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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.


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Collegeville, PA 19426
United States
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3D exhibitions

  • 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

    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

    exhibiting artists

    latest works

    • Shannon Collis

      Strata (excerpt), 2021
      107 x 373 inch (h x w)
      Multi-channel video installation, 4.0 sound
    • Francoise Gilot

      Lady in Purple, 1970
      25.6 x 19.8 inch (h x w)
      Mixed media on paper
    • Francoise Gilot

      George Sand, 1980
      23 x 15 inch (h x w)
      color lithograph on paper
    • Francoise Gilot

      Endre Rozsda from Memory, 1944-1945
      10.5 x 8 inch (h x w)
      Pencil on paper
    • Francoise Gilot

      Orange Chrysanthemums (Study for a Portrait of Muriel Berman), 1970
      25.8 x 21.5 inch (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
    • Francoise Gilot

      Portait of Muriel Berman with Flowers, 1970
      50.8 x 37.8 inch (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
    • Francoise Gilot

      Study for Self-Portrait, 1939
      27.8 x 20 inch (h x w)
      Oil on paper
    • Francoise Gilot

      Brunette (Study for Portrait of Muriel Berman [Orange]), 1970
      28.5 x 20.8 inch (h x w)
      watercolor on paper
    • Francoise Gilot

      Portrait of Jonas Salk III, 1974
      29.9 x 22 inch (h x w)
      Charcoal and pastel on paper
    • Francoise Gilot

      Claude and Paloma in Sad Mood, 1953
      22 x 30 inch (h x w)
      PASTEL ON PAPER
    • Francoise Gilot

      Self-Portrait with Sketchbook, 1952
      25.9 x 20 inch (h x w)
      Pencil and Crayon on paper
    • Francoise Gilot

      Zulma (FG and Genevieve), 1953
      19.8 x 25.8 inch (h x w)
      Pencil and Crayon on paper
    • Francoise Gilot

      Paloma with a Spoon and Claude, 1950
      19.8 x 25.8 inch (h x w)
      Crayon on paper
    • Francoise Gilot

      Cloud Mother and Magic Mountain (Françoise and Pablo), 1948
      19.8 x 25.8 inch (h x w)
      Pencil and gouache on paper
    • Francoise Gilot

      Pablo, the Lock of Hair, 1944
      26 x 20 inch (h x w)
      Pencil on paper
    • Francoise Gilot

      Diane (Study for Titania), 1970
      33 x 24 inch (h x w)
      color lithograph on Arches paper
    • Francoise Gilot

      Untitled III, 1999
      18.9 x 13.1 inch (h x w)
      Mixed media on paper
    • Francoise Gilot

      Colette Writing to her Mother, 1972
      19.8 x 25.8 inch (h x w)
      ink on paper
    • Francoise Gilot

      Aurelia in Blue with Daisy, 1959
      22.4 x 15 inch (h x w)
      Ink and ink color wash on paper
    • Francoise Gilot

      Paul Eluard, 1951
      15 x 11 inch (h x w)
      ink on paper
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