April 16, 2008
The Board of Trustees of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts announced today that the position of director of the museum has been filled. After a nationwide search, the Board of Trustees offered the position to Rebecca Massie Lane, effective Aug. 1. Lane received her B.A. and M.A. in art history from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and is currently director of the Sweet Briar College Museums and Galleries, and is an associate...
January 2, 2000
Editor's Note: The Herald-Mail is featuring one high school teacher each month through May. The eight-part series highlights excellent educators on the first Monday of each month. Coming in February: North Hagerstown High School. By BRUCE HAMILTON / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer When her son, Tony, was a toddler, Jeanne Norris found herself on the floor seeing things through fresh eyes. "I got to get on the ground and explore with him," she said.
February 20, 2013
You can't always judge a book by its author. But if that book is written by Alyson Richman, there's a good chance the storyline will be woven around art. She has told the tale of a young Japanese man who studied with the Impressionists in Paris, has explored the complexities of Vincent Van Gogh and focused on the resilience of the human spirit in a best-selling love story about a painter who survived the Holocaust. That she uses art as a theme isn't surprising, once you know Richman's background.
May 5, 2005
Washington County is home to a treasure - 35 museums, from Smithsburg to Hancock, within its borders. Fifteen of them will participate with special events and exhibits in the second annual Museum Ramble on Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8. "The Museum Ramble was an idea that was born to celebrate the significance of our museums and the historical heritage of Washington County," said Tom Riford, president and chief executive officer of...
January 14, 2011
"Most women are not so young as they are painted. " — Max Beerbohm, "A Defense of Cosmetics" (1895) "Keepsakes of the Beloved: Portrait Miniatures and Profiles," an exhibition currently on view at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, supports the wit, if not the cynicism of English caricaturist Max Beerbohm. Before the invention of photography, portrait painting kept artists in business, especially among American citizens who were eager to establish a record of their people and responsibilities.
December 26, 2009
Listening to pundits and talking heads bemoan the American economic abyss of the first decade of the 21st century, it might be easy to forget that not everything about the Single-Digits Decade was disastrous. Take a look at the Tri-State area's Lifestyle scene. We did, talking to local artists, business owners, historians, foodies, health care industry insiders and others to get a sense of the noteworthy Lifestyle trends and events of the past decade. Here is what they said. Visual art o Public art in downtown Hagerstown.
October 3, 2012
Mont Alto Iron Works “Furnaces and Forges: The Legacy of Our Area's Iron Industry” explores how iron furnaces shaped the history of Franklin County, Pa., as well as other parts of America. Final scheduled day of exhibit, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Waynesboro Industrial Museum, 235 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, Pa. Call the museum at 717-762-4460 or Ed Ingles at 717-765-6765. Go to www.waynesboroindustrialtrust.org . 'Friends' Artwork by artists and teachers from the Baltimore community college system.