Woodmere Art Museum

Philadelphia, PA


The American Color Print Society Annual Fall Exhibition

The American Color Print Society Annual Fall Exhibition opens at Woodmere Art Museum on Oct. 18 and runs through Nov. 29, 1998. Concurrently, the museum will showcase selections from the permanent collection through Jan. 31, 1999.

The American Color Print Society (ACPS), a national organization, began in Philadelphia in 1939 at a time when only black and white prints were considered acceptable for exhibitions.

Today, printmaking receives limited visibility so that the ACPS's annual exhibition fulfills an important and welcome role to showcase a variety of images and techniques as well as the black and white print.

A public tour will be given on Wed., Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. by Michael Kuncevich, ACPS president.

Woodmere's Charles Knox Smith bequest of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts, and the impressive collection of works by local and regional artists that have been acquired subsequently, spend many months secured in the museum's storage vault. The exhibition offers the opportunity to enjoy such paintings as Benjamin West's"The Wounding of Sir Phillip Sidney," Jasper Cropsey's "The Spirit of Peace," Frederic Church's "Sunset in the Berkshires," and Thomas Anschutz's "Summertime."

Many of the featured paintings are included in Woodmere For Kids: Guide and Game Book. a free guidebook available at the museum, written by 100 students for children and their families.

Public tours are offered on Wed.. Oct. 28, 2 p.m. with artist Harold Kimmelman. and Wed., Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, 2 p.m. with Meri Adelman, Woodmere's curator of education.

For further biographical information on selected artists cited in this article please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

rev. 7/23/10

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