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Freedman Gallery
13th & Bern Streets
Reading, PA  19612

Main Office:  (610) 921-7715
Box Office:  (610) 921-7547
Gallery:  (610) 921-7541


Freedman Gallery Hours:
Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
and Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, holidays, breaks (see College calendar) and summer.

Admission to the Freedman Gallery is always FREE!

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Events Schedule

Freedman Gallery, Albright College  16/17 Exhibition Schedule

MG – Main Gallery            PS – Project Space            * Fee required to attend.          EE An Experience Event

This Is the Freedman at 40
Jan. 26–April 23, Freedman Gallery (MG)
Curated by CFA director, David Tanner, and gallery curator, Erin Riley-Lopez along with students from ARA 390 – Project Management, the exhibition will use the Gallery’s permanent collection and vast collection of related print material to tell the 40-year story of the Freedman Gallery’s history, highlighting the artwork, major exhibitions, events and people who have contributed to 40 years of showcasing the best contemporary American art.

  • Panel Discussion, Thur., Jan. 26, 4-5 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall EE
  • Opening Reception, Thur., Jan. 26, 5-7 p.m.
  • Closing Reception, Sun., April 23, 1-3 p.m.

Ink Travels, a Printmaking Collective
Jan. 26–March 5, Freedman Gallery (PS)
Ink Travels is an assemblage of prints, developed with a myriad of printmaking traditional and cutting-edge processes, that were created to celebrate the contributions and teaching career of Sydney Cross, a professor of art at Clemson University whose influence spanned more than three decades of artists. The resulting collection is a dynamic visual documentation of knowledge and memories that celebrate an incredible teacher.

A Moveable Feast
March 21–April 23, Freedman Gallery (PS)

Invitational exhibition of regional artists and artisans whose work focuses on food and table related items that will collectively be arranged in an immersive environment with a table setting set for a grand feast. The exhibition references the idea of a “period room” in many of the world’s foremost museums, only here the period is contemporary. Artists and artwork featured in the exhibition include: Cocol Bernal (mixed-media chandelier constructed from found objects), Marilyn Fox (oil painting) Kristen Woodward (encaustic painting), Amy Stevens (digital photography), Jim Brunner (metal), Will Dexter of Taylor Backes (glass), Daniel Schlenker (ceramics and mixed-media table), Dolores Kirschner (ceramics), Henry VanDuren (walnut and ceramic table), Eric Claypoole (oil on metal hex sign), Denise Wilz (redware ceramics), Sue Biebuyck (oil painting) and more. A grand gala and auction in the tradition of the former Friends of the Freedman will close out the show. Tickets for the gala must be purchased in advance and include a grand buffet, two drink tickets, and musical entertainment provided by Dan and Suzanne. Contact the Box Office at 610-921-7547 or purchase online at http://albright.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp. To preview individual items online and get instructions for placing bids, including absentee bidding, visit www.albright.edu/freedman40. The exhibit and event are sponsored by Susan Kraus, Ph.D., ‘77 & Robert Gill, Ed. D.

  • Closing Reception & Auction, Sun., April 23, 4-7 p.m. * ($25 adult, $15 student, includes two beverage tickets/buffet, ADVANCE SALES ONLY)

Alison Ho: Ethnically Ambiguous Asian
March 21–May 21, Freedman Gallery (Foyer)
Ho works with narrative, language, and identity, crafting pieces based on personal experience. She believes the construction of cultural identity is an ongoing process, which cannot be merely picked and chosen. As an artist, her cultural identity—being Chinese-American, multilingual, female, from the Bay Area—is wholly integrated within and cannot be separated from her artistic practice. Therefore, her work is confessional, using her own life details to examine broader themes of Asian-American identity and the flexing boundaries of public vs. private. Her work also examines the negotiations, experiences, and expectations of different, sometimes contradicting, cultural values and directions.

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
May 2–May 12, Freedman Gallery (MG & PS)
This annual exhibition includes a round up of work by Albright students created over the past year. Annual prizes and awards are given in four categories during a special reception. Juror: Susan Biebuyck, painter and graphic designer, gallery director for Studio B, Boyertown.

  • Annual Juried Student Exhibition
    May 2–May 12, Freedman Gallery (MG & PS)

    This annual exhibition includes a round up of work by Albright students created over the past year. Annual prizes and awards are given in four categories during a special reception. Juror: Susan Biebuyck, painter and graphic designer, gallery director at Studio B, Boyertown.

    • Download Prospectus
    • CALL FOR ENTRIES: Submission is open to all students currently enrolled at Albright accepting artwork in all media. Work must have been created at Albright since April 2016.
    • PRIZES: A number of cash awards will be chosen by the juror.
    • EXHIBIT DATES: The exhibition runs May 2 – May 12 in the Freedman Gallery
    • RECEPTION DATE: The Artists Reception and Awards Presentation is Thursday, May 4 from 5-7 pm
    • SUBMISSION, SELECTION AND ELIGIBILITY: Work must be hand delivered on April 25, 2017 between 8:30 am – 5 pm to the Freedman Gallery. All media are eligible for consideration. Not more than seven (7) pieces may be submitted by each artist. All work must be original and completed at Albright since April, 2016. Works previously submitted to the Juried Student Art Show will not be accepted. Art size may be limited to our ability to display. All framed work and paintings must be “ready to hang”…wires and/or D-rings attached by artist (some paintings can hang from frame). Clip-on and EZ frames with glass or plexi are acceptable. Gallery does NOT install artwork into clip-on or EZ frames, artist does this. Work must be matted with support board behind mat. Work with wet paint or in extremely fragile condition or otherwise improperly prepared will be ineligible for consideration. Indicate the top of each work by the proper placement (top right back) of your entry tag. For installation and large sculpture, it is suggested that work be set up in the sculpture studio or hallway. Limit of three (3) installation submissions. Artist is responsible for installing and de-installing work in Gallery. Exhibition acceptance will be determined by Gallery staff; winners will be chosen by the juror, James Carroll, Director of the New Arts Program. Work will be selected on the basis of quality. All decisions of the juror will be final.
    • SALES: Sale of artwork is encouraged. Sales will be conducted through the Gallery staff in the form of cash or check (made out to artist). Negotiations on prices are strictly between artist and client, but artist must contact Lisa Korecky in person if sale price and list price differ. If artist is not present when sale is made, then Lisa will hold cash or check until artist picks up. If work is not priced, we will assume you do not want to sell your artwork. Sold work must remain in the exhibition until Monday, May 15 between 8:30 am – 4 pm or by special arrangement with the CFA secretary.
    • AGREEMENT: The Freedman Gallery reserve the right to photograph accepted artwork and used in promotional materials and websites. The Freedman Gallery does not accept responsibility for loss or damage to any artwork for any reason at any time. The submission of artwork to this exhibition will constitute an agreement to all the conditions in these guidelines including dates when artwork must be removed and permission to photograph for publicity.
    • OTHER INFORMATION: After delivery, no work may be substituted or altered. Accepted work will be posted on the Gallery door by April 27. All work not accepted into the exhibition MUST be picked up by April 27. All exhibited work must be picked up May 12 from 9 am – 4 pm in the Freedman Gallery or by special arrangement with the CFA secretary. Print or type entry form completely and clearly. Attach label securely to upper right hand corner of the back of each piece; numbers to correspond to number on entry form.