Nature and Sculpture Symposium
Exhibition ArtistsSamuel Maitin, Harry Bertoia
About the Exhibition
Celebrate a day of sculpture at Woodmere with the dedication of two iconic sculptures followed by a panel discussion on the different ways institutions make choices about art in outdoor contexts.
Celebrate Woodmere’s conservation and installation of Free Interpretation of Plant Forms, Harry Bertoia’s extraordinary 1967 sculpture and fountain. In coordination with the Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, this masterpiece is an exciting addition to Woodmere’s landscape.
Untitled is Sam Maitin's only monumental sculpture in the city of Philadelphia, although it joins two other smaller works in Woodmere's collection of the same period. Fabricated according to the artist's intent and using the same paint and materials, it makes a big statement. Bird-like, it reaches upward and spreads its wings. Clean lines, playful color, and simple forms remind us of all that is beautiful in the living environment of nature. Join us in the dedication of this important sculpture.
Nature and Sculpture Panel Discussion
$15 ($10 members)
The City of Philadelphia and institutions across our region install sculpture outdoors in a variety of natural, urban, public, and private settings. A panel of distinguished museum directors and leaders discuss the different ways institutions make choices about art in outdoor contexts.