EXHIBITS DOT THE PROPERTY, INSIDE AND OUT
Take a walk through Shady Side history, experience the life of working the water, or browse the talent of local artists.
Captain Avery’s big room has been a gathering space for sharing and fellowship since the “Our Place” era in our history. Enhancements, including track lighting and a museum-grade art installation system, have transformed the space into our Great Room Gallery. With 1,600 square feet of display space, we mount cultural heritage and contemporary art exhibits two or three times a year.*
Changing curated displays from our permanent collection fill the Great Room Gallery between special exhibitions. Decoys, steamship history, boat models -- along with historical photos and maps -- highlight the unique local narratives of Shady Side.
We invite you to experience how our waterfront connects you to the country's 19th-century oyster industry, the search for opportunity and equality in the 20th century, and the ways we can all help heal the Bay today.
*Due to renovation planning, the Museum is currently open for scheduled events only and closed for tours.
• Selected pieces from the permanent collection (Great Room Gallery)
• Emergent III (Spring, 2017)
• Harvesters of Light (Fall, 2016) Local artists from the Muddy Creek Artist Guild mount their Fall juried art show and sale.
• Emergent II (Spring, 2016)
• Chesapeake and Beyond (Fall, 2015) Local artists from the Muddy Creek Artist Guild mount their Fall juried art show and sale.
• Art of the Catch (Summer, 2015) Solo show of Chesapeake Bay watermen by DC photojournalist Maria Bryk.
• Emergent (Spring, 2015)