Current & Future

July 21 – September 6, 2020 | GROH GALLERY

Celebrating 100 Years of Women Artists

Kollwitz-Peasant Revolt
Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867-1945)
Outbreak (Losbruch) from the series “The Peasants’ Revolt (Bauernkrieg),” originally printed 1903
Etching and drypoint
Collection of Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Gift of Cinda Perry, in memory of Spence Perry

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s passage, this exhibition explores the creative expression of a diverse group of women artists. Celebrating 100 Years of Women Artists features 20th and 21st century paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures drawn from the collections of the WCMFA and area collectors. This exhibition includes works by Anna Hyatt Huntington, Harriet Frishmuth, Käthe Kollwitz, Emily Clayton Bishop, Faith Ringgold, Elizabeth Catlett, Samella Lewis, Joyce Scott, Renee Stout, Helen Frankenthaler, Dorothy Dehner, Isabel Bishop, and Marisol. Some representative movements and styles include Expressionism, classicism, Abstract Expressionism, Feminist Art, and Post-Modernism.

Thank you to our sponsors and contributors.
Exhibition Sponsors Major Sponsors

Conservit, Inc.
FirstEnergy Foundation on behalf of Potomac Edison
Dr. & Mrs. Robert K. Hobbs
Holzapfel Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Jamison Door Company
David O. & R. Louisa McCain
Rest Haven Cemetery
Bunny and Margaret Waltersdorf, In Memory of Margaret S. Waltersdorf
Younger Toyota


Tina Angle
Antietam Tree & Turf
Thomas Arenobine
Mr. & Mrs. William Beard
Mary Bellamy
Alfred & Laura Bendell
Mr. & Mrs. Regis F. Binder
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation
Gerard Blake
Kennedy & Debby Boone
Kristin & Bill Bowen
Billie Sue Boyer
Mr. & Mrs. Darryl Clopper
Con-O-Creek Farm
Bill & Margie Craig
Crossroads Garden Club
Judith Daniels
Kristie Diamond
Mimi & Mark Dickinson
Eva & Craig Edmonds
Tracie Felker
Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Fisher
Roseanne Fisher
Carl & Louise Galligan
Donna Gaylor
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Gerstner
David & Rosanna Gonzalez
Michael & Pamela Gouker
Peggy Hardinge
Mary Heizer
Joanne Hilton
Stephen & Linda Hood
Anna Hutzell
Dick & Edie Jenkins
John Klupsak
Douglas Lane & Rebecca Massie Lane
Constance M. Lenhart
Virginia & Vincent Lindsay
Kenneth & Marjorie Long
Maidstone interior Design Services, LLC
Jim & Kate McConnell
Linda McNamee
Lotta & Paul Mellott
Doug & Beth Mills
Florence Murdock
Karin Novinger
Kathleen Perini
Cynthia & Peter Perini
Bob & Carol Phillips
Helen Porter
Murray B. Reed
Paula Reed
Mrs. Theron Rinehart
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Risser
Rosanne Roe
Jane McKee Rozes
Dr. Kristen P. Schupp
Mary Schurz & Nicholas Mohar-Schurz
Jane Sims
Mr. & Mrs. David Siwarski
Linda Smith
Deanna & Bill Soulis
Karen Spessard
Jeanne Stoner
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Tarpley
Tasker’s Chance Garden Club
Town & Country Garden Club
Judy & Winslow Wheeler
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wiles
Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Wilson
Laura Zimmermann, Cool Hollow Flower Farm
Gifts from Anonymous Donors

July – October 2020 | BOWMAN GALLERY

Seldom Seen

Drawn from the WCMFA’s permanent collection, Seldom Seen features works of art from European, American, and world cultures that have not been frequently exhibited in the Museum’s history. New research will reveal untold and intriguing stories about these works in relation to their cultural and historical contexts. This exhibition focuses on works produced in a wide variety of media and that range in date from antiquity to the present. Highlights include an Egyptian ushabti figure, Chinese temple bells and devotional objects, a Winslow Homer etching, Japanese woodblock prints (Ukiyo-e) and decorative arts, medieval manuscript pages, a Wladyslaw Benda mural, and a Yupik mask.

Sponsored by: Dr. Kevin T. Murray; Jamison Door Company


Washington County Public Schools Annual Art Exhibition

Enjoy the WCPS Annual Art Exhibition virtually this year. Click here to view.
This exhibition is sponsored by the Washington County Arts Council, Hershey Family Foundation, Volvo Group, Dr. & Mrs. Kevin D. Murray, and Cooling Services, Inc.


The Secret Paris of the 1930s: Vintage Photographs by Brassaï

Early 20th century Paris was the setting for one of the great flowerings that have periodically punctuated the history of photography. As with painting and sculpture, ambitious young photographers from around the world flocked to between-the-wars Paris, where they formed a fertile artistic milieu. Among them was Brassaï (Gyula Halász, 1899-1984), whose evocative, inky-black, and very rare, vintage photographs of night-time Paris are assembled into this exhibition.
After attending art school in Berlin, Brassaï moved to Paris in 1924, and stayed for good. Born Gyula Halász, he adopted the nom de plume Brassaï from his birthplace, Brasso, a Hungarian (now Romanian) town in the Transylvanian region. A gifted sculptor and sketch artist, he learned the technical aspects of photography from his fellow Hungarian-in-Paris André Kertész, but the two artists’ subject matter could not have been more different. In contrast to Kertész’s cool compositions and meticulous still lifes, Brassaï focused on Paris’s crepuscular demimonde, which he explored compulsively from the first moment of his arrival. Sometimes alone, sometimes accompanied by friends like the writers Henry Miller or Jacques Prévert, Brassaï witnessed aspects of Parisian night life that the cerebral Kertész would never imagine.
The vintage prints on display are drawn from the private collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.

Photographs copyright by the Brassaï Estate. All works are from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. This exhibition was organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

Sponsored in part by: Waltersdorf Family; Mr. Louis Kawaja.


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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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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