Art openings this winter

Many nearby museums are opening exhibits this weekend and next, featuring a wide range of art media; paintings, sculpture, fabric arts, and photographs.

The Hallman Legacy: Fine Art and Fabric Art opens Saturday, February 1st and continues to March 28, 2014, at Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Special Sunday reception, February 2nd, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Working in pastels, watercolors and oils, his (Ted Hallman, Sr.) work ranges from representational landscapes and portraits to conceptual abstract work.  His paintings are in many museum collections and his painting periods are well represented in this exhibit.

The second generation of this artistic family, Ted Hallman, Jr., has been an important figure in modern design since the late 1950s, using textiles as an art medium. His work is represented in the collections of major art museums.

The Berman Museum at Ursinus College, 601 E Main Street, Collegeville, opened two new exhibits this week;  Only Connect: A Conversation About Image and Word, Photographs and Texts by Brian H. Peterson opened Jan. 21 in the Upper Gallery and runs through March 9, 2014. Barbara J. Zucker: 40 Years of Painting: A Visual Journal opened Jan. 27 in the Main Gallery and runs through March 23, 2014Barbara Zucker Stone Hill

The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Museum is closed Mondays and College holidays. The Museum is accessible to visitors with disabilities. Admission is always free.

Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature showcases abstract painting and drawings made over several decades and held primarily in private collections, but brought together at Allentown ArtMuseum this month until May 18, 2014. The Allentown Art Museum, 31 North 5th Street, Allentown, is open Wed – Sat, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.                                                           

The public has curated the next exhibit to open at Michener Museum in Doylestown next weekend, opening on February 8 – July 20, 2014.

The People’s Choice: Celebrating Michener’s Top 25 is a community-curated exhibition that acknowledges the 25th anniversary of the museum and its rich collection of permanent collection holdings. Votes were recorded based on a selection of 125 key objects; the 25 works which received the most votes comprise this interactive exhibition. The selection includes contemporary, modernist, impressionist works and sculptures.

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