October 3, 2018 – January 13, 2019 | Groh Gallery

Mirror Universe: Recent Works by Carol Brown Goldberg

Member’s Opening Reception & Gallery Talk: Sunday, October 14 from 2 – 4 PM. Please RSVP to or call 301-739-5727 by October 10.
Register for the Carol Brown Goldberg Masterclass & Workshop on November 17 here.

Partnership with American University/Katzen Center

A Nostalgic Radical in Florence, acrylic on canvas with pulverized glass, Carol Brown Goldberg, 2010.

A Nostalgic Radical in Florence, acrylic on canvas with pulverized glass, Carol Brown Goldberg, 2010.

Working in an abstract style that draws upon developments in mid- to late 20th-century art and inspired by mathematical and musical theory, Carol Brown Goldberg explores the use of color and texture in her work. This exhibition will feature a selection of paintings and sculptures by the artist. She earned her BA from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her BFA from the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. Goldberg has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally in Washington, D.C., New York, Mexico City, Monterrey, Mexico, and Medina del Campo, Spain.

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Carol Brown Goldberg in her studio.

Carol Brown Goldberg in her studio.

June 30 – October 28, 2018 | Bowman Gallery

Knoxville Narratives: Danny Lyon

"Don, Knoxville, 1967" Danny Lyon Gelatin silver print from a unique Knoxville 1967 portfolio printed by the artist for the KMA, 2014
“Don, Knoxville, 1967″ Danny Lyon
Gelatin silver print from a unique Knoxville 1967 portfolio printed
by the artist for the KMA, 2014

This exhibition on loan from the Knoxville Museum of Art presents a group of black and white prints taken by American photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon.  Lyon (born 1942) is best known for his epic photo essay, Bikeriders.  Deeply affected by James Agee’s and Walker Evans’ “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” (1941), Lyon ventured to Knoxville in 1967 and produced a series of timeless images of Agee’s hometown. Knoxville Narratives: Danny Lyon is organized by the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in partnership with the Knoxville Museum of Art.


Ashcan to Abstraction: Modernism in America

KersteingalleryphotolightenThis 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.

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


European Old Masters

Mazone, Giovanni, Saints Mary Magdalene and Paul

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.

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Nineteenth Century American Art

Church croppedCurated 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.

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The Smith Gallery will be undergoing renovations and will be closed in winter of 2018/2019.


Singer Collection

January 2014 921The 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.

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American Decorative Arts


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

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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.




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