Current & Future


June 7 – September 6, 2020 | GROH GALLERY

Celebrating 100 Years of Women Artists

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Lalla Essaydi

Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold

This exhibition will feature a broad range of 20th and 21st century paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures by women artists drawn from the collections of the Sweet Briar College Art Galleries, the WCMFA, and area collectors. Works will be featured by Judy Chicago, Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Faith Ringgold, Diane Arbus, Grace Hartigan, Helen Levitt, Sally Mann, Käthe Kollwitz, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Anni Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, and Nancy Spero. Some of the movements that will be considered include Abstract Expressionism, Feminist Art, Minimalism, and Post-Modernism.


April 12 – July 5, 2020 | BOWMAN GALLERY

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

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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.


February 2 – April 5, 2020 | BOWMAN & GROH GALLERIES

Cumberland Valley Artists & Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibitions

Michael Hunter Thompson, Snow Walk 4, Digital photography, 18x24 in. CVP 2020 Best in Show

Michael Hunter Thompson, Snow Walk 4, Digital photography, 18×24 in. CVP 2020 Best in Show

Stephen Althouse, The Five Talents II, Photography/inkjet print, 2019. 31x42 in. CVA 2020 Best in Show

Stephen Althouse, The Five Talents II, Photography/inkjet print, 2019. 36×48 in. CVA 2020 Best in Show

Exhibiting Artists:

Lissa Abrams; Stephen Althouse; Linda Barnhart; Rebecca Carpenter; Mattia Cavanna; Dennis Clarke; Brad Clever; Pamela Crockett; Dustin Davis; Steven Dobbin; Dean Taylor Drewyer; Emileigh Ebersole; Royce Faddis; Andrea Finch; Anne Finucane; Melissa Gibson; Annette Gloomis; Phillip Grove; Hope Hanes; Jamie Hardges; Shanelle Harrison; Gregory Hein; Dee Henry; Katrina Hoopes; Dick Jenkins; Rebecca Jones; George Knipe; Tracy Lambros; Sam Little; Mike McConnell; Michael A. McCullough; Sharon Pierce McCullough; Kate Miller; Margaret Minardi; Donna Mitchell; Lynda Mitic; Donte Moore; Alice A. Newton; Mary Noel; Ludmilla Oliver; Marcia Palmer; Linda Press; Hunt Prothro; Lori Rounds; Paul Saberin; Leighton Scott; Linda Sherman; Jeffrey Shoaf; Karen Smith; Ray Snouffer; Dianna Suttenfield; Paula Tremba; Patricia Whittle; Karen Winston-Levin; Douglas Zaruba

Exhibiting Photographers:

Stephen Althouse; Charles Armstrong; David Bartlett; Richard Barvainis; Michael Brown; Scott Cantner; Daniel Carbone; Rebecca Carpenter; Makayla Claiborne; Kimberly Cochrane; Steven Digman; William Fowler; Alexandra Garcia; Kristen Green; Martin Heavner; Andrew Hoff; June Jarkey; Karen Klinedinst; Sheryl Massaro; Jen Mawson; Lisa McDonald; Alice A. Newton; Jonathan Pentz; Daniele Piasecki; Ajuan Song; Timothy Stephens; Michael Hunter Thompson; Richard Weiblinger; Janese Wills; Harriet Wise; JoEllen Wright; Beamie Young

Cash prizes for each exhibition: Best of Show, $1000; 2 Juror’s Awards, $500; 3 Juror’s Awards, $250

amyevaAbout the Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition juror: Amy Eva Raehse, Goya Contemporary Executive Director (Baltimore, MD). Amy Eva Raehse is Executive Director and Partner at Goya Contemporary Gallery (established 1996) which represents emerging and mid-career artists in an international program focused on Post-War and Contemporary Art in both primary and secondary markets. She has curated over 100 exhibitions including solo shows of Joyce J. Scott, Lynda Benglis, Ann Hamilton, Sanford Biggers, Louise Bourgeois, Sonya Clark, Sam Gilliam, William Kentridge, among many others. She has placed artworks in major collections including MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian Museums, Baltimore Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Chrysler Museum, Toledo Museum, National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Brooklyn Museum of Art. A member of the Association of Print Scholars and the International Fine Print Dealers Association, Raehse holds a MFA, BFA, and Certificate in Arts Management. Most recently, Raehse co-produced the largest retrospective to date for MacArthur Fellow Joyce J. Scott (represented by Goya Contemporary) with Grounds For Sculpture in New Jersey, curated by Lowery Stokes-Sims and Patterson Sims.

Lynn SilvermanAbout the Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition juror: Lynn Silverman, Professor of Art at the Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD. Born in 1952, Lynn Silverman received her BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and her MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths’ College in London, England. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Australia, and the United States. In addition to publishing four books, her work may be found in public and private collections in Australia, Great Britain, and the US. In 2010, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the Czech Republic. She currently teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.


January 25 – April 5, 2020 | BAER GALLERY

Photographs by Lynn Silverman: Lookout, 1988-2017

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Lookout 46

Lookout 08

Lookout 08

This exhibition presents a selection of photographs by Lynn Silverman from her Lookout series (1988-2017). The windows depicted in Lookout were photographed in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, and the Czech Republic, countries where the artist hs lived for an extended period of time. Numbering over one hundred images, this series is a collection of observations into how we live in proximity to other people and nature, and how we strike a balance between our desire for contact, concern for security, and the need for privacy.

Born in 1952, Silverman received her BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and her MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths’ College in London, England. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Australia, and the United States. In addition to publishing four books, her work may be found in public and private collections in Australia, Great Britain, and the US. In 2010, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the Czech Republic. She currently teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.


ONGOING | KERSTEIN GALLERY

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.


ONGOING | SCHREIBER GALLERY

European Old Masters

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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.

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ONGOING | SMITH GALLERY

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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ONGOING | SINGER MEMORIAL GALLERY

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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ONGOING | DECORATIVE ARTS GALLERY

American Decorative Arts

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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.


ONGOING | RINEHART GALLERY

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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