Emily Brewton Schilling

Emily Brewton Schilling

BSR Contributor Since July 19, 2022

Writer Emily B. Schilling (she/her) moved back to her hometown of Philadelphia in 2022 and is happily exploring the city’s visual arts scene.

Emily B. Schilling (she/her) writes art reviews and essays with emphasis on Philadelphia-based artists and galleries, and provides editorial services for fiction and academic authors. Emily founded and runs a Philadelphia-based nonprofit, the James E. Brewton Foundation, dedicated to locating, preserving, and exhibiting artwork by her father, Jim Brewton.

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Small but evocative sculpture of wire and found objects. It could be a jaunty, portly humanish figure, or maybe a human heart

Jayson Musson: His History of Art and the Philadelphia Wireman are worth exploring together

Art history as human history

Jayson Musson launches His History of Art at the Fabric Workshop and Museum while the anonymous Philadelphia Wireman’s work appears at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery. Emily Brewton Schilling suggests visiting both.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

Features 6 minute read
A head-and-shoulders portrait of a woman with short dark hair and serious eyes, done in Modigliani’s elongated style.

The Barnes Foundation’s Modigliani Up Close will feature newly examined paintings

Expanding the Modigliani canon?

A new Barnes exhibition detailing the latest scholarship and technology in the world of Modigliani has a big surprise: four previously unverified paintings will be on the walls. Emily Schilling looks closer.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

Features 10 minute read
A minimalist wooden table & chair with striking lines & curves sits in warm-colored space with a clay mask & 2 video screens

The Fabric Workshop and Museum presents Rose B. Simpson: Dream House

“The most personal work I’ve ever done”

Internationally known mixed-media artist Rose B. Simpson adds architectural installation and video work to her wide-ranging repertoire for the first time in this special exhibition at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Emily B. Schilling visits.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

Features 4 minute read