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85th Anniversary Gala Held at Museum

Posted on:Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 @ 10:31 am

85th Anniversary Gala… Hopes, Wishes, and Dreams Fullfilled! The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland held its 85th Anniversary Gala on October 8, 2016. The Honorary Co-Chairs were First Lady of Maryland, Yumi Hogan and Museum Trustee, Howard S. Kaylor. The reception and gala sold out. In her remarks, Yumi Hogan thanked …

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Perry/Brandenburg Concert Featuring Alexander Wu, piano

Posted on:Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 @ 2:38 pm

Alexander Wu, Piano, “Bach to the Future: Classical and Jazz.”  September 25, 2016, 2:30 p.m., $10 Non-members/Members- FREE/Children 12 and under FREE Yamaha Piano Artist, Alexander Wu has established himself as an eclectic performer in both the classical and jazz worlds. The Washington Post praised, “Wu’s exuberant etudes on Gershwin songs and the dreamy Ellington’s …

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Winners of #HappyinHagerstown Photo Contest feature Museum

Posted on:Thursday, August 18th, 2016 @ 2:30 pm

Visit Hagerstown-Washington County CVB Announces WINNERS OF 2nd Annual #HappyinHagerstown photo contest   HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND –The Visit Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to announce the top three winners of its second annual #HappyInHagerstown photo contest. This year ‘s selection committee had to choose from nearly 1,000 photographs taken throughout Washington County, …

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William Merritt Chase’s Fish, Plate, and Copper Container

Posted on:Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 @ 11:05 am

William Merritt Chase’s Fish, Plate, and Copper Container  is featured in the publication of the museum’s highlights One Hundred Stories. The painting is on view in the Smith Gallery, along with magnificent examples of 18th and 19th century American Art from the museum’s permanent collection. William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) was one of the most renowned and …

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First Lady Yumi Hogan to Serve as an Honorary Co-Chair of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts’ Sold Out 85th Anniversary Gala

Posted on:Friday, June 24th, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

“85 Years of Hopes, Dreams, and Wishes”   The  Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland has announced plans for its 85th Anniversary Year. The Museum’s doors first opened on September 16, 1931, to much excitement and fanfare, as the community celebrated the magnanimous gift of Anna Brugh Singer and William Singer, Jr. …

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Kokedama Presentation and Gallery Talk

Posted on:Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 @ 3:04 pm

Kokedama (Bonsai 2.0) Presentation: June 18, 2016/1:00 p.m./Free RSVP educ.marketing@wcmfa.org or (301)739-5727 West Virginia Professor of the Year, Sonya Evanisko presents“Like Moss Between the Cracks”- living sculptural kokedama. Based on her past exhibit at Shepherd Univerisity,  relates the moss  filling the cracks to kintsugi, where a crack in pottery is replaced with gold and the repair becomes …

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Congratulations to Cushwa Scholarship Winner, Emileigh Ebersole

Posted on:Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 @ 9:24 am

Emileigh Ebersole is the 2016 Cushwa Scholarship Winner. Emileigh will graduate from the Barbara Ingram School for the Visual Arts in June and will attend the University of the Arts in Philadelphia majoring in Illustration. The announcement was part of the Washington County Public Schools’ Art Awards Ceremony. Ebersole was selected in 2015 to attend Savannah …

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Thomas Pandolfi, Piano Concert

Posted on:Thursday, May 5th, 2016 @ 8:58 am

Edmunds Musical Trust – Thomas Pandolfi, Piano June 26/2:00 – 4:00 p.m./ Reception to Follow Ticketed Event/$25.00 non-members/$20.00 members Purchase tickets over the phone 301-739-5727 or at http://wcmfa.org/concerts-lectures-2/ Sponsored by The Etchison Family

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WASHINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS REPRESENTS MARYLAND ON FLIPKEY’S LIST

Posted on:Thursday, April 14th, 2016 @ 8:30 am

WASHINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS REPRESENTS MARYLAND ON FLIPKEY’S LIST OF OF “TOP MUSEUMS WORTH TRAVELING FOR” throughout the 50 states HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND – The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (WCMFA) was recently featured on FlipKey’s travel blog as one of the nation’s “Top Museums Worth Traveling For.” The museum represents the state of …

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Membership Meeting

Posted on:Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 @ 1:51 pm

All members are invited to the annual membership meeting on Thursday, March 17! 9:00 a.m. Breakfast then Year in Review, Raffle Drawing and more! RSVP by March 11th 301-739-5727

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