Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Exhibit is Almost Here

FROM THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS for Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Md.

October 20th Opening  reception: FOLK ART FOR CHILDREN, HANDMADE IN AMERICA 1760-1940, Toys Preserve the Decorative Arts & Material Culture.

NEW EXHIBITIONS: FOLK ART FOR CHILDREN, HANDMADE IN AMERICA 1760-1940, FROM THE COLLECTION OF ELEANOR V. LAKIN, OCTOBER 19, 2013- MARCH 30, 2014.

 

From intricate doll houses decorated with miniature decorative arts and furniture to the simplicity of Amish dolls, this exhibition displays the variety of handmade objects that entertained children throughout history. They also capture the history of material culture and provide insight into the lives of people who made and played with them. The exhibition is in conjunction with the publication of the book, FOLK ART FOR CHILDREN, HANDMADE IN AMERICA 1760-1940. Lakin has meticulously chronicled her 40 years of collecting folk toys in this new release, available for purchase in the Museum Shop. Lakin will present an illustrated lecture on Thursday, November 7 at 7:00p.m.

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Washington County Museum of Fine Arts PO Box 423, 401 Museum Drive Hagerstown, MD 21741 TDD: 301.739.5764 Telephone: 301.739.5727 Fax: 301.745.3741 Email: info@wcmfa.org