Melchers Museum Staff Receive Preservation Award

Fannie Roots House

Three members of the staff at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont have been honored by the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation for their work in preserving the Fannie Roots House. … [Read more...]

Gari Melchers Home and Studio Hosts Fourth Annual Beeping Egg Hunt

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Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will host its fourth annual Beeping Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 29. … [Read more...]

Gari Melchers’ Paintings are Taking a Road Trip

Hudson River by Gari Melchers  circa 1907

Paintings of renowned impressionist artist Gari Melchers will be on display nationally in new museum exhibitions this spring: Monet and American Impressionism opens Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and Gari Melchers: American Impressionist At Home and Abroad opens Thursday, March 5 at the Bellarmine Museum, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut. The paintings are on loan from Gari Melchers Home and Studio. … [Read more...]

Artist’s Painting Returns to Gari Melchers Home and Studio

The Crimson Rambler, a painting by Gari Melchers, is on display at Gari Melchers Home and Studio from Feb. 28-June 7.

The Crimson Rambler, a painting unique to Gari Melchers’ body of work, will make a special appearance at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio beginning Saturday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, June 7, 2015. … [Read more...]

Gari Melchers Presents Illustrated Series

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The Nativity, 1891, oil on canvas, Gari Melchers Home and Studio, University of Mary Washington

Gari Melchers Home and Studio presented “Laud to the Nativity: Images of Christ’s Birth through the Ages” on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1:30 p.m. This illustrated series featured Curator Joanna Catron’s investigation of Christian pictorial art. … [Read more...]

Book Collector, Appraiser Spoke at Belmont

Gari Melchers Home and Studio houses books from Gari and Corinne's private collection.

Allan J. Stypeck, co-host of the former NPR program “The Book Guys,” presented a talk on book collecting at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. … [Read more...]

Gari Melchers Home and Studio Restores Dining Room

The dining room at Belmont has been completely restored to its 1920s state.

After two years of planning, fundraising and the work of three fine art conservators, Gari Melchers Home and Studio can now showcase a completed and restored version of the dining room décor enjoyed by Gari and Corinne Melchers during their time at Belmont. … [Read more...]

Gari Melchers Home and Studio Joins Special Tour Weekend

Historic Gari Melchers Belmont Estate, Falmouth, VA

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, the 1790s country retreat home for artist Gari Melchers, was open free to the public on September 14 and 15 as part of the “Journey through Virginia’s Historic Home Promotional Weekend.” … [Read more...]

Frame Conservator Presents at Belmont

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Frame conservator Sandy Jensen presented “Frame to Painting: The Gentle Art of Matchmaking” at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. In the lecture, she shared the history behind Melchers’ “Brabant Bride” with museum visitors. Jensen presented her illustrated talk on the 1929 painting of bride Miep Halff, housed in a one-of-a-kind, “tabernacle-style” frame, which was recently restored from years of deterioration.Jensen outlined the techniques and ethics involved with the frame’s restoration, and also touched on artist’s objectives in matching their paintings to frames. Gari Melchers Home and Studio is a 28-acre estate and former residence of the artist Gari Melchers and his wife Corinne. The property, which is operated by UMW, is both a Virginia Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. Located at 224 Washington St. in Falmouth, Va., a quarter mile west of the intersection of U.S. 1 and U.S. 17, it is open daily with an admission charge. … [Read more...]

Two UMW-Affiliated Museums Welcome Military This Summer

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This summer, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont and the James Monroe Memorial Museum and Library will offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families as part of a nationwide initiative. … [Read more...]