HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND – The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (WCMFA) was recently featured on FlipKey’s travel blog as one of the nation’s “Top Museums Worth Traveling For.” The museum represents the state of Maryland in the blog post, part of FlipKey’s 50 States Series, touching on a number of subjects and highlighting attractions from state to state. The list of “Top Museums Worth Traveling For” includes some of the most sophisticated and high end museums in the country.
“This is a great distinction for the museum,” said director of the WCMFA, Rebecca Massie Lane. “The list is truly a ‘must-see’ list of top museums in the United States, including such notables as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the New Orleans Museum of Art in Louisiana and the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts.” The WCMFA is celebrating its 85th year of connecting people to art in 2016. “We look forward to welcoming visitors from all 50 states and many foreign countries throughout the year,” Lane said.
The WCMFA is one of the finest small art museums in the nation with a permanent collection of more than 6,500 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and other works of art. It has permanent exhibits as well as rotating, traveling and juried exhibitions, often highlighting the work of local and regional artists as well as students.
“Those of us who are familiar with the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts are not surprised to see it named among the nation’s top museums,” said Dan Spedden, president of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “It is referred to as the crown jewel of Hagerstown’s City Park for a reason and we are fortunate to have a museum of this caliber here in Washington County.”
The WCMFA is free of charge and open every day of the week except Mondays. Hours, as well as information about collections, exhibitions, education and special events, can be found by visiting the website at www.wcmfa.org.
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Visit Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help attract visitors to Hagerstown and Washington County. Visit Hagerstown helps to create growth for the local economy by promoting, developing and expanding the local visitor industry. For more information about the CVB, or to see events coming up throughout Washington County, go to www.visithagerstown.com.