Artist Roger Chavez Shows Work at Berman

Roger Chavez

Interstitial Spaces: Void and Object, Recent Works by Roger Chavez opens Oct. 6 and runs through Jan. 13 in the H.F. and Marguerite Lenfest Gallery in the Henry W. and June Pfeiffer Wing at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art. Read More»


History Paper Presented in Scotland

Professor of History Dallett Hemphill  presented a paper at the meeting of the British Group of American Historians at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland Sept. 7. The paper was a study of the mixing of different church leaders in Revolutionary-era Philadelphia, from her current book project, a collection of mini-biographies of early Philadelphians.


Senior Conducts Molecular Biology Research in Germany

John Thiele 2013 spent the summer studying the way cells regulate the expression of RNA at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. The EMBL is Europeʼs leading research organization focusing on fundamental discoveries in molecular biology and is composed of over 85 research laboratories with diverse research interests. Read More»


Salon, WHYY, Feature Berman Access-Ability Exhibition

Salon, the online magazine, includes the Berman Museum of Art in its assessment ofthe health benefits of art on Alzheimer’s patients. WHYY Newsworks featured the Berman Museum of Art’s exhibition Access-ability on its Sept. 24 broadcast. Arts and culture reporter Peter Crimmins spoke with the residents of Montgomery County’s geriatric center, Parkhouse, who will tour the Berman next month. Director of Education Susan Shifrin explains in the piece that art can trigger dormant memories and emotional reactions. The Berman is the only museum in the region associted with ARTZ, Artists for Alzheimers.


Art Historian Completes Seminar; Curates at Gallery

Assistant Professor of Art  History Deborah Barkun participated in the 2012 Art Crime Investigation Seminar organized by Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI’s Art Crimes  Division. She also curated “Reflective Equilibrium: An Exhibition of Art by Imprisoned People” at Gallery Little Berlin in Fishtown. An article on the seminar is in this issue of Antique Week: rodenberg.antique_week.wittman.2012.pdf


Professor Publishes in Nature Chemistry

Amanda J. Reig, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has published an article in Nature Chemistry titled “Alteration of the oxygen-dependent reactivity of de novo Due Ferri proteins.”  The work includes contributions from Susan E. Butch, a 2012 chemistry major, and was highlighted in the Sept. 24 edition of Chemical and Engineering News, the weekly magazine published by the American Chemical Society.