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Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19118
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      A Grand Vision: Violet Oakley & the American Renaissance
    • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    • The most ambitious exhibition of the work of Violet Oakley (1874-1961) to date, A Grand Vision highlights Oakley's spirit of civic humanism and her prolific accomplishments as a muralist, portraitist, stained glass designer, and illustrator. At a time before women had the right to vote, she achieved international fame for her prestigious government commissions for the Pennsylvania State Capitol. The exhibition documents Oakley's extensive contributions to Philadelphia institutions and to the American Renaissance revival, following her career through the twentieth century. She fashioned herself as an artist, diplomat, promoting world peace as she created portraits of the delegates to the League of Nations and United Nations.