Below, we have gathered a few examples of the many art museums and art galleries that you can visit in Maryland. The list is not exhaustive, and we would also like to mention that many of the museums in Maryland that market themselves as something else than an art museum also contain interesting art. There are for instance plenty of historic buildings that contain period art and maritime museums that house art collections with a maritime theme.

Mitchell Gallery
Annapolis
Anne Arundel

Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
Catonsville
Baltimore

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
Catonsville
Baltimore

Goucher College Art Galleries
Towson
Baltimore

Annmarie Garden
Solomons
Calvert

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
Frederick
Frederick

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum
Havre de Grace
Harford

African Art Museum of Maryland
Columbia
Howard

Chestertown RiverArts
Chestertown
Kent

Glenview Mansion Art Gallery
Rockville
Montgomery

Hyattstown Mill
Hyattstown
Montgomery

Janus Museum
Washington Grove
Montgomery

Ratner Museum
Bethesda
Montgomery

Strathmore
North Bethesda
Montgomery

Art Gallery at the University of Maryland
College Park City
Prince George’s

Academy Art Museum
Easton
Talbot

Mansion House Art Center
Hagerstown
Washington

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Hagerstown
Washington

Art Institute & Gallery
Salisbury
Wicomico

Salisbury University Art Galleries
Salisbury
Wicomico

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Salisbury
Wicomico

Academy Art Museum

Address: 106 South St, Easton, Maryland

Academy Art Museum

Established back in 1958, the Academy Art Museum is an education and exhibition complex on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It began as the Academy of the Arts, established by a group of local artists that included the renowned sculptor Lee Lawrie. After two years of holding its exhibitions in an empty church building, the academy moved into a historic schoolhouse in Easton – and this is where it has remained ever since. In 1989, a major renovation of the schoolhouse connected it to the adjacent Thomas-Hardcastle House via a glass atrium. Later on, a hall for performing art was added, as well as a dance studio.

Today, the Academy Art Museum hosts exhibitions, performances, lectures, and more. The permanent art collection includes over 1,500 works of art, by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Francisco Goya, Paul Cézanne, Joan Miró,  Pat Steir, Jacob Kainen,  Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Motherwell, Anne Truitt, Larry Rivers, Mary Cassatt, Judy Chicago, Jim Dine, Elizabeth Murray, Frederick Hammersley, Philip Pearlstein, Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, and Kiki Smith.

Examples of photographers whose works can be seen at the Academy Art Museum are Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Zanele Muholi, Aaron Siskind, John Gossage, Berenice Abbott, William Eggleston, Graciela Iturbide, and Lisette Model.

Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

Coordinates:
39°15′23.5″N 76°42′41.5″W

Address:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle, Catonsville
Maryland 21250

Directions: At the centre of the college campus, at the confluence of Academic Row and Walker Avenue

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery is the official library of the University of Maryland in Baltimore County (UMBC). In addition to typical library items, it is also home to the Library Gallery and the UMBC Special Collections. Among other things, over 2 million photographs are kept here, including works by renowned photographers such as Diane Arbus, David Plowden, Lewis Hine, Judy Dater, Berenice Abbot, and Ansel Adams.

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC)

This center is located at the same campus as the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, and you´ll find it in the Fine Arts Building. When it was established back in 1989, it was called the Fine Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) is the university´s main exhibition location for visual arts. It is open to the public.

Among other things, CADVC is included in a travelling exhibition program that makes it possible for the center to display works borrowed from museums such as the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, and the International Center of Photography in NY&NJ.

CADVC manages the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park on the UMBC campus.

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

Address: 909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Maryland

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

This museum holds the world´s most comprehensive collection of wildfowl carvings. It is named after the Ward brothers of Maryland, who were instrumental in getting decoy carvings recognized as fine art. The museum is home to both working decoys created to be used by hunters and wildfowl sculptures that were never intended as anything else than art.

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art was established in 1975 and has been in the current building since 1992.

Sections

  • Welcome Theatre
  • Decoy In Time
  • Habitat Theatre
  • Art Lamay Gallery
  • Decoy Study Gallery
  • The Ward Brothers’ Workshop
  • Championship Gallery.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

For information about this art museum, see separate article.