Two new exhibitions are now in the Henry 1948 & June Pfeiffer Wing: The Lenfest Gallery and Cosgrave Works on Paper Study Room at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art new addition:
Modern Impressions: Japanese Prints from the Berman & Corazza Collections
Lenfest Gallery, through March 25
Curated by Matthew Mizenko, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern Languages at Ursinus, and Frank L. Chance, Associate Director at the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, this installation features a selection of images from a collection of more than 300 modern Japanese woodcut, etching, and silkcreen prints. The works are gifts to the permanent collection by Muriel and Philip Berman and Dr. and Mrs. Leo Corazza. The Bermans actively collected prints in their travels to Japan. Dr. Corazza, Class of 1945, acquired his works through service in the military in the Far East and through a long association with The Red Lantern Shop. A major exhibition of these works, funded by a grant from the Freeman Foundation, was mounted in 2005 and was accompanied by a scholarly catalogue, which is available for purchase.
Picture Making: Recent Acquisitions in Photography
Cosgrave Works on Paper Study Room, through June 1
From an important collection of photographs that were made available to museums and educational institutions, 17 photographs by significant figures in the field were acquired from the Randall Plummer and Harvey S. Shipley Miller collection and will be used for teaching, study, and exhibition. Additionally, in honor of the retirement last May of Donald E. Camp, Visiting Professor of Art at Ursinus, William Earle Williams, Professor of Fine Arts at Haverford College, donated 12 images that cover the breadth of photographic processes. Included in this installation are images by Walker Evans, Alfred Steiglitz, Frank Herrmann, Erich Salomon, Margaret Bourke-White, Paul Strand, Edward Steichen, and George Hurrell.
Coming next semester:
RE-IMAGINING THE DISTAFF TOOLKIT
January 24 through April 1, Main Gallery, curated by Rickie Solinger
Funded in part by Dorothy Nofer, and an Anonymous Donor
Opening Reception: Sunday January 29, 2 to 4 p.m.
“HOLDING THE EYES AND SOUL”: OBJECT AND VIEWER IN 2012
February 15 through April 1, Upper Gallery. Curated by Michelle Ermatinger-Salas 2012
Opening Reception: Wednesday February 15, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.