J a n u a r y
Family Happening: Artmaking & Storytelling
Occurs monthly
Introduce your preschoolers to the enjoyment of art through stories and artmaking. Young visitors and their grown-ups enjoy reading picture books in the galleries, followed by an art project. Come back each month to hear a new tale and make something special to take home.
Free | 11 am
Classical Saturdays presents
An Evening of Tchaikovsky & Ravel
Virtuoso pianist Marja Kaisla opens our classical season with Tchaikovsky’s beautiful piano cycle, The Seasons, a collection of twelve piano pieces, each one representing a month of the year. It will be followed by one of Ravel’s most personal compositions, Le Tombeau de Couperin, dedicated to the memory of friends who had died in World War I.
$25 ($15 members) | 5 pm | Click here for tickets
79th Juried Exhibition Call for Artists: Seeing the Story
Woodmere’s annual juried exhibition highlights contemporary work in a wide variety of media by artists living within fifty miles of the Museum. The exhibition, Seeing the Story, will be juried by artist David Wiesner. This year, the submission period will be open January 13 through February 10, 2020. Interested artists are encouraged to check the Museum’s exhibition page for forthcoming details and updates.
On View: Fully Saturated
January 18–March 22, 2020
In the dead of winter, Woodmere will plumb the depths of its collection to explore the interplay of pure color. Works by Bill Scott, Moe Brooker, Jessie Drew Bear, Benjamin Passione, and others will be on view.
Exhibition Closing: Our Town
Through January 19, 2020
A leading realist painter of her day, Edith Neff was praised for her dynamic compositions, her sophisticated use of color, and her ability to portray drama in everyday life. She explored questions of race, gender, and identity, probing the social and cultural fabric of Philadelphia. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this exhibition before it closes Sunday, January 19!
Read reviews and articles about Our Town from The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Family Happening: MLK Jr. Day Festival
Children and families will be inspired by the words of activism of Dr. King and the work of many who fought for freedom and civil rights. Join us for artmaking, storytelling, music, and performances. For a full schedule of the day’s events, click here.
Free | Noon – 4 pm
5 & 19
Free Sunday Docent Tours
Twice a month, enjoy engaging tours led by Woodmere-trained docents at no cost. No reservation is required, just meet at the front desk! This is a great opportunity to learn more about our current exhibition, Our Town, which closes January 19, 2020.
Free | 2 pm
Register for Classes and Workshops!
Winter classes and workshops are quickly approaching. Register today and discover a new art form or hone your skills in your favorite medium. Woodmere’s faculty, some of Philadelphia’s finest professional artists, teach a wide range of topics including drawing, portrait and figure painting, abstraction, watercolor, printmaking, and more!
Click here for Woodmere’s course listings and full descriptions.
Music at Woodmere
Advance Ticket Sales
Thank you for another amazing season of Music at Woodmere! The Spring 2020 season of Friday Night Jazz returns Friday, February 14. Advance tickets will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, and at the Museum during Box Office hours. Click here for more details.
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