D e c e m b e r
The Philadelphia Orchestra Presents:
Our City, Your Orchestra
Musicians: Barbara Govatos, Violin; Hai-Ye Ni, Cello; Natalie Zhu, Piano
The Philadelphia Orchestra is proud to present “Our City, Your Orchestra,” a series of free online concerts performed by small ensembles, recorded without audiences at Black-owned businesses and iconic cultural locations throughout the region. On Monday, December 7, tune in for the next performance highlighting Woodmere Art Museum! The program will include works by Bach, Barber, and Higdon, and feature works by Violet Oakley from Woodmere’s permanent collection.
This event will be offered online through the Orchestra’s website, as well as Facebook.
Free | 7pm | Click here to watch online.



Q&A with Sarah Megan Thomas
Join award-winning actress, producer, and writer Sarah Megan Thomas for a special conversation about her latest project, A Call to Spy, the incredible true story of the WWII heroines who changed the course of history. Sarah wrote the original screenplay, plays Virginia Hill, and produced the film about the first female spies who became Churchill’s secret weapon against the Nazis. Attendees will watch a clip of the film and hear Sarah discuss the creative process, from historical research to casting. Sarah, a Philadelphia native and Shipley graduate, will also discuss filming in local sites, including Ardrossan and the Spring Mill Café.
This free event is offered online through Zoom and pre-registration is required. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with the meeting link.
Free | 7pm | Click here to register.



ARTZ-Connect Online
For people living with dementia and their care partners: ARTZ-Connect Philadelphia and Woodmere Art Museum offer engaging online programs through interactions with artworks. The programs are facilitated by ARTZ Philadelphia Director Dr. Susan Shifrin, an art historian, independent curator, and arts accessibility advocate. Attendance is limited to ensure an intimate, comfortable experience for all.
Free | 11am | Click here for registration details.



Celebrating 250 Years of Beethoven
Woodmere Art Museum is proud to join with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Wharton School, and History Making Productions for a very special event on Wednesday, December 16. Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday anniversary with a musical performance by the Orchestra followed by a screening of the award-winning documentary film Beethoven in Beijing. A Q&A session with the filmmakers will also be on the program. Enjoy this event in the comfort of your own home.
Free | 7:30pm | Click here for tickets.
Explore Woodmere Online and Outdoors
While the Museum’s physical doors must remain closed at this time, explore online over 4,000 works in the Violet Oakley Experience and Woodmere’s collection. And, if you are looking for safe, outdoor experiences, enjoy Woodmere’s outdoor sculpture, grounds, and Straw Journey, which will remain available for socially distanced visits.
Museum Store Offers Online and Virtual Shopping
Woodmere is excited to announce more ways to shop the Museum Store, which support Woodmere and artists from the region! Freshly launched for the holiday season, Woodmere’s Museum Store is now open online. Shop a curated selection of unique items crafted by local artists and makers. If you’re missing the in-person retail experience, virtual personal-shopping experiences and curbside pickup are available Thursday through Sunday. To schedule an appointment with Store Director Stephen Kerzner, call (267) 269.6432 or email skerzner@woodmereartmuseum.org.
Click here to shop online.
Your Support, Now More Than Ever
The healing power of art, community, and friendship has seldom been more apparent. Click here to help us keep Woodmere shining this holiday season and beyond. Proceeds will support Woodmere’s education initiatives, which serve more than 10,000 children and families in school, at the Museum, and, particularly now, at home.
Learn more about the ways you can support Woodmere.
Give the Gift of Art Classes
The next session of online art classes begins January 10, 2021. Give the gift of art classes to an art enthusiast. Woodmere’s faculty, some of Philadelphia’s finest professional artists, teach a wide range of topics, including portrait and figure drawing and painting, abstraction, watercolor, and printmaking. All classes will be offered online in accordance with current Philadelphia Department of Health guidelines.
Click here for Woodmere’s course listings and full descriptions.
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