POSTPONED: Exhibit – The Last Eight Months: Seven Artists

POSTPONED: Exhibit – The Last Eight Months: Seven Artists

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

Dates To Be Determined

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.

The Artists:

PAMELA BETTS

JENNY CAMPBELL

GREG FLETCHER

JENNIFER HOGAN

LESLIE SCHWING

JO ANN VAN DYKE-MARION

SARAH WILDE

Trailblazing Women of Architecture in Maryland

Trailblazing 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 is hosting an exhibit through September 30 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.  

Also showcased in the Liriodendron Mansion’s galleries is 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. 

A special online presentation will be given on Wednesday, August 12 at 7 pm 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. 

Click here to register for the event. 

The exhibit is on view free to the public from July 3 to September 30, 2020 during Open House hours each Wednesday from 1 to 7 pm, and on second Sundays (August 9th and September 13) from 11 am to 3 pm, or by appointment by contacting 410.879.4424 or info@liriodendron.com.

 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 visit www.aiawam.com.

The presentation is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Dresher Foundation.