy Art Museum have taken classes in a wide variety of media. This year the Museum will have the premier of a Faculty Exhibition, featuring the best work of its instructors. Participating faculty include Roberta Seger, Diane DuBois Mullaly, Heather Crow, Paul Aspell, Sahm Doherty-Sefton, George Holzer, Rita Curtis, Patrick Meehan, Kevin Garber, Ebby Malgren, Jen Wagner, Laura Rankin,Katie Cassidy, Margery Caggiano and Constance Del Nero.

Melo Minnella: Siciliana
Through January 26, 2014
For more than five decades the Italian photographer Melo Minnella has travelled the world to focus his empathetic lens on the activities and places of everyday people. He has a longstanding interest in folklore and folk art and an acute sensitivity for traditions of work, play, and worship. This exhibition presents a selection of black and white photographs recording his explorations in his home region, Sicily. Since the start of his career, Minnella has given special attention to the landscapes and ways of living that are gradually vanishing from the Island.
Caption: Melo Minnella, Palermo, Italy 1965

The Art of Perspective
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
2 Weeks: December 3 and 10
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $60 Members; $90 Non-members
Students having trouble understanding perspective as it applies to their artwork will benefit from this class. Through a series of exercises, Katie will guide students through the steps of creating the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional surface. This class is appropriate for artists of any level and medium.

Kittredge-Wilson Lecture Series
December 12, 2013, 6 p.m.
Easton’s Influence: A Sense of Place in Anne Truitt’s Art
Kristen Hileman, Curator of Contemporary Art, Baltimore Museum of Art
Cost: $15 Members; $20 for Non-members

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Fee: $95 Members, $115 Non-members (includes transportation & driver tip)
Registration Deadline: November 27, 2013
Leave the driving to us! Board the bus at Creamery Lane at 7am and arrive in New York at 11 a.m. Plan your day around visiting the museums, taking in a Broadway Show, shopping, or just experiencing the Big Apple during the holiday season. The bus will leave the city at 7 p.m. for the return trip to Easton. Can’t go this time….the Museum plans to go again in Spring 2014!

Holiday Craft Saturdays at the Museum
WINTER HOLIDAY Saturday, December 14, 1 – 3 p.m.
VALENTINES DAY Saturday, February 8, 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $5 per child (Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited. Scholarships available.) (Ages 6-12)
Come join the Museum staff for an afternoon of holiday crafts. We will create one or more seasonal projects that children can take home to keep or give as gifts. Color your holiday with fun!

For further information or to register for these programs, classes and event, visit or call 410-822-2787.