July 2023
“I am progressing rapidly with my new statue, which I intend to call America . . . I aim at an embodiment of our political creed, and I shall execute it . . . as soon as possible.” – Hiram Powers, 1848
This marble bust by neoclassical sculptor Hiram Powers portrays nineteenth-century America as a Greek goddess. With her stylized features, a regal crown of stars, and toga, she embodies the young democracy’s loftiest ideals by connecting the country to the legacy of ancient societies.
America, Undated, by Hiram Powers (Woodmere Art Museum: Bequest of Charles Knox Smith)
WRTI is a partner for Music at Woodmere. Friday | Saturday Night Jazz is offered in partnership with LifeLine Music Coalition.
Saturday Night Jazz resumes with an exciting line-up for the month of July, after a brief intermission for Independence Day. Pack a picnic and bring your favorite refreshments, chairs, or a blanket and enjoy the sweet smells of summer while soaking in some rhythm and blues on Woodmere’s front lawn. These concerts sell out fast, so be sure to get your tickets TODAY!
In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be moved inside. Chairs are provided, but food and drink are NOT permitted in the galleries. Ticket holders will be informed of any changes.
JULY 8 | $25 ($15 MEMBERS)
Ella Fitzgerald put the swing in the music and in our step. Vocalist, Romona will make us snap our fingers, tap our feet, and move our hips to jazz classics, “How High the Moon,” “A Tisket A Tasket,” “It Don’t Mean A Thing,” and many others.
JULY 22 | 4-5:30PM
Join us for a celebration and book-signing with artists whose art, personal essays, poetry, and memorial tributes are featured in Shifting Time: African American Artists 2020-2021. Co-edited by Klare Scarborough and Berrisford Boothe, Shifting Time explores how over 70 Black artists responded to the emotional and cultural challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice movements, and political upheaval during this time.
Art Classes & Workshops
Looking for meaningful activities for your children (or yourself:)) this summer? Check out Woodmere’s robust array of art classes! Do not miss…
Beginning July 31
Find out what all the buzz is about by registering for the Pollinator Power class! This course will need the help of blossoming young artists ages 10 and up to create the ultimate pollinator garden. Join in as we draw, paint, make sculptures, and work with fabric! Participants will observe nature, learn about pollination, and look at the work of other artists. Works of art from this class will be on display in Woodmere’s Helen Millard Children’s Gallery in September!
To find out more about this and other summer course offerings, please visit our website.
Headed on a road trip? Tune into Diving Board, hosted by Woodmere Art Museum’s Director and CEO, Bill Valerio and Stephanie Marudas of Kouvenda Media. Diving Board highlights artists, the art they create, and dives into a wide range of social and cultural ideas. In the most recent episode, Bill has a conversation with Adam Waterbear DePaul, Storykeeper of the Lenápe Nation of Pennsylvania, and Shelly DePaul, Clan Mother and Language Director of the Lenápe Nation of Pennsylvania.
Welcome Woodmere Summer Interns!
Hope Fisher
Marketing Intern
West Chester University | 2024
Hi! I’m Hope, a rising senior Marketing major at West Chester University. I will be doing email and content marketing here at Woodmere this summer. My goal is to increase subscribership and engagement in the newsletter. Outside of marketing, I really like to read and play guitar. 📚🎸 See you around the gallery 🙂
Kalila Jones (She/They)
Marketing Intern
Temple University | 2024
Hi, I’m Kalila, a rising fifth-year student at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art & Architecture studying Fiber & Material Studies with a concentration in Art Education. This summer at Woodmere I will be working closely with the Marketing department to bring fresh perspectives to the Museum’s social media pages. I’m so excited to share my content ideas with you all. So be sure to say hello in the comments or leave a note letting me know what kinds of things you’d like to see from Woodmere! 🙂
Katya Pryshchenko
Development Intern
Allegheny College | 2025
Hello, my name is Katya Pryshchenko I am a rising junior at Allegheny College, where I am a double major in Studio Art and Environmental Science and Sustainability. I began volunteering at Woodmere in the Development Department helping with membership and events, and now also assist Finance with store inventory.
Mya White
Education Intern
Trinity College | 2025
Hello! My name is Mya and I am a rising junior at Trinity College. I am majoring in philosophy with a double minor in music and Hispanic studies. I have many plans for my time at Woodmere including creating educational activities for the Barbara Bullock exhibition taking place this fall. I also enjoy reading. I am hoping to finish 10 books before heading back to school in August. Looking forward to meeting all the wonderful patrons of Woodmere!
New WHYY Children’s Program Albie’s Elevator Takes A Visit to Woodmere
Calling All Kids! Woodmere Art Museum becomes the setting for a new show on WHYY called Albie’s Elevator. The July 7th episode, entitled “Posie Patience,” highlights the work of Philadelphia artists Syd Carpenter and Steve Donegan, who bring viewers on a tour of their land-sculpting installation, La Cresta, which takes inspiration from the horticultural practice of hügelkulture. La Cresta is comprised of two large organic mounds designed by the artists and inspired in part by the forms of sprouting seed pods. It is a work of art that blurs the line between creativity and horticultural practice. It is an important part of WOW, Woodmere’s Outdoor Wonder, an experience of outdoor sculpture in the context of nature and the environmental features of the Museum’s grounds.
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