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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

Microsoft Word - Traffic Advisory St. Patrick's 5K Mar 12 '22.do

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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Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Announces New Staff Members

Posted on:Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021 @ 11:59 am

HAGERSTOWN, Maryland — Sarah J. Hall, executive director of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, is excited to announce the addition of two new members to the Museum’s staff. Sarah C. Wolfe has been named as the Collections Registrar & Exhibitions Coordinator for WCMFA. Wolfe began her career cataloging and photographing objects at the …

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An Annual Fund Message from our Director

Posted on:Sunday, November 21st, 2021 @ 5:57 pm

Dear Members and Friends, Thank you for your generous past support of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Your past support helped us to navigate the challenges of 2021 and rise to the unique demands of serving the public through a pandemic. It’s been difficult, but the museum staff and volunteers have all learned …

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Shaving Cream Snow people Portraits

Posted on:Friday, October 29th, 2021 @ 4:28 pm

December 4th: 11am-12pm Shaving Cream Snow people Portraits taught by Priscilla Howard $10 members, $15 nonmembers Call 301-739-5727

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Call for Entries–Annual Cumberland Valley Artists & Photographers Exhibition

Posted on:Friday, October 22nd, 2021 @ 4:43 pm

Call for Entries for Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition and Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition Now until November 19, 2021 HAGERSTOWN, MD – The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce a call for entries for the Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition (CVA) and the Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition. (CVP) The deadline for entry is …

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