Past Exhibitions

Things that Creak in the Night II: More Selections from the Halloween Collection of Peter Paone

September 19 - November 1, 2015

Peter Paone has been collecting Halloween toys and decorations all his life.  This exhibition, including lanterns, paper decorations, and other tricks and treats, promises to unmask the art of Halloween.

Many of the artist-designed objects in the exhibition were first ... Learn More »

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 »

Silent Conversations: The Paintings of Frances Galante

April 4 - June 7, 2015

This exhibition highlights the atmospheric realist paintings of Frances Galante (1957-2015), a much-loved artist who taught at Woodmere for many years. Galante’s work reveals her virtuosity with color, light, and composition, as well as her interest in classical, romantic, and ... Learn More »

Wissahickon: A Photographic Journal

January 17 - March 22, 2015
the wissahickon

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 »

Frank Bramblett: No Intention

March 7 - June 21, 2015


This career retrospective explores four decades of work by Frank Bramblett (1947-2015), one of Philadelphia’s most admired artists and teachers. His work is rooted in the minimalist practices of the late 1960s and 1970s, and has evolved through a ... Learn More »

Keeping It Real: Recent Acquisitions of Narrative and Realist Art

February 14 - June 7, 2015

This exhibition celebrates Woodmere’s extraordinary wealth of acquisitions since 2012, focusing on realism and narrative art. The Museum is proud to share these new treasures and to celebrate the innovations of Philadelphia artists.

Keeping It Real explores varied approaches to ... Learn More »

The Woodmere Annual: 74th Juried Exhibition

June 27, 2015 - September 7, 2015
"Freewall, ongoing," by The Dufala Brothers (Courtesy of The Dufala Brothers and Fleisher/Ollman Gallery)

Woodmere Art Museum, the only institution devoted solely to the art and artists of Philadelphia, has organized the Woodmere Annual for over seventy years. Juried by two of Philadelphia’s distinguished artists, the Woodmere Annual explores the unique transformations that occur in ... Learn More »

Woodmere Welcomes Pope Francis: Biblical Art from the Permanent Collection

July 11 - October 18, 2015

The Museum welcomes Pope Francis to Philadelphia with an exhibition of biblical art from the permanent collection. Throughout art history, biblical stories have directly or indirectly inspired artists of different cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, and generations. Like the earliest Judaic and ... Learn More »

Raymond Theel: Making a Big Impressionism

July 11 - November 1, 2015

Making a Big Impressionism marks the first major exhibition of the work of Raymond Theel (1891–1952). A relatively obscure artist, Theel painted large-scale, impressionistic landscapes of his hometown in Jarrettown, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area. Tragically, a fire in 1943 destroyed most of ... 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 »