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Washington County Museum of Fine Arts receives $3.5M from State of Maryland

Posted on:Thursday, May 26th, 2022 @ 10:31 am

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The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a total of $3.5 million in funding from the State of Maryland. Released over a two-year period, the funding will support the creation of a new Education Center as well as renovations and improvements to the museum’s historic building. …

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People’s Choice winners named for Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibition

Posted on:Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 @ 8:44 am

A Maryland artist and a Pennsylvania photographer were named People’s Choice Award winners in the Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibition. This annual exhibition, a tradition at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, has an 89-year history of showcasing artists in the region. Marcia Palmer, of Woodstock, Maryland, won the People’s Choice Award, artists division, …

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WCMFA will be closed Good Friday

Posted on:Thursday, March 31st, 2022 @ 4:54 pm

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will be closed April 15, in observance of Good Friday. The museum will reopen Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. The museum will also be open for Easter Sunday, April 17, at 1  to 5 p.m.

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Traffic advisory around City Park Tuesday, March 29

Posted on:Monday, March 28th, 2022 @ 9:25 pm

On Tuesday, March 29, a commemoration event will be held at the Vietnam War Veterans Monument along South Walnut Street. Beginning at 11:00 AM, S. Walnut Street will be closed to all traffic between Antietam Street and Park Circle, and W. Baltimore Street will be closed to traffic between S. Prospect Street and S. Walnut …

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Masks are now optional for WCMFA visitors

Posted on:Sunday, March 13th, 2022 @ 9:32 am

According to the CDC’s tool for measuring community-level risk, Washington County, Maryland, is currently at low-risk for COVID-19 transmission. Masking is now optional for Museum visitors. This goes into effect Sunday, March 13. At this level, masks are optional indoors for people who are vaccinated, not at high risk, have not tested positive, are not …

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Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is closed due to weather March 12

Posted on:Saturday, March 12th, 2022 @ 7:57 am

Due to the storm, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is closed March 12. The Museum will reopen Sunday, March 13, at 1 p.m.

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St. Patrick’s Day Run Fest postponed until March 19

Posted on:Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 @ 8:39 am

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UPDATE: St. Patrick’s Day Run Fest is postponed until March 19. HAGERSTOWN — Weather permitting, on the morning of Saturday, March 19, the St. Patrick’s Day Run Fest event will be held on the streets of Hagerstown and adjoining roads in Washington County. The event consists of 5K and 8K races that begin and end …

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Annual Meeting scheduled for March 3

Posted on:Friday, February 25th, 2022 @ 8:43 am

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts’ Annual Meeting is set for Thursday, March 3, at 3 p.m. This year’s meeting will be hosted virtually. To join, click on this Zoom link, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89304405010

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WCMFA to host virtual Joshua Johnson Study Day Jan. 14

Posted on:Friday, January 7th, 2022 @ 3:21 pm

Joshua Johnson 
American, 1765-1830
Portrait of Susanna Amos Yoe and Daughter Mary Elizabeth Yoe, 1809

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Yoe and Son Benjamin Franklin You Jr., 1809

Oil on canvas mounted onto hardboard, 37x26in.
Gift of Mr. F.Sydney 
Cushwa, Hagerstown, 
Maryland, 1994

HAGERSTOWN, Maryland – The exhibition Joshua Johnson: Portraitist of Early American Baltimore presents a rare opportunity for Johnson scholars and art historians to study a significant group of Johnson’s works in one place. Join WCMFA staff and colleagues Friday, January 14, for a day of intriguing, in-depth conversations about portraitist Joshua Johnson (ca. 1763‒1824/25), one …

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A Message from our Director: Wishing You Beautiful New Horizons in 2022

Posted on:Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 @ 4:14 pm

Arthur Bowen Davies (American, 1862-1928), Horizons, c. 1906. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase in memory of Robert H. McCauley, former board member, A1825,75.002

The winter solstice is behind us. The days are once again lengthening, Yet we all experienced a second holiday season of pandemic. I think we’re all feeling pretty worn down by the ways we’ve had to limit our lives over the last 21 months. Last week, before cleaning up my desk and deciding which projects …

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