The Woodmere Art Museum Celebrates The Rich Work Of Local Artists In Force Of Nature, On Display Starting February 17

Arthur B. Carles (American, 1882-1952), Woman with Red Hair, 1922. (Image courtesy Woodmere)

Exploring the deep structures of the natural world, the Woodmere Art Museum’s latest set of interrelated exhibitions, Force of Nature, celebrate the rich work of Philadelphia-born artist Elaine Kurtz along with other local artists that have used nature as a language of form.

Elaine Kurtz: A Retrospective features Kurtz’s geometric abstract works and her nature-based abstractions, some of which are densely tactile, while others are ethereal and atmospheric.

In conjunction with the retrospective, Elemental: Nature as Language in the Works of Philadelphia Artists brings together a diverse group of Kurtz’s peers for whom nature has spurred creativity in composition, form and style.

Both exhibitions are on view February 17 through April and are accompanied by a series of discussions, tours, lectures, and the exhibition True Nature and Possibilities, featuring work created by middle school students at Philadelphia’s Waldorf School, on view through February 26.

Check out the full list of exhibition-related programming online.

Force of Nature exhibition
When: February 17-April 22
Where: Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Avenue
Cost: $10 adults; $7 seniors; Free for students, children and museum members
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