Woodmere Art Museum Opens Five New Exhibitions
This weekend Woodmere Art Museum hosted a wonderful opening reception for five new exhibitions (that’s right, FIVE new exhibitions!). Friends of Woodmere filled the museum to view the extensive display, celebrate the Chestnut Hill institution and experience the museum’s extensive collection and creative collaborations.
Personally, I enjoyed all the exhibitions now on display, but it was Violet Oakley’s work that was most intriguing to me. I knew little about Oakley before seeing the Woodmere’s collection, and I’m thrilled to become more acquainted with her work, particularly the stunning mural panels, which were saved from a building slated for demolition. Woodmere’s new exhibitions clearly demonstrate the importance of museums that create showcases for local history and for artists who’ve had an impact on the region and the larger art world.
Exhibitions on view at Woodmere through June 26, 2011:
- Charles Demuth in the City of Lights
- Violet Oakley and the Women Artists of Paris
- Violet Oakley: The Building of the House of Wisdom
- Pennsylvania Impressionism and Landscape from the Collection of Woodmere Art Museum and the Promised Gift of Dr. Dorothy J. del Bueno
- Selections from the Charles Knox Smith Collection
This marks the beginning of a new season at Woodmere which promises a full calendar of engaging programs, including a Friday evening jazz series in April, children’s activities, and lectures. With so much to see, Woodmere has launched extended weekend hours, to give the public even more opportunities to experience its offerings. Visit woodmereartmuseum.org for more info about this amazing local cultural institution, and the treasures it holds.
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