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Inaugural Exhibit Displays Greater Philadelphia Artists & Institutions

During the inauguration for Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday, January 20, the Wolf Inaugural Committee will present an exhibition of artwork to showcase the state's creative talents.

“The activities taking place at the State Museum of Pennsylvania are a great way to celebrate the inauguration of our 47th Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Wolf and our state's cultural gifts,” said Wolf Inaugural Committee Co-Chair Reid Walsh. “The Inaugural Exhibit of the Pennsylvania Arts is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the vast amount of artistic talent in our commonwealth.”

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts provided the Inaugural Committee with a list of museums and organizations to consider, and many artists and institutions in our region have sent work to be displayed:

Participating Greater Philadelphia Artists:

Andrew Wyeth, Chadds Ford 
Barbara Chase-Riboud, Philadelphia 
Benjamin West, Springfield 
Cecilia Beaux, Philadelphia 
Charles Sheeler, Philadelphia 
Colette Fu, Philadelphia 
Daniel Ricardo Teran, Philadelphia 
Edna Andrade, Philadelphia   
Gilbert Stuart, Philadelphia 
Jacob Eichholtz, Lancaster and Philadelphia 
Jerome Hershey, Lancaster 
Jim Klingensmith, Pittsburgh 
Marta Sanchez, Philadelphia 
Moe Brooker, Philadelphia 
Newell Convers “N. C.” Wyeth, Chadds Ford 
Thomas Eakins, Philadelphia 
Tony Rocco, Philadelphia 
Violet Oakley, Villanova 
William Glackens, Philadelphia 
​William Herman Rau, Philadelphia

Participating Greater Philadelphia Institutions:

Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford
Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Philadelphia
Elk County Council on the Arts
George Nakashima Woodworker, New Hope
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas, Inc., Philadelphia
Reading Public Museum
Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia
The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia and Merion
The Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia
The Print Center, Philadelphia
Wharton Esherick Museum, Paoli
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia

The exhibit will continue to be on display during regular State Museum hours through February 15, 2015. For more information and to view a full list of participating artists and organizations, visit