Posted by: groundsforsculpture | October 25, 2011

Volunteers’ and Members’ Trip to Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art

photo by J. Kendall

By Elizabeth Berkowitz, Coordinator of Volunteer ServicesThe Education Department of Grounds For Sculpture has reintroduced trips to other area art venues.  On October 6th twelve fortunate volunteers, docents, members, and a lucky staff person enjoyed a private tour of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.  Our tour guide was the director of the museum, Lisa Hanover, who spent over an hour with us, walking the beautiful campus and speaking of the sculptures as if they were her friends.  Each one has a story behind it, like the many sculptures we have here at GFS.

photo by J. Kendall

The October weather was perfect; the tour was lovely and went so fast we were hoping for more. It was great to have the tour and see things from the perspective of guests: the “leave-them-wanting-more” idea….  I will be planning a second trip to the Berman.

After our time at the Berman, we hopped back in our vehicles and meandered through the countryside to Skippack, Pa. where we chose a place for lunch and checked out some of the shops along the main street.  We had some ups and downs on the trip (the countryside was hilly), but all in all it was a wonderful day spent with friends old and new.
If you are sorry you missed this trip, not to worry, there are still spots available on the bus for the November 10th trip to Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum.  The $60.00 fee covers the bus and entrance to the museum. While there, lunch is on your own.

photo by J. Kendall

Just think: a trip to Baltimore without the hassle of driving, parking and filling your gas tank!  To make reservations call Elizabeth Berkowitz at 609-586-1182.

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