The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland Art Gallery is the flagship art museum on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. The Gallery is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, and the National Art Education Association.

University of Maryland Art Gallery
Established1965
Location2202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg., 3834 Campus Dr., College Park, Maryland
DirectorTaras W. Matla
Websiteartgallery.umd.edu

History

Founded in 1965, the University of Maryland Art Gallery was initially housed in the Tawes Fine Arts Building before moving to a newly constructed exhibition facility in the Art-Sociology Building in 1976.[1] On October 9, 2015, it was announced that the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland (USM) unanimously approved the naming of the Art-Sociology Building to the Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building after the late Congressman.[2]

Collections

The Gallery's permanent collection contains over 2,300 objects including prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and time-based media.[3] Among the prominent artists who have had exhibits showcased at the Gallery are John Baldessari, Louis Faurer, Chip Lord, Conrad Marca-Relli, and Ian Hornak.

References

  1. History of the Art Gallery. University of Maryland Art Gallery website. Retrieved 2010-7-8.
  2. "UMD's Art-Sociology Building to be Named After Late Congressman Parren Mitchell". UMD Right Now :: University of Maryland. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  3. Our Collection. University of Maryland Art Gallery website. Retrieved 2010-7-8.

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