Patricia Moss-Vreeland

TEDxSoleburySchool2015: Patricia Moss-Vreeland

A Place in Memory

Patricia Moss-Vreeland's works have been exhibited nationally at institutions including Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Her works reside in many permanent collections, including Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. After winning a national competition, Moss-Vreeland designed the Memorial Room, Holocaust Museum Houston, a permanent installation, earning the American Institute of Architects Honor Award in Design, among other international awards. Moss-Vreeland went on to create "Memory-Connections Matter" as the Millennial Art-in-Science commission for EKG, University City Science Center, Philadelphia, exploring the role of memory in how we learn and its connections to creativity. This exhibit traveled to the University of St. Thomas, with a conference, Fields of Mind, where Moss-Vreeland was the keynote speaker. These became the inspiration for her book, A Place for Memory, Where Art and Science Meet. Moss-Vreeland presented her book at the nationally known DesignPhiladelphia Festival.

She began staging collaborative public events as an extension of her artistic practice to foster community interactions on related topics to memory and our senses, memory and societal issues, fusing the arts, science, history, language,and performance. For her curated event for the Community Table at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia,Cook - Eat - Remember: A Memory Potluck, she partnered with the Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, to illuminate the numerous connections that interlace that art and science of smell, taste and memory.