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This profile was last updated on 12/27/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

William R. Valerio

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Director and Chief Executive Offi...

Phone: (215) ***-****  
Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19118
United States

Company Description: Woodmere Art Museum offers a variety of art classes for all ages and skill levels. Our studio programs provide fun and engaging art experiences that encourage...   more

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  • Ph.D.
  • PhD
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Woodmere Art Museum » Contact Us, 27 Dec 2015 [cached]
William R. Valerio, Ph.D.
Woodmere Art Museum » Board of Trustees, 27 Dec 2015 [cached]
William Valerio, Ph.D.
It takes a creative and open ..., 29 Oct 2014 [cached]
It takes a creative and open minded museum director, and William Valerio, the director and CEO of Woodmere, is clearly that, to embrace such quirky subject matter, yet Valerio found Paone's collection to be compelling and worthy of an exhibition. I asked Valerio why he decided to exhibit, what are essentially simple dime store tin toys, in a museum that is known for having important Philadelphia artists from Charles Wilson Peale, in the age of the American Revolution, to painter Sarah McEneaney, who today is a leading figure in the city's increasingly vibrant art scene.
"We are showing the printed tin and paper objects because we consider them to be art," explained Valerio. In fact, the companies that produced many of these items, like Dennison and Avery, hired artists in the 1920s and 1930s to design these toys and ornaments for mass distribution, and somehow, he points out, that even today, the specific witches, cats, and pumpkin designs are immediately recognizable. "When imagery has this kind of lasting power-a ubiquity that is taken for granted-it is important to recognize, consider, and think," said Valerio.
The Dream at 50, 23 Nov 2015 [cached]
William Valerio, Director, Woodmere Art Museum
Woodmere Art Museum » Lectures, 3 Mar 2015 [cached]
Lecturer: William R. Valerio, Ph.D., the Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director and CEO of Woodmere Art Museum
Join Woodmeres director, William Valerio, as he discusses particular works in the exhibition Keeping It Real: Recent Acquisitions of Narrative and Realist Art. He will address the different ways the museum thinks about exhibitions and how it acquires works of art for its collection.
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