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 »

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 »

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.
WAM Schofield_HillCountry 257

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. Learn More »