Category: The Masters' Gallery

Local Summer Exhibitions

At Merritt Gallery, we know that on a hot summer day, one of the best places to be (besides our gallery) is in a nice cool museum! We rounded up some of the must-see exhibitions this summer in the areas surrounding each of our galleries.




Alberto-g-rovi, Monet-Experiencia Immersiva, CC BY 3.0


Rhode Island Center, Washington DC

Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience

Explore some of the most compelling paintings by Claude Monet in a 360-degree art exhibit. Through a unique storytelling experience and cutting-edge technology, Monet: The Immersive Experience redefines the concept of museums. Learn about the artist, his secrets, and his art like never before.

Dates: Until October 2024


National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC

New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024 

Visionary artists reimagine the past, present alternate realities, and inspire audiences to create different futures. During the past few years, our world has been transformed by a global pandemic, advocacy for social reform, and political division. How have these extraordinary times inspired artists? Works by the 28 artists featured in New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024 explore these ideas from perspectives that shift across geographies, cultural viewpoints, and time.

Dates: Until August 11


Rubell Museum, Washington DC

Alexandre Diop: Jooba Jubba, l’Art du Defi, the Art of Challenge

Franco-Senegalese artist Alexandre Diop uses discarded objects to create work that raises questions about sociopolitical, cultural and gender issues. Drawing inspiration from his European and African roots, he explores the legacies of colonialism and diaspora while tackling universal themes of ancestry, suffering, and historical violence. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring an essay by scholar Mara Niang and a conversation between Diop and Hans Ulrich Obrist, alongside a selection of color photographs.

Dates: Until September 15th




Baltimore Museum of Art

Joyce J. Scott: Walk a Mile in My Dreams

The summative career retrospective of one of the most prolific and boundary-breaking artists of our time. Born in Baltimore in 1948, Scott grapples with profound social, historical, racial, economic, and personal challenges that concern society at large in dazzling beadwork, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, printmaking, and performance.

Dates: Until July 14th


The Walters Art Museum

Selections from the North American Collection: People and Places

This exhibit examines the ways that 19th-century North American artists drew inspiration from a variety of places and cultures at home and abroad, whether the Hudson Valley, Japan, or an ancient town outside of Rome. Visitors will experience 16 works featuring paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and silver.

Dates: Until September 30th


The American Visionary Art Museum

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family

This ongoing exhibit features exquisitely tender testimonial embroideries created by Holocaust survivor, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. Esther’s thirty-six, intricate needlework and fabric collages depict how then 15-year-old Esther and her younger sister survived the Nazi invasion of Poland. Her art powerfully illustrates her story of survival as a child and her uncanny creative intelligence to have done so.

Dates: Ongoing




The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Take a Seat: Understanding the Modern Chair

This exhibit features recent works by designers such as Jomo Tariku, Cheick Diallo, Mac Collins, and Stefan Sagmeister along with those of design pioneers like Gaetano Pesce, Ron Arad, and Gijs Bakker. Each of these chairs is a testament to the ingenuity of their designers, who use new materials, new technologies, and new sources of inspiration to push the boundaries of seating design.

Dates: Ongoing


The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Layers of Liberty: Philadelphia and the Appalachian Environment

Motivated by both a lack of representation of Appalachian art in museum collections, Layers of Liberty: Philadelphia and the Appalachian Environment examines themes that relate directly to Philadelphia and rural Appalachian Pennsylvania, referencing the ecology of early America, the establishment of networks of transportation like the railroad and the commodification of natural resources, and the pastoral relationship to the environment that inspired Philadelphia artists.

Dates: Until November 7th


Brandywine Museum of Art

Every Leaf & Twig: Andrew Wyeth’s Botanical Imagination

This exhibition tells the story of Andrew Wyeth’s focus on the fragile rhythms and intimate dramas of plant life. The specimens Andrew found and depicted on walks and wanders in landscapes he knew deeply spoke to him of compelling forms, colors, and dramas unfolding in miniature. Wyeth developed a painting practice grounded in time spent alone outdoors, steeping himself in the two distinct ecosystems that defined his life: mid-coast Maine and Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Valley.

Dates: Until September 15th