April 27, 2012
Members of Washington County Museum of Fine Arts's Membership Committee recognized volunteers during their annual meeting on March 15. Last year, volunteers provided more than 10,000 hours of service to the museum. During the annual meeting, four volunteers were recognized for their dedication, hours of service and hard work on specialized museum projects. Thomas Newcomer was named "Volunteer of the Year. " Those also recognized were Janai Heise, Saturday Morning Youth Program assistant; Mary Anne Kamas, Singer Society president, and Dennis Rocco, Courtyard Project manger.
June 12, 2011
Before Sunday’s ribbon cutting for the new Anne G. and Howard S. Kaylor Atrium at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Howard Kaylor said he told the museum’s director that she forgot to schedule a rain date for the ceremony. “Forgetting, for an instant, that it doesn’t matter anymore,” said Kaylor, pointing to the atrium’s skylight ceiling. So when the rains did come, midway through the ceremony, no one had to go running for cover. It was such weather that led to the major renovation of the Cushwa Courtyard, which sits in the center of the museum in City Park.
January 28, 2013
Proving the “validity of photography as an art form,” more than 250 people attended an awards ceremony for the 80th annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Sunday afternoon. Landscapes, people, objects and abstract designs were among the images captured in the photographs in the contest, which attracted more than 400 entries this year. Kristin Camitta Zimet of Winchester, Va., one of the photographers who received awards, said the contest helps prove the “validity of photography as an art form.” Rebecca Massie Lane, director of the museum, said the contest's long-running record points to its rich legacy.
August 31, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - After nearly three weeks spent brightening the walls and polishing clean the evidence of some 300,000 feet, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is back in business. The museum, which closed for renovations Aug. 7, reopened Saturday with buffed floors and repainted galleries. "Anything that can be painted was repainted," museum director Joe Ruzicka said during an informal tour of the facility. During the shutdown, contractors tore carpeting out of three galleries, restoring the original 1931 wood flooring in two rooms, while laying down a nut brown-and-black cork surface in the other, Ruzicka said.
March 30, 2011
Rural American artist Trish Suder’s exhibit “Disappearing America” features paintings and photographs of cows, barns, flowers and landscapes. Concludes today. Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-797-6813. Portrait miniatures Portraits by artists Raphaelle Peale, Anna Claypoole Peale and Angelica Kauffmann. Continues through Sunday, April 17. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.wcmfa.org . Bruce Etchison Memorial Art created by or acquisitions secured by Bruce Etchison.
January 14, 2011
In association with the exhibition, the museum presents an illustrated lecture, "‘An Agreeable Present': Portrait Miniatures in America" by Anne Verplanck at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, in the Bowman Gallery, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Portrait miniatures were intimate objects that were often given or exchanged at the time of marriage. This presentation will focus on portrait miniatures in the mid-Atlantic in the late 1700s and 1800s, highlighting some of the artists featured in the exhibition and discussing the choices patrons made when commissioning a portrait.
January 28, 2007
Sunday jazz brunch BRUNSWICK, Md. - Violinist Susan Jones will perform with guitarist Brian Litz. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St. Call 301-834-7178. Appalachian Wind Quintet SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Train Station concert series will present Appalachian Wind Quintet. 4 p.m. Train Station, East German Street, two blocks east of Yellow Brick Bank. $15. Call 304-876-9900. 'Loving Art' An exhibition highlighting the large art holdings of William and Anna Singer.
January 20, 2008
1862 Bath-Romney Campaign anniversary BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -Events include a multimedia presentation, living history encampments, and preservation marches over original routes followed by Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's troops. Berkeley Springs. For information, go to www.geocities.com/bathromneycampaign. Model making for museum displays In an illustrated lecture by sculptors Carolyn Thome and Paul Rhymer, "Manatees, Mountains, Mines and Monuments: Model Making for Museum Displays," the artists will illustrate the different processes and materials used for making reproductions of actual artifacts and animals with molding and casting.