Adventures in Art Appreciation

The AGTS chapters of OJR, Perkiomen Valley, Methacton, Springford and Souderton met for a privately led tour of the Berman Museum.  AGTS members gathered on a sunny and mild December day to tour the upper and lower galleries of the Philip and Muriel Berman Musem of Art, located on the lovely campus of Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA. 
Curator, Ginny Kollak (right), led members through the first floor exhibit featuring modern art titled, Tyger, Tyger: Lynn Chadwick and the Art of Now.  Ginny's very personal accounting of the way this exhibit came together was inspiring.  She has a great appreciation for each of the artists represented, including the featured sculptor, Lynn Chadwick.  She enthusiastically shared not only descriptions of the pieces, but of the artists and their inspirations.
Taking us up to the second floor gallery was Berman Museum Director, Charlie Stainback (right).  The exhibit, titled Aftermath, featured the photography of Joel Meyerowitz who captured scenes of our First Responders and the workers doing clean-up at Ground Zero following the Sept 11, 2001 attacks on New York.  Charlie handled the sensitive material with grace, allowing the members to circulate among the photographs before leading an interative discussion about the pieces on display.
Thank you to our colleagues from AGTS Springford for coordinating the outing (and arranging for the delicious lunch afterward!)  And many thanks to our wonderful hosts at the Berman Gallery: Ginny Kollak and Charlie Stainback.   We highly recommend a visit to this free museum which is open to the public.