February 16, 2012
Located in an honored place in the U.S. Capitol is a monumental bust of Abraham Lincoln. It was sculpted in 1908 from a single block of marble by the artist Gutzon Borglum (1867-1941), best known for his colossal Mount Rushmore sculpture. The Lincoln bust was donated by Eugene Meyer Jr. The pedestal was specially designed in a funerary style by the sculptor. Later bronze casts of the bust are in the collections of the White House, the Chicago Historical Society, the College of the City of New York, the Tomb of Lincoln in Springfield, Ill., and the University of California, Berkeley, Calif.
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.
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.
July 12, 2012
Watercolor paintings “Jeff Barnhart: Paintings from Here and There” is on display. Exhibit concludes Friday, July 13. The Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883. Ceramics by two artists The work of Jon Verock and Ryan Billy are on display. Concludes Sunday, July 15. Hood College, Tatem Arts Center's Hodson Gallery, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, Md. Go to www.hood.edu . American Decorative Arts This exhibition shows objects from the museum's collection of American decorative arts.