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Lectures

A wine and cheese reception will accompany each lecture.

 

S on ScrapOn Frank Bramblett
Saturday, April 25, 3:00 p.m.
Participants: Dona Nelson and Gerald Silk, Ph.D.
$15 ($10 members)

Artist Dona Nelson and art historian Gerald Silk will share their perspectives in a conversation about Frank Bramblett, their colleague for many years at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Dona Nelsonwill offer an artists view of Bramblett’s work and his approach to teaching; and Gerald Silk will provide insight on Bramblett’s career from an art historical perspective.

The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Collecting Art
Saturday, May 9 | 3:00 p.m.
Participants: Robert Kohler, Frances Kohler, and Joe Yohlin
$15 ($10 members)

Take Part in an informal conversation about collecting art: why, how, where, and what to do with it all in the end. Woodmere has received many gifts of works of art from the Kohler and Yohlin collections.

The Unification of Opposites: Modernist Realism around 1950
Saturday, May 16 | 3:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Robert Cozzolino, Senior Curator and Curator of Modern Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
$15 ($10 members)

Our understanding of realism and abstraction as diametrically opposed is just one of the fictions that still haunt modernism in academic circles and in the museum world. This lecture goes to the epicenter of critical debates about realism as retrograde and abstraction as avant-garde by exploring the overlap that occurred in the United States around 1950.

 

Where What Where: Investigating Frank Bramblett
Saturday, May 30 | 3:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Odili Donald Odita, Associate Professor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
$15 ($10 members)

Artist Odili Donald Odita talks about Frank Bramblett’s inspiration as an artist-philosopher and his impact on the Philadelphia art world.

Being Frank
Saturday, June 20 | 3:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Reid Bramblett
$15 ($10 members)

Reid Bramblett will share insights and reflections about his father, Frank.