Woodmere Art Museum


Housed in a 19th-century stone mansion on six acres in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood, Woodmere Art Museum is dedicated to the art and artists of Philadelphia. The building and grounds, together with the core of the collection, are the gifts of Charles Knox Smith (1845–1916), who purchased the estate in 1898 with the intent of transforming it into a showcase for his collection. Smith opened Woodmere’s doors to the public in 1910. Woodmere continues to honor Smith’s vision to bring art and nature together through their more than 8,000 works of art, and nine galleries offering exhibitions and public programs.