Celebrating 20 Years
Celebrating 20 Years of The Mitchell Gallery
In a letter to St. John’s President William Dyal, Elizabeth “Zibby” Myers Mitchell agrees to fund an art gallery at St. John’s College.
Senator and Mrs. Julian Lapides become the first Mitchell Gallery members. Senator Lapides chairs the first membership campaign.
Mitchell Gallery grand opening with “Image and Word,” curated by Burton Blistein, the first gallery director.
Inaugural Preview Reception hosted by Anna E. Greenberg.
Architectural firm Weller, Fishback, and Bohl receives a citation from the American Institute of Architects for the Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery and Mellon Hall renovations.
John B. Moore Jr. chairs the first meeting of the Mitchell Gallery Committee.
“Art of Our Time: Works on Paper from the Olga Hirshhorn Collection” opens with a visit from collector Olga Hirshhorn.
Hydee Schaller joins the Mitchell Gallery staff.
“Coming of Age of American Sculpture: The First Decades of the Sculptors Guild, 1930s-1950s” results in a gift to the college of major sculpture from participating artist Robert Cronbach.
“Subjects: Prints & Multiples by Jonathan Borofsky 1982-1991” opens with a visit from artist Jonathan Borofsky.
“The Eye of the Collector: Ludwig and Rosy Fischer and the Rise of German Expressionist Art” opens with a visit from collector Anna Fischer.
Robert Giddings hosts a black-tie reception at the Blue Heron Center, Quiet Waters Park to attract new Gallery members.
Art educator Lucinda Edinberg joins the Gallery staff. Family events, school tours, Art Express, and other exhibit-related events for the community are launched.
“Space and Place: Mapmaking East and West” is curated by St. John’s tutor Cordell Yee.
“Auction of the Finer Things” with bestselling author Peter Mayle and co-chaired by Maryanne Spencer and Judi Kardash.
“The Fine Art of Craft: National Craft Show of Maryland,” organized with the Maryland Federation of Art and the League of Maryland Craftsmen, opens.
“10th Anniversary Wine Auction and Celebration of a Decade” takes place with Judith Martin, aka, “Miss Manners.”
Midnight on New Year’s Eve 2000
Maryanne Spencer becomes new chairman of the Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors. John B. Moore Jr. is honored as chairman emeritus.
The Mitchell Gallery launches its first endowment campaign. The Junior Membership Program is launched and enrolls 25 members during the opening reception for “The Phelan Collection of Western Art.”
“Chairs! Chairs! Chairs! Reception and Auction” fundraiser is a success.
The Mitchell Gallery Committee of the St. John’s Friends Board becomes The Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors.
A focus group of people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s is held to discuss how to attract a younger audience to the Mitchell Gallery.
The group that will later be called The Mitchell Gallery Next Generation, created to attract a younger audience, holds its first event during the “Josef Albers” exhibition.
“Celebration of Life: Graphic Works by Alexander Calder” opens.
The Mitchell Gallery’s first biennial exhibition, “small to Large: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition,” with juror Wil Scott, opens.
Next Generation’s celebration, “An Evening with Rembrandt and Friends,” is held in conjunction with “Rembrandt: The Consummate Etcher and Other 17th-Century Printmakers.”
“Heroes, Villains, and Mermaids: The Fantastical World of Ronald Markman” opens.
The Mitchell Gallery is awarded a $5,000 grant from the Smithsonian Community Grant Program, funded by Metlife Foundation, for “Magic, Myths, and Minerals: Chinese Jades from the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery” public programs.
The Gallery presents “Reflections: Celebrating 16 Years of the Mitchell Gallery,” an online and live art auction and fundraiser.
Next Generation’s festive party, “Swing into Art,” is held in conjunction with “The Art of Music from the Baltimore Museum of Art”
Next Generation’s “Champagne in the Courtyard Opening Reception” is held for the second biennial juried exhibition, with jurors Carla Massoni and Larry Schroth.
Dennis Younger is named chairman of the Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors.
Next Generation’s “Hot Light/Cool Art: A Return to the 20th Century” dance party is held in conjunction with “Graphics by 20th Century Masters from the Cochran Collection.”
Next Generation’s “pARTy Beneath the Stars” celebrates the third biennial juried exhibition, with juror, Stephen Phillips.
Next Generation’s “Leonardo” festivities close “The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci.”
Next Generation’s “Spirit of Africa” reception celebrates “The Spirit of Africa” exhibition.
“Sketchbook to Suspension: Trajectories in the Age of Synthesis," curated by Helen C. Frederick, opens.