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Visitors enter Singer Memorial Gallery (November 15, 1949)

Visitors crowd into the newly opened William H. Singer, Jr. Memorial Gallery. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


The opening of the two new wings November 15, 1949 was a grand occasion for Hagerstown, and the Museum was filled to capacity. As soon as the ribbon was cut, visitors flooded into the Singer Memorial Gallery to have their first look.

The visitors are shown flowing into the gallery between two sandstone sculptures by the Belgian sculptor Ernest Van Wynants (also Wijnants). Known as The Wise and Foolish Virgins, the figure of the wise virgin is depicted holding out a lamp while the other covers her lamp with a chained hand. Wijnants was a friend of the Singers and the two figures originally flanked a fireplace in their Blaricum, Holland home.


Photographer: Raup, Hagerstown

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts


Collection Location:
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Original Size:
26 x 21 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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