35 minutes | Sep 22nd 2020

Sam Feinstein and Group '55

A group of painters, architects, dancers, and composers came together in 1955 to participate in Group '55, which was dedicated to exploring the new language of abstraction across the sectors of the arts and sharing these ideas with the public. This episode accompanies three exhibitions, Sam Feinstein: Immersive Abstraction, Group '55 and Midcentury Abstraction in Philadelphia, and Sam Feinstein: The Early Years, at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, all on view through January 24, 2021. Artists in midcentury Philadelphia sought spirituality and meaning in abstraction, and we learn more about this legacy in the arts from Barbara Wolanin, the guest curator of Woodmere's shows, Patricia Stark Feinstein, the widow of Sam Feinstein, who was the leader of Group '55, and Bill Scott, a painter who lives and works in Philadelphia today. To learn more about the exhibitions, visit: woodmereartmuseum.org/experience/exhibitions/group55
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