N o v e m b e r
This is Lenapehoking: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
in partnership with the Morris Arboretum
Lecturer: Adam Waterbear DePaul, Tribal Council Member; Storykeeper of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania.
Drum Performance: The Itchy Dog Singers and Chuck GentleMoon, Chief of
Ceremonies of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania
The Morris Arboretum and Woodmere Art Museum share a
location in Northwest Philadelphia on the traditional land of the Lenape people. In recognition of this history of our land and in celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Adam DePaul, storykeeper of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania, will share stories of the Lenape and their relationship to the land–past, present, and looking into the future.
The evening will begin with a tribal drum performance led by Chief of Ceremonies Chuck GentleMoon DeMund and the Itchy Dog Singers, a group within the Lenape Nation.
At: Woodmere Art Museum
$25 ($20 members) | 7 pm | Click here to register through the Morris Arboretum
Please note: Woodmere members who are not also Arboretum members can use the code ‘WOODMERE’ to receive the member price.
PRINTING AS PROLOGUE: The Recent Work of Allan Edmunds
Opening Reception
On the occasion of Allan Edmunds retirement as founding director of the Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Woodmere is pleased to present an exhibition showcasing Edmunds’s artistic practice, focusing on a new body of work in collage made over the two years of the pandemic.
Edmunds founded the Brandywine Workshop in 1972 and has built it into an internationally renowned resource for artists, educators, museums, collectors, and lovers of art. He is recognized as a leading voice in creating inclusivity in contemporary American art and for his mastery and integration of screen printing, offset lithography, and relief printing processes.
FREE | 5-7 pm
Printing as Prologue runs through January 22, 2023
Image: Trueblood B, 2005, by Allan Edmunds (Courtesy of the artist)
In conjunction with
George Biddle: The Art of American Social Conscience
Director’s Talk: George Biddle
In-person at Woodmere
Lecturer: William R. Valerio, Ph.D.
Woodmere’s director, Bill Valerio, describes his passion for the art of George Biddle, (1885–1973), a leading American artist whose work engaged with the human condition, in particular the social injustices he encountered in his journeys across the United States and abroad.
FREE | 2 pm | To learn more about George Biddle: The Art of the American Social Conscience, click here.
Image: Self-Portrait, 1933, by George Biddle (Philadelphia Museum
of Art: Bequest of Margaretta S. Hinchman, 1955-96-1)
Public Art Tour: Hélène Sardeau’s Sculpture and the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial (in-person)
At: The Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial, located on Kelly Drive between Boathouse Row and the Girard Avenue bridge.
Bill Valerio and Penny Bach, Executive Director of the Association for Public Art, will lead a special tour of the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial on Kelly Drive and the sculpture of Hélène Sardeau, the accomplished artist and wife of George Biddle.
Hélène Sardeau’s powerful sculpture, The Slave (1940) is a limestone rendering of an enslaved African American and one of seventeen figures that compose the prominent sculptural ensemble that are part of the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. The sculptures were commissioned over a thirty-year period to express major ideas and spiritual forces “emblematic of the history of America.”
FREE | 2 tours: 11 am & 2 pm
Parking is limited. Carpooling is encouraged. Woodmere will provide limited transportation via Uber to and from the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial for both tours. Registration is required for transportation. Please contact Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org
Image: The Slave, 1940, Hélène Sardeau (Courtesy of the Association for Public Art)
Gallery Talk: George Biddle’s Drawings of the Nuremberg Trials
Webinar Online via Zoom
Join Bill Valerio and Old York Temple Beth ‘Am’s Rabbi Shoshanah Tornberg, for a gallery talk about George Biddle’s work as an artist correspondent for Look magazine and his drawings of the Nuremberg Trials. They will discuss these drawings in the context of the time and how they resonate today.
FREE | 7 pm | Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Click here to register.
Museum Holiday Store Opening Weekend
Open: Wed., Thurs., Fri., and Sun., 10 am-5 pm; Sat., 10 am-6 pm, November 19-December 31
It’s that time of year again! Woodmere’s Museum Holiday Store has something unique for everyone on your list. Stop by during opening weekend to shop our fresh selection of holiday gifts.
Music, Film, and more!
Tuesday Nights at the Movies
through Dec. 13
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.
$5 suggested donation | 7:30 pm
To see the full schedule, click here.
Image: Carole Lombard and Jack Benny in To Be or Not to Be
Friday Night Jazz
Fridays, Nov. 4, 11, 18
Friday Night Jazz continues with the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble and guest musicians as they pay tribute to Carole King, great jazz composers, and Philadelphia’s trumpet icon, Lee Morgan. With exceptional performers, an acoustically astounding space, and inspiring work of arts, the concert experience at Woodmere is like no other.
$25 non-members ($15 members) | 6 pm
To see the full schedule and to purchase tickets, click here.
ARTZ Connect (online)
Engaging online programs for people living with dementia and their care partners through interactions with artworks. ARTZ Connect is a program of ARTZ Philadelphia, an organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and well-being of people living with dementia and their care partners.
FREE | 11 am
For more information and to register, click here.
Curtis@Woodmere Pianist Avery Gagliano
An Evening of Bach, Schubert, and Chopin
Curtis Institute of Music is home to some of the most talented young performers of their generation. This concert brings pianist Avery Gagliano to Woodmere for an evening of Bach, Schubert, and Chopin. Ms. Gagliano, who made her Carnegie Hall debut earlier this year, captures audiences with her sensitivity, emotional depth, and musical expression.
$25 non-members ($15 members) | 5 pm
To purchase tickets, click here.
Family Happenings
Family Tour & Artmaking Inspired by George Biddle
for children ages 6 and up
Children and families focus on selected artworks by George Biddle and enjoy a hands-on art project.
Saturday, Nov. 5 | 11 am
$5 per family, FREE for Family members
Chestnut Hill Circle of Trees
Chestnut Hill’s kick-off to the holiday season is a perennial favorite for families and children. An evening of music, lights, and Santa! Join in for the enchanting annual illumination of trees at Woodmere, treats for the children, music and the famous straw maze.
Saturday, Nov. 19 | 5:30 pm
Annual Members’ Meeting
Join us for Woodmere’s 2022 Virtual Annual Members Meeting presented by museum Director & CEO, William Valerio.
5 pm | To RSVP, email Erin Lawrence by November 15 at elawrence@woodmereartmuseum.org to receive the
Zoom link.
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