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Ruth Joray was the children's art teacher for 20 years at Woodmere Art Museum. Her work there eventually helped lead to the creation of the museum's Children's Gallery. more
Readers of the Chestnut Hill Local will know that Woodmere is working hard to save Saint Michael’s Hall from the wrecking ball. The game changer is that Woodmere’s collection would come to life as never before. more
Outdoor sculpture by local artists have long been part of Woodmere Museum’s landscape. But the museum’s newest addition to its sculpture garden is not constructed of metal, steel or granite. It is made of earth, fallen trees and nature’s debris. more
Since only last month, Woodmere has raised $3.2 million from within the community, and a large portion of that requires a match. The Sisters of Saint Joseph, who own the property, have given Woodmere an extension to June 15 to arrive at a purchase agreement. more
Among the most important community assets of the Saint Michael’s estate are the mature trees, some of which date to the 19th century and were likely planted when the mansion was built. more
With regard to the effort to save St. Michael’s Hall, Bill Valerio, the Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director of Woodmere, recorded a conversation with Sister Karen Dietrich, General Councillor for the Sisters of St. Joseph. more
As the Local reported in previous issues, Woodmere Art Museum is presently working to secure funding to purchase the property at 9001 Germantown Ave. from the Sisters of St. Joseph. more
A conversation with Ruffian Tittmann, the Executive Director of the Friends of the Wissahickon, and Bill Valerio, the Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director of Woodmere. more
Thinking back on this challenging year, Woodmere is grateful for the extraordinary support of our community. more
Imagine a subway hurtling through early America: Minutemen and colonial dames fly past in a whirlwind of parchment and red brick. more
The proverb “necessity is the mother of invention” has proved true again and again during the COVID-19 pandemic. more
I have always enjoyed Tom Judd’s voice in the creative mix of our city’s artists, and Woodmere is honored to celebrate a new exhibition, History in Motion: Tom Judd’s Subway Mural, on view through June 13, 2021. more
Works of art made in recent months at Woodmere by children from preschool age to high school in our studio and school program. more
The beginning of a new year is a time to reflect on the past year in order to move forward more thoughtfully. At Woodmere, this is always the agenda for our first staff meeting in January. more
Although Woodmere Art Museum galleries are closed, the website is increasingly full of video, digital experiences, and educational art activities, and the grounds are open, safe, and free. more
An artist whose work is deeply embedded in Woodmere’s collection is Walter Elmer Schofield (1866–1944), who became known in Chestnut Hill as “Uncle Elmer.” This was because … more
At the beginning of the pandemic, countless music and art teachers in the area and around the country lost their students and their income, but their ingenuity and resilience have helped many of them … more
Woodmere’s current exhibition “Group ’55 and Midcentury Abstraction in Philadelphia” is about a group of artists who came together in the mid-1950s to show their work and … more
There’s nothing that pleases me more than receiving questions from the Local’s readers. Recently on these pages, I described that Woodmere’s Straw Journey is built this year around … more
Through a very busy week at Woodmere, I’ve been continually inspired by artists and by the people whose passion it is to share art with others. The exhibition we just opened on … more
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