Woodmere Art Museum

Philadelphia, PA




From West to Wyeth: Sixty Years of Collecting and Exhibiting the Art of Philadelphia


Woodmere Art Museum exhibits "From West to Wyeth: Sixty Years of Collecting and Exhibiting the Art of Philadelphia" September 24, 2000 - January 21, 2001, which will promote public awareness of the Museum's remarkable holdings of Philadelphia art and will present an historical array of art from the 18th century to the present, according to Michael W. Schantz, Ph.D., The Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director & CEO. (left: Benjamin West (1738-1820), The Fatal Wounding of Sir Philip Sidney, 1805, oil on canvas, 78 x 62 inches, Bequest of Charles Knox Smith, © Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 1993)

This major exhibition will take a comprehensive look at the collecting and exhibiting of Woodmere Art Museum over six decades. The exhibition will showcase works from Woodmere's permanent collection, and demonstrate the considerable breadth of the Museum's collecting enterprise. In conjunction with the exhibition, Woodmere will unveil a newly published collections catalogue highlighting Philadelphia art in the permanent collection. (right: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945), Anthony and Mr. Bonnyfeather, ca. 1934, oil on canvas; 40 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches, Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Catherine M. Kuch in memory of her son Reverend Bruce Southmayd Marks, 1987, © Woodmere Art Museum. Philadelphia. PA, 1993)

The selection exhibited will feature works by Thomas Pollock Anshutz, Daniel Garber, Frederick James, Violet Oakley, Edward Redfield, Benjamin West, and Newell Convers Wyeth. Others include: Severo Antonelli, Jane Piper, Herbert Pullinger, Jesse Willcox Smith, and James Toogood. (left: Bill Scott (born 1956), Garden Fireflies, 1993, Acrylic on paper; 40 x 32 inches, Gift of the Artist, 1994, © Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 1995)


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For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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