The Woodmere Art Museum focuses on the art and artists, both historical and contemporary, of the Philadelphia region.  Located in a beautiful Victorian mansion, the museum owns and shows the works of such diverse luminaries as Violet Oakley, Benjamin West, Arthur Charles and N.C. Wyeth.  There are also juried exhibits of local painters and sculptors, solo shows of promising newcomers, and sculptures displayed on its extensive grounds.

Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
215-247-0476
woodmereartmuseum.org

Local art galleries in Chestnut Hill include the Carol Schwartz Gallery, Chestnut Hill Gallery, The Nichols Berg Gallery and the Gravers Lane Gallery.

Chestnut Hill is one of the region’s most beautiful and architecturally distinguished communities.  Flanked by the spectacular Wissahickon Gorge and Cresheim Valley, Chestnut Hill is home to one of the best collections of 19th and early 20th century residential buildings in the country.

Nearly every notable architect practicing in Philadelphia over the past 150+ years is represented in Chestnut Hill—from the early Italianate Victorian designs of Samuel Sloan, to the exuberant Queen Ann buildings of the G.W. & W.D. Hewitt firm; from the groundbreaking European influenced work of Wilson Eyre to the exquisitely designed country houses of Mellor Meigs and Howe; and from the ornate classical design of Horace Trumbauer to the early modern works of Louis J. Kahn and Robert Venturi.

Information on the history and architecture of Chestnut Hill as well as a schedule of walking tours can be obtained at The Chestnut Hill Historical Society.

Chestnut Hill Historical Society
8708 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
215-247-0417
chhist.org