Warhol Curator, ‘Good Neighbors’ at Berman Celebration

What is the lasting significance of Andy Warhol’s film works? Geralyn Huxley, Curator of Film and Video at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, will speak on his legacy Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in Bomberger Auditorium, following a Fall Celebration beginning at 4 p.m.

goodneighborsHuxley’s talk, along with a special full-length screening of Warhol’s legendary five-hour film Sleep, accompanies the Museum’s Sleep exhibition of photographs by Michael Putman, which closes Oct. 26.

The Oct. 23 screening will follow a “fall celebration” from 4 to 7 p.m. The festive reception welcomes the exhibition Good Neighbors, which opened Oct. 14. Good Neighbors finds its starting point in the many possible notions of home and community, but at its core the project is about the common ground between audiences and the artists who are their neighbors.

Good Neighbors features a broad spectrum of work by eleven Philadelphia artists, including large-scale installations by Kay Healy and Raphael Fenton-Spaid; sculptures by Christina P. Day, Drew Leshko, and Lewis Colburn; photographs by Kelsey Halliday Johnson and Sarah Kaufman; video by Cari Freno; and paintings by Emily Smith Satis, Becky Suss, and Seneca Weintraut. Freno, Healy, and Kaufman are faculty in the Ursinus art department. More information on the artists’ works is available on request.

Additional Events and Public Programs

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m.: Good Neighbors exhibiting artists and Ursinus Studio Art faculty members Cari Freno, Kay Healy, and Sarah Kaufman will give a joint talk on their artistic methods and motivations. This event will be held in the Bears’ Den, Wismer Center, Ursinus College.

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6 to 9 p.m.: “Lightning Talks” and a “Neighborhood Mixer” . in the Berman Museum. Key figures from the local arts community and Good Neighbors exhibiting artists will discuss the realities, challenges, and rewards of working as an artist in Philadelphia and beyond—each in six minutes or less. Afterward, join the Ursinus community and art students and faculty from other Philadelphia-area universities for a good, old-fashioned intercollegiate mixer.

First and Third Wednesday of each month: A series of biweekly tours  rounds out the public program offerings for Good Neighbors. Join us at noon for exhibition tours led by the Berman Museum’s director, curator, or specially trained students from the museum’s Peer Docents program.

The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends. The museum is closed on Mondays. It will also be closed for holidays from November 27–December 1, 2014, and from December 24, 2014–January 5, 2015. Admission to the Berman Museum is always free. It is accessible to visitors with disabilities.