"It's a great honor, and I think it will really be a productive time for me," she said.
As sculptor-in-residence, Adams is obligated to give periodic lecture- demonstrations of her working methods. Otherwise she's free to work on her sculpture; she is preparing for a show in October at Lawrence Oliver Gallery here and another in March at Curt Marcus Gallery in New York.
Adams, who has taught sculpture at Tyler School of Art, was one of nine
artists chosen nationwide by the Guggenheim for the 1985 Exxon National Exhibition "New Horizons in American Art."
Chesterwood became a property of the national trust in 1969; the sculptor- in-residence program was established last year.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Reagan's nomination of James H. Duff, executive director of the Brandywine Conservancy and director of the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, as a member of the National Museum Services Board.
Duff succeeds Craig C. Black, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, for a term that will expire Dec. 6. The board oversees the activities of the Institute of Museum Services, which provides operating grants to museums of all disciplines.
Virginia A. Herrick of West Chester has been appointed assistant curator of the Brandywine Museum. Herrick is a graduate of the University of Kansas, and has worked previously at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka and the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. As assistant curator, she will prepare exhibitions and help to compile a catalogue of the permanent collection.
Photographer Severo Antonelli, who has lived and worked in Philadelphia and Ambler since 1921, has donated 106 prints covering about 40 years of his career to the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill.
The images, which were seen last fall at Woodmere in an Antonelli retrospective, date from the late 1920s to the 1960s. They include portraits and photographs originally made as commercial commissions.
WHYY-TV (Channel 12) will broadcast Renoir's Touch, a 30-minute film about Pierre-Auguste Renoir, on Friday, Aug. 8, at 10:30 p.m. Written and narrated by artist and critic Brian O'Doherty, Renoir's Touch explores how the artist was influenced by other French impressionists and how he, in turn, influenced his son, filmmaker Jean Renoir.
Renoir's continuing popularity among museumgoers has been confirmed by a marketing survey conducted for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where a major Renoir retrospective last fall and winter drew 515,695 visitors.
The study, conducted by Dorr Research Corp. of Boston, disclosed that visitors to the exhibition generated $8.3 million in revenue for the museum and nearly $30 million for hotels, restaurants and various other retail businesses within the Boston metropolitan area.
The survey found that more than half the visitors to the Renoir show spent at least one night in Boston, and that nearly 30,000 of them spent more than two nights.