'Dialogues: Words and Images in Art, 1500-1924' The exhibit runs Friday, Jan. 31, through April 6 in St. John's College's Mitchell Gallery, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. A reception will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. The exhibit is curated by David Gariff, senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, with assistance from Mitchell Gallery art educator Lucinda Edinberg. For gallery hours and information, call 410-626-2556 or go to stjohnscollege.edu/mitchellgallery.

Exhibit The Muddy Creek Artists Guild presents an exhibition of photographs, paintings, pastels and mixed-media works that celebrate the varied pleasures of life in the Chesapeake Bay region through Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Captain Avery Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. All art is for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the museum's education programs. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The show coincides with the museum's winter luncheon and lecture series, which takes place Wednesdays through Feb. 19. Information: captainaverymuseum.org or muddycreekartistsguild.org.

'Deep Snow and Other Memories' Mixed-media works on paper by Linda Bills are on view through Friday, Jan. 31, at the Adkins Arboretum's Visitors Center, 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. For hours and information, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or go to adkinsarboretum.org.

Dual exhibits Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts shows "Passing the Torch: Artists Influencing Artists" in the Chaney Gallery and "Hai-Ou Hou: Window Shopping Paintings" in the Martino Gallery through Friday, Feb. 14, at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Information: 410-263-5544 or marylandhall.org.

'Freedom Bound' An exhibit about resistance to servitude and slavery in the Chesapeake region will be on view through March 2 at the Historic Annapolis Museum, 99 Main St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Information: 410-267-6656.

Annapolis Collection Works by Roxie Munro, Sy Mohr, Sally Comport and others are on display at the Annapolis Collection, 45 West St. in Annapolis. Information: 410-280-1414.