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The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, November 30-December 6, 2022
Holiday festivities, interdisciplinary audio-visual arts, and This Is the Week That Is
December kicks off with plenty of holiday cheer—perfect if you celebrate. And there’s plenty for those who don’t. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Art Alliance at UArts presents New Typologies
Our convulsive moment
This interdisciplinary mosaic of work by David Hartt, James Hoff, and Kahlil Robert Irving challenges, interrogates, and transforms visitors at the Art Alliance galleries at UArts. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Gustav Holst’s The Planets
A trip through the solar system
The Philadelphia Orchestra summoned the majesty of Gustav Holst’s The Planets, while remembering the legacy of a departed friend. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
People’s Light presents Jennifer Childs and Alex Bechtel’s Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Panto
A land where everything is possible
Alice in Wonderland, the jubilant new holiday panto by Jennifer Childs and Alex Bechtel, engages both our children and our inner child. Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer reviews.
Lantern Theater Company presents Marco Ramirez’s The Royale
An emotional punch
Now onstage at the Lantern, The Royale tells the true story of Jack Johnson, who defied Jim Crow laws with his historic boxing career. Gary Day reviews.
Delaware Art Museum presents A Marriage of Arts & Crafts: Evelyn and William De Morgan
Rediscovering a Victorian power couple
Sidelined by art history, the works of Evelyn and William De Morgan, a Victorian power couple who integrated their artistic practice with social advocacy, make a stunning debut. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Woodmere Art Museum presents George Biddle: The Art of American Social Conscience
A mirror on the world
George Biddle, born into wealth and prestige in Philadelphia, made a career of traveling the world and showing it as it really was, from underrepresented figures to the ravages of war. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, November 16-22, 2022
cinéSPEAK, River Devil II, and a Pre-Fost Bloom
Philly-made films, writing with Blue Stoop, a new vast exhibit at the Penn Museum, and a new quartet hits the scene this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Science and Survival at the Science History Institute
Preserving more than just pioneering science
The outdoor exhibition from the Science History Institute presents the story of Georg and Max Bredig, their scientific accomplishments, and their escape from Nazi Germany. Gary Day previews.
Penn Live Arts presents Terence Blanchard and Andrew F. Scott’s Gordon Parks: An Empathetic Lens
A vision in sound
Gordon Parks: An Empathetic Lens uses music and images to celebrate a legendary artist. Melissa Strong reviews.