Tour Local Online Art Exhibits

April 14, 2020

Empty art galleryIn a previous blog post, we discussed the important contributions artists and arts organizations make to our heritage community, and the necessity of showing them our support.

Although currently closed to the public, many of our partners are now offering virtual tours of their exhibits.

Now’s the perfect time to discover, or rediscover, what’s on offer in our Annapolis galleries!

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Take the Digital Gallery Tour of Unnatural Causes: Art of a Critical Nature. Maryland Hall has created a blog along with a complimentary video tour of the exhibit. While the images in the blog include every artist showcased in the exhibit, this is not representative of every single work of art in the show. To see every piece of art in Unnatural Causes, please take time to watch the video.

Naval Academy Museum

Visit the online exhibit, “Doctor Kane, I presume?” In 1977, the Naval Academy Museum was gifted a number of Magic Lantern glass slides and a first print copy of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane’s two volume work, Arctic Explorations in the Years 1853, ’54, ’55. Both parts of this gift chronicle Kane’s second trip to the Arctic to find John Franklin, the Second Grinnell Expedition, and Kane’s futile attempts to find passage through the North Pole using an Open Polar Sea.

Maryland Federation of Art

MFA’s Curve Gallery showcases the 42nd annual exhibition of Art on Paper, an extraordinary array of art forms incorporating paper in new and innovative ways. In a few cases it takes some careful looking to determine how paper was employed. Visitors will find collage, livre d’artiste, digital media, traditional photography, mixed media, found objects, and sculpted constructions that use paper either as a support or as an added element.

Maryland State House

View Maryland State House’s online exhibit of all the significant portraits, historical paintings and decorative arts. A number of historical exhibits in the State House commemorate important milestones in the state’s and the nation’s history: the bicentennials of George Washington’s resignation as commander in chief of the Continental Army on December 23, 1783 and the ratification of the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784. A third exhibit focused on Maryland’s role in the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution, especially the Annapolis Convention in 1785.

The Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery

Join Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg for her armchair tours on Facebook and Instagram, where she’ll highlight items from American Indian Art from the Fenimore Art Museum: The Thaw Collection. The aesthetic traditions of North America’s native peoples are represented through sculptures, paintings, drawings, basketry, textiles, ceramics, and other media. The 40 works on view provide insight into the artistry of these spiritual and utilitarian objects.

And be sure to stay tuned as the Four Rivers Heritage Area highlights more virtual exhibitions by our partners!