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Washington County Museum of Fine Arts displays painting by portraitist Cecilia Beaux on loan from Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Posted on:Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 @ 11:31 am

Cecilia Beaux (American, 1855‒1942)
Mrs. John Wheeler Leavitt (Cecilia Kent), 1885

  HAGERSTOWN, MD – American artist Cecilia Beaux lived an unconventional life growing up in the late 1800s. While most women her age were getting married and having children, Beaux defied the conventions of the Victoria era to focus on her work. Her hard work and tenacity paid off as Beaux (1855-1942) is recognized as one …

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WCMFA hosts Invite Congress to Museum Day

Posted on:Thursday, August 18th, 2022 @ 3:41 pm

Field representatives for members of Congress visited the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on Aug. 11, as part of Invite Congress to Museum Day. From left, Nan Mann, for U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen; Misty Wanger-Gallo for U.S. Rep. Dr. John Joyce; Museum Board of Trustees member Nanette Stevens, Director of Development Wallace Lee; Robin Summerfield for U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin; Shayna Gutcho for U.S. Rep. David Trone and Executive Director Sarah J. Hall.

  HAGERSTOWN, MD – Every August, the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) encourages its members to invite representatives and senators to visit their museums for Invite Congress to Museum Day. On Thursday, Aug. 11, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts hosted field representatives from congressional offices in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Attending were from Maryland, U.S. …

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Museum to be closed from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17

Posted on:Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 @ 12:33 pm

Washington County Museum will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 17, from noon to 2 p.m. to allow the museum to have its annual staff picnic. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. The museum will resume normal hours Thursday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Call for Entries- Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibitions

Posted on:Thursday, August 11th, 2022 @ 8:36 am

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  The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts has announced a call for entries for the Cumberland Valley Artists (CVA) and Cumberland Valley Photographers (CVP) Exhibitions. Entries will be accepted from September 15 to November 9, 2022, at 3 p.m. An annual tradition since 1933, the Cumberland Valley Artists and Cumberland Valley Photographers exhibitions showcase, celebrate, and …

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Washington County Museum of Fine Arts discovery helps stolen artwork return to German museum; Drawing currently on display at Hagerstown for limited time

Posted on:Thursday, August 4th, 2022 @ 9:50 am

Sassoferrato’s Madonna and Child

  HAGERSTOWN, Md. – A rare Baroque painting discovered to be stolen from the holdings of a German collection nearly 60 years ago is being returned, thanks to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Visitors to the Hagerstown museum will have a chance to see the drawing on display until it is returned overseas. …

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A note from the Director: Mujadara Memories and Everyday Life

Posted on:Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 @ 2:43 pm

  By Sarah J. Hall, Director I’m writing a special message today to let you know that we currently have a convergence of particularly strong and special programming — a “sweet spot,” if you will — in our calendar. From now until August 21, you can see two terrific exhibitions in one visit — Exploring …

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Howard S. Kaylor honored as museum’s Trustee Emeritus

Posted on:Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 @ 12:57 pm

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Howard S. Kaylor was recognized Wednesday, June 22, by the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts as Trustee Emeritus. A special reception, attended by family and friends, was held following the museum’s board of directors meeting. Speakers for the evening were WCMFA Board of Trustees President Roger Fairbourn, Museum Director Sarah J. Hall, with special …

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Allure of the Near East: Treasures From the Huntington Museum of Art, June 18 to August 21

Posted on:Thursday, June 16th, 2022 @ 4:27 pm

  WASHINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS TO HOST ALLURE OF THE NEAR EAST: TREASURES FROM HUNTINGTON MUSEUM OF ART EXHIBITION   HAGERSTOWN, MD Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will host a special traveling exhibition Allure of the Near East: Treasures from the Huntington Museum of Art featuring 45 exquisitely crafted items from a …

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Traffic alert for June 18 near City Park

Posted on:Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 @ 11:23 am

Traffic alert for those traveling near City Park on Saturday, June 18. The Antietam Velo Club will hold its Downtown Criterium bicycle race in the City Center. The race route consists of a loop on portions of W. Washington Street, S. Potomac Street, W. Baltimore Street, Hood Street, and Summit Avenue; the race route will …

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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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