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The Berman Museum of Art

The Berman Museum of Art

The Berman Museum of Art

As a museum on the campus of a liberal arts college, The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College fosters a greater understanding of the place of the visual arts in the learning process and in society at large.


Ursinus College
601 East Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426
United States
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3D Ausstellungen

  • The Berman Museum of Art

    Ursinus College Annual Student Exhibition 2021

    29 Apr 2021 – 29 Jun 2021

    Join the Ursinus College community online in celebrating the achievement of its student artists. The Virtual Annual Student Exhibition showcases the works made by art students and majors in the disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, mixed media and photography. Student Artists: Elizabeth Burke, ’21 Katelyn Doherty, ’21 Millie Drury, ’21 Abigail Krasutsky, ’21 Jailene Rodriguez, ’21 Laura Santori, ’21 Channelle Seward, ’21 Jennifer Berrios, ’22 Kristen Cooney, ’22 Kelsey Gavin, ’22 Sarah Marchione, ’22 Special thanks to the Ursinus College Art and Art History Department faculty members Sarah Kaufman, David Aipperspach, Cari Freno, Meghan Tierney, Sheryl Goodman and Deborah Barkun. Artwork photography by Sarah R. Bloom. See more at https://www.ursinus.edu/live/profiles/5435-annual-student-exhibition-2021/_ingredients/templates/berman-2018/exhibition

  • The Berman Museum of Art

    Shannon Collis: Strata

    22 Jan 2021 – 30 May 2021

    "Strata," a multi-sensory installation by Canadian artist Shannon Collis, immerses visitors in an environment of deep sonic resonance and dynamic moving images that travel above and through Alberta’s Boreal Forest, the Athabasca River, and Fort McMurray to underscore the scale of the Fort Hills Suncor Oil Sands and Syncrude Oil Plant, the third-largest known crude bitumen reservoir on the planet. Presented as multi-screen sculptural projection with surround sound, "Strata" explores complex intersections of the social, the economic, and the environmental through contrasts between natural landscape and human industry, while highlighting nature’s persistence in the face of industrial exploitation. A former resident of Fort McMurray, Collis conceived "Strata" as a response to industrial interventions in the ecologically diverse area, and how they continue “to shape the surrounding environment and local community that have been so radically altered…” Taking a multilayered approach, reflective of the geological and sociological allusions of its title, "Strata" reveals “the human imprint on the region and the range of its social, economic, and environmental implications” through its immersive visual and sonic collage. "Strata’s" visceral address invites visitors to contemplate and process these issues at a time of unprecedented environmental urgency. Increasingly inured to statistics and images of our environmental impact, "Strata" offers an opportunity to feel and to witness this momentum, from a place of geographic remove. The Berman Museum of Art, in conjunction with the Ursinus College Museum Studies Curatorial Seminar, is pleased to host the debut of "Strata." "Strata" is co-curated by Museum Studies students Kristen Cooney, Justin Mitchell, and Katie Sanfield and advisors Meghan Tierney, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art History, and Deborah Barkun, Ph.D., Creative Director, Berman Museum of Art. For more of Collis’s recent work, please consult her website: https://www.shannoncollis.ca. This project is supported by a 2019 Rubys Artist Grant, which is a program of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. https://www.rwdfoundation.org More interactive content is available at https://www.ursinus.edu/live/profiles/5475-shannon-collis/_ingredients/templates/berman-2018/exhibition

  • The Berman Museum of Art

    Françoise Gilot: Her Journey through Portraiture

    30 Jul 2020 – 30 Jun 2021

    This exhibition of portraits by renowned artist Françoise Gilot (French/American, b. 1921) is a presentation of her works on paper drawn from the Berman Museum of Art permanent collection. The installation explores Gilot’s interest in capturing the artistic, literary, familial, and political personalities of history, using a bold, linear approach. Her skill in a variety of mediums includes India ink, oils with pastels, charcoal, along with examples of her mastery in the multiple layers of lithography ink. Gilot knew some of her subjects, such as Endre Rozsda and Genevieve, but it is her relationship with her family, Pablo Picasso, Claude, Paloma, and Aurelia, which inform her most intimate compositions. Other works included are interpretations drawn from Gilot’s knowledge of extraordinary lives. The Berman Museum of Art has mounted several exhibitions of Gilot’s work since 1995 and published the catalogue raisonné of her complete oeuvre of etchings and lithographs. The museum is one of the few repositories of such an extensive collection of Gilot’s paintings and works on paper, which spans an artistic career that began in the early 1940’s. The initial selection was determined during a summer 2019 internship by Kutztown University students Alexandra Koch and Hadley Wiktor. Interim Director of Operations Lisa Tremper Hanover made the final selections and developed interpretive material utilizing access to her longtime curator and archivist, Mel Yoakum, Ph.D. This opportunity to include first-hand oral history and historical context will further enrich the educational experience. The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Find more online content at https://www.ursinus.edu/live/profiles/4701-francoise-gilot/_ingredients/templates/berman-2018/exhibition

  • The Berman Museum of Art

    Kris Graves: Testaments

    01 Mar 2021 – 30 Oct 2021

    In "Testaments," artist Kris Graves invokes a diverse vocabulary of portraiture to bear witness to contemporary Black experience. The richly hued brilliance of the 80 portraits—made between 2014-19—that comprise "The Testament Project"­ underscores the power of self-representation, when portraiture becomes a consciously collaborative act. Here, the artist cedes to his subjects —all family, friends, and acquaintances—control over vividly colored lighting that illuminates and seemingly radiates from their faces. Each individual’s choices reflect the expressive capacities of color, in all of its nuances, to reveal uniqueness. The resulting grid evokes the awe and reverence of stained glass. In other images, Graves portrays subjects in states of absorption, seemingly oblivious to the presence of the camera and immersed in interior thought. "Gregory, 2015," submerged up to his shoulders in a calm sea, gazes into the distance, while, in "Daydreaming, 2020," a child, wearing a party balloon crown, sits atop a bank of laundromat washing machines, distracted by something just out of view. These states of reverie are short lived, however. As installed in the Baldeck-Hollis Gallery, Gregory and the child at the laundromat face a central monitor screening a looping video iteration of "The Testament Project." Here, a succession of women, bathed in the same shifting colored light, gaze directly at the viewer. In a voiceover, one relays her experiences working for a New York staffing firm that served clients who actively engaged in racial discrimination. Her monologue begins, “My voice does not sound like a Black person, apparently. That’s what they tell me…” The bitter reality of her testimony, lingering just beyond the frame, threatens to shatter the serenity enjoyed by Gregory and the child, suggesting that tranquility becomes unattainable in a nation plagued by racial injustice and violence. Graves’s "George Floyd Projection," bring striking visual clarity to this message. It is here that the portrait’s—and the photograph’s—facility to memorialize becomes hauntingly present. Here, Graves photographs Richmond’s graffiti-encrusted equestrian monument to Confederate General Robert E. Lee, at the height of Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, when artists Alex Criqui and Dustin Klein projected George Floyd’s face onto the statue’s stone base. Graves’s image poignantly captures the commanding graphic potency of Floyd’s visage—rendered solely in light—visually overtaking the material substantiality of bronze and stone. Here, the portrait speaks; it speaks of the ephemerality of life, the might of light, and the power of representation in the quest for justice. Curated by Deborah Barkun, Ph.D. Creative Director, Berman Museum of Art More interactive content is available at https://www.ursinus.edu/live/profiles/5491-kris-graves/_ingredients/templates/berman-2018/exhibition

    neueste Werke

    • Channelle Seward

      Prost, 2021
      20 x 16 inch (h x w)
      Watercolor and gouache
    • Channelle Seward

      Tivi, 2021
      20 x 16 inch (h x w)
      watercolor
    • Channelle Seward

      Ethen, 2021
      20 x 16 inch (h x w)
      colored pencil
    • Channelle Seward

      Kaden, 2021
      24 x 19 inch (h x w)
      Pencil
    • Channelle Seward

      Casanti, 2021
      20 x 16 inch (h x w)
      pencil and watercolor
    • Channelle Seward

      Feli, 2021
      30 x 22 inch (h x w)
      Watercolor and gouache
    • Laura Santori

      The Dunes, 2020
      16.9 x 12.6 inch (h x w)
      Digital print
    • Laura Santori

      The Awakening, 2021
      18 x 24 inch (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
    • Laura Santori

      Soma, 2019
      18 x 32 inch (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
    • Laura Santori

      A Moment In Isolation, 2020
      12 x 9 inch (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
    • Laura Santori

      Acrimony, 2020
      12.5 x 11 inch (h x w)
      Digital print
    • Laura Santori

      Good Bones, 2021
      18 x 24 inch (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
    • Kelsey Gavin

      Sharp Objects 28, 2021
      11 x 17 inch (h x w)
      Acrylic and acrylic medium on paper
    • Kelsey Gavin

      Sharp Objects 27, 2021
      11 x 17 inch (h x w)
      Acrylic and acrylic medium on paper
    • Kelsey Gavin

      Sharp Objects 26, 2021
      11 x 17 inch (h x w)
      Acrylic and acrylic medium on paper
    • Kelsey Gavin

      Sharp Objects 25, 2021
      17 x 11 inch (h x w)
      Acrylic and acrylic medium on paper
    • Kelsey Gavin

      Sharp Objects 24, 2021
      11 x 17 inch (h x w)
      Acrylic and acrylic medium on paper
    • Kelsey Gavin

      Sharp Objects 23, 2021
      11 x 17 inch (h x w)
      Acrylic and acrylic medium on paper
    • Kelsey Gavin

      Sharp Objects 22, 2021
      11 x 17 inch (h x w)
      Acrylic and acrylic medium on paper
    • Kelsey Gavin

      Sharp Objects 21, 2021
      11 x 17 inch (h x w)
      Acrylic and acrylic medium on paper
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