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New Exhibition:
PhilARTdelphia: Young Artists at Woodmere
February 6 – March 21, 2021
On view in Woodmere’s Helen Millard Children’s Gallery, PhilARTdelphia: Young Artists at Woodmere features the creativity and imagination of young artists in the region. The artworks on display are created by students from preschool through high school who have participated in art-making classes through the Museum’s studio and school programs and who have been inspired by Woodmere’s exhibitions and collection.
Click here to learn more about upcoming exhibitions.
Family Happening:
Art Making & Storytelling (in Person)
Introduce your preschoolers to the enjoyment of art through stories and art making. Young visitors and their grown-ups enjoy reading picture books in the galleries, followed by an art project.
Free | 11am | Click here to register.
Your Opinion Matters: Online Programs Survey
Virtual programs remain the safest way for Woodmere to connect you with the art and artists of Philadelphia. If you enjoy our online programs, or have been hoping to see something different, we’d love to hear from you! Please take a moment to respond to our brief survey to help us shape our online programs for Spring.
Click here to take the survey. It’s short—promise!



Teacher Workshop: Edith Neff
Visual art provides students with immediate access to the characteristics of good storytelling, while allowing critical observers to “enter the frame” and experience situations from alternative points of view. Understanding alternative viewpoints is key to fostering empathy. This workshop will focus on selected works by Edith Neff, to promote an understanding of the interplay of setting, character, and conflict. Teacher materials will be provided for classroom use. Provides 2 PA hours.
This event will be held online via Zoom. Participants will be sent event information via email upon registration.
$20 | 10am | Click here to register.



The Art of Looking (Virtual)
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.
Free | 2pm | Click here to register.


12 & 26

ARTZ-Connect Philadelphia Online Programs
For people living with dementia and their care partners: ARTZ-Connect Philadelphia and Woodmere Art Museum offer engaging online programs twice a month 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, and pre-registration is required.
Free | 11am | Click here for registration details.



New Exhibition:
History in Motion: Tom Judd’s Subway Mural
February 27 – June 13, 2021
In connection with the reconstruction of the 5th Street-Independence Hall Station on the Market-Frankford Line, and as part of SEPTA’s Art in Transit program, artist Tom Judd was selected to create a permanent installation for the station. Titled Portal to Discovery, Judd’s mural on the eastbound and westbound platforms presents figures who contributed to the founding of the United States as well as those who fought for “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” for all. Woodmere’s exhibition History in Motion includes preparatory studies for the mural as well as in-process photographs of the installation.
Click here to plan your visit.
Online Studio Art Classes Begin
Enjoy making art from the comfort of your home. Online studio art classes begin on February 4 with Kassem Amoudi’s Color Matters. Other adult and children’s classes in painting, drawing, watercolor, abstraction, and representation will begin the week of February 22.
Click here to learn more and to register.
Shop Online, Pickup Curbside
Woodmere’s Museum Store is now open online. Click here to 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 and curbside pickup are available Friday through Sunday. To schedule an appointment with Museum Store Director Stephen Kerzner, call (267) 269.6432 or email skerzner@woodmereartmuseum.org.
Valentine’s Day Promotion:
Members receive 20% off of one item February 11-14th.
In Case You Missed It:
MLK, Jr. Day Family Program
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.
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