Lectures and Events
Gain new insight into 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.
Wenesday, March 24
2 pm (Online via Zoom)
Facilitators: Flo Gelo, Associate Professor, Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine, Drexel University; Hildy Tow, Robert McNeil, Jr. Curator of Education, Woodmere Art Museum
The Art of Looking is a virtual program that will deepen your ability to make experiences with art more meaningful. By focusing for an extended period on one artwork at a time, the program is designed to engage sensory perceptions, enable thoughts and impressions to evolve over time, and promote dialogue with other participants. Explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and fun environment. Click here to register.
Thursday, March 4
7 pm (Online via Zoom)
Illustrating Change: The Red Rose Girls & 20th Century Suffrage
Wednesday, March 10 @ 2pm & Monday, March 22 @ 7pm (Online via Zoom)
Lecturers: Woodmere Docents: Bonnie Brown, Marsha Braverman, Sue Royer
Woodmere Art Museum is proud to present Illustrating Change: The Red Rose Girls & 20th Century Suffrage. Learn the stories of Jessie Willcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green and Violet Oakley who were among the most prominent and prolific artists of their time. These three remarkable Philadelphia artists became an example of the possibilities for women in the workforce. during the suffrage movement. Their talent, dedication, and a lifelong friendship brought them national recognition.
On Monday, January 18, Woodmere and members of the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement through a virtual family program. If you were unable to attend, a recording of the event is available online. Click here to explore the story behind Harriet Tubman's journey to freedom and the legacy of Dr. King through musical narratives, the art of Jerry Pinkney, and interactive activities for children and families.
In addition, an accompanying digital art activity workbook is available for download, which celebrates legends of Civil Rights. Click here to download the workbook and view Woodmere's educational teaching resources.