Chadwick the Crab & All of His Friends – The Original Illustrations by A.R. Cohen

Chadwick the Crab & All of His Friends – The Original Illustrations by A.R. Cohen

The exhibition CHADWICK THE CRAB & ALL OF HIS FRIENDS presents a rare opportunity not only to view the stunning original illustrations from the beloved children’s book series but to also purchase them.

The 92 watercolor, and pen and ink illustrations were created by Harford County artist A.R. Cohen. Alan began his collaboration with the author Priscilla Cummings in 1986 with the publication of CHADWICK THE CRAB. Eight other books have followed in addition to an activities book and an anthology of four of the Chadwick books. Three of the series focus on Chesapeake Bay wildfowl. There is a bookish blue heron who stars in OSWALD AND THE TIMBERDOODLES, a pair of enterprising egrets featured in SID AND SAL’S FAMOUS CHANNEL MARKER DINER, and there’s TOULOUSE THE STORY OF A CANADIAN GOOSE.

This exhibition will be enjoyed by children (and adults!) of all ages and will open at The Liriodendron Mansion on Sunday November 14 from 11:00 to 3:00.  The show will be open every Wednesday, from November 17 through December 29 from 1:00 to 6:00 and Sunday December 12 from 11:00 to 3:00.

Along with the illustrations, books will be on sale and the illustrator A.R. Cohen and the author Priscilla Cummings will be there to sign them.

Don’t miss this charming and fun exhibition and the chance to purchase one of these engaging works of art! All sales benefit The Liriodendron Foundation.

The Bel Air Library will hold Storytime at the Liriodendron on Wednesday November 17 and Wednesday December 8 at 10:30 am.

2021 Harford County Plein Air Painting Festival Exhibit

2021 Harford County Plein Air Painting Festival Exhibit

The Liriodendron Mansion has the honor of hosting an exhibit featuring works created during the 2021 Harford County Plein Air Painting Festival!

The works, created by renowned regional plein air (outdoor) painters, capture Harford County’s most treasured scenes, from the Susquehanna to the Gunpowder, from the farms of White Hall to the mansions of Havre de Grace. Thirty artists were selected from applicants to paint from July 1 around the area, using oils, acrylics, watercolor, and pencil.

The exhibit will be on view during our Open House on Wednesdays, September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 1 to 7 pm, and on Sunday, October 10 from 11 am to 3 pm.

To learn more about the Plein Air Festival and participating artists, visit

Exhibit: Harford Perspectives: Beyond the Barns

Exhibit: Harford Perspectives: Beyond the Barns

We’re excited to present an alternative vision of our local artist friends! See these dynamic works on view at the mansion and meet the artists to learn about their inspiration found close to home!

The exhibit will be on view on Wednesdays, September 1, 8, & 15 from 1:00 to 7:00 pm, and during our Second Sunday Open House on September 12, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Don’t miss your chance to see these exciting works – they are only here for a limited time!

Please note: Due to the historic nature of our venue, our 2nd floor gallery space has limited accessibility.

Exhibit: Wednesday Artists Group

Exhibit: Wednesday Artists Group

We are thrilled to welcome back our friends from the Wednesday Artists – a talented group of local artists who meet at the Liriodendron Mansion each Wednesday to share their work and inspire one another!

This exhibit, opening on Wednesday, July 7, features some new work from a variety of artists, who will be in the gallery ready to answer your questions and share information about the Wednesday Artists Group. Newcomers welcome! 

The exhibit will be on view each Wednesday in July from 1 to 6 pm, and on Sunday, July 11 from 11 am to 3 pm.

*Please note that, due to the historic nature of our venue, our 2nd floor Gallery space has limited access.

SOLD OUT – Music at the Mansion Presents Gaelic Mishap

SOLD OUT – Music at the Mansion Presents Gaelic Mishap

This concert has sold out. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope you will join us for a future event.

Back by popular demand! Music at the Mansion is excited to welcome Gaelic Mishap back to the Liriodendron Mansion for a special outdoor show on Sunday, September 12 from 5 to 7 pm.

Formed in 2010, the Baltimore Celtic Rock band includes musicians who span a generation, each bringing a unique musical influence to popular traditional and contemporary Irish music. Their last performance at the Liriodendron sold out quickly – get your tickets early!

Their energetic and lively music will get you dancing! Join us for an evening the whole family will love, on the grounds of the beautiful Lirodendron mansion.

The concert will be held outdoors, with plenty of room for social distancing. Beer will be available for purchase from Independent Brewing Company. Water, soft drinks, and packaged snacks will be available for a small donation. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic.

Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs – chairs not provided. If you have limited mobility, please contact us to arrange for special seating.

Grounds open at 4:00. Concert begins at 5 pm.

Tickets are $12 for adults. Kids 12 and under admitted free, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Music at the Mansion is made possible in part by a grant from Maryland State Arts Council through Harford County Cultural Arts Board, by a grant from Harford County, and by support from Music Land.