December 2023

Happy Holi-YAYS!

Be the BEST Gift-Giver this Season…

Woodmere is Chock Full of Soooo Many Unique Offerings in the Winter Wonder Shop and Beyond!

From trinkets to tasties, experiences to experiments, we have something for everyone on your list! Check out (and check off) all we have to offer.

Woodmere’s Holiday Store

In addition to the year-round Museum Store, the Winter Wonder Shop showcases over 60 new LOCAL vendors with a curated display of eclectic goods including original artwork, ceramics, glass, sculpture, lighting, clothing, handbags, and jewelry. Many items are influenced by or reflect Woodmere’s permanent collection of art. While it will be difficult to refrain from self-indulging, shoppers will be able to check off everyone on that gift-giving list with so many selections, from symbolic Judaica to repurposed and sustainable Christmas stockings, art-inspired candles to kitschy keychains, and specialty foods to ephemeral novelties.

Dona Dalton

Jim Lower Glass Co.

Raku Pottery | Len Barag

Striped Pottery | Ryan Greenheck

Art Classes and Workshops

Give the gift that keeps giving for the whole season…Woodmere offers classes and workshops for all ages and levels with many courses beginning the first week in January 2024. Experiment with something different in the new year!

Visit the link below to view the array of choices.



The gift of Membership provides FREE admission, discounts for programs, classes, concerts, and in the Museum Store. Members also get early access to ticket sales (for those fast-selling Jazz performances) and invitations to special Members-only events.

Explore the variety of levels to find the perfect fit!



December delights with fun-filled activities for all ages…and Membership provides so many benefits!



Sunday Family Tour & Artmaking

Sunday, December 3 | 11 AM

Children ages 3-5, with adult




Tuesday Nights at the Movies

Tuesday, December 5 | 7 PM

White Heat




The Art of Looking

Thursday, December 7 | 2 PM




Tuesday Nights at the Movies

Tuesday, December 12 | 7 PM

The Young In Heart




Victorian Card Making

Saturday, December 16 | 1 PM

$5/child with adult (FREE for Woodmere Family Members)



Kids Care 30: Colors, Creatures & Stories in Dreams Closing Reception

Saturday, December 16 | 1 PM to 3 PM




Sunday Docent Tour

Sunday, December 17 | 2 PM




Tuesday Nights at the Movies

Tuesday, December 19 | 7 PM

Beau Geste


To learn more and to register, please visit Woodmere’s December Calendar of events at the below link.


Find respite from the hustle and bustle of the holidays in Woodmere’s galleries.

Hark and Bark: Angels, Puppies, & Holiday Treasures from Woodmere’s Collection

Be sure to visit Woodmere’s Parlor Gallery which has been reimagined for the holidays with all the trimmings…angels sing, puppies bark, and contemporary decorations from the collection of Jeanette Turnbull deck the halls of Woodmere’s historic galleries. On view through January 7, 2024.

Pictured from left to right: Chris Maguire; Mary Ann Boyer; Jamie Maguire; Woodmere Art Museum Board President James Alexandre; Franny Glomb; Woodmere Art Museum Director and CEO William Valerio; Maguire Foundation President and CEO Megan Maguire Nicoletti; Maguire Foundation Founder and Chairman James J. Maguire, Sr.; PA State Rep Tarik Khan; Matthew Baird, Baird Architects; Woodmere Art Museum Director of Institutional Advancement Anne Standish; Jeff Krieger, Krieger & Associates Architects, Inc.; Darren Damone, Andropogon; and Jane Sullivan, The Sullivan Company.
Frances M. Maguire Hall

for Art and Education

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Woodmere staff, Board of Trustees, supporters, planners, and friends gathered THURSDAY, November 30, 2023, for the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Frances M. Maguire Hall for Art and Education at Woodmere Art Museum.

The Maguire Foundation has generously given $10 million to Woodmere Art Museum for this endeavor, funding a major improvement to the institution and prompting it to rename the historic building. The gift from the Maguire Foundation, coupled with other generous gifts from the community, will fund renovation plans that include turning the spacious parlors and bedrooms of the 19th-century mansion into galleries for the museum’s permanent collection of works by Philadelphia’s artists, as well as a hands-on children’s art & education center, and public programming spaces.

With construction underway, this project is on schedule with anticipated completion in Spring 2025.

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