The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts prohibits discrimination in employment and volunteer service, artistic and educational programs, and other activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. This organization also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to its facilities.

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Inclement Weather

Please check the museum’s website for delays/closings at: wcmfa.org, our Facebook page, or call the museum at 301-739-5727.

The inclement weather policy for all Singer Society activities follows the Washington County Board of Education’s policy. If schools are closed or open two hours late, all Singer Society activities are cancelled.

Smoke-Free Campus

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is dedicated to providing a safe, healthful, and productive environment. The purpose of our non-smoking policy is to promote an environment that employees, visitors, volunteers, outside contractors, and others will find healthful and beneficial. This will be accomplished, in part, by a ban on smoking in all locations.

For purposes of this policy, smoking will be defined as use or possession of any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or other smoking instrument, including all tobacco and tobacco products, as well as any other weed plant. Use of smokeless tobacco is also covered by this policy.

Locations will include, but will not be limited to all public and behind the scenes areas of the museum, including the grounds, lobby, atrium, loading dock, restroom facilities, and any other Museum facility. This includes the outdoor footprint of the Museum – the Kaylor Garden, parking lot, and areas surrounding the Museum within the assigned boundary of the Museum’s use.


To protect the works of art, copyright of the creators, and the safety of other visitors, the Museum has the following guidelines concerning photographing at the Museum:

  • Photography of works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection is permitted for private, non-commercial use only. Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner.
  • Photography may be restricted based on the wishes of the lender for works of art on loan to the Museum. The Museum makes every effort to identify those works of art and/or exhibition spaces when photography is not permitted. Please seek assistance from Museum staff with any questions.
  • Flash photography, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks and large camera bags are not permitted.
  • All commercial, wedding, and portrait photography must be scheduled in advance by calling (301) 739-5727. Fees apply. Please see our Facility Use Policy for more information.
  • The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of objects in its collection.

To learn more about our policies, contact the Museum online, by calling (301) 739-5727, or via email at info@wcmfa.org.