Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

A Museum Grows in Philadelphia: Woodmere’s Collection from the 1890s to Today

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

On Tuesday, April 30, Rago Auctions hosts Director and CEO of Woodmere Art Museum, Dr. William R. Valerio, as he delivers a presentation titled “A Museum Grows in Philadelphia: Woodmere’s Collection from the 1890s to Today.”

This talk will explore the origins of Woodmere Art Museum and its founder, Charles Knox Smith, a city leader and industrialist who purchased the original Woodmere estate in 1898. Smith opened the doors of the museum to the public in 1910, with the intent to share with his fellow Philadelphians the profound spiritual connection he experienced through art. Dr. Valerio’s presentation will trace the history of growth in the Woodmere’s collection through the decades, discuss the institution’s current criteria for acquisition, and explore how the institution is shaping an experience it believes matters to its community.

Dr. William R. Valerio serves as the Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director and CEO of Woodmere Art Museum. Under his leadership, Woodmere has become an increasingly vital presence in the cultural life of the region, experiencing steady growth in attendance, membership, and donor base. Dr. Valerio has more than twenty-two years of experience in art museums. He attended Williams College, where he graduated Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, earned his MA in Art History at the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in Art History at Yale University, and attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a double major in strategic management and marketing. Widely published, Dr. Valerio has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the Rome Prize of the American Academy in Rome.

The auction house opens on Tuesday, April 30 at noon. A wine and cheese reception begins at 5 pm. The presentation will begin at 6 pm.

Details

Date:
April 30
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-museum-grows-in-philadelphia-woodmeres-collection-from-the-1890s-to-today-tickets-59847890652

Organizer

Rago Arts & Auction Center
Phone:
609-397-3974
Email:
info@ragoarts.com
Website:
www.ragoarts.com

Venue

Rago Arts and Auction Center
333 North Main St
Lambertville, 08530
+ Google Map
Phone:
609.397.9374
Website:
www.ragoarts.com

Want to add an event to our calendar? It’s free and easy. Click add event on our website menu or http://bit.ly/ppeventadd. Submissions are edited and approved within about 48 hours. Thanks for contributing.

Join Our Orbit

%d bloggers like this: