Charles Knox Smith was the founder of the Woodmere Art Museum. Born in 1845, the defining political and social event of his life was the Civil War, and much of his collection is grounded in the social context of post-Civil War Philadelphia.
With a career spanning more than eight decades, Philadelphia abstract painter Quita Brodhead was known for her vibrant style and signature bright color palette. Woodmere Art Museum's new exhibition showcases the evolution of the artist's oeuvre from early figurative work into bold, gestural abstraction.
Jessie Drew-Bear was a self-taught artist whose paintings were marked by a frankness of vision and an unrestrained approach to diverse subjects that includes cityscapes, fairy tales, and personal narratives.
This drama tells the story of a factory worker who's offered a promotion if he'll spend 18 months helping out at a new facility in a far-off city. Although financially promising, the impending distance further strains his relationship with his fiancee, and they must decide if there's a future for them after all.
Over the years, The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble has assembled a large and diverse repertoire that includes everything from John Coltrane to Jimi Hendrix. Today they'll be performing some audience favorites.
A panel of distinguished women will discuss their experiences and perceptions about creativity and business, courage and perseverance and the contradictions between stereotyped qualities of femininity, authority and power.