Each year in early spring, the gardens of the Riversdale House Museum come alive with color. The Riverdale House Museum and the Brentwood Arts Exchange are partnering to encourage nature lovers, history enthusiasts, and artists of all levels to create artwork in the gardens of the Riversdale House Museum between 10am to 4pm on Saturday, April 5.
Then from May 1 through June 7, the Riversdale House Museum will host an exhibition of artwork inspired by their gardens. Any works depicting or developed from depictions of the gardens that were created during 2014 will be eligible for consideration for the exhibition. Respected landscape painter Fred Markham will judge the artworks submitted and award a first place cash prize. The exhibition will be open to the public during the Museum’s hours of operation.
Riversdale House Museum
Riversdale, an elegant Federal style manor house, was constructed between 1801 and 1807 for Henri Stier, a Flemish aristocrat, and completed by his daughter, Rosalie, and her husband, George Calvert, grandson of the fifth Lord Baltimore. Today, this elegant architectural gem has been restored to reflect the lifestyle of the Calverts in Federal America. The museum is open to the public for docent-guided tours and for a variety of special events. It also may be rented for weddings, receptions, luncheons, and business meetings.