Upcoming Events

October 6, 2016 - 6:30pm
Examine the representation of liberty in the art of Charles Willson Peale and the language of liberty as it appears in Peale's paintings. A slaveholder from Maryland, Peale became a soldier in the American Revolution and a representative in the Pennsylvania legislature that abolished slavery in the Commonwealth. This lecture will explore how the logic of liberty carried Peale forward through his artistic and civic career.

October 13, 2016 - 6:30pm
Join us for the launch of chief curator Alexandra Deutsch's new book, A Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte on October 13. A discussion of new discovers relating to our collection and Deutsch's research will begin at 6:30PM, followed by a celebratory reception.

November 3, 2016 - 6:30pm
Spanning three centuries, the costume collection at the Maryland Historical Society boasts many rare survivals which will be highlighted during this richly illustrated lecture. The recent efforts to rediscover and rehouse the vast costume collection will additionally be discussed. Attendees will be offered a rare opportunity to see selections from the collection, many of which have not been on view at MdHS for decades.