Academy Art Museum December Events


André Kertész: On Reading
Through January 15, 2012
Lecture: Uncommon Images, Sahm Doherty-Sefton: January 11, 2012, 6:30pm
Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD

André Kertész: On Reading is a series of photographs made by legendary Hungarian photographer André Kertész (1894–1985) in Hungary, France, and the United States over a 50-year period. The exhibition illustrates Kertész’s penchant for the poetry and choreography of life in public and also private moments at home, examining the power of reading as a universal pleasure. The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois.

Working Artist Forum
Through December 4, 2011
The Working Artists Forum (WAF) is a group of professional artists, each artist juried in by a panel of five members in good standing. They meet monthly at the Academy Art Museum. WAF members are from diverse professions and geographical locations. Their work is in an ever growing number of private and corporate collections across the United States and abroad. The WAF annually provides gift certificates for art supplies to the scholarship students of Chesapeake College and monetary donations to the
art teachers of the five Mid-Shore elementary schools.

Photo above: Geraldine Czajkowski, Unbridled Storm 3, Mixed Media


Michelangelo: Classic or Romantic
Thursday, December 1, 2011, 6 p.m.
Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
John T. Spike
$25 Members, $30 Non-members
Along with Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) discovered and exemplified the classical style of the Renaissance. But was Michelangelo’s art truly classical? Dr. John T. Spike shows that Michelangelo’s immense and enduring authority derives from his genius for energizing classical equilibrium with surges of emotional passion.

Music & Tea at Three
Afternoon Tea Hits a High Note
Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
This series will feature a full afternoon tea by the Robert Morris Inn and a variety of performances by accomplished solo artists.
Reservations required
Cost: $60, Members; $95 Non-members for each Tea
Jacqueline Pollauf, harp, December 7, 2011, 3 p.m.
Benjamin Beirs, guitar, February 15, 2012, 3 p.m.

An Evening to Honor Paul Makosky
featuring the C Street Brass Quintet
Friday, December 9, 2011
Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
Reservations required.
Cost: $80, Members; $115 Non-members
Hors d’oeuvres at 5:45 p.m., Dinner at 6 p.m.
This special tribute honors trustee emeritus Paul Makosky for his 20 years of service in guiding the Museum’s Concert Series. Proceeds from the evening will help underwrite the Museum’s performing arts programs. Founded in 2007, The C-Street Brass is solely comprised of musicians from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.


Goin’ Monkey
Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
Saturdays, December 3, 2011
10 and 11 a.m. performances
Goin’ Monkey is a fun interactive musical experience for children of all ages through ten. Dance and play along to songs that encourage movement and learning about all kinds of musical concepts such as musical ensembles, harmony and melody, body percussion and much more. For children through age 10 (all children must be accompanied by an adult).

Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
Ages 6-12
Come join in an afternoon of fun and holiday crafts. Different mediums will be used to create masterpieces inspired by the holiday that your child can give as a gift or use as a decoration for the home or to share with friends and family.
Dates: December 17, 2011, 1-3 p.m.
FREE. Registration is required.


The Academy Art Museum is offering a range of additional winter workshops and classes in drawing, painting, pastels, photography, and pottery for adults and children. For further information, visit or call 410-822-2787.


Clay – Intermediate Handbuilding
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Wednesdays, January 11 – February 15, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Session 1 February 29 – April 4, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Session 11
Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
Cost: $175, Members; $190 Non-members
Students will work with coil, soft slab and leather hard construction. Projects may include plates, mugs and boxes. Explore how form and surface create a visual statement.

Clay – Intermediate Pottery Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Tuesdays, January 10 – February 14, 2012, 10 a.m. – noon, Session 1
February 28 – April 3, 2012, 10 a.m. – noon, Session 11
Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
Cost: $175, Members; $190, Non-members
Participants will be introduced to new techniques such as the making of lidded jars, plates and larger forms while still working on basic skills.


Adult Ballroom & Latin Dance
Amanda Showell
Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
A variety of classes are offered. For further information, call (410) 482-6169 or visit

Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
A wide range of classes in ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance are offered for children of all ages. For further information or to register for classes, contact the Ballet Theatre of Maryland at 410-224-5644.

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