Woodmere Art Museum | Museum | Philadelphia | Art Jobs
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Sector: Education, Museum, Art
Country: United States
US State: Pennsylvania
City: Philadelphia
Address: 9201 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone: 215-247-0476

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Housed in a 19th-century stone mansion on six acres in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, Woodmere is a museum dedicated to Philadelphia’s artists that first opened its doors to the public in 1910. The building, grounds, and core of the permanent collection are the gifts of Charles Knox Smith (1845 – 1916). A passionate collector of contemporary art in his day, Smith was a civic leader of wealth and stature, serving on Philadelphia’s Common Council (the precursor to today’s City Council).  Born of modest means, Smith’s first job was that of “grocer’s boy,” but he eventually built a successful mining company that was active in Mexico.