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Easton's Academy Art Museum Announces Exhibition

May 29, 2012 05:02PM ● By Anonymous

A refined selection of 14 landscapes, seascapes and country scenes, from part of the Julien and Norma Redelé collection of Dutch 19th-century art, will be shown in the Academy Art Museum’s Spitaleri Gallery. The exhibition, “Dutch Art from the Redelé Collection,” features work by important artists of The Hague School, including Anton Mauve, as well as an early drawing by the Modernist Piet Mondrian.

The late Julien Redelé, a descendant of landscapist Hendrik W. Mesdag, was knighted by Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands for his significant contributions to Dutch-American economic development. Julien and Norma expanded their collection over a period of 25 years. Similarities between the Dutch landscape and that of the Eastern Shore of Maryland inspired them to build a summer residence near Easton, and then move here full-time more than a dozen years ago.

The Mana Saxophone Quartet will be playing at Academy Art Museum on Friday evening, June 1, 2012 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The quartet, which will represent the National Music Festival in Chestertown where they will be teaching a sax workshop, was the 2009 Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition Grand Prize Winner.

The Academy Art Museum exhibition is sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Talbot County Arts Council. Admission to the Museum is $3 for non–members, children under 12 admitted free. The Museum is open Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The First Friday of each month, the Museum is open until 7 p.m. The Museum is located at 106 South St., Easton, MD, 21601, and the McMartin prints are for sale at the Museum. For further information, call 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit