April 2023
Short Days and Long Lessons, date unknown, by Helen Corson Hovenden (Woodmere Art Museum, 2021)
now on view as part of Kidding Around: Children in Art from Woodmere’s Collection
Woodmere is the perfect place to visit for Spring Break
with engaging activities inside the galleries…
and enjoy the longer days meandering through
April 1 | 11AM – 1PM
For children ages 5 and older
$5/child; FREE for Family Members
Learn new ways to experience art at this fun program exploring the exhibition, Kidding Around: Children in Art. Play “Seek & Find Bingo,” “Bored” Games,” “Follow the Leader,” “Build A Story,” “Detective” and more!
To register, email: education@woodmereartmuseum.org
April 2 | 11AM – 12NOON
Ages 3-5 with Adult | FREE
Introduce your preschoolers to art experiences with Ginger Mimmo Rohlfing. Children will focus on one artwork, read a related story picture book, and create an art project with their adult companion. A fun and engaging way for young children to enjoy.
April 15 | 2PM
$5/child; FREE for Family Members
Be mesmerized by a captivating afternoon of aerial, trapeze, juggling, and tightwire artists from the Little Circus. This exciting performance is held in the Kuch Gallery, with the Kidding Around exhibition as the beautiful backdrop!
with Flo Gelo, associate professor, Department of Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine; Hildy Tow, the Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Curator of Education, Woodmere Art Museum.
April 3 | 2-3:30PM | FREE
The Art of Looking is a program that will deepen your ability to engage with art. By focusing on one artwork at a time, the program is designed to increase a viewer’s ability to observe, to engage in self-reflection enabling thoughts and feelings to evolve over time, and to promote conversation and multiple viewpoints with other participants. This program invites you to enjoy and develop relationships with works of art that nurture you more deeply.
To register: email: education@woodmereartmuseum.org
Image: John Frederick Lewis and Son, Alfred Baker Lewis, 1907, by Cecilia Beaux (Woodmere Art Museum: Museum purchase, 2016)
Music at Woodmere
WRTI is a partner for Music at Woodmere.
Winter | Spring 2023
6PM | $25 ($15 Members)
April is Jazz Appreciation Month! And what better place to appreciate jazz, than Woodmere where the galleries come alive with familiar jazz tunes! Friday Night Jazz is offered in partnership with LifeLine Music Coalition.
Select Saturdays 5PM | $25 ($15 Members)
Get swept away with romantic, harmonious compositions that have captivated audiences for generations.
Vocalists: Jessica Beebe, Rebecca Myers, Elisa Sutherland, Michael Jones, and Daniel Schwartz
Take delight in this evening of unique and intimate musical experiences. Variant 6 will sing madrigals in a kaleidoscope of texts and sounds: medieval prayers set by Benjamin Britten, a Dowland song deconstructed by Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, traditional Berber chants arranged by Edith Canat de Chizy, and a set of madrigals in the exuberant and inventive musical style of Paul Hindemith. This sole a cappella show of Variant 6 explores how text and music can intertwine in strange and beautiful ways.
Curtis@Woodmere: An Evening of Violin and Piano | April 29 with Tianyou Ma, violin; Zhu Wang, piano; Avery Gagliano, piano.
Curtis Institute of Music is home to some of the most talented young performers of their generation. Enjoy an evening with violinist, Tianyou Ma who will be performing a variety of sonatas and other compositions with the music of Johann Sebastion Bach, Robert Schumann, Nathan Milstein, Gabriel Fauré, and Heinrich Wilhem Ernst. Ma will be accompanied on piano by Zhu Wang and Avery Gagliano.
Tianyou Ma
Zhu Wang
Avery Gagliano
On Tuesday nights, Woodmere’s main gallery is transformed into an intimate setting for screenings of rare and underseen films as well as classics. Tuesday Nights at the Movies is presented with the Chestnut Hill Film Group and sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Local. Donations suggested; 7:30-9:30PM (doors open at 7PM).
Sullivan’s Travels (1941 / 90 minutes) | April 4
To Catch A Thief (1955 / 106 minutes) | April 11
History Is Made At Night (1937 / 97 minutes) | April 18
Shanghai Express (1932 / 80 minutes) | April 25
A trip to Woodmere would not be complete without a visit to the Museum Shop. Chock full of beautiful gifts and one-of-a-kind trinkets, there is something for everyone! For the entire month of April, get A Grand Vision: Violet Oakley and the American Renaissance catalogue ($45) and a Violet Oakley Box assorted card set ($20) for the special price of $50 (For online purchases, please use promo code Oakley23).
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