Woodmere Art Museum offering free admission all summer
Two exhibitions showcase objects from the permanent collection
Summer hours now through September 23; Building renovations underway
PHILADELPHIA – Woodmere Art Museum opens its doors to visitors for free all summer long through September 23. The exhibitions Still Life and Selections from the Charles Knox Smith Collection – currently on display in the Founder’s, Parlor and Corridor galleries – showcase works from Woodmere’s permanent collection.
Woodmere’s store, featuring an array of jewelry, ceramics, textiles and more by local artists, will also remain open during the summer months.
Woodmere’s other gallery spaces will remain closed as the museum undergoes building renovations and updates to the museum’s climate control system and roof in the summer months. The roof of the museum has been redesigned by Dan McCoubrey of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, an architectural planning and design firm in Philadelphia. The renovation will transform what was once a flat roof with longstanding pooling problems into a roof with an increased pitch to ensure that it sheds water quickly and completely. In addition to the roof work, the museum’s Climate Control equipment will be replaced. (Additional renovation details are included below.)
Now through September 23, the museum will close earlier on Fridays. Summer hours are: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Late Friday evening hours will return in the fall. Woodmere is located at 9201 Germantown Avenue in the historic cobblestoned Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. For visitor information, call (215) 247-0476 or visit www.woodmereartmuseum.org.