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Lips, Neck, and Shoulders: Photograms by Michael C. Mendez

January 13 – April 15, 2018

Baer Gallery

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“Codependent”
Michael C. Mendez

Michael C. Mendez is a photographer and adjunct professor of art at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. His piece 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall; A Child’s Introduction to Binge Drinking (for Andy) was included in Johns Hopkins University Press’s book Addiction and Art. He also won the Governor’s Award and Award of Excellence at the Biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition.

Lips, Neck, and Shoulders: Photograms by Michael C. Mendez addresses the socialization of alcohol in society. A photogram is a cameraless photograph made by placing an object on a light-sensitive material and exposing it to light, thus darkening the exposed areas and leaving behind a white image of the object.


Ashcan to Abstraction: Modernism in America

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This long-term exhibition, from the Museum’s permanent collection, explores the development of 20th century American art.  Artists such as John Sloan, Robert Henri, George Luks, William Glackens, Hugo Ballin, Philip Guston, Robert Goodnough, Gene Davis, and Grace Hartigan capture the full range of artistic movements experienced during this transformative century.

Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Kerstein, The Nora Roberts Foundation,  The Henry Luce Foundation, and the Washington County Gaming Commission.

European Old Masters (ongoing)

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Schreiber Gallery
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Old master paintings form an important part of the Museum’s collection and are showcased in the Schreiber Gallery. Works of art by artists such as Giovanni Mazone, Timoteo Viti, and Pierre Mignard are included.


Nineteenth Century American Art (ongoing)

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Curated by Dr. Elizabeth Johns, Professor Emerita, History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, this exhibition presents the Museum’s outstanding collection of nineteenth century American art. Artists in the installation include Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Robert Spear Dunning, and John Gutzon Borglum. Exhibition sponsored in part by Art & Ruth Anne Callaham and Spence & Cinda Perry.


Singer Memorial Gallery (ongoing)

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Singer Gallery
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The Singer Memorial Gallery was established in 1949 by the Museum’s founder, Hagerstown native Anna Brugh Singer (1873-1962), as a tribute to her husband, artist William Henry Singer, Jr. (1868 – 1943). The diverse art collection they amassed, and of which over a hundred works were donated to the Museum, conveys the story of their lives as American expatriates in Norway and art collectors, while presenting compelling and significant works reflecting American, Dutch, and French trends of the late nineteenth-century.

Opened in 2013, the current installation was organized by guest curator, Hollis McCullough, to display the tastes of the Singers and highlight the significant works of art they contributed to the Museum. Artists in the installation include Willard Metcalf, Childe Hassam, Adolphe Joseph Monticelli, Gustave Courbet, and Pierre-Auguste Rodin.


American Decorative Arts (ongoing)

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Decorative Arts Gallery

Objects tell stories and hold within them the history of the time and place in which they were created. This exhibition examines the stories and histories of objects from the Museum’s diverse collection of American decorative arts, including ceramics, glass, silver, and textiles.


Art Glass (ongoing)

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Rinehart Gallery

The Museum’s Rinehart Gallery houses some of the most notable art glass pieces in the Museum’s decorative arts collection. The specially lit cases in this gallery showcase the work of such makers as Lalique, Loetz, and Steuben.

 

 

 

For more information about the Museum’s exhibitions, please call 301-739-5727 or email info@wcmfa.org.