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Freedman Gallery
13th & Bern Streets
Reading, PA  19612

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


Freedman Gallery Hours:
Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat. & Sun., noon – 4 p.m.

Closed during some holidays. Limited summer hours.

Admission to the Freedman Gallery is always FREE!

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Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary

Tues., Oct. 28–Sun., Dec. 14, Freedman Gallery (MG)

Cellblock Visions is a lively collection of inmate artwork, created behind bars, from county jail to death row – the alternative art world flourishing today in American prisons. Men and women inmates, having no previous training, turn to art for a sense of self-respect, respect for and from others, a way to find peace. They transcend the cramped space, limited light and narrow vistas. They triumph over security bans with ingenious resourcefulness - extracting color from shampoo, making paint out of M&Ms and sculpture out of toilet paper.

  • Presentation by T. J. Parsell, filmmaker and author of Fish and a national advocate for prison reform, Thur., Oct. 30, Klein Lecture Hall, 4 p.m., co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Society
  • Reception – Thur., Oct. 30, 5-7 p.m.

Brent Green, New Video

Thur., Nov. 20, 2014-Sun., Feb. 1, 2015, Freedman Gallery (Foyer)

Multi-media artist, filmmaker, musician and theatrical scenic designer, Brent Green, will screen short videos, which will provide an excellent introduction to Green’s larger body of work to be installed in main gallery in the spring. Don’t miss this important work from a renowned, international artist.

iconHistorical Photographs from Joliet Prison

Tues., Dec. 2, 2014–Sun., Feb. 1, 2015, Freedman Gallery (PS)

Historical photographs from Joliet Prison, Joliet, Ill., taken between 1890 and 1930, have been reprised from an exhibition that was first shown at the University Museum, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and include landscapes, interiors and intimate portraits of staff and inmates. 

Brent Green

Tues., Jan. 27–Sun., March 8, Freedman Gallery (MG)

Brent Green, self-taught filmmaker and artist, infuses a rough and raw DIY aesthetic into the art world through the use of a bizarre assortment of materials—clocks, musical instruments, and other everyday items. Fantastical narratives, sometimes based on real-life occurrences, and recurring characters pervade the films that hint at the darker and more somber sides of life.

  • Artist’s Salon – date/time TBD, home of Jaap van Liere
  • Artist’s Lecture – Thur., Jan. 29, 4-5 p.m., Klein Lecture HallEE
  • Reception – Thur., Jan. 29, 5-7 p.m.

Brendan Fernandes

Thurs., Feb. 5-Sun., April 12, Freedman Gallery (Foyer)

Kenyan-Indian-Canadian artist, Brendan Fernandes, investigates notions of authenticity and identity through the lenses of language and movement, highlighting the idea that for him “identity is in a constant state of flux.”

Winter Meet & Make #2: Printmaking AlternativesTAD 

Tues., Feb. 10, 5 p.m., Freedman Gallery

John L. Doyle: Selections from “The Great Human Race”

Tues., Feb. 10–Sun., March 8, Freedman Gallery (PS)

A selection of prints that were acquired in 2013 from John L. Doyle’s series The Great Human Race, and include the subthemes of youth, builders, warriors, cultural, and legends will be on view. The Great Human Race was Doyle’s exploration of man and race to “artistically interpret the contribution of each culture to a universal endeavor.”

  • Meet & Make, Tues., Feb. 10, 5 p.m., Freedman GalleryTAD

Kristen T. Woodward, Hunter-Gatherer 

Tues., March 24–Sun., April 26, Freedman Gallery (MG)

Hunter-Gatherer, new work started during Woodward’s fall 2013 sabbatical, explores intuitive and symbolic predator-prey relationships. Throughout the exhibit found objects and decoys are used alongside more traditional encaustic paintings, as animals, fruits and figures intermingle with ancient weapons and technological wonders.

  • Artist’s Lecture – Thur., March 26, 4-5 p.m., Klein Lecture HallEE
  • Reception – Thur., March 26, 5-7 p.m.

Revolutions Per Minute

Tues., March 24–Sun., April 26, Freedman Gallery (PS)

In 1982 Jeff Gordon of Greene Street Recording Studio in SoHo, New York, collaborated with Ronald Feldman Fine Arts to commission the gallery’s artists to create sound recordings. The resulting records and their accompanying album cover art was shown in an exhibition at the gallery and was subsequently shown later that year at Documenta in Kassel, Germany, and the Tate Gallery in London. The prints from the album covers are in the Freedman Gallery’s Collection, which will be on display in addition to the original sound recordings. Visitors will be able to hear these recordings via listening stations in the gallery. This exhibition coincides with the anniversary of WXAC 91.3 FM, Albright College’s radio station, and offers viewers a more conceptual approach to music.

  • Meet & Make, Tues., April 7, 5 p.m. TAD

Spring Meet & Make #3: Vinyl Records RepurposedTAD 

Tues., April 7, 5 p.m., Freedman Gallery

25 Artful Music Videos, a Curated Playlist

Thur., April 16-Sun., June 28, Freedman Gallery (Foyer)

CFA Director David Tanner offers a selection of 25 of the most artful music videos along with commentary from faculty and students related to the history of the music video art form.
Annual Juried Student Exhibition

May 5–May 14, Freedman Gallery

This annual exhibition includes a round up of work by Albright College students made over the past year. Annual prizes and awards are given in four categories during a special reception. Juror: Lydia Panas

  • Submissions – Sat. & Sun., April 25-26, 1-4 p.m.; Mon., April 27, by advance appointment only; Tues., April 28, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Award Ceremony & Reception – Thur., May 7, 5-7 p.m. TAD

Lydia Panas


Sat., May 23–June 28, Freedman Gallery (MG)

Primarily focused on portraiture, Lydia Panas’s photographs palpably convey the tensions and interactions among her subjects. The exhibition includes a relatively recent body of abstract portraiture, devoid of the human figure and yet a portrait nonetheless as both nonfigurative presence and corporeal absence permeate each image.

  • Reception – Sat., May 23, 5-7 p.m.
  • Meet & Make – Sun., June 21, 2 p.m.

The Body in Motion


Freedman Kids Camp 2015* 

June 22-26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., brown bag lunch, Freedman Gallery & Schumo Center, $150/$180 full-day by June 1/after, $75/$85 half-day morning (9-11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (12:30-3 p.m.) by June 1/after, family discount – take $30 off each full-day registration when you sign up siblings

From Leonardo da Vinci to Edward Muybridge, artists through time have been fascinated by the human figure in art. Learning traditional and non-traditional techniques, campers explore the diversity of human anatomy from compositional sketching to claymation and stop-motion animation. Design a fashion accessory, practice yoga and learn a dance move or two. Mornings focus on hands-on art projects with afternoons devoted to play time and physical activities that get you moving! Work side by side with local teaching artists and get your groove on with the Body in Motion!

Summer Meet & Make #4: Over Exposure, Exploring Forms of Photography


Sun., June 21, 2 p.m., Freedman Gallery

Exhibitions are funded in part by the Silverweed Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the arts.