Current Exhibitions

ArtReach Exhibition

September 10, 2021 through Fall 2021
Celebrate the public art created by our ArtReach team with a new exhibit dedicated to the "One Annapolis" mural on our campus.

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 to enjoy for the coming years! There are no tickets or registration required to visit the sculpture.

Color Story: A Community Conversation on Color

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

Upcoming Exhibits

Our upcoming exhibitions offer opportunities for artists and our community.


BIG INK is hosting a weekend of monumental woodblock printing at Maryland Hall on October 1 & 2, 2022. We invite artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches to participate.


Past Exhibits

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.