Artwork of the Month

Henry-Pierre Picou
(French, 1824–1895)
Andromeda Chained to a Rock

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The Essential Line: Drawings from the Dahesh Museum of Art

The Essential Line

Current Exhibition:

The Essential Line: Drawings from the Dahesh Museum of Art

Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College
Annapolis, MD

August 26 – October 16, 2016

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Salon Thursdays: November 3rd, 2016

My Journey through Art, Science, and Medicine

Dr. Afif Hanna joins us to share his life’s experiences weaving through the various disciplines of science, medicine, and art, and how these fields have shaped his worldview. At a young age he showed a propensity for drawing and the visual arts, but went on to pursue the sciences, receiving an M.S. in biology, focusing on mosquito larvae studies, and a medical degree in pediatrics. Throughout his studies, however, he maintained his individual artistic practice, eventually fulfilling his desire for academic training by enrolling at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts – a prestigious school where Jean-Léon Gérôme’s pupil Thomas Eakins served as director in the late 19th century. Dr. Hanna is currently completing his fourth year at PAFA, where he is majoring in painting.

The lecture is free and begins at 6.30 pm at the Dahesh Museum of Art Gift Shop located at 145 Sixth Avenue, on the corner of Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street.

Dahesh Museum Gift Shop

The first two issues of the Dahesh Museum’s In Focus series: Academic Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection and The Art of Drawing from the Dahesh Museum of Art are now available at the Gift Shop. In addition, the shop has an appealing variety of items, including home accessories, jewelry, clothing, Turkish rugs, and embroidered tapestries.

The Gift Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click to learn more

A New Home Coming Soon

We look forward to welcoming you in our new home at 178 East 64th Street, soon after the Museum’s 22nd anniversary in January 2017. H3, the architecture New York-based firm of Hugh Hardy that was responsible for transforming our space at 580 Madison, will design the project. Hugh Hardy and his team aim to adapt this elegant 1899 townhouse into a public museum, providing easy access, intimate exhibition and program space, appropriate lighting, and a safe and controlled environment, while preserving the distinctive character and intimate scale of the building. Further updates will be posted on our website. Click to learn more