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Middleburg, 20117
(540) 687-6542 http://www.nationalsporting.org

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April 2018

A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art

Friday, April 13 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, July 22 @ 5:00 pm
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, 20117

April 13 – July 22, 2018
Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission – Adults $10; Seniors $8; Youth $8; Children Free; Members Free

This traveling exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) with representative masterpieces of the genre—including works by George Stubbs, Sir Francis Grant, John Frederick Herring, Benjamin Marshall, and George Morland— celebrates Paul Mellon’s gift of British sporting art to the VMFA. It also proposes a fresh look at sporting art within wider social and artistic contexts, including the scientific and industrial revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries, the transformation of the British countryside, the evolutionary history of the horse and other animals, and society’s changing habits and customs.

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The Front Royal Remount Depot: Human, Equine, and Canine Stories

Saturday, April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, 20117

Offered in partnership with Front Royal 4H, this program explores the beginning, middle, and end of the Remount’s human, equine, and canine stories. Purchased in 1911, the Remount was a staging station for the Army’s war horse and canine training and breeding program until 1948. Thousands of horses came east by train to Front Royal where they were made fit to serve, then shipped to Norfolk where they boarded transport ships to Europe. There is a long and fascinating history here of the great and good horses, mules, and dogs who were stationed in Front Royal to serve our country before and after both World Wars. Some famous residents of the Remount station include Man O’ War and the German Lipizzaners captured in WWII.
Admission is $5, Free to NSLM and 4H members. Please register to Anne Marie Barnes, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, ABarnes@NationalSporting.org, 540.687.6542 ext. 25

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May 2018

The Horse: Meet the Author with Wendy Williams

Friday, May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, 20117

The Horse: The Epic Story of our Noble Companions is a revealing account of the animal who has been at our side through the ages, befriending us and traveling with us over the mountains and across the plains. Author Wendy Williams blended her own experience with horses with biological and socialogical research to create this masterful work of narrative nonfiction. Presented in partnership with the Oak Spring Foundation, the May 4th event will include a reception, book signing, and talk highlighting scientific and compassionate insights into human-equine relationships across the globe. 6:00 champagne reception, 7:00 talk and book signing. Admission is $10, Free to NSLM members. Please register to Anne Marie Barnes, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, ABarnes@NationalSporting.org, 540.687.6542 ext. 25

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Sunday Sketch

Sunday, May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, 20117

Join us for a free sketching session in the Museum! Artists of all ages are invited to sketch alongside local artist Ruthie Winsor-Mann. Materials are provided.
Please contact Anne Marie Barnes, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, to register for this program: ABarnes@NationalSporting.org, (540) 687-6542 ext. 25

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Coffee with the Curator

Saturday, May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, 20117

Join us for an informal coffee reception to celebrate NSLM’s newest exhibition, A Sporting Vision: From the Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art from the VMFA. Colleen Yarger, VMFA’s Curatorial Assistant for the Mellon Collections, will greet guests and lead a tour of A Sporting Vision. Yarger served as a research specialist for the catalog which accompanies the exhibition. A Sporting Vision celebrates Paul Mellon’s gift of British sporting art to the VMFA. It also proposes a fresh look at sporting art within wider social and artistic contexts, including the scientific and industrial revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries, the transformation of the British countryside, the evolutionary history of the horse and other animals, and society’s changing habits and customs. Coffee reception in the library at 10:00am, followed by a tour of the exhibition with Colleen Yarger at 10:30am. Admission is $5, Free to NSLM members. Please register to Anne Marie Barnes, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, at ABarnes@NationalSporting.org, 540.687.6542 ext. 25

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