Slideshow image
Berman Museum

About the Museum

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Named for the late philanthropists Philip and Muriel Berman, the Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College is regarded as one of the nation's finest small college art museums.  The museum program is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums and houses over 4,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, decorative, and cultural objects representing a broad array of art historical genres.  In addition, a spectacular collection of large-scale outdoor sculpture is integrated throughout the living and learning environment of the 170-acre campus, making it an ideal place to study, stroll and contemplate.

Since opening in 1989, the museum has offered a diversity of exhibitions and programming which have educated, influenced, and served as a cultural resource for the community in the Tri-state region.

With over 30,000 visitors annually, the Berman Museum has enriched the fabric of the community and redefined liberal learning at Ursinus College.  Its exhibitions, publications and efforts by the staff have received national recognition through a network of professional organizations.  Our museum professionals remain committed to providing a positive, informative and enjoyable experience for both the novice and the art aficionado.

Admission is free. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Exhibitions. For Further Information Contact: Berman Museum, 610-409-3500.

In the News 

View the full 2014-2015 Exhibit Calendar  

Berman Receives More than 1,300 Works of Art; Highlighted in Exhibition, ‘A to Z.’

From their belief in the power of art to stimulate people and transform lives, the Bermans built a collection known for its depth and breadth, and helped build one of the finest museums of its kind.

BERMAN VIDEO from Ursinus College on Vimeo.


July 8-October 26, 2014 

2. Michael Putnam Patna, India, 1966 Gelatin silver print © Michael Putnam

From the mid-1960s through the 1970s, New York-based photographer Michael Putnam captured images of people around the world sleeping in public places. His sleepers, found sprawled in parks, curled up on benches, and contorted into all sorts of unlikely positions, were seen in passing, photographed, and left to sleep on. This display of Putnam’s humorous and poignant photographs is paired with an excerpted presentation of Andy Warhol’s first film, also called Sleep (1963). But unlike the photographs, which document public sites and anonymous individuals, Warhol’s Sleep is an intimate, real-time portrait of the poet John Giorno at rest.  Details>