Museum of the Shenandoah ValleyArt Museum in Winchester, Virginia
I'm from out of state ( Maryland ) and it was such an honor to be able to experience
I've been waiting for years to meet Alex and thought this was finally going to be my chance. I can't begin to describe how terribly disappoint
Plus a top notch museum... in a very beautiful countrysid
I went to the Alex Ross exhibit yesterday (April 1, 2017). There was an appearance
The line started to move, but not quickly. It was incredibly
Around 2, I went in to talk to the staff after hearing that there was another line inside, a "priority"
So, I asked, all the people freezing their asses off outside? She SHRUGGED. That pissed me off. "You could at least tell them something,
"No you didn't, because I was outside. No one came out to tell those hundreds of people that they were wasting their time."
She started to stammer, and I simply said "Fuck this place" loudly and stormed out, telling people outside that they would not be getting in. The management
On the bright side, the exhibit was amazing, as expected.
SUNDAY MATINEE AT THE MSV: This Sunday, March 25, 4 p.m. Enjoy a breakthrough performance by actress Paula Beer in a drama film set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War.
MSV Members: $5; all others: $8. Includes snacks!
FREE! TAKE A WALK THROUGH HISTORY AT THE MSV: Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Learn about the Civil War’s First Battle of Kernstown (March 23, 1862) during this free walking tour that takes place at the Kernstown Battlefield on the Pritchard-Grim Farm and the MSV’s Rose Hill Park. Get more details: https://bit.ly/2G0PXJ6.
CELEBRATING DECORATIVE ARTS AT THE MSV: The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley may be closed because of snow today, but some of our portraits are still showing off their white socks to celebrate the 100th birthday of Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts founder Frank L. Horton! Happy Birthday Frank! Upload your own white sock picture here: http://mesda.org/exhibit_category/flh100/
“The Shelly Children, John and Charlotte Anne” by Sir Wil...liam Beechey (English, 1753-1839), about 1791-1792. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection, 0016. Photo by Ron Blunt.
“Sir John van Hatten” by Arthur Devis (English, 1711-1787), about 1760-1761. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection, 0050. Photo by Ron Blunt.
INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE AT THE MSV: today, Wednesday, March 21, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is CLOSED.
But since you're here, check out the MSV Instagram page with behind-the-scenes pictures of the Glen Burnie Gardens taken by MSV Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes.
WEATHER INFO AT THE MSV: today, Tuesday, March 20, the Museum will OPEN at its regularly scheduled time, 11 a.m. Please stay tuned here for updates!
The Gallery Explorer program scheduled for today has been moved to Tuesday, March 27....
Photo by Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes via MSV Instagram.
CELEBRATING ST. PATRICKS DAY AT THE MSV: Get your green on with this Double Irish Chain pattern quilt by Catherine Rachel Fries (1839-1912) from the MSV Collection. Catherine lived all of her life in the Green Spring area of Frederick County, northwest of Winchester. She and other members of her community made this quilt around the time of her marriage to George Lewis in 1860.
Double Irish Chain Quilt by Catherine Rachel Fries (1839-1912), Green Spring area, Frederick County, VA, 1859-1861. Signed “CRF” and dated “1861” in white on white embroidery. Cotton. Collection of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 2000.0008. Photo by Ron Blunt.
MEET THE CURATOR AT THE MSV: this Sunday, March 18, 2 to 3 p.m. Join VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Curator of Native American Art Johanna Minich, PhD, for a gallery talk in the exhibition "Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present."
Hurry! Only few spaces remain. Sign up today!
FREE WEDNESDAY AT THE MSV: today, March 14, admission is free to tour the galleries. Open 11 to 4!
At 11 a.m., join an MSV Educator and explore what’s new in the galleries! Admission is free on Wednesday thanks to corporate partner Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.
FREE HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR AT THE MSV: just a reminder, Saturday, March 17 or 24, 9–3 p.m. Learn about the Civil War’s First Battle of Kernstown (March 23, 1862) at the Kernstown Battlefield on the Pritchard-Grim Farm and the MSV’s Rose Hill Park. Registration not required!
CELEBRATE WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH AT THE MSV: with folk artist John Heatwole’s carving of educator Mary Burwell Buck (1913-1981). In addition to being a teacher in Mt. Solon in Augusta County for many years, Buck also worked with the North Fork Presbyterian Home Mission. She braved cold, bad weather, and mountainous trails to educate Appalachia’s poor and underprivileged children. Heatwole depicted Buck on one of these mission trips, with a mantle over her head to keep her warm and a lantern in one hand to guide her way.
"Mary Buck" by John L. Heatwole (1948-2006), Bridgewater, VA, 1980. Signed: “JL HEATWOLE ’80 VA.” Collection of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Photo by Will McGuffin, courtesy Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates.
FREE WEDNESDAY AT THE MSV: tomorrow, March 7, 11–4 p.m. enjoy free admission to the galleries. Don't miss a FREE Gallery Walkabout tour with one of our talented Educators beginning at 11 a.m.!
Admission is free every Wednesday thanks to Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.
KIDS STORY TIME AND ART AT THE MSV: Saturday, March 17, 10:30 a.m.–noon. Explore the exhibition "Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present," hear traditional stories told by Chickasaw storyteller Ashley Creek, and create artwork inspired by these tales.
Pre-register and get more info here: http://bit.ly/2oKP9x7.
Pictured: "Four Seasons (Winter) [detail]," 2006, printed 2016, Wendy Red Star (Crow, born 1981), archival pigment print on Sunset fiber rag mounted on Maxx Metal. 2016.213-.216. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund.
FREE HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR AT THE MSV: Saturday, March 17 or 24, 9–3 p.m. Learn about the Civil War’s First Battle of Kernstown (March 23, 1862) at the Kernstown Battlefield on the Pritchard-Grim Farm and the MSV’s Rose Hill Park. Registration not required.
FREE GENEALOGY EVENT AT THE MSV: this Saturday, March 3, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Discover genealogy basics, meet research experts, and enjoy free lectures at the Shenandoah Valley Heritage Day event at Winchester’s Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. The theme of Heritage Day 2018 is "Colonial Research & Genealogy of the Valley" with free lectures featuring William Bynum from the Library of Virginia Archives. Get more info here: http://bit.ly/2CNVI6d.
Heritage Day also includes info...rmation tables hosted by historical societies and research organizations and a free drawing for prizes from the genealogy website Ancestry.
Free tickets for the lectures available beginning 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event. The MSV galleries open at 10 a.m. (admission applies to visit the galleries).
Picture: a colonists home, image by Sidney E. King, courtesy of the National Park Service.
AN AFTERNOON CONCERT AT THE MSV: Sunday, March 11, 3 p.m. Enjoy a beautiful repertoire of jazz, Latin American, and popular music by flutist Angela Galestro and guitarist Jonathan Smith.