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Berman Museum Awarded $245,900 from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

The grant will support the upcoming exhibition Enrique Bostelmann: Apertures andBorderscapes, bringing fresh perspectives and new scholarship surrounding the work of a Mexican photographer who has been under-recognized in the U.S.

Desktop, a painting by Hannah Bierling ’23

New Student Art in Myrin Library

The Myrin Library acquired two works for its Special Collections from the Annual Student Art Exhibition held at the Berman Museum in April of 2023 .

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Giant Wheel from the series Carceri, series first published 1749....

At the Berman, Printmaking | Worldmaking Invokes Time Before the Digital Age

The museum also presents three other exhibitions through December 17 and a public opening reception for all the Berman’s current exhibitions will take place on Thursday, September 14, at 6 p.m.

Ella Scalese smiling with her collage at a Berman craft event.

Summer Intern Profile: Ella Scalese

Ella Scaelse, Susquehanna University ’24, spent her summer developing educational materials at the Berman Museum.

Berman in the flowers

In the News: First Timer’s Guide to the Berman Museum of Art

If you’ve never been to the Berman Museum of Art, here are a few highlights you should know about before you go.

Hendrik Goudt, Tobias Carrying the Fish, Walking with the Angel/ Little Tobias, 1608.

Ashley West: On Printmaking and Curating

Guest curator Ashley West shares her experience working behind the scenes on the Berman’s upcoming exhibition, Printmaking|Worldmaking.

Françoise Gilot working at The Tamstone Group on astone for the color lithograph, “A Rainbow o...

Françoise Gilot at the Berman

The late artist’s impact on the museum’s history and permanent collection.

Syd Carpent, Terminal B, “Stand at Ease” (aka “Frank as the Sun King”), 2001.

PHL Airport Exhibitions Program 25th Anniversary

Learn more about Syd Carpenter, one of the Berman’s upcoming exhibiting artists.

Example of collection view on the BMA website after the first phase of digitization.

Hundreds of Artworks Now Available to View Online

The Berman Museum of Art rolls out the first phase of its collection digitization project.

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Berman Museum Secures Largest Monetary Gift in its History

A $4.1 million bequest from the late Henry “Hank” W. Pfeiffer ’48, H’08 includes $3.61 million for the Berman Museum of Art and $500,000 for the Innovation and Discovery Center.

Candid of the Week, 1989 in The Grizzly, Ursinus College Student Newspaper.

Saving Our Sculptures

The next steps to meet the need of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum’s Outdoor Sculpture Collection.

Logo of J.A.M. with Us, Ursinus podcast.

J.A.M. with Lauren McCardel

Executive Director Lauren McCardel joins the hosts of Ursinus College’s J.A.M. with Us podcast to talk about student involvement at the Berman, art anxiety, and the interdisciplinary nature of the museum studies program at UC.

Installation view of Shaping Rhapsody.

In the News: Shaping Rhapsody at Berman Museum, Collegeville

Michael Dela Dika’s exhibition featured in Ceramics Now.

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Berman Museum Selected for AAM Assessment Cohort

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, recently selected a new cohort of museums to participate in its 2023 Museum Assessment Program, including the Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College.

Lydia Ricci posing with scissors in her on-site studio.

The Berman Museum of Art Reopens for Spring 2023

Spring 2023 Opening Reception, from The Grizzly.

Ruth Prieto Arenas speaking in front of her displayed photographs.

Ruth Prieto Arenas’s Safe Heaven

Panteras Negras and Safe Heaven share the lives and labor of immigrant Mexican women in intimate detail.

Art is an Essential Service Berman Museum of Art

In the News: Berman Museum of Art’s New Show Puts in the Work

The Philadelphia Inquirer features the Berman’s exhibition Essential Work. 

Story Coleman ’24 gets playful in the creative curatorial process.

Museum Studies Students Research, Play, and Make it Work

Take a look behind the scenes at the creation of the new exhibition, Shaping Rhapsody. 

Lydia Ricci, It’s Not Really Helping, 2022. Assorted found materials Courtesy of the artist.

Berman Museum of Art Opens Spring Season with Four New Exhibitions

The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College opens four unique exhibitions this spring: Essential Work; Lydia Ricci: Some Things Last a Long Time; Michael Dela Dika: Shaping Rhapsody; and José Ortiz-Pagan: Umbral.

Rosie Simon, intern at the Berman Museum in Summer 2022.

Closer to Art Than Ever Before

Rosie Simon’s internship at the Berman Museum in Summer 2022.

Dika in a group photo with the students of Curatorial Practices Seminar 2022.

Museum Studies Capstone: Curation

This year, a cohort of Museum Studies students are collaborating with Michael Dela Dika, a ceramic sculptor and educator, on an exhibition for their Curatorial Practices Seminar, the capstone experience of the Museum Studies minor. The exhibition, entitled Shaping Rhapsody, will open at the Berman Museum on January 20, 2023.

Andrea Modica, GERONIMO Standardbred Trotter Hock Arthroscopy

In the News: The Ten Best Photography Books of 2022

Smithsonian Magazine named Andrea Modica’s Theatrum Equorum one of the best photography books of 2022, commending its craftmanship and vulnerability.

Alumni Memorial Clock at the Berman Museum of Art

The Alumni Memorial Clock at the Berman Museum of Art is 100!

Donated by the class of 1921 to the then newly built Alumni Memorial Library, the clock is a reproduction of an iconic clock in London, England.

Art And The Aging Mind -Two people admire art

In the News: Nonprofit Uses Art to Help Dementia Patients

“It can be hard to have a sustained conversation with someone living with dementia,” says Dr. Chatterjee, “but their art not only encourages self-expression but can become a vehicle for conversation.”

Andrea Modica’s “Theatrum Equorum” opens June 15.

THEATRUM EQUORUM: Andrea Modica and TIS Books

Leading up to her event at The Print Center on October 11, Andrea Modica answers questions about her new book.