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17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
(301) 774-0022 https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/

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February 2018
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Ballroom Dance for Beginners

February 27, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn the basics of the six American Ballroom Dances from dance instructor Nat Cunningham and his partner Rachelle Fall – East Coast Swing, Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, and Hustle (aka Club Swing) You can sign up as an individual or as a couple.  Either way, you will be dancing by the end of this four-week class!


March 2018
Join SSM's Coffee Culture as we welcome Sweet Simplici-Tea to educate and offer teas to the SSM community.

Coffee Culture – Sweet Simplici-Tea

March 3, 2018

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This month’s pop-up shop features Sweet Simplici-Tea from Sykesville, offering a variety of brewed and loose teas – blended, black, decaffeinated, and herbal – along with tempting sweets and savories, all freshly made in their bakery.  Stop by to warm up with Sweet Simplici-Tea’s hot, aromatic offerings, and pair your choice with a perfectly made scone, or a freshly baked cookie.

Did you know? All tea derives from the Camellia sinensis plant, and likely originated in southwestern China as a medicinal drink during the Shang dynasty, 1500-1046 BC (facts from Wikipedia.org.). The plant grows in mountainous areas of China, Japan, and India, as well as other Southeast Asian and some African countries. Preparing the leaves in different ways, such as increasing the degree of oxidation, produces white, green, and black tea leaves, respectively. The leaves are also cooked in various ways and infused with flowers, herbs, fruits, and other materials.

Sweet Simiplici-Tea bakery and café opened for business in 2008, in Sykesville’s historic downtown. Meet owner Robyn Zumbrun whose Rosemary thumbprint cookies were voted top cookie by The Baltimore Sun!

Join us on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:00 – Noon to learn from, visit with, drink tea along side and shop at Sweet Simplici-Tea’s pop up shop!

Stay immediately after to visit our resident artists in their studios during the open house, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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Resident Artist Open House

March 3, 2018

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


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Otherworld Jazz in Concert and Reception

March 4, 2018

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The contemporary jazz quartet, Otherworld, is playing a return engagement at the Sandy Spring Museum on Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 pm.  The group will perform a large selection of new original compositions as well as fan favorites from their Global Music Award-winning debut album.

Otherworld has been heard on international and national radio broadcast; across the U.S. with live streaming; throughout the Baltimore/Washington region at jazz clubs, colleges, and outdoor concerts; and on Baltimore television.  Otherworld blends jazz, classical, and Middle Eastern influences, playing original tunes with an emphasis on improvisation.

Otherworld is pianist Jeffrey Chappell, guitarist Jake Kohlhas, bassist Chris Taylor, and percussionist Jake Mariani.  Reception and light refreshments courtesy of Jeffrey Chappell and the Otherworld performers directly following the program.


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Ballroom Dance for Beginners

March 6, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn the basics of the six American Ballroom Dances from dance instructor Nat Cunningham and his partner Rachelle Fall – East Coast Swing, Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, and Hustle (aka Club Swing) You can sign up as an individual or as a couple.  Either way, you will be dancing by the end of this four-week class!


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Ballroom Dance for Beginners

March 13, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn the basics of the six American Ballroom Dances from dance instructor Nat Cunningham and his partner Rachelle Fall – East Coast Swing, Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, and Hustle (aka Club Swing) You can sign up as an individual or as a couple.  Either way, you will be dancing by the end of this four-week class!


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Community Cafe: A Discussion Forum on Immigration

March 14, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Community Cafe at the Sandy Spring Museum is a grassroots discussion circle focused on topics in American life and the role of the United States in the global community.  This installment will be hosted by Dr.  Francine Jamin, who will act not as an expert presenter but rather is a locus for a conversation about ideas.  Participants, who register in advance, read a chapter-length pre-café selection and arrive prepared to have a thoughtful dialogue on the topic.  Brown bag lunches welcome.

Registration is limited to 15 people.  You must register in advance in order to participate.  The reading selection will be shared with you upon registration.  This quarter’s topic is The Immigration Debate. 


History Happy Hour - The History of Chocolate with Sheilah Kauffman

History Happy Hour! The History of Chocolate (& Wine Pairings…)

March 16, 2018

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sheilah Kauffman, everyone’s favorite cookbook author, will speak on her favorite subject: CHOCOLATE!  Sheilah combines her sharp wit with her endless knowledge of food history into an engaging and tasty evening. She is a food historian, a culinary coach and a columnist, in addition to being an award winning author.

Admission is $15.00 for Museum members, and $20.00 for Non-Members.  You can choose to add a one-year family membership at the $10 introductory price when you purchase your event ticket(s).

History Happy Hours are brought to you by the Therrien Waddell Construction Group. Happy Hours include complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres.


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Karen Montgomery Exhibit – Opening Reception

March 31, 2018

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Karen Montgomery is a sculptor and former state delegate and senator for District 14 of Montgomery County. She served as an elected official from 2002 – 2016, when she retired as a Maryland State Senator. Montgomery studied art and received a Master of Fine Art degree from The George Washington University. She spent the early part of her career teaching art and directing gallery spaces in the DC region.

Later, she served in the Maryland political sphere and strengthened support for the arts, and for constituents with disabilities. She primarily focuses on her art since retiring from congress.

Karen S. Montgomery’s sculptures are made in marble, bronze, wood, soapstone, and other metals. Her work is primarily figurative, but often includes abstracted elements. She draws inspiration from people and places from her personal history, as well as from snakes, winged figures, or other mythological and art historical elements.

Much of her sculptural process is reductive, where portions of material are carved or chipped away to reveal a new form. This exhibit will be a retrospective of Karen’s practice as an artist.

Please join Ms. Montgomery and the Museum guests at the opening reception for her exhibit of work. We invite you to join us March 31, 5:00 – 7:00 for this beautiful unveiling.


April 2018
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Resident Artist Open House

April 7, 2018

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


Karen Montgomery – Marble Carving Demonstration

April 7, 2018

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Karen Montgomery is a sculptor and former state delegate and senator for District 14 of Montgomery County. She served as an elected official from 2002 – 2016, when she retired as a Maryland State Senator. Montgomery studied art and received a Master of Fine Art degree from The George Washington University. She spent the early part of her career teaching art and directing gallery spaces in the DC region.

Later, she served in the Maryland political sphere and strengthened support for the arts, and for constituents with disabilities. She primarily focuses on her art since retiring from congress.

Karen S. Montgomery’s sculptures are made in marble, bronze, wood, soapstone, and other metals. Her work is primarily figurative, but often includes abstracted elements. She draws inspiration from people and places from her personal history, as well as from snakes, winged figures, or other mythological and art historical elements.

Much of her sculptural process is reductive, where portions of material are carved or chipped away to reveal a new form. This exhibit will be a retrospective of Karen’s practice as an artist.

Please join Ms. Montgomery and the Museum guests for a “behind the scenes” look at the process of marble carving, and enjoy the open forum for questions and participation.


May 2018
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Suffragists in Washington, DC with Rebecca Roberts

May 4, 2018

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

History Happy Hour!

The Great Suffrage Parade was the first civil rights march to use the nation’s capital as a backdrop. Despite sixty years of relentless campaigning by suffrage organizations, by 1913 only six states allowed women to vote. Then Alice Paul came to Washington, D.C. She planned a grand spectacle on Pennsylvania Avenue on the day before Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration—marking the beginning of a more aggressive strategy on the part of the women’s suffrage movement. Groups of women protested and picketed outside the White House, and some were thrown into jail. Newspapers across the nation covered their activities. These tactics finally led to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.

Author Rebecca Boggs Roberts narrates the heroic struggle of Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party as they worked to earn the vote.  Ms. Roberts is a journalist on the national stage and is also daughter of Cokie Roberts.  Books will be available for sale.

History Happy Hours include complimentary beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.

The History Happy Hours series is generously sponsored by Therrien Waddell Construction Group.


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Resident Artist Open House

May 5, 2018

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


June 2018
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Resident Artist Open House

June 2, 2018

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


July 2018
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Resident Artist Open House

July 7, 2018

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


August 2018
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Resident Artist Open House

August 4, 2018

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


September 2018
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Resident Artist Open House

September 1, 2018

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


October 2018
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Resident Artist Open House

October 6, 2018

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


November 2018
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Resident Artist Open House

November 3, 2018

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


December 2018
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Resident Artist Open House

December 1, 2018

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


January 2019
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Resident Artist Open House

January 5, 2019

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


February 2019
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Resident Artist Open House

February 2, 2019

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


March 2019
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Resident Artist Open House

March 2, 2019

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


April 2019
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Resident Artist Open House

April 6, 2019

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


May 2019
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Resident Artist Open House

May 4, 2019

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


June 2019
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Resident Artist Open House

June 1, 2019

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


July 2019
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Resident Artist Open House

July 6, 2019

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


August 2019
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Resident Artist Open House

August 3, 2019

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


September 2019
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Resident Artist Open House

September 7, 2019

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


October 2019
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Resident Artist Open House

October 5, 2019

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


November 2019
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Resident Artist Open House

November 2, 2019

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


December 2019
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Resident Artist Open House

December 7, 2019

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


January 2020
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Resident Artist Open House

January 4, 2020

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


February 2020
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Resident Artist Open House

February 1, 2020

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The museum is home to ten artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


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