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Richard Carl Medford delivers gallery talk

Museum Director Richard Carl Medford delivers a lecture on the exhibition "Contemporary Art of 79 Countries."  Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


This image shows Director Richard Carl Medford delivering a gallery talk on the exhibition "Contemporary Art of 79 Countries." Medford was the Museum’s second director, serving from October of 1932 through September of 1940. During his tenure he arranged a wide variety of exhibitions, inaugurated many educational programs, and delivered countless lectures at the Museum and in the community.

The Museum staff and board felt a responsibility to provide enriching experiences to the community. In an address to the Hagerstown Rotary Club on December 14, 1932, quoted in the next day’s Hagerstown Morning Herald, Medford expressed this sentiment, saying, " not everyone can be an accomplished artist but everyone can learn how to appreciate art and gain the cultural advantages which result from visiting museums and seeing many famous works. I believe that art supplies a fullness in the lives of our people."


Photographer- Hughes Company, Baltimore

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Richard Carl Medford and his wife are marked by an X over their heads.


Collection Location:
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Original Size:
24 x 20 cms

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (Md.), Anniversaries, etc.; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (Md.), History; Art museums, Maryland, Washington County, History; Hagerstown (Md.), history.

Washington County (Md.), 1928-2006

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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