Academy Art Museum

106 South St., Easton, MD 21601 - United States

410-822-2787

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The mission of the Academy Art Museum is to promote the knowledge, practice, and appreciation of the arts and to enhance cultural life on the Eastern Shore by making available to everyone the Museum’s expanding collection, exhibitions, and broad spectrum of arts programs.

Exhibits

Recent Photography Acquisitions & Highlights from the Permanent Collection - through October 3, 2021
This exhibition presents recent and exciting additions to the Collection by Ansel Adams, Tom Baril, Louis Faurer, and Aaron Siskind, alongside existing masterworks from the vault by Berenice Abbott, William Christenberry, William Eggleston, John Gossage, Frederick Hammersley, Lisette Model, Eadweard Muybridge, Joan C. Netherwood, Robert Rauschenberg, Stephen Lee Szabo, and others. The selection offers an introduction to creative, historical and methodological motifs in 19th and 20th century photography, celebrating the artists’ diverse thematic inquiries through the medium, as well as their virtuosity in their respective processes.

Close Introspection: From Picasso to Kusama - through November 7, 2021
Close Introspection: From Picasso to Kusama features works by critically-acclaimed mid-to-late 20th century and contemporary artists, including Helen Frankenthaler, Judy Pfaff, Pablo Picasso, Howardena Pindell, and Martin Puryear, and explores the meditative dimension of the creative process. The works in the exhibition reveal the artistic predicament of deeply considering the nature and form of a chosen subject, and re-articulating said subject in a transformative way. Much like the artist, the viewer is invited to first observe closely, then consider the wider context of each work, following the formal and stylistic threads the artists offer in their respective visual languages. Close Introspection: From Picasso to Kusama offers comparisons between works from the major movements of the 20th century, from European Abstraction and Abstract Expressionism to Feminist Art.

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