Art Seminar Group is devoted to the study and appreciation of the arts

Art Seminar Group (ASG) offers an extensive program of weekly lectures across a broad range of art and art history including the visual arts, theater, film, architecture, music and dance. Our lecturers include prominent art historians, curators, academics and other experts. In addition our members-only events include local excursions, East Coast and national trips, and one international experience each year.



Click on the date below to learn more about each ASG lecture or event. We welcome guests, who have never been a member or subscriber of ASG, who’d like to learn more about ASG membership to attend up to three lectures before joining us. Guests pay a $15 door fee for lectures. Past members and subscribers must rejoin at either level in order to attend any program, including films.




Baltimore, MD:


Great Talk: Conversation with a Purpose. Please see the October flier here: Baltimore: not just an American city $15 at the door

Current exhibitions:

Ocarina Of Time: Mary Anne Arntzen and Ryan Browning and Color of the Day: James Williams, Resort. On view September 20 - November 2, 2019. More information: https://www.resortbaltimore.com/currentexhibitions

Ruminative Marks: Norman Galinsky, Gil Ugiansky, and David Brown, Creative Alliance. On view: October 12 - November 30, 2019. Opening reception: October 12 from 6-8pm, Gallery talk: November 9, 1-3pm. More information here.

Oletha DeVane: Traces of the Spirit, BMA. On view June 19, 2019 — October 20, 2019. More information: https://artbma.org/exhibitions/2019_oletha_devane_traces_of_the_spirit

DIS | A Good Crisis, BMA, Through November 17, 2019. More information: https://artbma.org/exhibitions/dis

Hitching Their Dreams to Untamed Stars: Joyce J. Scott & Elizabeth Talford Scott, BMA, Through December 1, 2019. More information: https://artbma.org/exhibitions/hitching-their-dreams-to-untamed-stars

Isaac Julien: Baltimore, BMA, Through January 5, 2020. More information: https://artbma.org/exhibitions/2019_isaac_julien_baltimore

Antonio McAfee and Jay Gould: Time and Place, The Walters Art Museum, Hackerman House, 1 West Mount Vernon Place. On view July 31, 2019–March 01, 2020. More information: https://thewalters.org/exhibitions/time-and-place/

Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, BMA. On view September 29, 2019 — January 19, 2020. More information: https://artbma.org/exhibitions/2019_generations-a-history-of-black-abstract-art

*For weekly local gallery openings, lectures, and events visit Bmore Art's Picks: http://www.bmoreart.com/ and Show Up Baltimore’s public Google calendar of arts events: here, Show Up Baltimore’s Twitter page: here.

Washington, DC:

Current exhibitions:

Manifesto: Art X Agency, Hirshhorn, On view June 15, 2019–January 05, 2020. More information: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/manifesto-art-x-agency/

Feel the sun in your mouth: Recent Acquisitions, Hirshhorn. On view: AUG 24, 2019–February 2020. More information: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/feel-the-sun-in-your-mouth/

Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence, National Gallery of Art, West Building, Main Floor. On view September 15, 2019 – January 12, 2020 More information: https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2019/andrea-del-verrocchio-renaissance-florence.html


Philip Guston Now, National Gallery of Art, East Building, Concourse. On view June 7 – September 13, 2020. More information: https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2020/philip-guston-now.html

See also:

PBS ART 21: Art in the 21st century. More information: https://www.pbs.org/show/art-21/


Banner images courtesy of the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art and Kirsten Walsh