Twentieth Century Still Life: From the Permanent Collection
Twentieth Century Still Life
From the Permanent Collection
Hagerstown, MD- The Museum's Smith Gallery will display examples of still life paintings from the Twentieth Century. On view November 22, 2008 through February 8, 2009, this exhibition explores the variety of styles used by artists to capture everyday objects. All pieces on view are part of the collection of still life art in the Museum' s Permanent Collection.
Artists throughout history have used many styles and techniques to interpret everyday objects such as plants, flowers and food. Some artists depicted objects in a realistic manner like Al BrulĒ' s Apple Pie and R. Benjamin Jones' Late Winter, Early Spring, which depicts two baskets on a window ledge with highly contrasted shadows and sunlit areas. Other artists like Charlotte Stuart Kimball, Still Life, and Karl Metzler, Crab Feast, used abstraction to capture everyday objects.
Thanks to the generosity of William and Anna Singer, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts opened on September 16, 1931 as the focal point of Hagerstown's beautiful City Park. The Museum specializes in 19th and 20th century American art and holds over 6,000 pieces in its permanent collection.
This "crown jewel of Washington County" has been recognized as one of the finest small museums in the United States. The Museum offers complimentary studio art courses, lectures, concerts, and exhibitions from its permanent collection and traveling shows. For more information on the Museum, please phone 301-739-5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.