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(Philadelphia) Central High School Alumni Exhibition
Woodmere Art Museum presents an extraordinary view of Philadelphia art when it brings together an array of artworks from private and public collections, both historical and contemporary, by Central High School graduates from April 24 to July 7, 2002.
According to Dr. Michael W. Schantz, The Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director and CEO, "Central High School Alumni Exhibition" represents a sampling of the many talented Central High School graduates, and evidences the important contribution to American art made by the school's art program."
Some of the artist graduates represented include William Trost Richards, Thomas Eakins, John F. Sloan, Julius Thiengen Block, Arthur B. Carles, Paul Keene, and Seymour Mednick.
Woodmere Art Museum and Sigmund Balka (Class 198), General Counsel, Krasdale Foods, New York, co-curated the exhibition, which will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue with an essay by Dr. Amy Werbel, distinguished scholar and Associate Professor of Fine Arts, St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT. The exhibit will travel to New York venues after its initial showing at Woodmere.
Following is wall text from the exhibition:
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