COLLEGEVILLE PA – Two exhibits, one of drawings and sculpture and a second displaying works by studio art majors, are scheduled during April (2012) at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art on the Ursinus College campus in Collegeville PA.
“Harry Bertoia: Drawings & Sculpture” opens on April 1 in the museum’s Lenfest Gallery, and runs through June 3. Bertoia (1915-1978) was a resident of Barto PA, where he created well-known Tonal sounding sculptures and designed furniture for Knoll International, headquartered in East Greenville PA. His early study at Cranbrook Academy of Art was in printmaking and metalworking, which informed his work throughout his career.
This exhibition, curated and traveled by Seraphin Gallery of Philadelphia, consists of 30 framed drawings from 1940-1978, and several Bertoia sculptures from the museum’s permanent collection.
Ursinus’ 2012 edition of its annual student exhibition opens April 18 and continues through May 11 in the museum’s main and upper galleries. The exhibit serves as a showcase for works by studio art majors in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. An opening reception is planned for April 18 (Wednesday) from 3-5 p.m.
Students are recognized for excellence in a medium and are awarded book prizes, cash purchase awards funded by Winnifred Cutler ‘73, juried cash prizes, and Director’s and Popular Choice recognitions. Special funded awards include the Rinde Award for Environmental Awareness, The Beadle Marple Award for Creativity, and the Richard Goldberg ’58 Award for sensitive interpretation of an artistic vision.
Additional work by students participating in a studio art course will be on display in the Ritter Art Studio.
Photo from Ursinus College