Academy Art Museum – February 2012 Events

Arts Express Trips

Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012, matinee
Cost: $75, Members; $110 Non-members

In his fourth commission for Ford’s Theatre, playwright Richard Hellesen explores the two documented encounters between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln during a period of national crisis. Together, the men imagine not only a unified nation but a society that brings truth to the Declaration of Independence assertion that “all men are created equal.”

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Cost: $80, Members; $115 Non-members
(includes admission and guided tour)
In 1886, while living in Paris, Vincent van Gogh dramatically altered his manner of painting landscapes and still lifes. By experimenting with depth of field and focus and using shifting perspectives, he produced some of the most radical and original works of his career.

Looking at Rothko

Speaker: Harry Cooper

Date: Friday, February 10, 2012, at 12 noon
Cost: $20, Members; $30 Non-members

Harry Cooper, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art, will give a talk to coincide with the exhibition Mark Rothko: Selections from the National Gallery of Art. Dr. Cooper will walk through the exhibition with the group and discuss the development of Rothko’s artistic style through the original paintings and drawings. A light lunch will follow.


Music & Tea at Three
Academy Art Museum
Date: February 15, 2012, 3 p.m.
Cost: $60, Members; $95 Non-members for each Tea
Reservations required
This series will feature a full afternoon tea by the Robert Morris Inn and a variety of performances by accomplished solo artists. February’s Tea will feature Benjamin Beirs on guitar.

Admission to the Museum is $3 for non–members, children under 12 admitted free. The Museum is open Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The First Friday of each month, the Museum is open until 7 p.m. The Museum is located at 106 South St., Easton, MD, 21601. For general Museum information, call 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit: