A wine and cheese reception will accompany each lecture.


Wissahickon_in_winter_sizedOn Schofield: Reflections by His Great-Grandson
Saturday, January 24, 3:00 p.m.
Lecturer: James Church

James Church, great-grandson of Walter Elmer Schofield, will share his personal insights about Schofield’s art and career. Church will focus on key works in the exhibition and reflect on his research from the last eight years. Woodmere greatly appreciates his assistance with this exhibition. Reception to follow.


An Artist’s Journey with Animal Imagery
Saturday, February 21, 3:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Patricia Traub
$15 ($10 members)

Come hear Patricia Traub talk about her journey as an artist who paints beautiful images of animals and their intriguing relationships with humans. traub taught herself to draw and paint animals, an interest that led to studies in zoology, taxonomy, and ornithology as well as work with a primatologist in Indonesia. She has been an instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts since 1988. her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. she is represented by Gallery Henoch.


Behind the Scenes: How A Museum Builds Its Collection
Saturday, February 28, 3:00 p.m.
Lecturer: William R. Valerio, Ph.D., the Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director and CEO of Woodmere Art Museum
$15 ($10 members)

Join Woodmeres director, William Valerio, as he discusses particular works in the exhibition Keeping It Real: Recent Acquisitions of Narrative and Realist Art. He will address the different ways the museum thinks about exhibitions and how it acquires works of art for its collection.


Richards_2Maintaining and Clarifying the Artist’s Vision: The Art of Conservation
Saturday, March 7, 3:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Steven Erisoty
$15 ($10 members)

Steven Erisoty, a member of the Art Conservators Alliance, treated several paintings that are on view in Keeping It Real: Recent Acquisitions of Narrative and Realist Art. He will describe the conservation process, how an artists vision is maintained and clarified in its progression, and how a paintings multilayered structure of different materials is affected by moisture, heat, seasonal weather cycles, age, and misguided attempts at restoration. before and after photos will be included.


To Mentor is to Educate: The Innate Instincts of Frank Bramblett
Saturday, March 21, 3:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Marta Sanchez
$15 ($10 members)

Marta Sanchez will describe Bramblett’s unique approach in sharing the process and intuition of art making. Sanchez is an artist and educator who was a student of Frank Bramblett while working on her M.F.A. at tyler School of Art, Temple University.


Artists and Writers: The Creativity of Narrative Art
Saturday, April 11, 3:00 p.m.
Lecturers: Artist Sarah McEneaney and writer Louis Greenstein
$15 ($10 members)

Learn how literary and visual artists use the elements of their genres to communicate a particular reality. Enjoy a conversation between artist Sarah McEneaney and writer Louis Greenstein, who will describe the creative process of constructing stories and imagery to create narrative artwork.

Sarah McEneaney creates narrative images filled with brilliant color and detailed brishwork. her work is in many private and public collections. She is represented by Locks Gallery, Philadelphia and Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York.

Louis Greenstein’s writing has crossed multiple genres, from scripts for the Emmy Award-winning Nickelodeon series Rugrats, to stage plays performed by theaters around the country.


On Frank Bramblett
Saturday, April 25, 3:00 p.m.
Lecturers: Donna Nelson, Professor of Painting and Drawing, and Gerald Silk, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
$15 ($10 members)

MArtist Donna 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. Donna 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.