Nature and Sculpture Symposium

Nature and Sculpture Symposium

10/14/2017
10/14/2017

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.

Sculpture Dedications

2:00 pm

Harry Bertoia 
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.

Samuel Maitin
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

3:00 pm

$15 ($10 members) 

 
Participants: Margot Berg, Public Art Director, Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy; Paul Meyer, F. Otto Haas Executive Director, Morris Arboretum; Timothy Rub, George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Gary Garrido Schneider, Executive Director, Grounds for Sculpture
Facilitator: William Valerio, Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director and CEO, Woodmere Art Museum 

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.