Due to the closure of all Harford County facilities announced on 11/12/20 by County Executive Glassman, the opening of this exhibit has been postponed. Please visit this page or follow us on social media for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Last Eight Months: Seven Artists
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All the work in this exhibition was created during a time of global pandemic, great social unrest, and political upheaval. Quarantine and social distancing became the norm. Everyone has been affected in unique and personal ways.
The 50 pieces on display are informed by these circumstances in subtle and profound ways.
The work includes covid-19 masks, photographs, graphite drawings, oil paintings, acrylics, pen drawings, and gouache and charcoal medium.
JO ANN VAN DYKE-MARION
In honor of the Year of the Woman in Maryland and the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote
Early Women of Architecture in Maryland
In honor of the Year of the Woman in Maryland and the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, the Liriodendron Foundation hosted an exhibit from July through September, 2020 that celebrates women who contributed their design talent to Maryland’s built environment at a time when few women were in the profession. Many of the women practiced through the lean years of the Depression and World War II, designing buildings in Maryland and across the country, serving as a story of perseverance and determination.
The exhibit also showcased artwork and architectural drawings of Poldi Hirsch (1926-1987), a Havre de Grace resident and the first woman of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) who owned her own firm. Over 25 modern structures still stand in Harford County as a testament to her professional perseverance and pioneering legacy.
The travelling exhibit was sponsored by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and developed by members of the Women in Architecture (now EQUITY) Committee of AIA Baltimore, with research assistance from architecture students at Morgan State University.
For more information on the exhibit, and to find out where it can be viewed, please visit www.aiawam.com
A special online presentation was given on August 12, 2020 by the curator of the exhibit, Jillian Storms, AIA. Ms Storms received BAF’s Roger Redden Award and Preservation Maryland’s George T. Harrison Volunteer Award in recognition of her extensive work in organizing the research effort and curating the traveling exhibit. She has a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Urban Studies and Planning from Goucher College.
The Liriodendron mansion’s 2nd floor houses exhibit space featuring artwork, educational exhibits, and archival collections.
Exhibits are open to the public for viewing during the mansion’s Open House hours:
Wednesdays from 1 to 7 pm and Second Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm.
Exhibits are also available for viewing during public-facing events.
For additional information, or to learn about becoming involved as a volunteer docent, please call 410-879-4424 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Sundays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
NOTE: There is limited access to the second-floor galleries.
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