Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
September 19, 2020 – January 24, 2021

Untitled  47.5″ x 34″  Oil on canvas  1958

In the fall of 2020 Woodmere Art Museum will present an exhibition featuring the artists associated with Group ’55 and mid-century abstract painting in Philadelphia.  A concurrent installation will feature the later, large scale, immersive paintings of Sam Feinstein, a founder and President of the group.

In 1955, Philadelphia painters, architects, musicians, and dancers organized a series of exhibitions and public forums across the city, presenting their work as a catalyst for vigorous public dialogue about the role of art and science in the postwar era.  Group ’55, as they came to be known, included architect Louis Kahn, composer George Rochberg, and artists Quita Brodhead, Michael Ciliberti, Sam Feinstein, Sam Fried, Sanford Greenberg, Raymond Hendler, Jane Piper, and Doris Staffel.  

Group ’55 and Midcentury Modernism in Philadelphia will include professionally recorded sessions and historical materials never before made public. Patricia Stark Feinstein, who has overseen the important archive of the group’s work, is organizing the exhibition in collaboration with the Museum.  Barbara Wolanin, a distinguished art historian whose specialization is American modernism, will contribute the main essay for the accompanying catalogue.

Sam Feinstein and Hofmann Influence

September 28 – October 22, 2011

Carol C. Schlosberg Gallery, Harding Building
Montserrat College of Art
23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Film Screening, Hans Hofmann by Sam Feinstein, introduced by Thorpe Feidt, date tba.

Sam’s drawings and paintings from the Hofmann class plus a sampling of his later paintings.

Untitled Cat. #700 25" x 18 3/4" Charcoal c1950
Untitled Cat. #700 25″ x 18 3/4″ Charcoal c1950

Untitled Cat. #567 48" x 36" Oil on canvas Early 1950s (signed)
Untitled Cat. #567 48″ x 36″ Oil on canvas Early 1950s (signed)

Perspectives on the Provincetown Art Colony

June 4 – August 7, 2011

Cape Cod Museum of Art
60 Hope Lane
Dennis, MA 02638

Thursday, July 7th 6 pm Deborah Forman gallery talk and book signing

Five of Sam Feinstein’s paintings are reproduced in Forman’s book Perspectives on the Provincetown Art Colony.  One portion of text is titled “Sam Feinstein’s nature.
summertimeSummertime 53” x 44” acrylic by Sam is included in the exhibition (p 157 of monograph)