October 22, Tuesday, 8:00-9:00 pm,
Todd Forsgren: Artist Talk
November 12, Tuesday, 4:30 - 5:30 pm,
Beehive Collective: Talk
December 2, Monday,
4:45 - 6:00 pm,
SMP I: Opening Reception
Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
Phone: (240) 895-4252
Office Staff: (240) 895-4225
Alumni Where are they now?
Matthew Fishel (studio art, 2001) completed an MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Originally interested in painting, Matthew has expanded his practice to include animation, video, installation, and digital imaging. He is a frequent contributor to RedStarKGB, an ongoing collaboration of filmmakers in Baltimore. His own film, "A Short Film Regarding Possibilities", was selected by the Maryland Film Festival in 2006. See his work at http://www.matthewfishel.com
Boyden Gallery and Collection
The Boyden Gallery and Fine Art & Study Collections at St. Mary's College of Maryland present a wealth of cultural offerings with many opportunities for study, appreciation and enjoyment. Students, faculty, and members of the surrounding community attend rotating exhibitions, participate in lectures and discussions, and benefit by close study and contact with the College's fine art collection. Abundant art on display across the campus adorns and animates College life.
Collection of Fine Art
In the 1970's the impetus for collecting art grew from a desire to give students in southern Maryland the direct experience of fine art. Today the College's fine arts collection has swelled to over 2,000 paintings, prints, sculptures, textiles and photographs. Art and museum studies students benefit by opportunities for hands-on study and curation of the art. The college community and our visitors are welcome to enjoy this rich array of art on display in the gallery and in the 47 buildings across campus.
The collection's highlights include art works by Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, William Merritt Chase, Buckminster Fuller, Marc Chagall, Thomas Hart Benton, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Ad Reinhardt, and more!
Mission and Goals:
Our mission is to serve as an educational resource for students, faculty and staff of the College, and as a cultural resource for the community of southern Maryland.
Our overarching program goals address inclusiveness, diversity, creativity and learning:
- augment and enhance the educational initiatives of the college's fine & performing arts departments
- extend programs and activities to diverse students, faculty, and staff across campus while attracting the interests and involvement of people residing in southern Maryland
- plumb fertile avenues for exploration between the arts and other disciplines
- enliven and delight audiences by offering enriching and varied arts programming
- elevate all phases of operation to meet national standards and best practices as established by the American Association of Museums