The National Collage Society celebrates the 100th anniversary of collage in 2012, as the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art presents the National Collage Society 28th Anniversary Juried Exhibition, through Aug. 12 in the Upper Gallery.
A reception in honor of the 100th anniversary milestone will be held July 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., with music by the Paul Woznicki Trio. A Collage Workshop is scheduled July 14, led by Gretchen Bierbaum, President, National Collage Society. Pre-registration is required at 610-409-3500.
The installation was rigorously reviewed by the Jury of Selection: Christine Poggi, Professor, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania; Daniel Miller, artist and Chair of the Graduate Programs, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Carol Wisker, Professional Artist.
Collage existed in many craft forms before Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso incorporated it into their art in 1912, elevating it to a fine art. The genre evolved through the 20th century using contemporary media and new dimensions. The National Collage
Society was founded to educate the public about this art medium through exhibitions, lectures, publications and workshops.
The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, known for its diverse
collection and innovative educational programming, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The
Museum is closed Mondays and college holidays. The Museum is accessible to
the physically disabled, and admission is free. The Museum is accredited by the
American Association of Museums.
The Berman Museum of Art is also be the site of the exhibition, Transitions: Works by François Gilot, through Sept. 23 in the Main Gallery.