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Montpelier Arts Center

Montpelier Arts Center is a dynamic multifaceted arts destination located on the grounds of historic Montpelier Mansion in northern Prince George's County. Montpelier Arts Center provdes quality visual, literary, and performing arts programs comprising of three galleries, artist's studios, and classrooms. Exhibitions include cutting edge work as well as more traditional approaches and feature both emerging and established regional, national and international artists. The Main Gallery is also the site for the performances of the Jazz, Folk/Blues and Classical music series. The gallery is also available on a limited basis for rental by community groups. Artist studios are open to the public, and offer insight into the process of creating artwork. Classes and workshops in the visual arts are offered throughout the year.A fine example of Georgian architecture, popular in Maryland in the late 1700's, Montpelier Mansion sits on approximately 70 acres of beautiful parkland. Architectural and building construction details, as well as historical research, suggest that the house was constructed between 1781 and 1785. Major Thomas Snowden and his wife Anne, original owners of Montpelier Mansion, welcomed many distinguished guests into their home including George Washington and Abigail Adams. Montpelier Mansion, a National Historic Landmark, is operated as a house museum. Select rooms have been researched and furnished as they would have appeared from the end of the 18th century until 1830. A boxwood-lined pathway runs through the garden to the original 18th century summer house.

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Hours
10am-5pm daily.

Admission
Vairies.

Calendar of Events
Jun 12 - Aug 333rd Annual Invitational Sculpture Exhibition: Washington Sculptors Group
Jun 12 - Aug 17Elizabeth Burger
Jun 12 - Aug 3Melissa Burley
Aug 333rd Annual Invitational Sculpture Exhibition: Washington Sculptors Group: Artist Talk
Aug 6Movies at Montpelier: Where The Wild Things Are (2009)
Nov 17Sharon Cheng, soprano

Plan Your Visit

Montpelier Arts Center
9652 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD 20708
301-377-7800 phone
301-490-2329 TTY
website

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