Past Exhibitions

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

January 10 - March 1, 2015

Animals were among the earliest sources of inspiration for artists, who have depicted them in myriad ways, from captivating, endearing subjects to downright creepy companions. This winter Woodmere presents some of our most beloved paintings, sculptures, and photographs of our … Learn More »

Wissahickon: A Photographic Journal

January 17 - March 22, 2015
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This exhibition is the result of a two-day photography workshop that took place at Woodmere this past fall. It features photographs that explore the breathtaking landscape of the Wissahickon Valley while capturing the changing light of fall. Under the guidance … Learn More »

Let it Snow!

November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015

In the context of Woodmere’s retrospective exhibition of the work of Walter Elmer Schofield (1866-1944), we are proud to present a selection of winter landscapes that celebrate the beauty of hillsides, roads, and ponds transformed by a blanket of snow. … Learn More »

Schofield: International Impressionist

September 18, 2014 - January 25, 2015
Open House: September 27, 2014 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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This fall, Woodmere presents Schofield: International Impressionist, the most ambitious exhibition to date of work by renowned landscape painter Walter Elmer Schofield (1866–1944), and the first major critical reevaluation of the artist’s career. More than sixty paintings are on view, lent from private … Learn More »

Things That Creak in the Night: Selections from the Halloween Collection of Peter Paone

September 6 - November 2, 2014

Philadelphia artist Peter Paone has long been fascinated and inspired by Halloween imagery. Throughout his life, he has collected decorations of the season resulting in an impressive collection, a portion of which he kindly shared with us for this exhibition.

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Just In: Martha Mayer Erlebacher

January 11 - March 2, 2014

This exhibition celebrates the life and work of Martha Mayer Erlebacher (1937–2013), widely considered one of the most important interpreters of figurative realism in American art. In addition to a selection of her work from Woodmere’s permanent collection, the exhibition showcases a group of her paintings and drawings generously donated to the Museum by her sons, Adrian and Jonah.

Annual Exhibition

June 14 - September 1, 2014

Woodmere’s annual juried exhibition highlights contemporary work in a wide variety of media by artists living within fifty miles of the Museum. This year’s juror is artist and community activist Sarah McEneaney, whose own work will be displayed in a concurrent exhibition with selections from the Museum’s permanent collection that relate to the themes of the juried presentation.

Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art

July 26 - October 26, 2014
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“A Century in Art” is the first retrospective dedicated to the work of Theresa Bernstein (1890–2002), an artist who achieved celebrity for “painting like a man” in the 1910s and went on to produce vibrant, expressive canvases for eight more decades.

Journey in Watercolor: The Art of Deena Gu

November 8, 2014 - February 22, 2015
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“Journey in Watercolor” will showcase the recent work of artist Deena Gu. Since her mother’s death in 2012, Gu has focused on large-scale landscape paintings in which recognizable elements of land, sea, and sky appear to merge into diaphanous, atmospheric tableaus. Inspired by music and poetry, these introspective and contemplative compositions integrate the fluidity of Chinese painting with contemporary influences.

Quita Brodhead: Bold Strokes

February 8 - June 1, 2014

In the 1940s and 1950s, Quita Brodhead (1901–2002) developed large-scale, abstract paintings that put her at the cutting-edge of artistic expression in the United States and Europe.