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January 21, 2014, 8:00 AM - 12:01 AM

    Art Classes
    In case of significant weather, please listen to the following radio stations for closings and /or delays. WJEJ 1240 AM WHAG 1410 AM WAYZ 104.7 FM The Museum’s snow policy follows Hagerstown Community College, so please listen for any announcements concerning HCC. The Museum will follow their delays and closings.

April 13, 2014, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Gallery Quartet
    The Gallery Quartet, now in its 38th season, will present a performance of the String Quartet No. 1 in D minor by Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga, “The Spanish Mozart.” This exciting work, one of three string quartets he composed, was written when the composer was 18 years old. Tragically, Arriaga died shortly before his 20th birthday. For the second part of the program, the Quartet will perform the String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13 by Felix Mendelssohn. This energetic and romantic work was composed in 1827 when Mendelssohn was 18 years old and involved in an early romance. He was influenced by his study of the last string quartets of Beethoven. Gallery Quartet members performing are Bruce Myers and Carl Tretter, violins, Jere Stern, viola, and Robert Wright, cello. Sponsored in part by Mr. Pierre E. Berry, In Memory of his mother Georgette E. Berry Ticketed Event. $5.00 for non-members and free for members and children 12 and under.

June 1, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    19th Annual Western Maryland Blues Fest
    For the 19th Annual Western Maryland Blues Fest, the Museum will host the Boonsboro High School Jazz Band 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. and 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. Guitar player, songwriter and storyteller, Doug MacLeod will conduct a workshop from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. Doug MacLeod, winner of the 2013 Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist of the Year and perennial Blues Music Award nominee, is a singer-songwriter in the American tradition. He is a traveling artist that writes and sings original songs that are based on his life experiences.

June 22, 2014, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Pandolfi Piano Recital
    Pianist Thomas Pandolfi will perform music from France for the annual Edmunds Music Trust Recital. A chocolate and wine reception will follow the performance and reservations are required. Admission is $20.00 and Museum members receive a 10% discount. Selections will include Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque; Trois Mouvement Perpetuels by Francis Poulenc; Forlane from Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel, among others. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Pandolfi earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees as a scholarship student. He is emerging as a prodigious virtuoso who excels in reviving the core repertoire from the golden age of pianism. Contact Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727, or email drastelli@wcmfa.org for reservations. Seating is limited.

April 10, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Singer Society
    "Painting at the Mansion House" by artist Donna Mason.

January 28, 2014, 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

    Yoga in the Atrium
    ***** NEW SESSIONS ***** Yoga for all levels, with Jennifer Thomas. For ages 13 & Up. Tuesdays March 18 - April 22 , 2014 5:15-6:00pm (6 weeks) Focus will be on building and strengthening the body along with increasing muscle flexibility through yoga exercises. Yoga mat or towel strongly recommended. Yoga students should wear comfortable clothing so they can easily stretch and move. Jennifer is a certified Yoga teacher through the Yoga Fit Program and has been studying yoga for more than 10 years. Cost is $30 (for 6 week session)

April 10, 2014, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    A Fresh of Breath Air
    At its premier in Washington, DC, “A Fresh of Breath Air” received two Helen Hayes Awards nominations for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Lead Actress. Dale Stein portrays five different characters at Fifi’s Café in this unique ‘comedy with olives’. Dale has toured “Fresh” throughout the east and performed her original material at many venues in NYC and DC including New York Theatre Workshop, Garrison Keillor’s American Radio Show and The National Theatre. Musical Direction, Stephen Borsuk. This is a special “benefit” fundraiser by Dale Stein for the improvement of Performance Lighting in Bowman Gallery. Thursday April 10 6:00 p.m., Catered Dinner w/ wine $25 per person, Advance Reservations required 7:30 p.m. Curtain Time, Show (70 minutes) $25 per ticket, $10 tickets for youth and students with ID. General Admission; limited seating

April 11, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    A Fresh of Breath Air
    At its premier in Washington, DC, “A Fresh of Breath Air” received two Helen Hayes Awards nominations for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Lead Actress. Dale Stein portrays five different characters at Fifi’s Café in this unique ‘comedy with olives’. Dale has toured “Fresh” throughout the east and performed her original material at many venues in NYC and DC including New York Theatre Workshop, Garrison Keillor’s American Radio Show and The National Theatre. Musical Direction, Stephen Borsuk. This is a special “benefit” fundraiser by Dale Stein for the improvement of Performance Lighting in Bowman Gallery. Show (70 minutes) $25 per ticket, $10 tickets for youth and students with ID. General Admission; limited seating. Dessert reception after the show.

May 10, 2014, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

    Mother and Daughter Tea
    Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts of all ages are invited to enjoy a traditional tea and celebration of Mother's Day. Finger sandwiches, scones, fruits, and desserts will be served, accompanied by an assortment of teas. Hats and gloves are welcome. Door prizes and activities. Reservations are required and admission is $20.00 adults, children 12 and under $10.00. Museum members receive a 10% discount. Limited seating, reservations by May 1, 2014, contact Donna Rastelli, 301-739-5727 or email drastelli@wcmfa.org

May 17, 2014, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The Bear Necessities Raffle Drawing
    Take part in a Raffle of Mom's Timeout by the Fishing Lesson sculptor, Paul Rhymer to support the Museum's $2,500 pledge for The Fishing Lesson Public Sculpture Project to be dedicated in City Park in the fall 2014. Meet Sculptor Paul Rhymer and enjoy this special fundraiser. Door prizes, music, scavenger hunt, and food for purchase. Raffle tickets $5.00 per ticket (need not be present to win). Drop by the Museum to view the sculpture and to purchase your ticket or contact Donna Rastelli, 301-739-5727 or email drastelli@wcmfa.org

June 3, 2014, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Overnight Bus Trip to Delaware-June 3 and 4, 2014
    The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts announces an all new Art Adventure with Amy, an overnight bus trip to Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Delaware to view their exclusive exhibition "Costumes of Downton Abbey" and Nemours Mansion and Gardens on Tuesday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 4, 2014. This exciting opportunity for art lovers is only available for a limited number of museum members. If you are not currently a member of the museum, please call the Museum or visit our website, www.wcmfa.org, to become a member of the museum and take advantage of this great opportunity. Participants will travel by tour bus to Winterthur, the 175-room estate of Henry Francis du Pont, the country’s premier museum of American decorative arts. The visit will include a one-hour introductory tour of the house, a 20-minute tram tour through the estate’s 60-acre garden and a specially arranged guided gallery talk of "Costumes of Downton Abbey." This original exhibition, features forty historically inspired costumes from the award-winning television series and will include photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of "Downton Abbey" and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. Overnight lodgings will be at the Concordville Hotel, a 3-diamond AAA rated hotel that boasts an indoor pool, fitness center, sauna and game room, as well as an on-site fine dining restaurant and lounge. Hotel rooms contain two double beds and guests can select their own roommate or will be paired with a fellow traveler. Day two begins with a hot buffet breakfast followed by a visit to Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, Delaware. The visit will include an extensive guided tour of the gardens, considered one of the finest examples of the French-style in America. The Garden extends one third of a mile along the main vista of Nemours Mansion and is exquisitely landscaped with fountains, pools and statuary surrounded by natural woodlands. The group will also tour the house, build by Alfred I. du Pont for his second wife Alicia. Built on 3,000 acres, the house was designed by Carrere and Hastings, a prestigious New York architectural firm and is in a late-18th-century French style. Named "Nemours" after a French town, the house holds a treasure trove of fine European and American furniture, rare rugs, tapestries and outstanding works of art. The tour will depart from the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland, promptly at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 and will stop to pick up additional travelers in Frederick, Maryland. The tour is expected to return by 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Tickets, including travel, hotel accommodations, admission to museums and historic sites and tours, as well as breakfast at the hotel on day 2 ONLY are $325 per person and are available only for members of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. To secure a spot, a $100 deposit is required with the additional $225 due on or before May 1, 2014. Arrangements for a single room containing a king-sized bed are available for couples or for individuals who wish to room alone for an additional fee of $60. For information about the trip or museum membership please contact the museum at 301-739-5727. Tickets are non-refundable for cancellations made after April 1, 2014.

November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Treasure Sale
    Donations are being accepted NOW. Preview evening Friday, October 31, 2014 with the Treasure Sale on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Drop off your treasures or call 301-739-5727 for pickup service. We accept art work, china, crystal, silver, furniture, rugs, games, costume jewelry, scarves and furs...anything but sofas, clothing, appliances and books.

 Tours

    Tours
    May be arranged by contacting the Museum, preferably two weeks in advance. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY -- In case of significant weather, please listen to the following radio stations for closings and /or delays. WJEJ 1240 AM WHAG 1410 AM WAYZ 104.7 FM The Museum’s snow policy follows Hagerstown Community College, so please listen for any announcements concerning HCC. The Museum will follow their delays and closings. HOLIDAY CLOSINGS -- November 28, 29 and December 24, 25 and 31.

April 9, 2014, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Woven Pattern
    "So you want to reduce or enlarge a Woven Pattern" with Mickie Schneider and Barbara Diefenderfer.



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