Lectures and Gallery Talks
Gain new insight on the art and culture of Philadelphia with Woodmere’s engaging lectures and gallery talks. Hear from artists, art historians, professors, curators, and writers who offer new perspectives on the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, and related topics.
Art Dive: Visits to Philadelphia Artist Studios
$30 ($25 members) per visit
Visit the studios of contemporary artists with art historian Jennifer Zarro, PhD. Studio visits and discussions with the artists will lead to a deeper appreciation and understanding of their art. Light refreshments will be served.
Address and details will be provided upon registration. Contact Woodmere’s Education department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-247-0948.
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
In conjunction with A Million Faces: The Photography of John W. Mosley
Ron Tarver has had a distinguished career in photography. He was a staff photographer at the Philadelphia Inquirer for more than thirty years, and he shares its 2012 Pulitzer Prize for his work on a series documenting violence in the Philadelphia public school system. Tarver’s photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in many private, corporate, and museum collections. He currently teaches at Swarthmore University.
A Literary Lens on the Photography of John W. Mosley
$15 ($10 members)
Lecturer: Crystal J. Lucky, PhD, associate professor, Department of English, Villanova University
This lecture has been postponed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please keep checking our website for the future, rescheduled date.
The Unbroken Circle: The Expressive Colors of Philadelphia Painters
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
$15 ($10 members)
Lecturer: Bill Scott, artist
Bill Scott shares insights about the teaching methods and inspiration of Arthur B. Carles, whose legacy has resonated with generations of past and present Philadelphia artists. Carles’s practice and philosophies about color, line, and the distortion of spatial relations were passed along by his students Jane Piper, Morris Blackburn, and Quita Brodhead, who all went on to teach classes at prominent art institutions or from their homes. Scott also discusses the parallel presence and convergence of ideas with the Albert C. Barnes Foundation, where many of Carles’s students also studied.
Charles L. Blockson on the Photographs of John W. Mosley
Sunday, January 15, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
$15 ($10 members)
Participants: Charles L. Blockson, educator, historian, author, and founder of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries; Leslie Willis-Lowry, Archivist, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection; Deborah Willis, PhD., University Professor Chair, Department of Photography & Imaging, New York University - Tisch School of the Art
Join Charles L. Blockson for an informal discussion about the photographs of John W. Mosley and his life-long passion for collecting items that document the African-American experience and contributions to history. Charles L. Blockson has created one of the nation's leading research facilities for the study of the history and culture of people of African descent. His enormous collection has materials on the global black experience including prints, photographs, slave narratives, manuscripts, letters, books, journals, newspapers, posters , taped interviews and radio programs, and rare ephemera.