The Boyden Gallery

2013-2014 Exhibitions and Events 

Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public

All events are in Boyden Gallery unless otherwise noted

Gallery Hours: 
Monday - Wednesday from 11 am to 6 pm
Thursday 11 am to 8 pm
Friday 12 - 6:30 pm
and by appointment for class visits during the academic year


FALL 2013

Object Lessons II  

 August 19 - October 6, 2013

Part exhibition and part classroom laboratory, Object Lessons II builds on the experimental exhibition, Object Lessons (Fall 2012), that showcased the interdisciplinary teaching and learning potential of works from the college's Fine Art Collection. Object Lessons II features art and material culture from Africa, Asia and the Americas from the nineteenth century to the present. The exhibition brings together diverse works that depict, reference or engage the human figure through three primary themes: the political body, the physical body and the performative body. Object Lessons II invites multiple lines of discussion across the disciplines about issues of respresentation, race, class and gender, agency, propaganda,performance, production and consumption.

Reception  Thursday, September 5, 5 - 7 pm

Gallery Talks  Mina Cheon on her work, Obama and Me (2011)  
   Thursday, September 19, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

  Jerry Truong on his work, Could I Never Forget (2010)  
   Wednesday, October 2, 4:45 - 5:45 pm

Hawktoberfest Open House  October 4-5, 10 am - 6 pm


The Big Draw

October 19-20, 2013

The Big Draw

Beehive Design Collective

 November 12 - 13, 2013

The Bees talk with students about their work

The Beehive Design Collective is a grassroots, all-volunteer, non-profit artist collective based in rural Eastern Maine. Their mission is to "cross-pollinate the grassroots, by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that can be used as educational and organizing tools." The Bees will display and discuss their graphic campaigns, Mesoamerica Resiste! and The True Cost of Coal, environmental justice and grassroots activism through collective artmaking.

Gallery Talk  Tuesday, November 12, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Studio Art SMP (St. Mary's Project) Midterm Exhibition

December 9-13, 2013

SMP installation

An exhibition of the St. Mary's Project progress of senior Art students

Boyden Gallery:

Henry Bernstein

Anuli Duru

Rachel Heiss

Natasha Mercado

Rachel McDonald

Shannon Rafferty

Gretshelle Rivera

Kristin Seymour

Art Annex:

Paige Burger

Natalie Cunningham

Will Raulin

Caiti Sullivan

Charles Wacker




Reception December 9th, 4:45-6pm at Boyden Gallery & Art Annex



World Views: The Photographer as Visual Author

January 15-20, 2014

The photographers represented in World Views are members of Metro Collective, an international coalition of independent photographers. Metro Collective is dedicated to the expressive documentary spirit, where authorship and a personal visual aesthetic are grounded in humanistic stories and themes. For more information visit the Metro Collective website at:

Metro Collective-Knoth

Gallery Talks

Robert Knoth and Tim Aubry of Greenpeace

Tuesday, January 28th 4:30 - 5:30pm


Michael Robinson Chavez (Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Democracy)

Tuesday, January 28th 6:00 - 7:00pm. Reception to Follow.

Panel Discussion - Gabriela Bulisova, Bill Crandall, Hector Emanuel, Robert Knoth, Michael Robinson Chavez
Wednesday, January 29th  4:45 - 6:00pm. Reception to Follow.
Time Zone Film Screening and Discussion - Gabriela Bulisova and Lashonia Ethridge-Bey
 Thursday, February 20  6:30 - 8:00pm Reception to Follow


45th Annual All Student Art Exhibition 

March 3-30, 2013


Juror's Talk and Awards Reception Wednesday March 5, 4:45 - 6pm 

The Big Build

Join us for the 3D sequel to the Big Draw: The Big Build!

All ages and ability levels are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Friday, April 4, 12:00--6:00 pm 
Saturday, April 5 12:00-6:00 pm

Co-sponsored by Boyden Gallery and the Department of Educational Studies


Studio Art St. Mary's Project Exhibition 

April 21 - May 6, 2014

Reception   April 21, 4:30 - 6pm

Student Presentations (SMP Days)   May 6 (times TBD)


Young at Art: An Exhibition of Art from St. Mary's County Schools

May 12 - May 30, 2014

Boyden Gallery is partnering with the Master of Arts in Teaching program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and select St. Mary’s County Schools for a pilot exhibition of work by middle and high school students.  

Juror's Talk and Awards Reception -
Monday, May 12, 5-6:30pm


Across the Ages: An Alumni Exhibition

 June 13 - August 3, 2014

This Summer, Boyden Gallery will host Across the Ages, a special exhibition of alumni creative work. This juried exhibition will open over Alumni Weekend and run through mid-August, 2014. Boyden Gallery and the Office of Alumni Relations are teaming up to showcase diverse work that celebrates the artistic journeys and creative achievements of St. Mary’s graduates.

Submission Guidelines and CALL FOR ENTRIES

Juror's Talk and Awards Reception - Friday, June 13 - 2:00 - 3:30



Boyden Gallery is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.