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The Mitchell Gallery The Mitchell Gallery, located on the campus of St. John’s College, is a treasure in historic Annapolis. The Gallery presents changing exhibitions from late August through mid-June each academic year. Please check the website for exhibition schedule.
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The Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery, located on the campus of St. John’s College, is a treasure in historic Annapolis. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2012 and dedicated to bringing art of world renown to Annapolis since it opened in 1989, the Mitchell Gallery’s modern design by architect Chip Bohl won a Citation of Merit from the American Institute of Architects. It attracts over 10,000 visitors a year to its museum-quality exhibits which range in theme and diversity for a gallery of its size. Exhibitions have included works of celebrated artists such as Bruegel, Calder, Rembrandt, Rodin, Motherwell and Johns, exhibitions of unique historical and regional interest, such as photography by A. Aubrey Bodine and Marion Warren and The National Craft Show. The Mitchell Gallery serves the community of St. John's and the wider communities of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County as a resource for viewing, discussing, and learning about fine art.

New year, new exhibition coming January 9th! ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection  January 9–February 23, ...
12/30/2019

New year, new exhibition coming January 9th! ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection January 9–February 23, 2020
https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/mitchell-gallery/exhibits-and-programs/retooled

Born in Muskegon, Michigan in 1937, artist Mike McDonnell concentrated on painting still-lifes and interiors, primarily in watercolor. In his work, he strived to idealize his everyday subjects while emphasizing clean, precise colors and details.

🖼️: #MikeMcDonnell, "Table Saw Blade," 1987, #watercolor on paper, 30 x 40 inches.

Tune in next Sunday for more highlights from IA&A's #HechingerCollection or discover more at bit.ly/iaahechinger.

🎉It’s time for year-end giving ◽️ Mitchell Gallery: 30 Years I Centuries of Art ◽️ Thank you for your support ◽️ Support...
12/27/2019

🎉It’s time for year-end giving ◽️ Mitchell Gallery: 30 Years I Centuries of Art ◽️ Thank you for your support ◽️ Support the Arts
Follow link to donate, become a member: https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/mitchell-gallery
The Mitchell Gallery relies on community commitment, through generous individual and corporate memberships, to fund its diverse exhibits and dynamic programs.

Give the 🎁 of membership ◽️ Support the Arts ◽️Gifts that give backThe Mitchell Gallery relies on community commitment, ...
12/23/2019

Give the 🎁 of membership ◽️ Support the Arts ◽️Gifts that give back

The Mitchell Gallery relies on community commitment, through generous individual and corporate memberships, to fund its diverse exhibits and dynamic programs. Thank you for your support!
Follow link for information: https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/mitchell-gallery/membership-information

“A benefit of art: helps you live longer!” Visit ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection opening January 9th.
12/21/2019
Maryland State Arts Council

“A benefit of art: helps you live longer!”
Visit ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection opening January 9th.

A benefit of art: helps you live longer!

Coming in 2020 to the Mitchell GalleryRetooled: Highlights from the Hechinger CollectionJanuary 9–February 23, 2020 http...
12/16/2019

Coming in 2020 to the Mitchell Gallery
Retooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection
January 9–February 23, 2020
https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/mitchell-gallery/exhibits-and-programs/retooled

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Fernand Léger was born in Argentan, France in 1881, and died in Grif-sur-Yvette, France in 1955. One of the great masters of the 20th century, Léger continues to exert a lasting influence on generations of younger artists. In the 1930s he made two visits to the US, and he lived in self-imposed exile in New York from 1940 to 1946. Léger’s version of Cubism emphasized bold designs of primary, tonal colors and streamlined forms suggestive of machines. Along with members of DeStijl and the Purist movements, he envisioned a positive social function for art. 🖼️: Fernand Leger, “Les Constructeurs", 1951, lithograph.

Exhibition closing! Open Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Life and Art of Mary Petty through December 15th.“I h...
12/14/2019

Exhibition closing! Open Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Life and Art of Mary Petty through December 15th.
“I have named her Fay as that name seemed the one that most nearly expressed her quality, something rather gossamer and fragile, easily crushed and blown about by the harsh winds of life, yet very occasionally experiencing the unexpected touch of a benevolent zephyr which wafts her up to small heights of timid happiness."

Exhibition closing! Through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.“The Life and Art of Mary Petty“Severa...
12/13/2019

Exhibition closing! Through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

“The Life and Art of Mary Petty
“Several of Petty's early illustrations featured independent, free-thinking women, many of whom worked for a living. During the next decade the artist became more and more preoccupied with the upper class society who inhabited the brownstones and mansions which dotted New York's Upper East Side. The lifestyle and attitudes of wealthy, 'old money,' Victorian style society were the grist for Mary Petty's keen observations. Her satire, nearly always on target, was of a gentle variety that poked fun at human frailties and never seemed mean spirited.

Petty's cover illustrations so successfully identified and depicted the personality traits of this class and their hired help that people would write to remark that they knew a family that must have been the model for these paintings. Mary named her principal characters Mrs. Peabody and Fay.”

🎉Exciting St. John’s College news! Today, St. John's College was named the "Four-Year College of the Year" by Education ...
12/09/2019
St. John's College

🎉Exciting St. John’s College news! Today, St. John's College was named the "Four-Year College of the Year" by Education Dive, a leading education news publisher.

We’re proud to announce that Education Dive just named St. John’s the "Four-Year College of the Year" in the 2019 Dive Awards! Read more about the award, which honors innovation and disruption in higher education:

https://dive.pub/2P9Vz5a

Final week! Through Sunday, December 15th, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday Docent Day 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.Cartoonist Mary Petty (...
12/09/2019

Final week! Through Sunday, December 15th, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday Docent Day 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Cartoonist Mary Petty (1899-1976) is known for the witty and pointed cartoons of the upper class of early 20th century America that appeared in The New Yorker for 39 years. Some of Petty’s earliest illustrations featured independent, free-thinking women, while her later works concentrated on the lifestyles and attitudes of inherited wealth and her invented Peabody family. Petty was married to fellow New Yorker cartoonist Alan Dunn, whose works are also included in the exhibition. Dunn’s works, which comment on architecture, politics, and social issues, complement Petty’s observations on modern life. The spirit of their independent compositions, unified by a shared sense of humor, is timeless.

Last month Mitchell Gallery donors had the opportunity for a private tour of the Maryland Historical Society’s exhibitio...
12/06/2019

Last month Mitchell Gallery donors had the opportunity for a private tour of the Maryland Historical Society’s exhibition Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy. This was a wonderfully insightful and informative tour about Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte given by President and CEO Mark Letzer. Follow link to learn more about the benefits of membership:
https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/mitchell-gallery/membership-information

“Born in 1899, Mary Petty graduated from the Horace Mann School in New York City. She had no formal art training but did...
12/04/2019

“Born in 1899, Mary Petty graduated from the Horace Mann School in New York City. She had no formal art training but did have the support of her husband, fellow cartoonist Alan Dunn, when she began drawing cartoons. He encouraged her originality and natural talent for drawing, giving her artistic guidance. Heartened by his support, Petty was publishing in the The New Yorker and other periodicals by 1927.”

Docent tours: Noon to 3 p.m. on Thursdays; Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.; Friday: 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

The Life and Art of Mary Petty through December 15th.

Giving Tuesday ◽️ Donate ◽️Become a MemberThank you for your support! Support the Mitchell Gallery, accredited by the Am...
12/03/2019

Giving Tuesday ◽️ Donate ◽️Become a Member

Thank you for your support! Support the Mitchell Gallery, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2012.

Your support provides a world-class center for the visual arts in the heart of historic Annapolis

You enable the Gallery to bring museum-quality exhibitions to an award-winning, state-of-the-art facility on the campus of St. John’s College

Your support helps to bring works by Rembrandt, Calder, Rodin, Cassatt, Hiroshige, and other renowned artists to Annapolis

You join a community of art lovers and supporters who believe in contributing to the rich cultural arts in Annapolis

You enable hundreds of schoolchildren to enrich their art education with tours and hands-on activities

You support educational outreach programs such as lectures, gallery talks, seminars, poetry workshops, book discussion groups

Your support allows the Gallery to be open to the public with free admission

The Mitchell Gallery welcomes more than 10,000 visitors annually

https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/mitchell-gallery

We are grateful to our Mitchell Gallery Sponsors, Donors, Members and Volunteers for making this 30th anniversary year a...
11/28/2019

We are grateful to our Mitchell Gallery Sponsors, Donors, Members and Volunteers for making this 30th anniversary year an exceptional one!

For those of you in Annapolis this Thanksgiving weekend, come in to enjoy The Life and Art of Mary Petty, open from noon to 5 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We’re also open Friday evening from 6:45-7:45 pm.

Happy Thanksgiving to all,

Hydee and Lucinda

Friday evenings the Mitchell Gallery is open before SJC lectures from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. The Life and Art of Mary Petty t...
11/22/2019

Friday evenings the Mitchell Gallery is open before SJC lectures from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. The Life and Art of Mary Petty through December 15. Tonight‘s topic for the 8 p.m. lecture in the FSK Auditorium is “Beauvoir’s Critical Phenomenology of Women’s (Limited) Agency under Patriarchal Disciplinary Regimes.” Free. Open to the public. For more information see the full Formal Lecture Series schedule: https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/events/lectures/formal-lecture-series?fbclid=IwAR2ZsA6VlIQLSfDx7HbmwQMT1Rb983p87xpdI26TlvBy2laPQ_F6YYb05_s

The Life and Art of Mary Petty “Her satire, nearly always on target, was of a gentle variety that poked fun at human fra...
11/19/2019

The Life and Art of Mary Petty “Her satire, nearly always on target, was of a gentle variety that poked fun at human frailties and never seemed mean spirited.”
November 20: Art Express Lunchtime Tour
Join Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg for a tour from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
📷: Sally McGee

“Mary Petty (1899–1976) was a self-taught, prolific illustrator of books and magazines whose works appeared regularly on...
11/15/2019

“Mary Petty (1899–1976) was a self-taught, prolific illustrator of books and magazines whose works appeared regularly on the covers of The New Yorker. In total, Petty completed 273 drawings and 38 covers for the publication. Her work often depicted the New York elite, centering around the characters of the Peabody family including Mrs.Peabody and her maid, Fay. During her lifetime, Petty exhibited work both nationally and internationally. Today, her art resides in the permanent collection of several prestigious museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Wichita Art Museum. The largest single collection of her work was gifted to Syracuse University by the artist.” The Life and Art of Mary Petty now through December 15th.

Docent tours: Noon to 3 p.m. on ThursdaysHours: Tuesday - Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.Friday:  6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
11/14/2019

Docent tours: Noon to 3 p.m. on Thursdays
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Friday: 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Friday evenings the Mitchell Gallery is open before the lectures from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. The Life and Art of Mary Petty t...
11/12/2019
St. John's College

Friday evenings the Mitchell Gallery is open before the lectures from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. The Life and Art of Mary Petty through December 15. “It is not difficult to imagine Petty working diligently over her drawing board, a well-worn platform where she created hundreds of cartoons and numerous watercolors. Throughout her career, Petty published over two hundred cartoons in The New Yorker and painted more than thirty watercolors for the front cover of the magazine. Often laboring for months to develop a cover illustration for the magazine, Petty built up her image beginning with an ink drawing. She skillfully layered a limited palette of transparent colors over the drawing to develop her virtuoso watercolor paintings. In their art, Mary Petty and Alan Dunn believed that gentle, pictorial satire could be as effective as political or editorial comment. They spent their entire careers creating thousands of drawings that commented upon issues that are still important to us today. This exhibition reminds us that a genteel manner of examining our culture can still be effective.”

On Friday, November 15th, Zena Hitz, tutor, will deliver a lecture entitled “The Moral Fragility of Human Beings” at 8:00 p.m. in the FSK Auditorium on the Annapolis campus.

See the full Formal Lecture Series schedule below!
https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/events/lectures/formal-lecture-series

Bob Mankoff, American cartoonist, author, and former cartoon editor of The New Yorker, talked  on “This Petty Place: Mar...
11/11/2019

Bob Mankoff, American cartoonist, author, and former cartoon editor of The New Yorker, talked on “This Petty Place: Mary Petty of The New Yorker.” Free public event. Followed by Mitchell Gallery Members Libations and Conversations.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Patrick F. Crossman in Memory of Elizabeth D. Crossman, with support from Peggy Sue Atterbury and Joan Vinson.

Additional support is provided by Anonymous, Tara Balfe Clifford/Cliftara Bed ‘n Breakfast, George and Madeleine Hughes, Pamela McKee, Thea B. Pinskey, and Eric and JanElaine Smith.

The Life and Art of Mary Petty is organized by the Syracuse University Art Galle
November 5–December 15, 2019

Cartoonist Mary Petty (1899-1976) is known for the witty and pointed cartoons of the upper class of early 20th century America that appeared in The New Yorker for 39 years. Some of Petty’s earliest illustrations featured independent, free-thinking women, while her later works concentrated on the lifestyles and attitudes of inherited wealth and her invented Peabody family. Petty was married to fellow New Yorker cartoonist Alan Dunn, whose works are also included in the exhibition. Dunn’s works, which comment on architecture, politics, and social issues, complement Petty’s observations on modern life. The spirit of their independent compositions, unified by a shared sense of humor, is timeless.

Bob Mankoff, American cartoonist, author, and former cartoon editor of The New Yorker, talked on “This Petty Place: Mary Petty of The New Yorker.” Free public event. Followed by Mitchell Gallery Members Libations and Conversations.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Patrick F. Crossman in Memory of Elizabeth D. Crossman, with support from Peggy Sue Atterbury and Joan Vinson.

Additional support is provided by Anonymous, Tara Balfe Clifford/Cliftara Bed ‘n Breakfast, George and Madeleine Hughes, Pamela McKee, Thea B. Pinskey, and Eric and JanElaine Smith.

The Life and Art of Mary Petty is organized by the Syracuse University Art Galle
November 5–December 15, 2019

Cartoonist Mary Petty (1899-1976) is known for the witty and pointed cartoons of the upper class of early 20th century America that appeared in The New Yorker for 39 years. Some of Petty’s earliest illustrations featured independent, free-thinking women, while her later works concentrated on the lifestyles and attitudes of inherited wealth and her invented Peabody family. Petty was married to fellow New Yorker cartoonist Alan Dunn, whose works are also included in the exhibition. Dunn’s works, which comment on architecture, politics, and social issues, complement Petty’s observations on modern life. The spirit of their independent compositions, unified by a shared sense of humor, is timeless.

Register now to hear Bob Mankoff (https://www.bobmankoff.com) Sunday, November 10, at 3 p.m. talk about Mary Petty and T...
11/09/2019

Register now to hear Bob Mankoff (https://www.bobmankoff.com) Sunday, November 10, at 3 p.m. talk about Mary Petty and The New Yorker cartoons. Bob Mankoff is the retired New Yorker cartoon editor and a cartoonist himself so this promises to be an interesting and entertaining program.

The Life and Art of Mary Petty, an exhibition of witty and pointed cartoons by New Yorker cover artist Mary Petty now through December 15th.

Sunday, November 10, 3 p.m. Bob Mankoff, American cartoonist, author, and former cartoon editor of The New Yorker, will lecture on “This Petty Place: Mary Petty of The New Yorker.” Free event, registration required. Immediately followed by Mitchell Gallery Members Libations and Conversations. 🍇🧀🍷
Register for this lecture: https://community.stjohnscollege.edu/mglec111019
Become a member: https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/mitchell-gallery/membership-information

The Life and Art of Mary Petty. Through December 15th. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Patrick F. Crossman in Memory of Elizabeth D. Crossman, with support from Peggy Sue Atterbury and Joan Vinson. Additional support is provided by an Anonymous Donor, Tara Balfe Clifford/Cliftara Bed ‘n Breakfast, George and Madeleine Hughes, Pamela McKee, Thea B. Pinskey, and Eric and JanElaine Smith. Gifts in-kind: Graul’s Market, Historic Inns of Annapolis, and Mills Fine Wine & Spirits.

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