Philadelphia artist Peter Paone has been collecting Halloween toys and decorations all his life. This intriguing collection features classic Halloween imagery on noisemakers, hats, paper decorations, and fascinating tricks and treats from the first half of the twentieth century.
This fall, Woodmere will present “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 will be on view, lent from private and public collections including the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among many others.
“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.