Concerts & Lectures


William Feasley, classical guitarist

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:30 PM

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From williamfeasley.com:

Classical guitarist William Feasley was the first guitarist to be awarded the Peabody Conservatory’s coveted Artist Diploma. He has since been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards: a gold medal in the 1987 PanHellenic Guitar Competition in Athens, the 1990 and 1995 Baltimore Chamber Music Awards and a 1996 Governor’s Citation for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts in Maryland.

$10 for General Admission, Free for Museum Members. Members, please call the Museum at 301-739-5727 to reserve your spot.





The Political Roots of Abstraction in Art: Abstraction Series II with Chris Coltrin, Ph.D.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 6-8 PM

Chris Coltrin, Ph.D. will discuss the historical roots of abstraction with an emphasis on Gustave Corbet. Dr. Coltrin is Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Contemporary Art and Theater Department at Shepherd University.

Dinner begins at 6 PM and lecture begins at 7:15 PM.

$25 for general admission, $20 for Museum Members. Lecture only: $5 for general admission, free for Museum Members


The Political Roots of Abstraction in Art: Abstraction Series II



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Dr. Chris Coltrin is currently an Associate Professor at Shepherd University, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.  He was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and received his undergraduate and Masters degrees from Brigham Young University and his PhD from the University of Michigan.  His research centers on analyzing apocalyptic-themed religious paintings produced in Britain during the first half of the nineteenth century, with an emphasis on assessing the political implications of religious themed works of art.  Dr. Coltrin has spent time as a Visiting Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art and a fellow at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities. His work has been published in the journals Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide, and Religion and the Arts.  He is currently working on a book analyzing the works of the British painter John Martin.


Should I Like Abstract Art?: Abstraction Series III with Chris Coltrin, Ph.D.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6-8 PM

Chris Coltrin, Ph.D. will discuss the strengths and weakness of abstract art as a communicative medium. Dr. Coltrin is Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Contemporary Art and Theater Department at Shepherd University.

Dinner begins at 6 PM and lecture begins at 7:15 PM.

$25 for general admission, $20 for Museum Members. Lecture only: $5 for general admission, free for Museum Members


Should I Like Abstract Art?: Abstraction Series III




Robert Sykes Jazz Quintet

Sunday, October 21 at 2:30 PM

Jazz pianist, Robert Sykes, has been teaching and performing professionally for the past thirty years in the Washington, DC area. He maintains an active performing schedule as a free-lance pianist, and has performed at various venues, including The Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, Carter Baron Amphitheatre, Lisner Auditorium, The Phillips Collection, The Hirshorn Museum, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Hillwood Museum, The Barns of Wolftrap, and the Swiss Embassy.

$10 for General Admission, free for Museum Members. Members, please call the Museum at 301-739-5727 to reserve your spot.