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Frank Morse-Rummel captures Norse mythology with ‘Oden with Wala’

Posted on: Thursday, June 8th, 2023 @ 11:07 am

By Daniel Fulco, Ph.D., Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator To mark the opening of the special exhibition Landscapes & Legends of Norway: William Singer & His Contemporaries (on view through Sept. 17), we hope that you enjoy this watercolor in our collection. If you visit the museum, this work is on view in the Bowman Gallery. Frank Morse-Rummel (British, …

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Marking springtime with William Singer

Posted on: Friday, June 2nd, 2023 @ 1:37 pm

By Daniel Fulco, Ph.D., Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator To mark the opening of the special exhibition Landscapes & Legends of Norway: William Singer & His Contemporaries (on view through Sept. 17,2023), we hope that you enjoy this pastel drawing in our collection. If you visit the museum, this work is on view in the Baer Gallery. …

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Henry Livingston Hillyer’s ‘Spring on Rock Creek’ celebrates the season

Posted on: Thursday, June 1st, 2023 @ 8:16 am

By Daniel Fulco, Ph.D., Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator In the spirit of spring, we hope you enjoy this painting in our collection. Henry Livingston Hillyer (American, 1840–1886) Spring on Rock Creek, 1880 Oil on canvas 14″ H x 24″ W Collection of Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Gif of Joseph Brewer, A1639,70.0022 In …

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Music and printmaking come together with Georges Braques’ ‘Homage to J.S. Bach’

Posted on: Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 @ 8:13 am

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By Daniel Fulco, Ph.D., Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator In celebration of Georges Braque’s birthday (May 13), we hope you enjoy this print from the collection. Georges Braque (French, 1882‒1963) Homage to J.S. Bach, ca. 1950 Etching 17 3/16″h x 23″w Gift of Donald Gillett, in memory of Mr. John Hose, Moller Music Company A1787,74.0300 In Homage …

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Artist Max Weyl’s work features his adoptive Washington, D.C. home

Posted on: Monday, May 15th, 2023 @ 1:27 pm

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By Daniel Fulco, Ph.D., Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we hope that you enjoy this painting in our collection. Max Weyl (American, b. Germany, 1837–1914) The Glade, 1871 Oil on canvas 22 3/16″h x 27 1/8″w Collection of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Gift from the …

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Yun Bing reminds us of the fleeting beauty of nature

Posted on: Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 @ 3:52 pm

By Daniel Fulco, Ph.D., Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator In celebration of Women’s History Month and Art in Bloom (on view from March 24–26), we hope that you enjoy this painting from the collection. Yun Bing (惲冰) (Nan Lan Ling Nu Shi) (Chinese, Qing Dynasty, active ca. 1670–1710) Chrysanthemums, autumn 1688 Handscroll with India ink on silk …

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Exploring Augustus Vincent Tack’s artwork of Helen Keller

Posted on: Friday, March 24th, 2023 @ 12:36 pm

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By Daniel Fulco, Ph.D., Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator In recognition of Women’s History Month, we hope that you enjoy this portrait from the collection. Augustus Vincent Tack (American, 1870–1949) Portrait of Helen Keller, 1945 Oil on canvas 24 x 21 in. Collection of Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Gift of Solton Engel, A0497, 45.0009 …

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Emily Clayton Bishop’s ‘Conquest of the Northwest Through Agriculture’ celebrates female and Native American forms

Posted on: Friday, March 10th, 2023 @ 1:44 pm

By Audrey Scanlan-Teller, Ph.D., Independent Scholar & Daniel Fulco, Ph.D., Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator In recognition of Women’s History Month, we hope that you enjoy this sculpture from the collection. If you visit the museum, this work is currently on view in the Smith Gallery. The museum also has other works by Emily Clayton …

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Sarah Miriam Peale’s ‘Portrait of a Woman’ gives a glimpse in time

Posted on: Sunday, March 5th, 2023 @ 9:59 am

Portrait of a Woman

By Daniel Fulco, Ph.D., Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator In celebration of Women’s History Month, we hope that you enjoy this portrait from the collection by one of the first professional women painters in the United States. If you visit the museum, this work is currently on view in the Mason Gallery. The museum has …

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Statuettes embody Asante concepts of beauty

Posted on: Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 @ 1:52 pm

By Daniel Fulco, Ph.D., Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator In recognition of Black History Month, we hope that you enjoy this African sculpture in the collection. If you visit the museum, it is on view in the Fulton Gallery. Asante (or Ashanti) People, Akan Group, Ghana, West Africa Akua’ba Figure (Fertility Figure), late 19th–early 20th …

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