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Feeling ready for sweater weather?Visit LSUAM today and ‘fall’ into some serious autumn vibes 🍁🍂Irish Cottage Interior w...
10/24/2023

Feeling ready for sweater weather?

Visit LSUAM today and ‘fall’ into some serious autumn vibes 🍁🍂

Irish Cottage Interior with Figures by the Fire
19th-20th century
George William Russell
85 – P – 316

Did you stay up late watching the Eagles? We are ‘brotherly shove’-ing our way into the week here at LSUAM!   💚🦅(Bird of...
10/09/2023

Did you stay up late watching the Eagles? We are ‘brotherly shove’-ing our way into the week here at LSUAM! 💚🦅

(Bird of Prey), 1998
Niko Chocheli
16-D-483

  to Mandala Week!
10/05/2023

to Mandala Week!

Happy  ! Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th every year to honor Hispanic and Lati...
10/03/2023

Happy ! Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th every year to honor Hispanic and Latinx culture!

Here at the museum, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we have circulated some new pieces, including the above ‘Sabattier Dolorosa’ by Mexican artist George Yepes. ‘Sabbatier’ is a term commonly used in photography to indicate a negative reflection of an image. To help celebrate the Hispanic artists in our galleries, we have added signs onto the object labels of Hispanic artists.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the closing ceremony! Beautiful way to end the week!❤️
09/29/2023

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the closing ceremony! Beautiful way to end the week!❤️

Professor Conaty's ARTH 150 came to visit the monks this morning!The museum is open this week Monday-Thursday from 9:00 ...
09/26/2023

Professor Conaty's ARTH 150 came to visit the monks this morning!

The museum is open this week Monday-Thursday from 9:00 - 4:30 and Friday 9:00-2:00. Make sure to check out the mandala's progress!

Mandala Week is here! Take some time to visit the museum and watch the mandala take shape in our gallery!
09/25/2023

Mandala Week is here! Take some time to visit the museum and watch the mandala take shape in our gallery!

  Here’s a small behind the scenes look at how we took our old special exhibitions gallery: ‘Expressive Nature’ and turn...
09/19/2023

Here’s a small behind the scenes look at how we took our old special exhibitions gallery: ‘Expressive Nature’ and turned it into our new gallery: ‘Treasures of Immortality.’ ‘Treasures of Immortality’ will be on display until summer of next year, so make sure to catch it while you can!

Our Art History students are already visiting the galleries for classes! We are so excited to have everyone back on camp...
09/11/2023

Our Art History students are already visiting the galleries for classes! We are so excited to have everyone back on campus 💙💛

Welcome back Explorers! The museum has been patiently waiting for your return! Remember we are open 10 am – 4pm, Monday ...
08/28/2023

Welcome back Explorers! The museum has been patiently waiting for your return! Remember we are open 10 am – 4pm, Monday through Thursday, in the basement of Hayman Hall! Best of luck in the semester, Explorers!

The Painter’s Studio, 1707
Balthasar van de Bossche
Oil on canvas
77 – P - 205

It’s been a summer of fun here at the museum! Campers and visitors have been touring our galleries all summer long! Whil...
08/16/2023

It’s been a summer of fun here at the museum! Campers and visitors have been touring our galleries all summer long! While we love summer, we can’t wait to have our students back on campus and in the museum! Just 12 more days!

During  , we want to highlight the LGBTQ+ artists in our collection. Artist, Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), worked in almost ...
06/28/2023

During , we want to highlight the LGBTQ+ artists in our collection. Artist, Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), worked in almost every artistic medium including painting, drawing, film, theatre, and even writing. Much of Cocteau’s work was unpopular during his lifetime. Cocteau was critiqued for being involved in too many artistic disciplines, as well as homophobia during this period.

Our example of Cocteau’s work, Athens, Oedipus Rex, is part of our expansive print and drawing collection. Take some time to explore other prints and drawings by LGBTQ+ artists in our collection online or plan a visit!

Athens, Oedipus Rex, 1952
Jean Cocteau
Ink on paper
17 – D – 503

This June 19th, the La Salle University Art Museum celebrates  . Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the...
06/19/2023

This June 19th, the La Salle University Art Museum celebrates . Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the United States. Pictured is the print ‘Survivor’ by Elizabeth Catlett, of abolitionist and activist Sojourner Truth. Truth, born Isabella Baumfree, escaped slavery in 1826 with her young daughter, leaving her other children behind. Truth would go on to have a career in speaking for women’s rights and abolition, and often how the two intersected. On Juneteenth we remember all of those who were enslaved in the United States.

Survivor, 1983
Woodcut
84-G-1305A

Historic Germantown is inducting three members into its Hall of Fame, including artist and educator Barbara Bullock! The...
06/07/2023

Historic Germantown is inducting three members into its Hall of Fame, including artist and educator Barbara Bullock! The LSUAM is proud to boast several works by Bullock, including this piece from 2003. Plan your trip to the museum to see all our Bullock pieces on display!

Congratulations to Bullock on her achievements!

Belief, 2003
Acrylic and Matte Medium on Paper
16-MM-31

Happy  ! The La Salle University Art Museum is wishing everyone in the LGBTQ+ community a happy and safe Pride Month!  T...
06/06/2023

Happy ! The La Salle University Art Museum is wishing everyone in the LGBTQ+ community a happy and safe Pride Month!

To celebrate we are recognizing members of this community, like famed poet and playwright Oscar Wilde. Wilde wrote, “I used to think ambition the great thing. It is not. Love is the great thing in the world. There is nothing but love.”

Portrait of Oscar Wilde, 1890
Elsie Atkins
Oil on canvas
83-P-289

The La Salle University Art Museum is sending our best wishes to our intern Kiara on her last day! Pictured is Kiara wit...
06/02/2023

The La Salle University Art Museum is sending our best wishes to our intern Kiara on her last day!

Pictured is Kiara with her favorite piece in the gallery, Salvador Dali’s Christ of St. John of the Cross (Crucifixion). Kiara was a DART major at LaSalle before graduating and helped us make beautiful brochures and flyers for our upcoming special exhibition! We will miss you here at the museum Kiara!

Thank you  Cultural Fund for supporting La Salle University Art Museum and the arts community of Philly!    Bass
05/31/2023

Thank you Cultural Fund for supporting La Salle University Art Museum and the arts community of Philly!
Bass

Happy  !  This  , join the LaSalle University Art Museum in celebrating the artistic accomplishments of the Asian Americ...
05/24/2023

Happy !

This , join the LaSalle University Art Museum in celebrating the artistic accomplishments of the Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaii communities. LSUAM has a large collection of Asian art, including China, Japan, and Tibet. Here we have a foliated side dish from 江戸時代 (the Edo Period). The Edo Period is also known as 徳川時代, or the Tokugawa period, because of its rule by the Tokugawa shogunate.

Foliated Side Dish
19th century (Edo Period)
Porcelain with Enamel
11 – O – 221

Senior Shout out! 🎓 Meet Alyssa, our Spring ’23 intern here at the museum! From writing social media posts, researching ...
05/09/2023

Senior Shout out! 🎓

Meet Alyssa, our Spring ’23 intern here at the museum! From writing social media posts, researching content for gallery labels, or hanging flyers, you became an essential member of our museum team. Thank you for all your help at the museum this semester! We hope you enjoy celebrating all your accomplishments at graduation!

And a huge congrats to all our La Salle graduates! We know you are all going to do great things! And remember: An Explorer is never lost! 💙💛

Senior Shout out! 🎓Meet Luis, one of our amazing student workers! Luis is a senior Criminal Justice and Sociology major ...
05/03/2023

Senior Shout out! 🎓

Meet Luis, one of our amazing student workers! Luis is a senior Criminal Justice and Sociology major who has been a part of the Art Museum team since his freshman year!

Before he heads off to graduation, we asked Luis what his favorite artwork is at the museum. He said it was “Arcadian Landscape,” by Jacob de Heusch located in our 17th century gallery. This work emphasizes light in a dynamic way, creating a sense of temporality within the composition. We like your pick!

Luis, thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the Art Museum. The museum team is going to miss you, but we know you are moving on to a bright future!

Hope you can stop by and view the progress of the mandala! If you want to stay up to date on the mandala check out the z...
04/18/2023

Hope you can stop by and view the progress of the mandala! If you want to stay up to date on the mandala check out the zoom link in our bio!

We still have some exciting events this week. Today, the Venerable Losang Samten will be holding a Q&A at 1pm in the galleries. Tomorrow, we will have a guest lecture at 1pm with a reception to follow!

This week, from Monday, April 17th to Friday, April 21st, the Art Museum is hosting the Creation of the Medicine Buddha ...
04/17/2023

This week, from Monday, April 17th to Friday, April 21st, the Art Museum is hosting the Creation of the Medicine Buddha Mandala. Throughout the week we are featuring exciting lectures and talks regarding Buddhism! Today at 1:00 p.m., the Museum’s Director and Chief Curator, Dr. Carolyn Greene, will present a lecture on Art and Buddhism while highlighting pieces from the museum collection.

We hope you stop by to learn more about art and Buddhism! Swipe to see this week’s full schedule!

Good Friday is a day in the Western Christian calendar that remembers the day of Christ’s crucifixion. Good Friday, or H...
04/07/2023

Good Friday is a day in the Western Christian calendar that remembers the day of Christ’s crucifixion. Good Friday, or Holy Friday, is typically celebrated by worshippers attending church services, abstaining from meat, or fasting. Here, Georges Rouault represents the cross, the instrument of Christ’s death. This piece, Three Crosses, is currently on display in our 20th century gallery as part of the Easter gallery tour. The tour will continue until the end of May, so be sure to stop by the museum and check it out!



Three Crosses, 1936-1938
Georges Rouault
Color etching and aquatint
74-G-508

The Art Museum is happy to host our second mindfulness in the museum this Thursday, March 30th at 10:00 am, as part of t...
03/29/2023

The Art Museum is happy to host our second mindfulness in the museum this Thursday, March 30th at 10:00 am, as part of the Wellness Fair! This time, we are partnering with Student Wellness Services (IG ), which prioritizes bettering students’ mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health through fun and creative activities that keep students involved.

This week’s meditation session—led by Kate Ward-Gaus—will allow participants to be fully present and calmly connect with the moment by observing art from our collection. We hope you stop by to enjoy a relaxing, stress-free meditation session!

Sucked into a bagel? Don’t worry, no interdimensional madness here, just the lovely Still Life with Apple and Bagels by ...
03/20/2023

Sucked into a bagel? Don’t worry, no interdimensional madness here, just the lovely Still Life with Apple and Bagels by Arthur de Costa. With Everything Everywhere All At Once winning seven Oscars at the , the La Salle University Art Museum wanted to celebrate the success of with our own bagel...or two. While the bagels in this still life aren’t a blackhole of multiple parallel universes, we think they’re just as cool!

Still-Life with Apple and Bagels, 1964
Arthur de Costa
Oil on board
97-P-445

The Art Museum is proud to unveil our latest gallery tour: Easter! Easter is one of the principal celebrations of Wester...
03/10/2023

The Art Museum is proud to unveil our latest gallery tour: Easter! Easter is one of the principal celebrations of Western Christianity. The works of art presented in this tour will depict the Passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ by artists dating from the Renaissance to the contemporary period.

If you’re wondering how to take this self-guided tour: stop by the museum, grab a “Gallery Tours: Easter” pamphlet (or scan the QR code), and look at the images and identifying information to assist you in locating each artwork within the museum. We hope to see you soon!

"We [women] are endowed with the strength to make sacrifices which are more painful than giving our own blood.”– Käthe K...
03/08/2023

"We [women] are endowed with the strength to make sacrifices which are more painful than giving our own blood.”– Käthe Kollwitz

On , the La Salle University Art Museum celebrates the talents and accomplishments of all women, especially women artists. For we are featuring the work of Käthe Kollwitz, now on display in our 20th century gallery. Kollwitz was a German artist dedicated to depicting the sorrows of life, especially that of motherhood, poverty, and war. Kollwitz dedicated her life to the sufferings of people, with women featuring prominently in her compositions.

To celebrate , we have placed small indicators on each of the female artists in our galleries. Come and check out the wonderful women artists we have on display!

Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)
Mother with Child on Arm, 1910
Etching
66-G-RS-79

Midterms got you feeling down? Well, we have the perfect solution for you! Tomorrow at 12:30, the Art Museum is hosting ...
03/06/2023

Midterms got you feeling down? Well, we have the perfect solution for you! Tomorrow at 12:30, the Art Museum is hosting our first mindfulness in the museum—a series of guided self-meditation sessions facilitated by Dr. Julie Regan. Each session will allow participants to become in tune with the present while observing art from our marvelous collection. As a bonus, mindfulness meditation can help reduce stress, foster compassion, and improve memory. Stop by the museum and take a break from midterms to decompress!

Happy National Women’s History Month! In 1987, Congress declared March National Women’s History Month to celebrate and c...
03/02/2023

Happy National Women’s History Month! In 1987, Congress declared March National Women’s History Month to celebrate and commemorate women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. 🌸

The Art Museum celebrated the first day of Women’s History Month with Dr. Moriuchi’s Women & Art class by looking at prints by two remarkable women artists: Elizabeth Catlett and Käthe Kollwitz. 💕

During Black History Month, the La Salle University Art Museum is celebrating Black American artists. This week we are h...
02/27/2023

During Black History Month, the La Salle University Art Museum is celebrating Black American artists. This week we are highlighting the work of Moe Brooker, a Black Philadelphian artist. Brooker received his B.A. from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and his M.A. from Temple University, Tyler School of Art. Brooker’s work in abstraction is inspired by his childhood spent attending a Black church where his father was the minister. During this time, he saw celebrations of Black worship through movement and jazz. Booker writes about his time in the church inspired his art: “I understand the cultural heritage that informed my thinking, visually.” Brooker spent time in Cleveland, North Carolina, and China as a professor of art, before returning to Philadelphia where he died in 2022.

Moe Brooker (1940 – 2022)
Might Could, 2000
Oil and pastel on paper
05-D-414

In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday is regarded as the beginning of Lent, the 40 days of penitence until Easter. Foll...
02/23/2023

In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday is regarded as the beginning of Lent, the 40 days of penitence until Easter. Followers celebrate Ash Wednesday by receiving an ashen cross on their forehead, made from the ashes of previous years’ Palm Sunday palms. In honor of Lent, and to mark the upcoming Easter gallery tour at the museum, we present to you: The Cross by Philadelphia artist Jeffrey Casey. Keep an eye on the museum as we prepare the Easter gallery tour, which includes 8 new artworks on display!



Jeffrey Casey, American, b. 1979
The Cross, 1991
Craft and paper cut out
91-D-342

This painting, Still Life with Mask and Red Jar, was completed by Alma Thomas in 1954. Like this work, many of Thomas’ p...
02/20/2023

This painting, Still Life with Mask and Red Jar, was completed by Alma Thomas in 1954. Like this work, many of Thomas’ paintings focus on vivid colors and visible texture. She wrote in the 1960s, “The use of color in my paintings is of paramount importance to me. Through color I have sought to concentrate on beauty and happiness in my painting rather than on man’s inhumanity to man.”

This Alma Thomas work is just one of the many African American paintings on view throughout our galleries in celebration of Black History month!

Alma Thomas (1891-1978)
Still Life with Mask and Red Jar, 1954
Oil on Masonite
94-P-412

Roses are red❤️, Ultraviolet(s) are blue💙…Dr. Conaty’s Art & Medicine class heARTs the Art Museum! Today, students stopp...
02/14/2023

Roses are red❤️,
Ultraviolet(s) are blue💙…

Dr. Conaty’s Art & Medicine class heARTs the Art Museum! Today, students stopped by and used ultraviolet (UV) light to inspect our paintings. UV light is used to identify the authenticity of works of art and to examine conservation work completed on our paintings. The dark bluish-violet light seen in the photo indicates areas of past repair. 🥰

Come celebrate Black History Month at the museum! All our works by African American artists are identified throughout ou...
02/08/2023

Come celebrate Black History Month at the museum! All our works by African American artists are identified throughout our galleries. Take some time to stop by and explore these incredible artists!!

Welcome back, Explorers! We hope you had a good Winter Break and an enjoyable first week of classes. We have already had...
01/23/2023

Welcome back, Explorers! We hope you had a good Winter Break and an enjoyable first week of classes. We have already had some of you visit the Art Museum, and we can't wait to see more of you throughout the semester. Just a reminder that we're open Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. See you soon!

Edward Moran (August 19, 1829- June 8, 1901) was an English American artist of maritime paintings. He immigrated to Phil...
11/16/2022

Edward Moran (August 19, 1829- June 8, 1901) was an English American artist of maritime paintings. He immigrated to Philadelphia in 1845 and apprenticed under James Hamilton and Paul Weber. Edward’s brother, Thomas Moran was also a famous painter, and they shared a studio in Philadelphia. The entire Moran family were known to be prolific painters during the 19th century. Autumn Landscape by Edward Moran is currently on display in the special exhibition room at the La Salle University Art Museum. Visit and enjoy Monday-Thursday 10-4!

Excited to celebrate Homecoming Weekend! La Salle University Art Museum will be open for additional hours today Saturday...
11/12/2022

Excited to celebrate Homecoming Weekend! La Salle University Art Museum will be open for additional hours today Saturday, November 12, from 11:00am-3:00pm. Come visit!

Remembering all those who served on Veteran’s Day! Winslow Homer is known particularly for his sea-themed paintings, but...
11/11/2022

Remembering all those who served on Veteran’s Day!

Winslow Homer is known particularly for his sea-themed paintings, but his early career was as a commercial illustrator. His interest in art started early -- his mother was an amateur watercolorist. He apprenticed with a commercial lithographer in Boston in his late teens. Independent minded, he soon set up his own studio and sold work to magazines such as Harper's Weekly. During the Civil War, Homer served as an embedded artist with the Union army capturing life on the front.

Winslow Homer
The Army of the Potomac--A Sharpshooter on Picket Duty
From Harper's Weekly, November 15, 1862
Wood engraving on paper
Gift of Mrs. J.B. Yasinow

Today is Japanese Culture Day, known as Bunka no Hi. It celebrates the culture and arts of Japan. A major genre of Japan...
11/03/2022

Today is Japanese Culture Day, known as Bunka no Hi. It celebrates the culture and arts of Japan. A major genre of Japanese art from the 17th-19th centuries is ukiyo-e. This term translates to mean “pictures of the floating world.” Many ukiyo-e artists worked in woodblock prints and focused on subjects like kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, scenes from history and even folk tales.

Utagawa Kunisada I (1786-1864)
Portrait of a Samurai, 1857
Woodblock print
79-G-999(7)

To celebrate National Black Cat Day we offer up "Three Cats" by Paul Kamper. The German painter and sculptor studied wit...
10/27/2022

To celebrate National Black Cat Day we offer up "Three Cats" by Paul Kamper. The German painter and sculptor studied with Bauhaus artist Georg Muche. He was influenced by the CoBrA and Tachisme movements (the post-WWII European response to Abstract Expressionism).

Paul Kamper, German (1926-2014)
Three Cats, 1954
Oil on canvas
00-P-464

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Yesterday the annual Archdiocesan Student Art Exhibition opened in the Art Museum's Community Art Gallery. The show features 186 artworks created by students from 18 Archdiocesan high schools. The exhibition will be remain on display through April 4.
Dr. Julie Hill’s PSY430 History and Systems of Psychology class visited the Art Museum earlier this week. Also, Art teachers from 18 Catholic high schools dropped off student artworks in preparation for the annual Archdiocesan Student Art Exhibition, which opens tomorrow. Many thanks to intern Liana Salazar, student workers Luis Robledo-Torres and Jessica Vo, and La Salle Professor Tom Blum, for helping with the installation.
This week is spring break, and many of our students are away, spending time with their families. Below are photos from last week: two Art History classes (ARTH 150) and one English class (ENG 204 Creative Writing). Two of these classes visited at the same time, with some students working on visual analysis projects, and others writing ekphrasis poetry about art.

Below are photos from last week, including a visit by Dr. Susan Dixon’s ARTH150 class and an Admissions Office event for parents. The Art Museum also hosted an Early Explorer event on Saturday.

We had another interesting week, starting with an artwork pickup by Atelier Fine Arts. One of our Elizabeth Catlett prints, “El Derecho al Pan”, is now on loan to the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain, for an exhibition entitled “From Posada to Isotype: Political Print Culture between Nation State, Proletarian Internationalism and Exile, 1900-1945” (on view March 22 to August 29th, 2022). On Tuesday, curatorial intern Liana Salazar learned how to create portfolios in our EmbARK collections database, with instruction from La Salle Professor Dr. Tom Blum. Over the course of the week, the Art Museum hosted visits by five art history classes taught by Dr. Siobhan Conaty, some of which focused on independent student projects. And I presented on the topic of Museums and Cultural Appropriation to two ENG 210 (College Writing II: Research) classes taught by Dr. Jamie Jesson. Interesting!

La Salle's Multicultural and International Center hosted a wonderful Black History Month event last Wednesday, celebrating Black artists in Art Museum’s collection. Many thanks to Cherylyn Rush, Director of Multicultural Affairs, for organizing the event, and to La Salle Catering for preparing delicious grab-and-go treats (pictured below). The following day, the Art Museum hosted another three Art History classes.

Last week the Art Museum hosted visits by a Digital Art class taught by Professor May Truong, two Art History classes taught by Dr. Siobhan Conaty, and an Art History class taught by Dr. Susan Dixon (pictured below, handing out an assignments). We are currently preparing for a Black History Month event sponsored by the Multicultural and International Center which will take place late this afternoon.

The galleries were busy today with three La Salle classes. Students in Dr. Siobhan Conaty’s afternoon Art and Medicine class studied the connections between art historical and clinical skills.

This week began with early morning visits by two of Dr. Judith Musser’s English 110 classes. The students explored the galleries and selected artworks for their writing projects.

It’s wonderful to have La Salle students back on campus! Today the Art Museum hosted an early morning English class taught Dr. Judith Musser, followed by three Art History classes taught Dr. Siobhan Conaty (pictured here with her students).

Announcement of Staffing Transition –
After serving as Director and Chief Curator for over 11 years, I have decided to retire from La Salle University Art Museum this spring. Two positions have now been posted: a full-time Director/Curator and a part-time Collections Manager. We are seeking collaborative individuals eager to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. You’ve seen the high level of academic engagement in our previous FB posts. We hosted a total of 56 La Salle classes during the fall, many requiring objects from storage. The Art Museum has a fabulous diverse collection that supports teaching and learning. Please spread the word about these job openings. Candidates should apply through the HR links listed below.
https://lasalle.peopleadmin.com/postings/3438
https://lasalle.peopleadmin.com/postings/3471
Moe Brooker, 1940-2022

Just heard the sad news yesterday. Thinking of Moe.

Moe Brooker, Might Could, 2000
https://artcollection.lasalle.edu/objects-1/info/134