Home is Where the Art Is

Kay Healy is a visiting professor in the Ursinus Art Department where she teaches painting and printmaking. An accomplished artist, she currently has her work shown in an exhibition, Coming Home, in Terminal E (for ticketed passengers) at the Philadelphia International Airport, where each day 10,000 people pass by her 40-foot long by nine-foot tall installation. Read More»

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»

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