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One Hundred Stories
By Elizabeth Johns

One Hundred Stories

Highlights from the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

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One Hundred Stories by Elizabeth Johns

Book Description

"One Hundred Stories" celebrates one hundred paintings, sculptures, works on paper and decorative arts in the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (WCMFA) in Hagerstown, Maryland. Founded in 1931 with a collection donated by Mr and Mrs William Henry Singer, Junior, the collection has grown significantly, and now includes over 6,000 objects, ranging from Old Masters to 20th-century art, the emphasis being on American art from the last two centuries.This highly illustrated book reveals the Museum's strengths and variety. Short entries by scholars on each object discuss the work's place in the career of the artist; and put it in context. This volume includes major examples by leading American 18th, 19th and 20th-century artists, Old Master and major 19th-century European artists, and decorative arts including silver, glass, and earthenware. An essay by Joseph Ruzicka about the history of the Museum is followed by an essay by Alan Fern on the history of museums in the United States. The main presentation of artworks and entries are arranged by category.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904832546
ISBN-10: 1904832547
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 229mm x 23mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: D Giles Ltd
Publisher: D Giles Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elizabeth Johns

Elizabeth Johns is Professor Emerita, University of Pennsylvania; Sarah Canto is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland; Margaret Dameron is Curatorial Coordinator at the WCMFA;Alan Fern is Professor Emeritus at the National Portrait Gallery; Angela S. George is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland and Lecturer in Decorative Arts at the Corcoran College of Art and Design; Mary L. Pixley was the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Curatorial Fellow at the WCMFA and is now Associate Curator for European and American Art Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia; Joseph Ruzicka was Director of the WCMFA 2004-07, Ann Prentice-Wagner is Curator at the WCMFA.

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