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Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Based on 42 traveler reviews
Treasure House by the pond
Sep 27, 2014 by: HelenS963 from Reston
This museum is larger than it looks from the parking lot. We were very pleased with the variety of items from decorative arts to fine art. It's spacious, not over-packed, so you can actually walk around and look at each item, without distracting overlap.
Hidden art treasure in western MD
Sep 26, 2014 by: TravelerMagnus from
Set in one of the most beautiful city parks in the US, this little museum offers a surprisingly vast and varied collection. The staff seem to have a new exhibition up their sleeve at all times and fellow art lovers are sure to find their time well invested in visiting. In the center of the structure is an airy atrium that seems like a good place for a reception or something like that. Would have liked to see a café on the premises, but I understand the challenge of keeping patrons from bringing refreshments into the exhibitions areas.
Sep 05, 2014 by: Go2theZoo from Layton, Utah
If you are an art lover, this is something you should certainly check out. The admission is free and it's easy to navigate. It's located inside a very pretty park, with walking trails and a pond. I was visiting with a couple of children, but would love to come back by myself, or at least with other adults. We had to kind of hurry so that their little hands wouldn't get curious and want to touch. There is a wide variety of art pieces from sculpture and paintings to tapestry and furniture. There was also very pretty pottery and glass works. The kids loved a case that was filled with art projects made by children from items in nature and garbage. They wanted to go home and see if we could find some things to make art of our own. I'm not sure if that is a permanent exhibit, but they loved looking at it. The only thing that bumps them down from a 5 is the staff. Since I showed up with children, I think they assumed they might be unruly, and I was told in a not so nice tone that this isn't a place that caters to children and they might not like it. I told them I'd make sure they were good, as I'd prepped them before entering that this is a place, like church, where we don't yell and run, and we don't touch anything. I noticed as we entered the second room that there was a security guard following me. I'm not sure if it was on purpose or if he was just following his route, but he seemed to stick with us. It made it a little less enjoyable feeling like we were under a microscope, but if you don't go with children, I assume you won't receive this kind of treatment.
Aug 30, 2014 by: Samantha B from Hagerstown, Maryland
it is a great museum there is lots to see. however, there is not much variety of mediums or styles. Most of the art seems very European.
Aug 13, 2014 by: Alison K from Hagerstown, Maryland
Excellent. Well worth the trip. The museum is fascinating, and the park is absolutely gorgeous! The displays will not disappoint. The environment is clean and well-kept.
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