Sandy Spring Museum Presents Gail Rebhan Palimpsest: Layers of Time

By Editorial Team on March 28, 2017

Sat, April 1 2017 — Sat, June 24 2017

Photo courtesy of Sandy Spring Museum.
Photo courtesy of Sandy Spring Museum.


Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1 from 2pm to 5pm



Panel discussion at 4pm withGail Rebhan, Eileen McGuckian, president of Montgomery Preservation, and Margaret De Arcangelis, Director of Preservation Services at Preservation Maryland.

This exhibition features new photo-collages, created during an artist residency at the Museum. This work is an unsentimental look at the cultural history of various locations in the Sandy Spring, Maryland area. Also on display will be photo-collages and videos that examine the cultural history of Washington, DC and Virginia sites. One piece is installed as public art outside Roots Market, 16800 Georgia Avenue, Olney.

Focusing on very specific sites, my artwork documents how the use of locations change over time. These changes reflect evolving attitudes towards race, ethnicity, and gender. How our social history progresses and transforms are important components of my work. Gail Rebhan blends archival and contemporary photographs, along with historical newspaper articles, maps, advertisements, ephemera, and text into one final image for each site. Using layers of various opacities,Rebhan convey a sense that the past never goes away and continues to influence the present.


  • Wednesday through Saturday: 10am to 5pm

The Sandy Spring Museum at 17901 Bentley Road Sandy Spring, MD. For more information, visit