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Programs and Activities

Learning Lunches

The women of the Frederick Art Club meet the second Thursday of the month from September through May at the Delaplaine Art Center in Frederick.  Each meeting starts with lunch, followed by  a program on topics ranging from art in architecture and storytelling to historic preservation and landscape design. We welcome summer in June with a casual get-together strictly for pleasure and also hold social events throughout the year.  Find out how to join!   

Female Presenter

Art Advocacy

The club has always advocated for the arts. In 2018 the club launched a public art endeavor to honor fashion designer and Frederick, Maryland, native Claire McCardell  (1905-1958). Credited with inventing American sportswear, McCardell created innovative fashions that have uniquely defined decades of American fashion. The Claire McCardell Project involved the creation and installation of a bronze statue of the designer in Carroll Creek Linear Park in downtown Frederick. The community enthusiastically supported the project, and the club raised funds to create and unveil the statue in October 2021, where it presides over and an elegant garden.

Broadening Our Knowledge

Club members can enjoy informative field trips each fall and spring to museums, gardens, historic sites, and other places of artistic interest. Coach travel makes the trips convenient and comfortable. We stop for lunch along the way. And tickets are reasonably priced.  Among the sites we've visited: 


  • The New Barnes Foundation Museum, Philadelphia

  • The Philadelphia Museum of the Arts, Philadelphia

  • The Phillips Gallery, Washington, DC

  • Winterthur Museum, Delaware

  • National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

  • Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

  • American Visionary Museum, Baltimore

  • Hillwood Mansion and Gardens, Washington, DC.

  • National Museum of African American Culture and Arts, Washington, DC

  • Glenstone Museum, Potomac, MD

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