Montpelier Arts Center

Black History Month B


Saturday, January 28 – Sunday, March 26, 2023

The African American experience has been inundated with various forms of oppression rooted in anti-blackness. But this oppression has not been met with acquiescence, but resistance. This year’s exhibition highlights some of these stories of black resistance in Prince George’s County from the era of enslavement to the Black Lives Matter movement of the present. 

FREE; All Ages

Check out what else we have for Black History Month!

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Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts: Contract and Copyright

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 12:30 pm

Dive deeper into contracts and copyright for the artist. Whether you are writing or recording music, designing labels, or creating one-of-a-kind paintings, this workshop will benefit your journey forward.

Ages 18 & up; FREE   

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Women in Jazz Panel Discussion: The Value of Mentorship

Sunday, March 26, 2023, 2 pm

Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month with another exciting panel discussion featuring leading women in jazz in the region. This year we focus on the topic of mentorship. Do female instrumentalists and vocalists get the same kind of career support commonly given to men? Do we have anything comparable to the “old boys” network to help our sisters find their way? Do women routinely think about asking for free professional help from other musicians, teachers, promoters, venue hosts, accountants, and other supportive businesspeople? This year’s panelists will talk about their experiences in the music industry. Bring your curiosity and questions and join us for a meet-and-greet reception after the panel program.


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Friday, March 31, 2023, 8 pm (NEW DATE)

Praised for its “authentic, soulful, and orchestral sound,” The String Queens (TSQ) is a dynamic trio that creates stimulating musical experiences that inspire diverse audiences to love, hope, feel, and imagine! With an array of repertoire spanning from the Baroque era to the Jazz Age to today’s Billboard Hot 100 Chart, TSQ performs versatile programs that transport audiences through time and a multitude of musical genres.

$25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members and seniors

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Montpelier Arts Center is OPEN to the public! Visitors can explore the three galleries housed inside. The Montpelier Arts Center introduces changing exhibitions by local and national visual artists. Gallery hours are Sunday through Saturday, 10 am-5 pm (closed major holidays). Admission is free, and masks are mandatory at all times.

Located on the grounds of the historic Montpelier Mansion, the center also houses artist studios, a metal casting facility, gas- and electric-fired kilns, a digital lab, and classrooms.

We offer visual, literary, and performing arts experiences for children to adults; beginners to advanced. Our creative spaces are designed to inspire artists to work in a variety of mediums including printmaking, sculpture, painting, ceramics, and more.