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(1971 / 93 minutes) Buck Henry and Lynn Carlin butt heads with the inexplicable trends of the 1960s as they search for their runaway hippie daughter in this hilarious, off-beat, counter-culture comedy time capsule. Director Miloš Forman's first English-language movie, co-written by playwright John Guare. more
For artist Roland Ayers, Northwest Philadelphia was an anchor and an inspiration. Roland Ayers: Calligraphy of Dreams, through October 24. Woodmere Art Museum. more
(1951 / 103 minutes) Beloved character actor Thelma Ritter gets a rare star turn in George Cukor's comedic jewel. She's a down-on-her luck notary turned matchmaker of lonely-hearts and losers. Zany interactions with model Jeanne Crain ensue. more
Woodmere Art Museum expects to complete the purchase of St. Michael’s Hall property in mid-October, and has been working with a team of engineers, architects, lawyers, and Woodmere staff to dream big about how the property will be used. more
(1979). Peter Sellers is uproarious in his final film performance—director Hal Ashby's dry, political comedy about a simple-minded gardener who only understands life from what he sees on television yet becomes a media guru. Co-stars Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden and Melvyn Douglas. more
(1933 / 67 minutes) Joan Blondell fights Depression-era harassment, government indifference, and poverty by turning to crime, romancing hood Chester Morris, and climbing the underworld ladder to Boss status. OCTOBER 5, 7:30 PM, Woodmere Art Museum, $5 suggested donation 9201 Germantown Avenue. Presented by the Chestnut Hill Film Group more
On Saturday, September 25, the Woodmere Art Museum opened Body Language: The Art of Larry Day, one of their most ambitious retrospectives to date, and the largest ever solo exhibition of Day's work. more
The magic of movies returns to the hill this September, with Woodmere Art Museum once again opening up their gallery to screen classic films with the 49th season of Tuesday Nights At The Movies. September 28: "Fury," with Spencer Tracy. more
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
Emmy-winning film producer and Mt. Airy resident for 26 years, Amy Cohen, will give an illustrated Zoom talk, hosted by Germantown's Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, on Saturday, April 10, 1 p.m., about Octavius Catto, Philadelphia's foremost civil rights leader in the 19th century. 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
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