Woodmere Art Museum has collaborated with Montreal’s The Stewart Program for Modern Design on a new video entitled Syd Carpenter: Places of Our Own. The video, which features an interview of Philadelphia-based artist Syd Carpenter in her studio, includes footage of her garden, which is a source of her creative inspiration. It also shows Carpenter’s site-specific landscape sculpture at Woodmere Art Museum, La Cresta (2021), created in partnership with her husband, artist Steve Donegan. Woodmere will be hosting a screening of Syd Carpenter: Places of Our Own, Wednesday, October 11 at 5 pm.
Carpenter’s work reflects her strong personal connection to gardens and farms. In the video, she discusses her recent series of farm-themed ceramic bowls, which convey the history of African American stewardship of the land. The series is the result of Carpenter’s extensive research - visiting farmsteads in the South owned by African American farmers and learning about the multi-generational history of each farm. Her meticulously detailed ceramic bowls feature farm crops, eggs, and vernacular forms such as sheds, tools, and fences, often on surfaces representing plowed farmland. Each bowl is named for an African American farmer, honoring them as individuals who would otherwise be forgotten by history.
Please join us at 5 pm for refreshments at The Frances M. Maguire Outdoor Classroom in the heart of Woodmere's Outdoor Wonder and a tour of La Cresta. The screening of Syd Carpenter: Places of Our Own will be held in the Kuch Gallery beginning at 6 pm. A brief Q&A with Syd Carpenter will follow the screening.
Gallery Talk with Barbara Bullock and art historians, Leslie King Hammond and Lowery Stokes Sims
Saturday, November 4 | 2 pm
$10 (FREE for members)
Keepers of the Way
in partnership with the Morris Arboretum & Gardens
Thursday, November 16 | 6:30 pm
With: Clan Mother Teri Hislop, Chief Chuck Gentlemoon DeMund, and Chief Adam Waterbear DePaul Tribal Councilmembers of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania
$25 ($20 members)
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In honor of Native American Heritage Month, and just a week before the traditional Thanksgiving holiday, you are invited to join the Morris Arboretum & Gardens and Woodmere Art Museum as we welcome Indigenous voices and stories from Tribal Councilmembers of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania.
Clan Mother Teri Hislop, Chief Chuck Gentlemoon, and Chief Adam Waterbear will discuss the past and present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania, traditional Lenape craft, and Lenape drumming. Together we will screen the 20-minute award-winning documentary Keepers of the Way, which captures the 2019 Walking Purchase Healing Journey--a two-day gathering during which the Nation performed healing ceremonies for the land affected by the notorious "Walking Purchase."
Attendees will see examples of indigenous artwork, hear stories, be treated to drumming and singing by the Stone Dog Drum, hear Native perspectives on the Thanksgiving holiday, and participate in a moderated Q&A with the presenters.
This event is a collaboration between Woodmere Art Museum and the Morris Arboretum & Gardens. The program will take place at Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118. Register with Morris Arboretum & Gardens.
Feminist Focus: Fifty Years of Women’s Art in Philadelphia
In partnership with the Re-Focus (1974-2024) exhibition at Moore College of Art & Design
Saturday, January 13, 2024 | 2 pm
Lecturer: Patricia Likos Ricci, Distinguished Professor of the History of Art, Elizabethtown College
$10 (FREE for members)