COLLEGEVILLE PA – You can have a picnic, purposely take a lawn nap, and preview photography and art exhibits too, all scheduled for tonight (Thursday, July 24, 2014) from 4-7 outside the Berman Museum at the Ursinus College campus on Main Street.
The front lawn of the museum will be filled with musical acts and vendors serving appetizers, ice cream, soft drinks, wine and beer, as well as a large number (it hopes) of picnicking families. The event is free and open to the public, according to a Wednesday reminder from the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation, of which the college is a member.
It’s being billed as the museum’s “Lazy Days of Summer Party” to mark the opening of two new exhibits: “Sleep” by New York-based photographer Michael Putnam, which features images of people around the world sleeping in public places (now you know why napping is allowed); and “77 Portraits,” introducing the human face or figure as depicted by many artists across a range of mediums and time periods.
Berman representatives said they want area residents to know they have a standing invitation to visit and view exhibits throughout the year; admission is always free. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sundays and Mondays through Aug. 25. On Aug. 26, the museum returns to its regular hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends.