Barbara and Fritz Bowers of Hagerstown recently acquired a new family member.
They are the first to participate in a new program at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
"Adopt-a-Painting" offers individuals or businesses opportunities to sign on to pay a conservator's charge to clean a painting and/or restore the frame on a particular painting in museum's collection.
"It just seemed like something I'd like to do," said Barbara Bowers, who's been a member of the Singer Society, the museum's volunteer organization, for five or six years.
American impressionist painter Frederick Childe Hassam's "White House, Gloucester," created in 1895, is the first painting to be adopted.
It is one of the more famous paintings in the collection, said Joseph Ruzicka, museum director. Also, the painting was part of the initial 1931 gift of museum founders William Henry Singer Jr. and his wife, Anna Brugh Singer.