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.
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.
Calligraphy Of Dreams
Welcome to Diving Board. A show about artists, the art they create and the wide range of social and cultural ideas they explore.
On this episode, we’re going to dive into the work of artist and poet Roland Ayers, and our latest exhibition of his work called Calligraphy of Dreams.
La Cresta: Earth Sculpture
Syd Carpenter and Steve Donegan discuss La Cresta, the earth sculpture that the artists have been cultivating over the last year on the grounds at Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia. This is a work of art about the earth itself and the history of the land on which Woodmere stands.
Sam Feinstein and Group '55
A group of painters, architects, dancers, and composers came together in 1955 to participate in Group '55, which was dedicated to exploring the new language of abstraction across the sectors of the arts and sharing these ideas with the public. This episode accompanies three exhibitions, Sam Feinstein: Immersive Abstraction, Group '55 and Midcentury Abstraction in Philadelphia, and Sam Feinstein: The Early Years, at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, all on view through January 24, 2021. Artists in midcentury Philadelphia sought spirituality and meaning in abstraction, and we learn more about this legacy in the arts from Barbara Wolanin, the guest curator of Woodmere's shows, Patricia Stark Feinstein, the widow of Sam Feinstein, who was the leader of Group '55, and Bill Scott, a painter who lives and works in Philadelphia today. To learn more about the exhibitions, visit: woodmereartmuseum.org/experience/exhibitions/group55
Wonderful little podcast by a great Philly museum!