Violet Oakley (1874-1961), a longtime advocate for peace, was sent in 1946 by the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin to capture historic openings sessions of the United Nations. This exhibition is part of the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) and focuses on an important series of portraits made by Philadelphia artist Violet Oakley in 1946 to record the historic opening meetings of the UN.
Admission for Special Exhibitions (includes ALL exhibitions):
$10 adults; $7 seniors; FREE for members, children, and students with current ID
Woodmere Art Museum will offer a focused investigation of Charles Searles’ early works that showcase his interest in the human figure. The selected works will introduce this little-known phase of Searles’ work, and offer an opportunity for visitors to note his facility with different drawing media. Organized by theme, the show allows viewers to witness Searles’ portrayal of his family, images inspired by some of the urban characters he encountered, and his nude model studies. Through these works the public can see the variety of styles with which Searles experimented and how his figurative art evolved as he engaged with form.
Curated by Maite Barragan, PhD candidate in Art History, Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
Modernist painter Ethel Ashton (1896–1975) studied, worked, and exhibited in Philadelphia, participating fully in the city’s vibrant art scene. This exhibition surveys her career through some forty paintings and works on paper, including her highly ambitious River Drive (c. 1960), which depicts an African American family walking on Kelly Drive.
Philip Jamison is a passionate art collector, dedicated to artists of Philadelphia and the region. His interests include realism and narrative arts as well as the evolution of modernism. This exhibition celebrates Jamison’s transformative promised gift of almost one hundred works of art from his collection to Woodmere.
Artists include William Baziotes, Harry Bertoia, Morris Blackburn, Moe Brooker, Arthur B. Carles, Larry Day, Bill Freeland, Earl Horter, Charles Jay, Leon Kelly, Angelo Pinto, Biagio Pinto, Horace Pippin, Abraham Rattner, Warren Rohrer, Benton Spruance, and many others.
Artist Philip Jamison was born and raised in Chester County. Primarily a watercolorist, his work captures the natural beauty and haunting majesty of rural Pennsylvania.