Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts was founded by Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Singer, Jr. and incorporated in 1929. The Museum has a long and impressive tradition of cultural leadership in the Cumberland Valley region, providing residents and visitors with access to an outstanding Permanent Collection and an active schedule of exhibitions, musical concerts, lectures, films, art classes and special events for children and adults throughout the year.
A wide range of classes are held for toddlers up to senior citizens and cover studio arts, art appreciation, and crafts.

Collections
The collection of over 6,000 objects ranges from Old Masters to 20th century paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. The primary focus is on 19th century and early 20th century American Art. Selections from the holdings are always on view and rotate through the galleries. In addition, temporary exhibitions and the work of fine regional and national artists are shown throughout the year.
Summer Exhibitions
Baltimore Painted Furniture Revisited(END ITALIC)-- June 9-August 30, 2006
Prints and Ceramics(END ITALIC)-- June 9-September 9, 2006
Arrested Motion: 1950s Railroad Photographs(END ITALIC)-- June 30-September 24, 2006
Museum Shop
Open during regular museum hours, the shop offers innovative jewelry, stationery, books, glassware, handcrafted items and art oriented gifts for children.
Art Library
Open during regular museum hours, the library provides a quiet atmosphere to review art references, current periodicals and catalogues.
Location
In the middle of the beautiful Hagerstown City Park, the Museum is easily reachable from Interstates 70 and 81 and is has free admission. There's plenty of parking and the building is fully accessible to those with disabilities.