The Friends of St. John’s College invite the community to celebrate Maryland Day at St. John’s College. Visitors may take guided tours of McDowell Hall, the venue where Francis Scott Key (an alumnus of St. John’s College and author of “The Star-Spangled Banner”) attended concerts and classes, and where the Marquis de Lafayette, a French aristocrat famous for helping George Washington to defeat the British, was feted by the City of Annapolis in 1824. The tours, which are free and open to the public, will be held on Saturday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.
For more information, call 410-626-2530 or visit www.sjc.edu.
The Mitchell Gallery’s current exhibition “An Ear for Music, An Eye for Art: Selections from the Ahmet Ertegün Collection” will also be on view during the Maryland Day celebration. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, is organized by The Baker Museum of Artis—Naples and features paintings amassed by Ahmet Ertegün, a St. John’s alumnus who founded Atlantic Records, one of the major record companies of the 20th century. Throughout his impressive career, Ertegün built an extraordinary collection of pre-1940 American abstract art that reflects his inimitable approach to assembling subjects and themes. Works by Werner Drewes, John Ferren, Vaclav Vytlacil, Dwinell Grant, Ilya Bolotowsky, Burgoyne Diller and Albert Swinden, among others, will be included.
For Mitchell Gallery information: www.sjc.edu/mitchellgallery