Designed by Michael Graves & Associates, the 50,000-square-foot Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) anchors a regional history museum complex that also includes the Glen Burnie House and six acres of spectacular gardens.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is open year-round; the gardens are open seasonally April through October; the historic house is currently closed for renovations.
You can easily spend the better part of a day touring the museum complex; find out more about planning your museum visit.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) anchors a regional history museum complex that also includes the Glen Burnie House and six acres of gardens. Opened in 2005, the 50,000-square foot Museum was designed by Michael
Graves & Associates.
The museum houses four major gallery spaces, including the
Shenandoah Valley Gallery,
where objects, multi-media presentations, and dioramas help Valley history come
to life. Rotating exhibitions featuring the fine art and antiques acquired by MSV benefactor Julian Wood Glass Jr. are on view in the Founders Gallery (Moveable Feasts: Entertaining at Glen Burnie will open in this newly renovated gallery space on March 5, 2013).
is the R. Lee Taylor Miniatures Gallery of exactly furnished
and houses. The work of more than seventy miniatures artisans
is presented in this collection that charms adults and children
The Changing Exhibition Gallery presents a new exhibition every three to six months. Currently under renovation, this gallery will reopen on June 1, 2013 with the exhibition American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony from the Reading Public Museum. On view through August 4, 2013, American Impressionism will be followed by Becoming Patsy Cline, a special exhibition organized by the MSV in partnership with Celebrating Patsy Cline, Inc.