logo1

4/22/13

Over fifty masterworks by the renowned English artist Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878–1959) will be on display at the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, Va.

The exhibit, titled Munnings: Out in the Open, will run from April 24to Sept. 15, 2013. Admission is free.

Munnings: Out in the Open offers a cross-section of the artist’s open-air works painted throughout his career. While Munnings is best known for his equine compositions, a more complete representation of his varied subjects will be presented, including vibrant scenes of gypsy life, rolling landscapes of the English countryside and bucolic images of livestock. Several works created between 1912 and 1914 are highlighted as they relate to Summer in February, a novel about Munnings’ time in an artist colony written by Jonathan Smith in 1996.

The exhibition includes works from important private collectors and public institutions such as the Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum in Dedham, England; The Yale Center for British Arts in New Haven, Conn.; National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga, N.Y.; and Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, Ga. A fully illustrated catalogue written by the NSLM’s George L. Ohrstrom Jr. accompanies the exhibition. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.nsl.org.

More News

Maryland-breds at Keeneland January Sale

Avla “Poppet” Pitts’ chestnut filly, a yearling half-sister to 2018 multiple stakes-winning Maryland-bred juvenile Alwaysmining, topped the Maryland-bred offerings at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale held Jan. 7-10 in Lexington, Ky.

The Maryland-bred filly, by Medaglia d’Oro’s son Fast Anna, whose oldest foals are just-turned 2-year-olds, was consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent for $100,000. She was purchased by Caroline and Grey Bentley, who campaign Alwaysmining, winner of the Maryland Juvenile Futurity and Heft Stakes in December, under the name of their Runnymede Racing.

Read more ...

MHBA celebrates 90 years

“The formation of an organization, in whole or in part of persons, firms
and/or corporations, who have been or are at the present, or who likely will be interested in the breeding and improvement of horses; the fostering and preserving of traditions pertaining to the horse everywhere and particularly the fine traditions of the horse in Maryland. . .”
—From the Articles of Incorporation, Jan. 12, 1929

Read more ...

No Never No More to stand first season in Maryland

No Never No More, a 3-year-old son of the highly-successful Scat Daddy from a family of sires, including Europe’s 2018 leading first-crop sire, No Nay Never, will stand his first season at Faith and Brad Leatherman’s Winding Creek Farm in Union Bridge. He is offered free to approved mares, with a $350 booking fee payable in advance.

Read more ...