Events This Week: June 7-13

Jun 07 2021

Events This Week: June 7-13

What's Happening This Week

Stay busy this week with more events from our partners, whether you’re looking for a lecture during lunch or an in-person walking tour. Be sure to also check our calendar of events for more upcoming programs and reserve your space today, some of them sell out fast!

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Annapolis Arts Week!

It’s Annapolis Arts Week, and arts-related events abound. The Paint Annapolis  happenings are not to be missed, and music and arts opportunities and performances are happening again in person in Annapolis!  The Calendar of events is updated daily. Check out the events planned for this exciting annual event here.

50th Anniversary Lecture Series – The Anne Arundel County Almshouse: Voices From the Lunacy Commission – SOLD OUT

Join London Town in celebrating our 50th anniversary with lectures highlighting our past and future. The heart of London Town’s historic area is the c.1760 William Brown House, a National Historic Landmark. Originally, the William Brown House began as an upscale tavern. After London Town’s heyday in the colonial era, it served as Anne Arundel County’s Almshouse from the mid-1820’s until 1965. The Almshouse was intended to house people who were poor, elderly, or mentally ill, but it was often an unpleasant place, even having been described as an “Abode of Misery.” Historian Lisa Robbins will give a glimpse into this part of London Town’s history. Robbins was the previous Education Programs Administrator at London Town.

Free for members or $10 for non-members. This event is now SOLD OUT.

Listening Session: The Independent Artist Network, for the General Public

The Independent Artist Network (IAN) is the Maryland State Arts Council’s new initiative to improve service to independent artists by simplifying application procedures and providing improved opportunities to connect with employing organizations. This listening session is intended for the general public, and independent artists in particular, to share their needs and expectations on how the IAN can best serve them. Recommendations gathered in this session will be considered for the official rollout of the IAN in summer 2021.

This event is free to attend.

Lunch and Learn: Maryland’s Artistic Property Highlights Recent Acquisitions

The state of Maryland is fortunate to have one of the most historic collections of state-owned art in the nation.  The collection includes paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and works on paper dating from the thirteenth century to the present and is rich in portraiture of Maryland governors, legislators, and first ladies. Many of these works of art are displayed in the Maryland State House, Government House, and other legislative buildings throughout the Annapolis complex. Recent acquisitions help expand the breadth of the collection in terms of date range and diversity, as well as historic treasures received as gifts. Catherine Rogers Arthur, Senior Curator Director of Artistic Property, will present a lecture about Maryland’s artistic property, recent acquisitions, and lead viewers on a virtual tour of Maryland’s Treasures of State.

This event is presented by The Maryland State Archives in collaboration with The Enoch Pratt Free Library and The Maryland Four Centuries Project. It is free to attend. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

John Shaw Walking Tour

  • Date: Saturday, June 12
  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Location: Old Treasury Building in State Circle
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

This tour explores the fascinating life of acclaimed 18th century Scottish born cabinet maker John Shaw. The tour visits his workshop, church, and the homes of his clients. The tour meets at the Old Treasury Building in State Circle.

Cost to participate is $20 or $10 for members. To make a reservation call: 410-263-4683 x10.

As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.