The Mitchell Gallery 2013-2014 Exhibitions Calendar
Memories and Premonitions
August 28 – October 16, 2013
“Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions” is the first major examination of the artist’s work since his death in 1995. The exhibition includes 70 original works of art by the influential artist, including paintings, prints and drawings and is curated by Domenic Iacono, director of the Syracuse University Art Galleries.
Schrag’s art career spanned more than 60 years, and he had strong ties to the New York City art scene. After studying at the Art Students League, he joined S.W. Hayter's prestigious printmaking studio Atelier 17, working alongside artists Miró, Chagall, and Jackson Pollock. Schrag was named director of the Atelier in 1950 and later began a teaching career at Cooper Union, where he taught drawing and graphic arts from 1954 to1968.
Schrag’s art conveys his ability to see the landscape as if for the first time; the surprise of that special view, the recognition of his ability to feel wonder when looking at nature or figures, and the reward associated with seeing the world through his eyes. As stated by Schrag, “While I believe that the outward appearance of nature is but the shell of a deeper and richer inside world that I wish to understand, I also know that the forms of art are in their infinite relationships charged with profound meanings.”
Organized by the Syracuse University Art Collection
September 11 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Karl Schrag” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
September 18 Lecture. Domenic Lacono, director of Syracuse University Art Galleries, will lecture on “Karl Schrag and Atelier 17”at 7:30 p.m.
September 20 Members Preview Reception. Be the first to view the “Karl Schrag” exhibition at this elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres reception from 5 to 7 p.m. By invitation only.
September 22 Sunday Afternoon Reception & Family Program. Art educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Karl Schrag” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
October 3 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “Karl Schrag” exhibition followed by a discussion of a related book, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.
October 8 Seminar. St. John’s tutor David Townsend and artist Ebby Malmgren will lead a seminar related to the exhibition at 7 p.m. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 410-626-2556 to register.
October 13 Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Karl Schrag” exhibition at 3 p.m.
Reflections and Undercurrents:
Prints of Venice, 1900-1950
October 25 – December 13, 2013
Ernest David Roth (1879-1964) was one of the most significant American etchers of the first half of the twentieth century. His work ranged from important views of New York and Paris to exotic images of Istanbul and Segovia. His most important achievements, however, are his prints of Italy, in particular the approximately 45 views he did in Venice from 1905 to 1940. In these etchings, Roth employed a supple line and rich tone that captures the essence of Venetian architecture in the clear light of the Venetian lagoon. Roth’s prints influenced a generation of American printmakers, including John Taylor Arms (1887-1953), Louis Rosenberg (1890-1983), and Herman Webster(1878-1970). This exhibition brings together 35 of Roth’s most important Venetian views, including variant printings of the plates, preparatory drawings and the plates themselves, with prints by his most important artistic contemporaries.
The exhibition begins with the works of Roth’s precursors: James McNeill Whistler and his circle, including Otto Bacher(1856-1909), Mortimer Menpes (Australian, 1860-1938),andJoseph Pennell(1860-1926). Also exhibited are striking Venetian views by Roth’s distinguished contemporaries, including Sydney Litten (British, 1887-1949), James McBey (Scottish, 1883-1959)Donald Shaw McLaughlan(Canadian, 1876-1952), John Marin (1870-1953) and Jan Vondrous (Czech-American, 1884-1956). The final section highlights the compelling work of contemporary Italian etchers of Venice, Fabio Mauroner (1884-1948) and Emanuelle Brugnoli (1859-1944). The prints in the exhibition are predominantly from one private collection, with selected loans from other private collections and from the Mattatuck Museum of Art in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Organized by the Trout Gallery, Dickinson College.
This exhibition is generously supported by the Helena Foundation.
October 27 Lecture. Curator Eric Denker will lecture on “Prints of Venice”at 4 p.m.
November 3 Sunday Afternoon Reception & Family Program. Art educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Prints of Venice” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
November 20 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Prints of Venice” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
December 5 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “Prints of Venice” exhibition followed by a discussion of a related book from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.
Dialogue: Words and Images in Art, 1500-1924
January – April 2014
This exhibition surveys the history of the word-image relationship in art from the Renaissance to the aftermath of the First World War. This relationship will encompass simple titles for works of art, the inclusion of words within images, literary descriptions of objects, visual illustrations of texts, and embedded texts inseparable from images.
St. John’s College Community Art Exhibition 2014
April 27 – May 11, 2014
This annual exhibition offers members of the St. John’s College community an opportunity to explore the visual arts. The result, a diverse collection of ceramics, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, textiles, and photographs, elegantly represents the artistic talent of the community.
Image & Imagination:
Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition 2014
May 22 – June 5, 2014
The Mitchell Gallery is pleased to present our sixth all-county, juried, multi-media biennial exhibition of artists who live or work in Anne Arundel County. Two- and three-dimensional artwork created in the last three years will be on view.
* To register for our programs, please call 410-626-2556.
Funding and Support
Funding and support for this exhibition is provided in part by Anne Arundel County, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis, The Helena Foundation, Ken's Creative Kitchen, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Estate of Elizabeth Myers Mitchell, Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors, Members of the Mitchell Gallery, the Mitchell Gallery Endowment, Mitchell Gallery Next Generation Committee, the John and Hilda Moore Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lillian Vanous Nutt Mitchell Gallery Endowment, and the Clare Eddy and Eugene V. Thaw Fine Arts Fund.
Thanks to the support of our members, these exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.