Past Exhibitions

Look Both Ways: Art at the Crossroads of Abstraction and Representation

February 13 – May 15, 2016
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This exhibition considers the ways in which artists employ abstraction and representation—often within the same work—and the outcomes of the interaction of these two styles. By deconstructing recognizable subjects into fields of color or using discernable forms to create allover patterns that alter ... Learn More »

A Christmas Past in the Pennsylvania German Tradition

November 21, 2015 – January 10, 2016

Be transported back in time with a visit to Woodmere’s festive exhibition of nineteenth-century children’s toys and holiday decorations from the collection of the Germantown Historical Society. Highlights include an amazing dollhouse replica of a Germantown row home, and a sculpture of Belsnickel, ... Learn More »

Big and Little

January 16 – March 13, 2016

This exhibition highlights the many different ways in which artists capture the endearing, exciting, or exacting qualities of subjects of all sizes. From oversize canvases that depict larger- than-life animals, people, or abstractions to tiny drawings that astound us in their attention to ... Learn More »

Hark and Bark! Angels and Dogs from Woodmere’s Collection

November 21, 2015 – January 10, 2016
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This winter Woodmere celebrates the holiday season with a selection of faithful and furry imagery from the permanent collection. In conjunction with the exhibition, A Christmas Past in the Pennsylvania German Tradition, this exhibition displays some of the many ways ... Learn More »

We Speak: Black Artists in Philadelphia, 1920s-1970s

September 26, 2015 - January 24, 2016

We Speak: Black Artists in Philadelphia, 1920s-1970s will feature over 70 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and prints produced by black artists living and working in Philadelphia during the 50 year period. The exhibition focuses on a range of this city’s ... Learn More »

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 »

The Weight of Watercolor: The Art of Eileen Goodman

November 7, 2015 - March 13, 2016
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Open House: Saturday November 14th, 2015  4:00-6:00 p.m

The Weight of Watercolor: The Art of Eileen Goodman celebrates one of Philadelphia’s most respected realist painters and an innovator within the city’s long-established tradition of still life painting. The exhibition includes work ... 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 »