Looking In: Richard Munster

In this post we will be Looking In on ceramic artist Richard Munster. Richard is a 2016 – 2018 Art & History Museums – Maitland Artist-in-Action award recipient. He worked on the A&H campus out of Studio 13, where he investigated the interactions between a wide variety of alternative material choices, as well as the…

Tour: Telephone Museum

Join A&H’s Experiences Director Randall Webster for a tour of our Telephone Museum! The museum takes visitors on an overview of communications technology and the history of the telephone. Try your hand at the working switchboard and then take a look at how communications change throughout time. This exciting collection features several hands-on displays and…

Art Project: Character Design

Help your budding artist at home become a character designer! Follow along as we draw up a happy, little vampire who is at home. We go step-by-step with tips and tools to help you sketch up a fun friend. This project is led by A&H’s Grants Manager, Taylor Battle (with a hidden talent!) Is your…

Art Project: Paper Mobile

With the simplest of materials, you can create a paper mobile to spruce up your home. It’s a fun activity to do with your young artists! Create an abstract mobile with shapes similar to those of Alexander Calder (learn more at http://www.calder.org/work/by-category/hanging-mobile), or cut out clouds, moon, and stars for a starry night theme! The…

Exhibit Tour: The Exotic Realms of Jules André Smith

Step into the Maitland Art Center’s galleries, virtually, with a tour of The Exotic Realms of Jules André Smith, by A&H’s Director of Experiences, Randall Webster. This exhibition explores Smith’s extensive body of work, including paintings, watercolors, sculptures, concrete reliefs, theatre set designs, architectural drawings and architectural ornamentation. Through this exhibition, we hope to understand…

History: The War Letters of André Smith

In February of 1918, Jules André Smith was commissioned as captain in Company B of the 40th Corps of Engineers of the U.S. Army, and was the first of eight artists to be sent to France to record the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces. The artists were stationed north of the American Expeditionary Forces…

Community: Our Events Manager’s Volunteer Service

We love our volunteers at A&H! While we normally spotlight the individuals who freely give of their time and efforts to the A&H, during this time of crisis, we want to celebrate volunteerism by focusing on one of our amazing staff members who volunteers regularly within the local community. Events Manager Sarah Schultz is our…

Art Project: Abstract Painting

From Our Education Team: Here’s a clean, fun, and easy way to create abstract paintings! Perfect for kids of all ages and adult artists looking to make some amazing effortless artwork. Look at the way the colors blend together as you spread the paint along the cardboard canvas. Experiment with how you place the paint…