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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Showcasing the strength of Woodmere’s collection, Women and Biography explores the personal and public expression of intimate relationships between the artists and their families, partners, children, and one another. It includes works by Mary Cassatt, Helen Corson, Edith Emerson, Martha … Learn More »
In 1938, at the age of fifty-nine, Jessie Drew-Bear (1879–1962) received a paint set as a Christmas gift from her daughter. With this gift and her wild imagination, Drew-Bear began a remarkable career as a self-taught artist that would include exhibitions at … Learn More »
Ann and Don McPhail have carefully and judiciously built one of Philadelphia’s great collections of prints and drawings. In honor of their extraordinary generosity in gifting part of this collection, Woodmere is proud to organize On Paper: the Gift of Ann and Don McPhail.
Peter Paone’s fantastical flowers and vegetal forms are produced with a realist’s precision, but they originate in the artist’s imagination and interact in unsettling ways with characters from Mother Goose and vampire lore. The paintings and drawings in this exhibition are filled with unexpected symbolism. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Paone has exhibited nationally and internationally, but has never before shown these works outside his studio. This visual diary, unlocked for the public for the first time, documents the evolution of Paone’s career from the 1950s through today.
Celebrate the holidays and join us at Woodmere to enjoy a selection of historical photographs from the collection of the Chestnut Hill Historical Society.