Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsMuseum Director
IN THE NEWS

Museum Director

NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | November 11, 2011
As the North Hagerstown High School string quartet filled the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Friday with the dulcet melodies of the Welsh lullaby, "Sou Gan," patrons mingled among numerous artful displays. But the displays were not new exhibits. Rather, each were detailed groupings of items that will be sold Saturday to raise money for the museum. The Singer Society of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts welcomed people to the museum Friday to preview the items available at its 12th annual Treasure Sale.
Advertisement
NEWS
by ERIN JULIUS | August 24, 2006
Kristen Cox, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, took a whirlwind tour of Washington County on Wednesday, covering everything from the arts to the sciences. "Believe it or not, even though I'm blind, I do love art," Cox said as she arrived at the refurbished Washington County Museum of Fine Arts at City Park in Hagerstown. Cox met with the museum's board in a closed meeting to discuss a capital project. Cox said it was great to see community support of the museum.
NEWS
By TAMELA BAKER | May 12, 2007
Three trustees of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts have tendered their resignations, but said Friday their decisions weren't related to the departure of museum Director Joseph Ruzicka. The board of trustees declined last month to renew Ruzicka's contract. His last day at the museum was April 18. Trustees Lois Easton, Leslie Hendrickson and M. Kenneth Long have resigned from the board since then. Long, a Circuit Court judge, said he resigned because of scheduling conflicts.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | February 27, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com The City of Hagerstown is trying a new way to promote its downtown: Inserting information about downtown attractions in the monthly bills of the Hagerstown Light Department's 14,000 residential customers. The bills being sent out this week include brochures listing March events and attractions in downtown Hagerstown. The brochures are the start of a city experiment that involves inserting information promoting downtown into electricity bills, city spokeswoman Karen Giffin said Wednesday.
NEWS
November 5, 2000
Washington cast in bronze By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer As a young physician, David Fairbanks would often travel to Washington County with his wife to work at a local clinic. Though they settled in the Washington, D.C., area, the couple never forgot community they grew to love 35 years ago. "I remember coming to Hagerstown on U.S. 40 and we'd pass the Red Horse (Steakhouse). I never forgot that horse," said Fairbanks. Fairbanks and his family returned to Washington County Sunday to honor the community they still admire with a sculpture of George Washington created by his late father, the renown artist Avard Tennyson Fairbanks.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2011
Traveling exhibit "Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery," a NASA-funded exhibit celebrating achievements of astronomy over the centuries. The exhibit concludes Friday, March 4. Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg. Call 301-824-7722. Printmakers show Etchings, monotypes, collagraphs and other hand-pulled prints by Penn's Woods Printmakers. Show concludes Friday, March 4. Council for the Arts Gallery, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | June 13, 2005
shappell@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Two-year-old Alex McCauley, of Waynesboro, Pa., briefly seemed perplexed Sunday while deciding whether to play with switches that operated an elaborate model train set or jump onto a toy train that rode on toy tracks inside the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum. Alex soon turned and said "And, that one ... bye," as he rode a few feet away on the toy train. Sunday was the second and final day of the annual Railroad Heritage Days event, which marked both the 15th anniversary for the event and museum, said Robert "Bob" Tracey Sr., the museum's director.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | May 26, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- A $2.5 million project to upgrade the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts got under way Wednesday during a groundbreaking ceremony that was attended by approximately 60 people. Museum Director Rebecca Massie Lane said the project will include building a glass enclosure over the museum's courtyard. When the work is finished in about eight months, the climate-controlled addition will allow the museum to hold events in the courtyard throughout the year. "This space will be flexible and dynamic," she said.
NEWS
June 21, 1999
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer Every day for the past 81 years, Evelyn Borchard Metzger could be found with a paintbrush in her hand. The prolific artist started painting when she was 7 years old and has never stopped. She has produced more than 1,000 works - landscapes, portraits and still lifes - using a variety of techniques. "I'm always thinking of things I would like to try and accomplish," Metzger said.
NEWS
August 20, 2013
During the month of August, the American Alliance of Museums encourages member organizations to invite their representatives and senators to visit.  On Aug. 15, representatives from U.S. Rep. John K. Delaney's 6th District office; Maryland U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin's office; and Maryland U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski's office were hosted by Museum Director Rebecca Massie Lane and Board of Trustees Member Al Martin. A behind-the-scenes tour included the museum's founding, history, educational programs, permanent collections and marketing.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|