Annmarie is committed to connecting people to art and nature. Through a wide variety of engaging exhibits, programs, classes, public projects, and annual events, Annmarie opens up opportunities for creativity, collaboration, and reflection. By providing opportunities for visitors to experience and engage in imaginative activities, Annmarie seeks to nurture the human spirit and contribute to a healthy society.


The 30 acre grounds of Annmarie Sculpture Garden is owned and supported by the Board of Calvert County Commissioners. In accordance with the lease and management agreement, Annmarie is operated by the Koenig Private Foundation, a private, non-profit, charitable organization. The Foundation employes the staff of Annmarie, and seeks out grants and donations to support the payroll budget and fund special projects at Annmarie. The many activities and programs of Annmarie are supported by Ann’s Circle, Inc., a 501 c 3 non-profit organization whose board consists of residents drawn from the Southern Maryland community. Ann’s Circle offers a membership package with a variety of attractive benefits. Membership is open to all!


The thirty acre property that comprises Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is owned by the people of Calvert County and relies on the support of three entities for its operating budget, capital improvement budget, and events and programming budget. An annual grant from the Calvert County Commissioners to the Koenig Private Foundation supports the personnel budget.  The Koenig Private Foundation and Ann's Circle work together to raise funds to further support the payroll budget.  The Foundation also helps raise funds for capital projects.  Ann's Circle manages the many programs, events, classes, exhibits, and activities of Annmarie, as well as the membership program and the gift shop. For additional information about this successfull, fifteen-year, collaborative partnership, please contact Stacey Hann-Ruff, the director of Annmarie at director@annmariegarden.org.  

Construction of the award-winning Arts Building, which opened in 2008, was funded by five main sources: the State of Maryland, the Calvert County Commissioners, Friends of Annmarie Garden, the Koenig Private Foundation, and Ann’s Circle, Inc.


In 1991, Francis and Ann M. Koenig donated this property to Calvert County with the intention that it be developed into a sculpture garden.  Over the next decade, their dream took shape as six works of art were installed on the thirty acre property.   These diverse pieces are fully integrated into the natural setting of the Garden and provide the opportunity to develop an appreciation for the seasonal changes inherent in outdoor art.  In addition to the sculpture, the walking paths were created and the allies, or hallways, were cleared. The lovely allies allow visitors to look across Annmarie and have created areas for the installation of sculpture.  In 2003, Annmarie became a member of the Smithsonian Institution's Affiliations Program.  This program has allowed the Garden to borrow more than twenty-five pieces of sculpture form the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden.  In 2008, the Arts Building and the Studio School opened, allowing Annmarie to dramatically expand its programs and activities. 

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