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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.

Participation in is provided through a partnership with the M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation.

10am-5pm daily.


Calendar of Events
Nov 2 - Dec 28Megan Van Wagonner: ''Comforts of Home''
Nov 2 - Nov 30Lori Ulmer-Hanson
Nov 2 - Nov 30All Hung Open Exhibition
Dec 6 - Dec 28Annual Holiday Group Show
Dec 6 - Dec 28Annual Patuxent Art League Juried Exhibition
Dec 7Annual Holiday Group Show: Reception
Dec 7Annual Patuxent Art League Juried Exhibition: Reception
Dec 7Annual Holiday Open House
Dec 13''Frozen'' Sing-A-Long
Dec 14An A Capella Holiday with the Capital Hearings
Jan 18 - Feb 28Glancing Back & Looking Forward: 100 Years of African American Culture and History in Prince Georges
Feb 1Glancing Back & Looking Forward: 100 Years of African American Culture and History in Prince Georges: Reception
Feb 2 - Feb 16Alice Walker: American Icon
Feb 8African American Inventors
Feb 15The Long Walk Home
Feb 21Dinner & a Movie: ''Bird''
Feb 22''A Band Called Death''
Feb 27James Cotton
Mar 6Tracy Hamlin
Mar 7 - Mar 2946th Annual Laurel Art Guild Juried Exhibition
Mar 7 - Mar 29Third Annual Artists on the Rise: Juried Teen Exhibition at Montpelier
Mar 7Third Annual Artists on the Rise: Juried Teen Exhibition at Montpelier: Reception
Mar 846th Annual Laurel Art Guild Juried Exhibition: Reception
Mar 12Ethel Ennis
Mar 13Sharón Clark
Mar 15''The Girls in the Band''
Mar 17Runa
Mar 20Ron Kearns Quintet
Mar 22Gemini Piano Trio
Mar 27The Sweater Set
Apr 4 - May 31Ellyn Weiss
Apr 4 - Apr 26Patrick Cromwell
Apr 4 - May 31Wayson R. Jones: ''Visages/Vignettes''
Apr 9Indigo Sings Sarah Vaughan
Apr 10 - Apr 11Freddy Cole
Apr 12Ellyn Weiss: Reception
Apr 12Patrick Cromwell: Reception
Apr 12Wayson R. Jones: ''Visages/Vignettes'': Reception
Apr 17Tony DeSare
Apr 18Dinner & a Movie: ''Life is Beautiful''
Apr 18Celebrate Earth Day at Montpelier!
Apr 19Stefan Scaggiari presents an “I Love Paris” concert on piano
Apr 24Ian Walters
Apr 25Annual Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea, and the Arts
Apr 25Keesun Kwon
May 1Albert Castigilia
May 1 - May 31Patricia Phillips Bowden
May 2Ewan Dobson
May 3Patricia Phillips Bowden: Reception
May 8Ken Navarro
May 9Dinner & a Movie: ''Beat the Drum''
May 9Pen & Pose: A Workshop in Yoga and Writing
May 14Karen Lovejoy and The Lovejoy Group: Jazz and the American Songbook
May 15Yoga & Jazz
May 16Sounds of Bamboo
May 17''Twenty Feet from Stardom''
May 23The Art of Yoga
Jun 12 - Aug 234th Annual Invitational Sculpture Exhibition
Jun 1234th Annual Invitational Sculpture Exhibition: Reception
Jun 12 - Aug 2Andrei Trach
Jun 12Andrei Trach: Reception
Jun 12 - Aug 2David Brosch
Jun 12David Brosch: Reception
Jul 5 - Aug 2Rug Hooking Student Show
Jul 19Reception: Rug Hooking Student Show

Plan Your Visit

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

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