Current Exhibitions

Finding Home

Opens: September 8 – November 2, 2023
Opening Reception: September 14th at 5:30 PM
Chaney, Martino & First-Floor Hallway Galleries

Maryland Hall Exhibitions: "The Mastery Of Love" a solo exhibition by WARREN HYNSON

Warren Hynson's professional art career began in an unlikely place--prison. He is best known for his brightly-colored, abstract, and expressionistic paintings. He's had group shows and a solo show at the Maryland Institute College of Art, all while still in prison.


Craig Colorusso's permanent installation is an interactive song and piece composed of 25 blocks stacked in various columns at different heights.

Patrick Dougherty Nature Installation

Installed May 2021

Patrick Dougherty is a world-renowned sculptor who has spent the last 30+ years building monumental scale environmental works, which require saplings by the truckload and his sculptures can be seen from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, and all over the United States. In May 2021, Mr. Dougherty installed "The Old Home Place" with the help of volunteers and local collaborators such as AACPS.

The sculpture is open to the public.

Executive Directors Gallery Featuring: Samantha Natarian

Currently On Display. Samantha Natarian, formerly Samantha Smith, is a Baltimore, MD-based painter working in a form of contemporary abstract expressionism. Samantha received her BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art. While working primarily with paint & wet media, Samantha also incorporates other materials like pastels & crayons into her work to create texture. Her current source of inspiration stems from color, light & opacity, as well as a theme of self-discovery and reflection. Samantha aims to create a sense of depth in her two-dimensional paintings through the use of repetition, transparency, and layering of mark-making. Her current body of work is based on experimentation and spontaneity where each mark she applies to the painting informs the next without prior intention.

Upcoming Exhibitions

I AM A MAN: Photographs of the civil rights movement, 1960-1970

I AM A MAN: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1970, a successful traveling exhibition, is to be presented at Maryland Hall in the Chaney Gallery. In partnership with the Banneker-Douglas Museum, a related exhibit in the Martino Gallery will uplift Black Voices.

Past Exhibits

Executive Directors Gallery Featuring Felicia Reed

On display until September 5th in the Executive Director's Gallery.

Felica L. Reed is a local fiber artist who promotes healing with art. She intuitively creates "Healing Wraps" using the ancient technique of Wet Felting where silk and wool fibers are hand agitated using only soap and water.

Openshaw Artist in Residence: Wayman Scott

Wayman uses contemporary, historical, and religious art to pay tribute to heroes and highlight the story of the marginalized using Baltimore City as a tapestry. Wayman studied fine arts at Towson University. Serving as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion staff at a local hospital system Wayman aspires for his art to be congruent with his DEI work. He hopes his art can hold a mirror to society with a lens of DEI and social justice.

Maryland Hall Exhibitions: Community 23

Arts Council of Anne Arundel County & AND Creative Studio

Martino Gallery from June 3 - August 30

Community 23 is a group art exhibition showcasing artists' range of work in and around Annapolis, Maryland. The exhibit aims to show appreciation for the working artists and inspire conversation around those who make Annapolis such a vibrant place.


Anne Arundel Public Schools 2023 Senior Art Exhibit

April 12th - May 16th

On display in the Maryland Hall Chaney and Martino Galleries

Finding Meaning Through Art-Making, select reproductions of artwork from the Holocaust

First-Floor Hallway Gallery from April 19 - April 30


January 17 - April 3, 2023 | Chaney and Martino Galleries

Opening reception January 26 @ 5:30 pm

Maryland Hall presents ‘AFTERMATH’ - an exhibit focusing on the healing power of art and community that rises up following gun violence. Spearheading this exhibit is a collection of work entitled ‘The Capital Five: Honoring Our Heroes of the Press’.

Freedom Way Exhibition

Feb 19 - Feb 26, 2023
Second Floor Hallway Gallery

Freedom Way is a collection of boldly framed graphic posters, each depicting in words and pictures some of the many milestones and inhumanities experienced by Black people on the long road to freedom from enslavement.


By Maryland Hall Artist in Residence: Sheldon Pindell
February 1, 2023 | Openshaw Balcony Gallery

Exhibit Reception | Openshaw Balcony Gallery
February 9, 2023 @ 5:30

Welcome to a world of beautiful disasters.

Annapolis Opera 50th Anniversary Retrospective

November 11 - December 23
Chaney Gallery
Opening Reception November 17 | 5:30 pm

Celebrate Resident Company Annapolis Opera's 50th Anniversary with this very special exhibition.

Latinx Perspective Hispanic Heritage Show

Open September 8 - October 30, 2022
Opening Reception: September 15, 5:30 pm
Chaney, Martino & First Floor Hallway Galleries

Presented in Partnership with Anne Arundel Community College's Visual Arts Department


October 1 & 2, 2022 Workshop
October 1 - 31, 2022 Exhibit, First Floor Hallway Gallery

Call to Artists! Carve Your Large-Scale Woodblock and Print with BIG INK's Mobile Press. Patrons are invited to come watch the artists in action on October 1 & 2. The prints will then be displayed in the First Floor Hallway Gallery for the month of October.

ArtReach Exhibition

ArtReach Exhibition
Fall 2021 - Winter 2022

Celebrate the public art created by our ArtReach team with a new exhibit dedicated to the "One Annapolis" mural on our campus.

Reimagining Peace to Come

July 1st - August 30th, 2022
Chaney & Martino Galleries

Han-Mee Artists Association of Greater Washington (HMAA) Group Exhibition. This exhibition explores the concept of peace through art.


Open May 19 - August 30, 2022
Openshaw Balcony Gallery

Show by Openshaw Balcony Gallery AIR Kennedy Trusty. Overly critical self-evaluations, always trying to be in control, OCD, anxiety, procrastination, and constant what ifs, is what a normal day looks like for me.

ArtReach End of Year Exhibition

June 1 - August 28, 2022
First Floor Hallway Gallery

The featured works in this exhibit were created through the Maryland Hall Outreach program by students in the Jovenes Artistas after-school program hosted at MD Hall and at the Marshall Learning Center taught by MD Hall Teaching Artists.

Women in the Arts: A Dialogue Between Nature & Environment

Open April 20 - June 24, 2022 in the Chaney and Martino Galleries

Featuring Work by Yumi Hogan and Mina Papatheodorou Valyraki

Art of Criticism

Art Show by Dee Marqués featuring works by Deonte Ward aka Dee Marqués, Jamison Scott, Sheldon Pindell, Aoife Lennon and more.

Color Story: A Community Conversation on Color

Open Fall 2021
For the 2021 Annapolis Arts Week, we hosted artist Mēlani Naim for a colorful community project as part of our Under Construction Arts residency. Her in progress project was explored in the Chaney Gallery.

In Search of Meaning: Memory Becomes Us

March 8 - May 21, 2021
An exhibition illuminating the role memory plays in relation to who we are. Patricia Moss-Vreeland’s paintings, prints, artist books, poetry, and videos are metaphoric responses and reside in concert with the interlacing of science texts, connecting the personal to the universal.

Art of Activism

Artists have been using art to communicate societal issues including gender, race, politics, and religion for generations. Art of Activism explores the ways in which current Maryland-based Black artists are using their work as a statement of activism.

Portraits from Havre de Grace: by artist Pamela Wilde

From January 26th 2018 to January 25th 2019 Pamela Wilde portrayed 120 individuals, painting 12"x12" portraits of anyone willing to sit for a three-hour session in her studio at Artists Emporium in Havre de Grace. Members, both within and outside the community, took part in modeling sessions with the artist. People from a broad range of age, ethnicity, religion, and background came forward to be painted. The youngest participant, aged seven months, and the eldest, in her 90s, came to be painted.

Art of Recovery

Brought to Maryland Hall by Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency in partnership with Recovery Anne Arundel, The Art of Recovery showcases how artists use their talents to express what words cannot. Their art helps celebrate the joys of recovery and demonstrates the many conditions artists face ranging from homelessness, mental health, and addiction.

Umbrella and Its Many Ways, Paintings by Betty Pethel

Umbrellas! One can hold them high or low and when we do, they become an expressive extension of a "happening." Umbrellas can offer protection, such as a foil against the sun, protect from the rain, make a fashion statement, and as we saw in Hong Kong (2019 protest), defensive protection against one's foe.


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