SEI, located in Oaks, PA, will be hosting our final chapter gathering for the fiscal year at their headquarters, where one of the world's largest private art collections is held and on display for the public. West Collection artworks are on long-term loan to SEI, the financial services firm founded 46 years ago by Al West. Al and his daughter, Paige, have spent the last 19 years collecting 3,100 compelling contemporary works by over 700 leading international artists.
The goal of the West Collection is to share challenging and inventive work of emerging artists with the SEI audience and the public. At any given time 1,500 works from the West Collection are installed at the SEI Corporate Campus in Oaks, PA and other works are displayed in rotating exhibitions at the nearby West Collection Warehouse. Artworks are also loaned to various international and local museums and universities for exhibition. In recent years loans have been made to the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Tate Modern, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, to name a few. Current projects include an exhibition series at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and an educational initiative in public schools. LINK TO THE WEST COLLECTION WEBSITE WHEN Thursday, May 16, 2019 Tour begins promptly at 11:00 AM in SEI *Conference Center, Oaks, PA (approx. 45 mins from Center City Philadelphia). Directions to SEI are below. Networking reception and luncheon to follow. There are no scheduled speakers for this event.
LOCATION SEI 1 Freedom Valley Drive Oaks, PA 19456 * Please enter in the Conference Center entrance (red SEI sign) and take an immediate left into the parking garage where there will be reserved parking spots for you. When you exit the first floor of the garage, the SEI Conference Center is directly across in Building 500. Security will also be nearby to help direct you.
COST $25.00 for lunch (for ARMA and non-ARMA members). Tour is FREE! Lunch is a gourmet salad bar with hearty grilled vegetables, grilled filet, chicken, and shrimp, homemade soup, breads and dessert.