Past Exhibitions: 2008
David Brumbach Unbound: Pages From His Book
November 8, 2008 - January 4, 2009
For the first time, this exhibit brought together the notebook that David Brumbach made while he was in Lancaster General for treatment of his diabetes. In addition to reuniting this unique work of art, the exhibit featured a retrospective overview of David's incredibly facile and unique artworks celebrating what would have been his sixtieth birthday. Ranging from his photo-realist works to his personal comic drawings, this gathering of works, many of which have not been seen in Lancaster for over thirty years, offered a new insight into the beloved Lancaster artist.
The Philadelphia Ten On the Road: The Rotary Exhibit
September 6 - November 2, 2008
Exploring one facet of the women's artist group now known as The Philadelphia Ten, this exhibit looked at their "rotary" exhibitions which traveled to smaller cities on the East Coast to venues such as the Iris Club, here in Lancaster. These traveling exhibits helped to promote their desire to bring art education to broader American audiences and to encourage women to explore their innate artistic talents - not only as artists, but as consumers with discrimination and taste. Beginning in Pennsylvania, these exhibits then traveled across the country. This exhibit is a collaboration with the Wolf Museum of Music and Art.
Out of the Chateau: Works from the Demuth Museum
June 28 - August 31, 2008
Having debuted at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia in the fall of 2007, this was the inaugural exhibit of the Demuth Museum's permanent collection. The Demuth Museum collection consists of over thirty works by Charles Demuth that span his career, from early childhood drawings to late floral works. Many of these works were held in private hands in Lancaster and were seldom or never publicly exhibited prior to joining the Museum's collection. This exhibit has been seen at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery at George Washington University and since returned to Lancaster for a two-month showing.
Past Time: The Photographic Exchange
April 5 - June 22, 2008
Exhibition featured turn of the century photographs by Ferdinand Demuth and photographic lantern slides by fellow Lancaster Camera Club member William D. Zell, along with contemporary Philadelphia artist Wil Lindsay's digital lantern slide photographs, inspired by these historical processes.
The Self-Portrait and The Artist
February 2 - March 30, 2008
The Demuth Museum's Annual Invitational Exhibition featured the work of over 20 local artists who explored the theme of self-portraiture. Charles Demuth made several self-portraits throughout his lifetime which reflect his ever-developing style. Demuth's first formal self-portrait, created in 1907, is part of the Demuth Museum's permanent collection.