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Washington County Museum of Fine Arts reaches goal for atrium construction

October 07, 2011

The Board of Trustees of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts announced the receipt of a grant from the Samuel H. Freeman Charitable Trust in the amount of $25,000.

The grant completes the fundraising campaign for the Kaylor Atrium at the museum. The funds were designated to complete the match required for a $400,000, two-for-one challenge grant from the Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Foundation Inc.

After nearly a year of construction, the museum opened the Anne G. and Howard S. Kaylor Atrium to the public in June. The atrium's glass roof, plein-air lighting effects and openness has enhanced the museum's ability to serve the community, according to Thomas C. Newcomer, who chaired the museum's capital campaign for the Kaylor Atrium project.

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is celebrating its 80th year of service. In addition to a rotating schedule of visual art exhibits, the museum offers special events, lectures, concerts and art festivals, plus free Saturday art classes for children and a schedule of fee-based art instruction for all ages. 

For more information about the museum, call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org.

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