Exhibits at Maryland Hall
Visit our campus for a variety of public art and select gallery experiences inside and outside our building.
Paintings by Luis Bello. Exhibition opens in the Openshaw Balcony Gallery February 3 and will run through May 1, 2022. Luis Bello joined Jovenes Artistas, part of Maryland Hall's outreach programming, in 2015 after overcoming many challenges in his life. Once in the program, he thrived as a visual artist. His work is very process oriented and features layers of abstract marks while also incorporating raw imagery and text. Luis is the first artist to create and show work through the new Openshaw Artist-in-Residence program.
Fall 2021 - Winter 2022
Celebrate the public art created by our ArtReach team with a new exhibit dedicated to the "One Annapolis" mural on our campus.
Teaching Artist Exhibit & Artisan Pop Up Shop
In the Chaney Gallery, enjoy the Teaching Artist's exhibit and visit the all new Artisan Pop Up Shop featuring original works by the Teaching Artists of MD Hall. Gift locally made art this season.
Patrick Dougherty Nature Installation
Installed May 2021
Patrick Dougherty is a world-renowned sculptor who has spent the last 30+ years building monumental scale environmental works, which require saplings by the truckload and his sculptures can be seen from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, and all over the United States. In May 2021, Mr. Dougherty installed "The Old Home Place" with the help of volunteers and local collaborators such as AACPS.
The sculpture is open to the public to enjoy for the coming years!
Call to Artists! Carve Your Large-Scale Woodblock and Print with BIG INK's Mobile Press
Art of Criticism
Art Show by Dee Marqués featuring works by Deonte Ward aka Dee Marqués, Jamison Scott, Sheldon Pindell, Aoife Lennon and more.
Color Story: A Community Conversation on Color
Open Fall 2021
For the 2021 Annapolis Arts Week, we hosted artist Mēlani Naim for a colorful community project as part of our Under Construction Arts residency. Her in progress project was explored in the Chaney Gallery.
In Search of Meaning: Memory Becomes Us
March 8 - May 21, 2021
An exhibition illuminating the role memory plays in relation to who we are. Patricia Moss-Vreeland’s paintings, prints, artist books, poetry, and videos are metaphoric responses and reside in concert with the interlacing of science texts, connecting the personal to the universal.
Art of Activism
Artists have been using art to communicate societal issues including gender, race, politics, and religion for generations. Art of Activism explores the ways in which current Maryland-based Black artists are using their work as a statement of activism.
Portraits from Havre de Grace: by artist Pamela Wilde
From January 26th 2018 to January 25th 2019 Pamela Wilde portrayed 120 individuals, painting 12"x12" portraits of anyone willing to sit for a three-hour session in her studio at Artists Emporium in Havre de Grace. Members, both within and outside the community, took part in modeling sessions with the artist. People from a broad range of age, ethnicity, religion, and background came forward to be painted. The youngest participant, aged seven months, and the eldest, in her 90s, came to be painted.
Art of Recovery
Brought to Maryland Hall by Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency in partnership with Recovery Anne Arundel, The Art of Recovery showcases how artists use their talents to express what words cannot. Their art helps celebrate the joys of recovery and demonstrates the many conditions artists face ranging from homelessness, mental health, and addiction.
Umbrella and Its Many Ways, Paintings by Betty Pethel
Umbrellas! One can hold them high or low and when we do, they become an expressive extension of a "happening." Umbrellas can offer protection, such as a foil against the sun, protect from the rain, make a fashion statement, and as we saw in Hong Kong (2019 protest), defensive protection against one's foe.