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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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Events Schedule

Freedman Gallery, Albright College  16/17 Exhibition Schedule

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

Brian GlazeBrian GlazeBrian Glaze, Implements
Aug. 30–Dec. 17, Freedman Gallery (MG)
New sculpture professor Brian Glaze will share a selection of his work in the Main Gallery and Foyer. This body of work stems from past and present themes concerning consumerism, technology and manufacturing. With these fleeting technologies, his work presents new meaning to found objects through viewer interaction and participation. 

  • Sneak Peek for Freshmen: See Art, Make Art, Fri., Aug. 26, 9-11 p.m.
  • Lecture, Thur., Sept. 1, 4 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall EE
  • Reception, Thur., Sept. 1, 5-7 p.m.

Brian Glaze, Television
Aug. 30–Oct. 14, Freedman Gallery (Foyer)

The Freedman at 40, the Mural Project
Aug. 30–Oct. 14, Freedman Gallery (PS)
Artist, educator and alumna Brandy O’Neill ’13 will create a temporary mural in the project space to kick off a year-long celebration to honor the Freedman Gallery’s 40th anniversary. An outline for the mural will be on display at the opening reception for Brian Glaze on Sept. 1. O’Neill will work with Albright students and other interested volunteer groups to add details and elements to the mural on Aug. 25, Sept. 10 and Oct. 1. The final version will be unveiled at a closing reception. Come in several times to check on the progress of the project and to vote on additions to the mural. To volunteer as an assistant muralist, contact Beth Krumholz at 610-921-7776 or bkrumholz@albright.edu.

  • Closing Reception, Fri., Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m.

Reading 1974
Oct. 19–Dec. 17, Freedman Gallery (Foyer)
This documentary captures the essence of Reading, Pa., in 1974 at the height of the urban renewal era, when the centers of many mid-sized American cities were gutted and redesigned to make way for the "the future." The film captures its subject at exactly the point when what seemed unique and special about this rather old-fashioned, Pennsylvania Dutch, urban center was rapidly disappearing. This 16mm portrait was the first film to receive a production grant from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and was shown at film venues and festivals throughout the country, including the Museum of Modern Art’s "What's Happening" series. As the years have passed, the filmmakers have observed it evolve into both a fascinating 1970's time capsule and a poignant cinematic elegy.

  • Reception, Tues., Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m.
  • Screening & Panel, Tues., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall EE

Black is Beautiful
Oct. 25–Dec. 17, Freedman Gallery (PS)
This suite of colored engravings in mixed media by artist Michel Mathonnat was inspired by the poetry of Léopold Sédar Senghor, the first president of Senegal.

  • Reception, Tues., Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m.

The Freedman at 40, a Documentary Project
Jan. 3–March 10, Freedman Gallery (Foyer)
In honor of the Freedman’s 40th anniversary, students in ARA 390 – Project Management will research, write, shoot, edit and produce a short documentary video detailing the history and significant contributions the Freedman Gallery has made toward advancing contemporary art in the local community.

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.

  • Opening Reception, Thur., March 23, 5-7 p.m.
  • Closing Reception & Auction, Fri., April 21, 7-11 p.m.

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.

  • Submissions: due TBA; download the prospectus here (coming soon)
  • Award Ceremony & Reception, Thur., May 4, 5-7 p.m.