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"Hard Bargain Farm" Opens at the Stanford in Washington Art Gallery

Bathers with Dog at Frog Pond, c. 1930. Alice L.L. Ferguson. Farm House, front yard photograph from Family Album 1920-1930.
Jun 4 2015

The Stanford in Washington Art Gallery is excited to announce the opening of its latest exhibit "Alice L.L. and Henry G. Ferguson at Hard Bargain Farm" on Tuesday, June 9th. 

"Hard Bargain Farm" explores the life of Alice Lescinska Lowe (1880-1951) and Henry Gardiner Ferguson (1882-1966), and their home at Hard Bargain Farm in Accokeek, Maryland, directly across the Potomac River from George Washington's Mount Vernon. The exhibit highlights many of Alice Ferguson's paintings of Hard Bargain Farm, a passion she pursued throughout time on the farm.  Alice Ferguson also developed an interest in amateur archeology and helped unearth artifacts of the Piscataway tribe and other original Native American settlements along the Potomac. The Alice Ferguson Foundation was established by Henry Ferguson in 1954 to memorialize Alice and her dedication to Hard Bargain Farm and the preservation of the environment around it.

This exhibit will be on view through August 30th at The Sant Building at Stanford in Washington. For more information, please contact Nichole Grant at