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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON, MD-FEBRUARY 20, 2019)
Academy Art Museum Announces March Exhibition Openings
On March 1, the Academy Art Museum will open three new exhibitions with a public reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. “Dressed to Kill in Love and War: Splendor in the Ancient World” features Roman, Greek and Hellenistic jewelry, helmets, vessels and other nearly 2000-year old and more recent objects. The Museum has worked closely with Guest Curator Sarah E. Cox, PhD and the exhibition is made possible with loans from Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, member of the International Association for Ancient Asian and Tribal Art (IAATA) and sponsorship by the Dere Family. The Academy Art Museum is the exclusive venue for this exhibition. The exhibition will be on display through March 31.
“Matthew Moore: Post-Socialist Landscapes” will be on display through April 7. Matthew Moore is an Associate Professor of Photography and the Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD. His current project was born as an investigation of the rural and urban landscapes of countries that were once occupied by the Soviet Union. Moore was an artist-in-residence at the Vilnius Academy of Arts’ Nida Art Colony in Lithuania in 2014. The photographic images tell the story of the various ways societies and local governments seek to control their history and influence the future through manipulation of the land and urban space.
“Recent Acquisitions: Photography @ AAM” will be on display through April 7. The exhibition presents recently acquired works of photography, including works by Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Tom Baril, Ed Clark, William Eggleston, Lisette Model, Bruce Nauman. The works were acquired through gifts from generous donors, as well as the Museum’s Acquisitions Fund, which is supported by generous individual contributions and through Collection Society dues.
Free Docent Tours of the exhibitions are offered on Wednesdays, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. The exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat. For further information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.
Caption #1: Byzantine gold cross with granulation and garnet 5th-7th century AD Inv. 13514
Caption #2: Matthew Moore, Stalin, Prague, Czech Republic, 2014 Pigment print.
Caption #3: Ansel Adams, (1902–1984) Cedar Tree and Maple Leaves, c. 1974 Silver gelatin print 2017.13, Gift of Geoffrey Biddle.