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In addition to our new online membership forms, our website now includes a convenient and secure donation form! As you c...
12/17/2019

In addition to our new online membership forms, our website now includes a convenient and secure donation form! As you celebrate the holiday season, please consider a gift to the Demuth Foundation in support of access for all to our art museums. Together the Demuth Museum and the Lancaster Museum of Art see over 10,000 visitors annually! We're committed to offering a great museum experience to each visitor, regardless of their economic status, and need your help in sustaining our operations.

It costs about $15 per visitor to keep the lights on and doors open. Admission is by donation and the funds collected at the door are just a small fraction of the money needed to provide exhibitions and programs at our facilities. With a year-end gift to help underwrite admission, you are helping the Demuth Foundation continue to grow our audience and reach. Reducing financial barriers to our museums allows us to offer enriching experiences to more visitors and inspire creativity in our community.

To access our online donation form, click on "Donate Today" through our website at http://demuth.org/donate.html. A gift of any amount is greatly appreciated and will make an impact. As always, thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm!

Our Art in a Box Exhibition is in its final week at the Demuth Museum! Stop by and view 75 Demuth-inspired artworks by l...
12/16/2019

Our Art in a Box Exhibition is in its final week at the Demuth Museum! Stop by and view 75 Demuth-inspired artworks by local elementary and middle school students before the show closes on Sunday, December 22. Free on-street parking is available in Lancaster City through December 26, which makes this week a great time to visit!

We have recently updated our website to include online membership registration! New memberships, renewals, and gift memb...
12/09/2019

We have recently updated our website to include online membership registration! New memberships, renewals, and gift memberships are all available. It's the perfect time of year to sign up friends and family for a gift membership - they will enjoy the benefits, including member-exclusive events and discounted workshops, bus trips, and special events, all year long!

To learn about all of the membership benefits and access the online membership form, check out our website at www.demuth.org and click on "Become a Member" in the header!

Holiday meals may be over, but the Demuth Museum still has many food-inspired artworks to enjoy! Visit us during our ope...
12/02/2019

Holiday meals may be over, but the Demuth Museum still has many food-inspired artworks to enjoy! Visit us during our open hours this week to view art created by local elementary and middle school students in our annual Art in a Box Exhibition!

An important Extraordinary Give announcement: Due to technical website issues, ExtraGive has been extended through Tuesd...
11/25/2019

An important Extraordinary Give announcement: Due to technical website issues, ExtraGive has been extended through Tuesday, November 26, at 11:59 pm! If you were unable to submit a donation on Friday and would like to support the Demuth Foundation, please check out our ExtraGive profile: https://www.extragive.org/organizations/demuth-foundation

Thank you to all of our donors who have contributed to the Demuth Foundation!

Thank you to Carol Morgan for sharing her expertise last evening on Demuth’s Lancaster at our Third Thursday event!
11/22/2019

Thank you to Carol Morgan for sharing her expertise last evening on Demuth’s Lancaster at our Third Thursday event!

Thank you to La Dolce Vita Courthouse Bakery for these delicious pastries! Stop by the Demuth Museum from 7 - 9 am this ...
11/22/2019

Thank you to La Dolce Vita Courthouse Bakery for these delicious pastries! Stop by the Demuth Museum from 7 - 9 am this morning, grab a pastry and coffee, and celebrate Extraordinary Give with us!

It's Extraordinary Give Day! We're opening the Demuth Museum early from 7 - 9 am to celebrate #ExtraGive. Stop by on you...
11/22/2019

It's Extraordinary Give Day! We're opening the Demuth Museum early from 7 - 9 am to celebrate #ExtraGive. Stop by on your way to work or school and enjoy coffee, pastries, and a tour of our new permanent collection gallery!

Give a gift to support our downtown art museums (Demuth Museum and Lancaster Museum of Art) and help underwrite admission! Funds raised during this year's Extraordinary Give will help our museums remain accessible to all and continue to offer engaging exhibitions and programs for little to no cost to visitors.

To donate and learn more, visit our Extraordinary Give page: https://www.extragive.org/organizations/demuth-foundation

The Extraordinary Give runs until 11:59 pm tonight, November 22. Share this photo to show your support!

Members, join us tomorrow evening for November's Third Thursday! Carol Morgan, the first Director of the Demuth Museum, ...
11/20/2019

Members, join us tomorrow evening for November's Third Thursday! Carol Morgan, the first Director of the Demuth Museum, will present Demuth's Lancaster: Then and Now. Carol will give a lecture on Charles Demuth's paintings and drawings of Lancaster buildings. Her talk will explore Demuth's Precisionist style using images of his works and modern-day photographs.

This is a members-only event. Please RSVP to [email protected] or (717) 299-9940. The lecture will take place at 6 pm in the Demuth Museum Offices at 116 East King St. We hope to see you there!

Image: Charles Demuth, Lancaster (In the Province No. 2), 1920, opaque watercolor and semi-gloss opaque paint over graphite on board, 23 11/16" × 19 7/8", The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Photo: Mary Brubaker, Conestoga Cotton Mills & Lorillard Warehouse, 200 block S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA, 1987, photograph

Art in a Box is officially open! Join us at the Demuth Museum until 4 pm today for our opening reception!
11/17/2019

Art in a Box is officially open! Join us at the Demuth Museum until 4 pm today for our opening reception!

We are participating in Lancaster's Extraordinary Give! Taking place on Friday, November 22, the Extraordinary Give is a...
11/15/2019

We are participating in Lancaster's Extraordinary Give! Taking place on Friday, November 22, the Extraordinary Give is a day for people across our community to come together to support of causes they care about and inspire others to do the same!

Stop by the Demuth Museum on your way to work or school on Extraordinary Give day from 7 - 9 am and enjoy coffee and pastries provided for your early morning fuel. Enjoy a tour of our new permanent collection gallery. Give a gift to support our downtown art museums (Demuth Museum and Lancaster Museum of Art) and help underwrite admission! Funds raised during this year's Extraordinary Give will help our museums remain accessible to all and continue to offer engaging exhibitions and programs for little to no cost to visitors. Bookmark our page at https://www.extragive.org/organizations/demuth-foundation to donate between 12 am and 11:59 pm on November 22!

Installation for Art in a Box is in progress! Thanks to WGAL News Channel 8 Susquehanna Valley, Pa.  for stopping by thi...
11/13/2019

Installation for Art in a Box is in progress! Thanks to WGAL News Channel 8 Susquehanna Valley, Pa. for stopping by this morning to film segments on Art in a Box and the Demuth Museum that will air as part of their Community Connection series! Keep an eye out for us during the 4 PM news on WGAL tonight.

We also have news on our open hours this week: The front gallery of the Demuth Museum is open through Friday, 11/15, where we will close early at 4 PM. The Demuth Museum will be CLOSED on Saturday, 11/16. We will re-open on Sunday, 11/17, at 12 PM for the opening of Art in a Box!

The Demuth Museum's cover photo
11/12/2019

The Demuth Museum's cover photo

The Demuth Museum is currently installing our next exhibition, the 18th Annual Art in a Box Exhibition! This exhibit fea...
11/12/2019

The Demuth Museum is currently installing our next exhibition, the 18th Annual Art in a Box Exhibition! This exhibit features student artworks from schools participating in the Demuth Foundation’s free education program called Art in a Box, which teaches these aspiring artists about Charles Demuth’s pioneering artwork and life in Lancaster. This year, around 75 local elementary and middle school students will display their Demuth-inspired artworks, Join us on Sunday, November 17, from 12 - 4 pm for our opening reception!

Although part of the gallery is currently closed for installation, our front gallery featuring works from the Demuth permanent collection is still open. Stop by and visit us this week!

Henry Libhart: Ravishing Realism closes at 4 pm on Sunday! Visit the Demuth Museum this weekend to take a last look at o...
11/09/2019

Henry Libhart: Ravishing Realism closes at 4 pm on Sunday! Visit the Demuth Museum this weekend to take a last look at over 40 Henry Libhart works.

Image: Henry Libhart, Paisley Duck, 1966, paper mache, collection of Bill and Cindy Libhart, on view at the Demuth Museum through November 10, 2019

Our 21st Art Auction is about to begin! Join us at the Imperial Ballroom at the Holiday Inn, 26 East Chestnut Street, La...
11/08/2019

Our 21st Art Auction is about to begin! Join us at the Imperial Ballroom at the Holiday Inn, 26 East Chestnut Street, Lancaster. Live Auction starts at 6:30 pm!

The Demuth Museum and Lancaster Museum of Art will both close at 4 pm this Friday, November 8, for our Art Auction at th...
11/06/2019

The Demuth Museum and Lancaster Museum of Art will both close at 4 pm this Friday, November 8, for our Art Auction at the Imperial Ballroom at the Holiday Inn! Doors open for the auction at 6 pm.

Please note that the auction will be held in a new location this year! The Imperial Ballroom at the Holiday Inn is located on 26 East Chestnut Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. Free validated parking will be available in the Duke Street garage.

Even if you won't be able to join us in person this year, you can still participate! Phone and absentee bidding is available! Call us at (717) 299-9940 before 5:00 pm Thursday, 11/7, to ensure that we receive your bid.

For more information, to purchase tickets, and to view an online preview, check out the Art Auction event listing on our website at www.demuth.org.

Henry Libhart: Ravishing Realism is in its final week on view at the Demuth Museum! In addition to his realistic, trompe...
11/05/2019

Henry Libhart: Ravishing Realism is in its final week on view at the Demuth Museum! In addition to his realistic, trompe l'oeil works, Henry Libhart was often creative with notes and postcards sent to friends and family. These cards demonstrate not only his artistic talent, but his sense of humor and joy in creation as well!

Make sure to stop by the Demuth Museum this week to see these charming cards among the 40 Henry Libhart works on view before this exhibition closes on Sunday, November 10th!

Image: Cards from Henry Libhart, n.d., mixed media, collection of LaJune Ranck, on view at the Demuth Museum until November 10, 2019

The preview for the 21st Art Auction is almost here! Join us tonight from 5 to 8 pm at the Demuth Museum to take a look ...
11/01/2019

The preview for the 21st Art Auction is almost here! Join us tonight from 5 to 8 pm at the Demuth Museum to take a look at the many artworks available in next week’s auction! The preview is free and open to the public. If you can’t join us in person tonight, an online preview is available under the 21st Art Auction event listing on our website at www.demuth.org.

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the unveiling on the Demuth Museum's newest acquisition, 'Three-Masted S...
10/15/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the unveiling on the Demuth Museum's newest acquisition, 'Three-Masted Schooner.' This new charcoal drawing and our new short film about Charles Demuth are now on view at the Demuth Museum!

Stop by the Demuth Museum this week for a look at our new Demuth Permanent Collection Gallery on the first floor!
10/09/2019

Stop by the Demuth Museum this week for a look at our new Demuth Permanent Collection Gallery on the first floor!

Stop by before 8 pm to view the work of three students at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design have created original...
10/04/2019

Stop by before 8 pm to view the work of three students at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design have created original artwork inspired by Charles Demuth and their relationship to water projected on the side of the Snuff Mill!

10/04/2019

The Demuth Museum will be open until 8 pm this evening for First Friday! Make sure to stop by for the soft opening of our new Demuth Permanent Collection Gallery!

We're excited to be a part of Lancaster ArtWalk this weekend! Join us on tomorrow, October 4 from 5-8 pm for a soft open...
10/03/2019
First Friday and Fall ArtWalk mark a weekend for the arts for Lancaster city

We're excited to be a part of Lancaster ArtWalk this weekend! Join us on tomorrow, October 4 from 5-8 pm for a soft opening of the new Demuth Permanent Collection Gallery and later that evening at 7 pm for a special Demuth Museum and PCA&D Collaboration!

Explore the city's art scene this weekend.

Please excuse our appearance as we de-install the Sunnyside Mural! The Demuth Museum is still open to the public this we...
10/01/2019

Please excuse our appearance as we de-install the Sunnyside Mural! The Demuth Museum is still open to the public this week so make sure to stop by to view ‘Henry Libhart: Ravishing Realism’ on the first and second floor galleries!

Stop by this weekend and experience 'Henry Libhart" Ravishing Realism' at the Demuth Museum!
09/21/2019

Stop by this weekend and experience 'Henry Libhart" Ravishing Realism' at the Demuth Museum!

Historic Artists' Homes and Studios
09/20/2019

Historic Artists' Homes and Studios

K is for Kick:
Kicks, like the high kick or the can-can, are a main feature of vaudeville and music hall acts. Can-can kicks were highly scandalous when they were first performed in Parisian dance-halls; some people were even arrested for performing the move.

Artwork: Charles Demuth, In Vaudeville: Two Dancers, c. 1920, watercolor and pencil on paper, 13 x 8 in, private collection
Photo Credit: Christie's
Site: The Demuth Museum

Lancaster Museum of Art
09/19/2019
Lancaster Museum of Art

Lancaster Museum of Art

Thank you LNP + LancasterOnline for a great article about the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 40th International Juried Exhibition and our upcoming Art on the Portico workshop with Richard Ressel! There are still a few spots open for next Tuesday's watercolor workshop, check out www.lmapa.org for more details!

"This exhibition shows several sides of an incredibly skilled artist. Henry was perhaps best known for his trompe l’oeil...
09/16/2019

"This exhibition shows several sides of an incredibly skilled artist. Henry was perhaps best known for his trompe l’oeil works: those that literally ‘fool the eye.’ These are paintings which, when successful, make the viewer believe that he is seeing three dimensional objects rather than a painted surface." - Linda Weidman, Co-Curator.
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Henry Libhart, Colossal Pretzel from Mr. H., n.d., oil on canvas, private collection.
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Henry Libhart, Pretzel Study, 1967, pencil on paper, private collection. @ The Demuth Museum

As a self-taught artist, who mainly painted still lifes, Henry Libhart enjoyed the challenge of realism and would freque...
09/12/2019

As a self-taught artist, who mainly painted still lifes, Henry Libhart enjoyed the challenge of realism and would frequently paint for 12 to 15 hours at a time. Working primarily with oil and watercolor media, Henry painted in the style known as trompe l’oeil, which translates to “fool the eye.” Whether he was dashing off an amusing note to a friend or completing an exquisitely detailed oil painting, the joy of creation can be seen in all of his work.
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Come see over 40 works of art by this Lancaster County artist currently on view in the exhibition, 'Henry Libhart: Ravishing Realism' at the Demuth Museum through November 10, 2019.

Join us tonight for the opening of 'Henry Libhart: Ravishing Realism.' Make the Demuth Museum a stop this First Friday f...
09/06/2019

Join us tonight for the opening of 'Henry Libhart: Ravishing Realism.' Make the Demuth Museum a stop this First Friday from 5-8 pm!

09/05/2019

The Demuth Museum will be closed on Friday, Sept 6 until the opening reception for Henry Libhart: Ravishing Realism, which will kick off at 5 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Demuth Museum's cover photo
09/05/2019

The Demuth Museum's cover photo

Join us this First Friday, September 6th for the opening of the exhibition, ‘Henry Libhart: Ravishing Realism’ from 5-8 ...
09/04/2019

Join us this First Friday, September 6th for the opening of the exhibition, ‘Henry Libhart: Ravishing Realism’ from 5-8 pm at the Demuth Museum!

The Demuth Foundation is hiring! Join the team as our Communications and Programming Coordinator, all information can be...
08/30/2019
Demuth Foundation COMMUNICATIONS & PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR Job in Lancaster, PA

The Demuth Foundation is hiring! Join the team as our Communications and Programming Coordinator, all information can be found below!

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Sunnyside Cast of Characters 🎨Henry McBride (1867-1962) a Philadelphian by birth, studied art before becoming the premie...
08/29/2019

Sunnyside Cast of Characters 🎨
Henry McBride (1867-1962) a Philadelphian by birth, studied art before becoming the premier art critic of the modern movement. McBride gave recognition and encouragement to many artists long before museums, the academy, or the marketplace acknowledged their achievements.
McBride not only wrote prolifically for publication but also corresponded extensively. Closely allied to important cultural circles, he counted among his friends Charles Demuth, Gertrude Stein, Carl Van Vechten, Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, and the Stettheimer sisters. He was an early friend of Demuth’s and the first champion of his work.
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Carl Van Vechten, Henry McBride, 1933, photograph, Courtesy Beinecke Library, Yale University

The Demuth Museum is getting ready for out next special exhibition, Henry Libhart: Ravishing Realism. Make sure to come ...
08/28/2019

The Demuth Museum is getting ready for out next special exhibition, Henry Libhart: Ravishing Realism. Make sure to come out next Friday, September 6 for the opening reception from 5 - 8 pm!
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Henry Libhart, Reminiscent Still Life, 1962, oil, 18 x 12 in., Private Collection.

08/24/2019

Sunnyside Cast of Characters 🎨
Ellen Goldsborough, the niece of Tommy Farrar, visited Sunnyside with her uncle in 1930 after assisting Rockwell Kent with the ceiling murals for the Dennis Theater in Cape Cod, MA. Goldsborough was a costume designer in her own right and designed the costumes for “Mrs. Moonlight” held at the Little Theater in New York in 1930 and later the costumes for “I Am A Camera” at the Empire Theater in 1951 in New York.

Return of Sunnyside: Off the Wall is extended through September 29! Make sure to stop by the Demuth Museum to see the or...
08/22/2019

Return of Sunnyside: Off the Wall is extended through September 29! Make sure to stop by the Demuth Museum to see the original Sunnyside Mural installed in it's entirety on display in the front gallery of the museum.

Sunnyside Cast of Characters 🎨Tommy Farrar who was born in New Orleans and studied architecture at Tulane University, wa...
08/17/2019

Sunnyside Cast of Characters 🎨
Tommy Farrar who was born in New Orleans and studied architecture at Tulane University, was a well-known New York theater stage designer and good friend of Lancastrian Robert Locher. During the summer of 1930, he stayed at Sunnyside as a guest of the Stauffers. Farrar designed sets for stage productions for many theaters including the Provincetown Players. In the 1933, Farrar married Beatrice Locher, former wife of Demuth’s close friend Robert Locher.
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Photograph of Thomas Farrar, taken from his passport, 1922

Sunnyside Cast of Characters 🎨Philadelphia native Adolphe Borie (1877-1934) studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine ...
08/13/2019

Sunnyside Cast of Characters 🎨
Philadelphia native Adolphe Borie (1877-1934) studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Kunstakademie in Munich. During the period that the mural was painted, Borie and his wife Edith hosted in their home one of several artists’ salons held in Philadelphia. Borie also coined the term “Precisionist” for the growing American style led by Charles Demuth.
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Borie traveled frequently to France and presented portraits at the Salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1922 and 1924. Borie’s work was also exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is included in the collections of the Phillips Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
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Photographer Unknown, Photograph of Adolphe Borie, n.d.

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120 E King St
Lancaster, PA
17602

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Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

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