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Strathmore Fine Art
With more than two-dozen exhibitions a year, educational programs for children and adults by professional artists and curators, and state-of-the-art gallery space, Strathmore is a premier art institution of the mid-Atlantic region.

Throughout its spacious galleries on the first and second floors of the Mansion, Strathmore offers art lovers an eye-catching and thought-provoking array of works in every medium by artists from the region, the nation, and around the world. In addition to mounting its own exhibitions, Strathmore collaborates with renowned museums and other art institutions, such as the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Gallery, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Please click on a link below to jump to a specific exhibition, or scroll through the following to explore the wide range of gallery offerings Strathmore will have on display for the next few months.

A Shared Universe: The Art of Comic Books
The Jazz Samba Project - Bringing Bossa Nova to the United States
Gold Rush
Fine Artists in Residence
Grace Hartigan: 1922–2008
Time After Time
81st Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
What's On Your Mind?: The 24th Annual Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibition
If The Shoe Fits
Creative Crafts Council

- For tours for groups of 10 or more, please call the Fine Art office at (301) 581-5125.
- Click here for Gallery Hours and Directions.

 

Featured Works - A Shared Universe: The Art of Comic Books

“NorBat Signal” by Josef Rubinstein “Cannonball ” by Bob McLeod
“Bat Signal” by Josef Rubinstein

“Cannonball ” by Bob McLeod

“Self Portrait as the Joker” by Andrew Wodzianski “North of England” by Anthony Fischer, Professor of Sequential Art at Savannah College of Art and Design
“Self Portrait as the Joker” by Andrew Wodzianski

"North of England” by by Anthony Fischer, Professor of Sequential Art at Savannah College of Art and Design

&ldquoMayday ” by JD Deardourff
“Mayday ” by JD Deardourff

A Shared Universe: The Art of Comic Books
April 12, 2014 - June 8, 2014

Free Opening Reception
Thursday, April 24, 7 - 9PM

Exhibition Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday - 10AM-9PM
Closed Monday

It’s an American invention and a 20th century institution, yet the comic book encompasses the arc of humanity that runs from prehistoric cave paintings to the graphic novels of the future. Arnold Blumberg, former curator at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, calls the comic book “not just a reflection of our culture—it is our culture.” A culture experienced on so many levels, whether it’s colored by memories of hiding under the covers with a flashlight and a comic book after bedtime or catching up with digital favorites online. Ever since Superman kicked off the superhero comic genre in 1938, the medium’s influence has spread throughout the arts, influencing fine and performing arts as well as pop culture and becoming part of the fabric of human dreams. This exhibit gathers all the elements of the art form, from original pencil drawing and hand inking to graphic design and digital manipulation, and beyond into the new incursions of what comic artist and theorist Scott McCloud calls “the infinite canvas” of web-based comics, games and graphic novels. Step into the world of wonder that’s reflected in the comic genre; share it with someone you love. It’s just as you remember, and so much more than you can imagine.

Please join us for the following programs, presented in conjunction with the exhibit:

CHILDREN'S TALK AND TOUR April 26
ART TALK FOR ADULTS April 26
SCREENING OF THE FILM STRIPPED April 27
BEYOND TEXT AND LINE: A STUDY ON THE ART OF COMIC BOOKS April 27

The Jazz Samba Project - Bringing Bossa Nova to the United States
May 31, 2014 - June 15, 2014

Free Opening Reception
Saturday, May 31, 2 - 4PM

Exhibition Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday - 10AM-9PM
Closed Monday

Radio broadcaster Felix Grant was a familiar voice to Washington, D.C. listeners for nearly 50 years. His early interest in and fascination with Brazilian culture and music played a pivotal role in introducing bossa nova to the United States. This multimedia exhibit includes photographs, concert programs and awards, as well as unique interviews of prominent artists such as João Gilberto, Leny Andrade, Sergio Mendes and Dorival Caymmi. Together they provide a glimpse into Brazilian music of this period and its explosive impact on the American jazz scene.

Exhibit courtesy of the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives at the University of the District of Columbia. Curated by Judith A. Korey and Michael Fitzgerald, assisted by Rachel Elwell and Serdar Sirtanadolu.

Click here to learn about Strathmore's Jazz Samba Project, including concerts, exhibitions, and more.

Gold Rush
June 14, 2014 - July 27, 2014

Free Opening Reception
Thursday, June 26, 7 - 8PM

Exhibition Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday - 10AM-9PM
Closed Monday

Please join us for the following programs, presented in conjunction with the exhibit:

CHILDREN'S TALK AND TOUR June 28
ART TALK FOR ADULTS June 28

Fine Artists in Residence
August 2, 2014 - August 24, 2014

Free Opening Reception
Thursday, August 7, 7 - 9PM

Exhibition Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday - 10AM-9PM
Closed Monday

Grace Hartigan: 1922–2008
September 6, 2014 - November 9, 2014

Exhibition Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday - 10AM-9PM
Closed Monday

Compatriot of mid-century masters Jackson Pollock, Larry Rivers, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Knox Martin and Frank O’Hara, the groundbreaking artists of the “New York School,” or as they were known then, the Cedar Tavern Circle. Her works are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art and many private collections.

Time After Time
November 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Exhibition Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday - 10AM-9PM
Closed Monday

A look at time in art and the art of timepieces.

81st Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
November 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Exhibition Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday - 10AM-9PM
Closed Monday

Don’t miss this amazing collection of masterpieces produced in miniature — all representing a massive dab of talent and tender loving care.

What's On Your Mind?: The 24th Annual Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibition
January 10, 2015 - March 1, 2015

Exhibition Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday - 10AM-9PM
Closed Monday

If The Shoe Fits
March 7, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Exhibition Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday - 10AM-9PM
Closed Monday

Fantasy, form, fun and function of footwear in sculpture, art, stories, and video.

Creative Crafts Council
June 6, 2015 - July 26, 2015

Exhibition Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday - 10AM-9PM
Closed Monday

Juried exhibit from the 9 guilds that make up the creative crafts council.

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