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Freedman Gallery
13th & Bern Streets
Reading, PA  19612

Main Office:  (610) 921-7715
Box Office:  (610) 921-7547
Gallery:  (610) 921-7541


Freedman Gallery Hours:
Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
and Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, holidays, breaks (see College calendar) and summer.

Admission to the Freedman Gallery is always FREE!

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About the Gallery

The Freedman Gallery hosts approximately ten exhibitions each year with shows rotating in the main gallery and project space.  The gallery’s mission calls for a focus on “contemporary, living, American artists.”  Exhibitions are typically organized by the gallery’s curator and may include works from our collection, loans from private collectors, galleries, and museums, or loans and installations that come directly from artists.

Our curator regularly conducts research on emerging artists, makes studio visits to New York City and other major metropolitan areas, and attends important national and international festivals and biennales in order to bring to Albright some of the best work in all media: painting, ceramic, glass, wood, and metal sculpture, textiles, photography, printmaking and new media (digital/video arts).  Additionally, the work of students is featured in the Annual Juried Student Show at the end of each spring semester, while the work of important local and regional artists is highlighted over the summer (May to June). 

Images of exhibitions and preview PDFs for catalogs can be found on other pages of this site.  Under the “collections” bar you can also find a link that connects you to ArtStor, where you can view digital images and information about artworks in our permanent collection. 

Admission to the Freedman Gallery is always FREE.  We are happy to add your contact information to our database so you can stay informed about upcoming events.  Plus, you can choose the level of email and postal correspondence you’d like to receive from us.  This is a great way to be reminded of exciting openings and special lectures by artists and curators.  Although our primary focus is the college campus, we also serve the community by hosting a variety of free tours and activities for groups, families, children and schools.  See the “education” section for details about these programs or contact our curator of education.

Besides visiting the gallery, we employ students as gallery attendants and use student volunteers from the art education and arts administration programs to assist us with developing and implementing programs from exhibition research and installation to weekly experimental art labs and summer camps for children.  Interested students should contact our curator and curator of education.