Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Description The mission of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is to preserve and enrich the cultural life and heritage of the Valley.
Address 901 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601
Website Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Contact Curry Schiavone - Youth & Family Programs Manager 540-662-1473, ext. 219
To Bring
Date(s) Thursday, Jun 01, 2023
Name Time Ages Cost Enrolled
Garden Tour - Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects® Made with LEGO® Bricks
Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects® Made with LEGO® Bricks is an award-winning exhibition that uses beautiful works of art made from simple toy blocks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and mankind’s relationship with nature. From the proud power of a mother polar bear to the quiet serenity of a coral reef, the exhibition’s 13 displays of Sean Kenney’s art spark a sense of wonder in people of all ages.
Notes: We will plan to meet in the Museum Lobby at 12:30pm before heading to the gardens for our tour. Dress appropriately for weather as our tour will be outdoors in the museum gardens. Everyone will get a sticker when we begin the tour that will allow access to the museum galleries at no extra cost if you wish to stay longer after the garden tour. There are also trails open for exploration if you wish to stay after. Babies in arms are free. All other participants should register as either a participant or accompanying adult.

12:30PM - 02:00AM Ages: 2-18 32/50
Gallery Tour
This will be a guided tour through the museum galleries to include the work of John Chumley (1928–1984), one of the Shenandoah Valley’s foremost twentieth-century painters. Painting from a studio on his farm in Middletown, Virginia, John Chumley immortalized the Valley’s natural and built landscape, its people, and his growing family. His mastery of the realist style and his adept manipulation of light and color resulted in works that elevated the everyday to the exceptional. With Lyric Brush: John Chumley’s Valley presents nearly forty of John Chumley’s works as well as several objects that served as props and inspiration for the artist’s paintings. The exhibition also features works by three of John Chumley’s children who continued the family’s artistic legacy into the next generation. In addition to the changing gallery noted above, we may stop in one or more of the other galleries time permitting: The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) contains four gallery spaces: In the Shenandoah Valley Gallery, objects, multi-media presentations, and dioramas explore the sweep of Valley history, and two additional rooms display changing exhibitions highlighting the Valley’s decorative arts. The Founders Gallery presents rotating exhibitions featuring objects from the MSV Shenandoah Valley Collection and the collection acquired by MSV benefactor Julian Wood Glass Jr. The R. Lee Taylor Miniatures Gallery is home to a fascinating collection of furnished miniature houses and rooms assembled by R. Lee Taylor (1924–2000), the Museum’s late Curator of Gardens. This gallery also presents four miniature shadowboxes created by Valley miniatures artist William P. Massey (active late 1930s to late 1940s). The Changing Exhibitions Gallery displays continually changing exhibitions throughout the year.

10:00AM - 11:30AM Ages: 2-18 21/50