Diving Board is a show about artists, the art they create, and diving into a wide range of social and cultural ideas. Hosted by Woodmere Art Museum's Director and CEO, Bill Valerio, and Stephanie Marudas of Kouvenda Media. Woodmere Art Museum is dedicated to telling the stories of Philadelphia's art and artists.
Treaty of Renewed Friendship, Land Recognition, and Stewardship
In this episode, Bill Valerio has a conversation with Adam Waterbear DePaul, Storykeeper of the Lenápe Nation of Pennsylvania, and Shelly DePaul, Clan Mother and Language Director of the Lenápe Nation of Pennsylvania about land recognition, stewardship, and forging community relationships to heal the past, give direction for today, and brighten the future.
Voice for the Arts: Stephan Salisbury Talks with William Valerio About His Career at The Inquirer
Woodmere Art Museum’s Director and CEO Bill Valerio talks with Stephan Salisbury about his career at The Philadelphia Inquirer on the occasion of his retirement. They discuss some of the major events he covered over the years and the future of arts and culture journalism in the city of Philadelphia.
Woodmere's Past, Present, and Bright Future
Hearing the Brush: The Painting and Poetry of Warren and Jane Rohrer
In the spirit of Warren & Jane Rohrer’s collaborative artistic practice, Woodmere’s CEO & Director Bill Valerio sits down with two artist couples: Syd Carpenter & Steve Donegan, and Mariel Capanna & Tyler Goldman. Together, they discuss the characteristics that shape and support their relationships and their artmaking before turning to Warren & Jane’s work, using their personal experiences to guide reflection. “Hearing the Brush: The Painting and Poetry of Warren and Jane Rohrer” is on view through July 10, 2022.
Don't Feed the Art: Woodmere's Animal Menagerie
In this episode, Woodmere's CEO & Director Bill Valerio takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of our newest exhibition, "Don't Feed the Art: Woodmere's Animal Menagerie." You'll hear from four museum staff members as they dive into the creation of an art exhibition. What does a curator do? How can a museum inspire visitors to engage with artwork? How does a museum take care of an art collection? Learn the answers to these questions and more!
Body Language: The Art of Larry Day
On this episode, we’re diving into the masterful work of the late Philadelphia artist, Larry Day. He was known as “The Dean of Philadelphia Painters” and was very much the “Art-Historian Artist.” Day lived from 1921 – 1998 and spent most of his life in Cheltenham Township just outside of Philadelphia.
Woodmere has been an avid collector of Day’s work, and is thrilled to be presenting "Body Language: The Art of Larry Day." It’s a unique multi-part exhibition that Woodmere is organizing together with University of the Arts and Arcadia University.
We’ll be spending this episode hearing from Ruth Fine and David Bindman. Without Ruth, we never could have put this exhibition together. Ruth was married to Larry Day and enjoyed an extraordinary career as a curator at the National Gallery of Art. And David Bindman, a longtime friend of Ruth and Larry’s, and took on the role as guest curator of this amazing exhibition.
Wonderful little podcast by a great Philly museum!