The Art and History Museums – Maitland (Website) will host a new summer exhibition inspired by the sights and sounds of Spain from May 22-September 19 called On Seeing Segovia.
The new exhibit is inspired by the Art Center’s founder, Jules Andre Smith, who traveled from Paris to Segovia, Spain (not Sokovia from Avengers), in the spring of 1921. He recorded his travels in drawings, etchings, watercolors, and a short story chronicling his first impressions and experiences in Spain. Guests will be treated to never-before-seen works at the new exhibit, including several of Smith’s original etching plates and his original cast-iron printing press from the mid-1800s.
Smith’s short story and images will also be in print for the first time and available for purchase in the form of a small book, reminiscent of Mark Twain’s travel writing.
An exhibition opening party, A Night in Spain, will be hosted on May 21 and will feature a cash bar, Spanish cuisine, and a live performance by dance troupe Flamenco del Sol, live Spanish guitar by Don Soledad, and a chance to roam the campus at night.
Tickets were $5 per person but have sold out, but admission is free for museum members. Click HERE to sign up for a membership today and get discounts on Center classes and programs as well.