Exhibitions

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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 four newly accepted 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 9 minute read
A collage of store fronts in rowhomes, a four story stone school building, and a SEPTA trolley, with stylized colors.

Da Vinci Art Alliance presents: Reimagining Monoliths

Picturing Philly’s educational and social landscape

Philadelphia native Mike Smaczylo wants to build a different future for education and its residents. Christina Anthony profiles.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

Profiles 2 minute read
Holly Romano’s ‘Noodle Art,’ a color photo that feels like a snapshot of a child’s mealtime, described in the article.

Woodmere Art Museum presents The Photo Review Best of Show

The magic of accidents

A juried selection of photographs from under-represented artists at Woodmere Art Museum champions the creativity of older, more mercurial art forms. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 4 minute read
Will Wilson’s How the West Is Won, described in the article text. Wilson’s expression in both profiles is engaged and serious

The Delaware Art Museum presents In Conversation: Will Wilson

A new Indigenous archive

An important new exhibition of portraits by Diné photographer Will Wilson at the Delaware Art Museum is both strongly historic and strikingly contemporary. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
Wright wears a black shirt with long white sleeves. Arms crossed, she wears a pair of sunglasses and a headband

Delaware Art Museum presents Indigenous Faces of Wilmington

Many faces, many stories

Indigenous Faces of Wilmington at Delaware Art Museum focuses on representation and explores varied expressions of Indigenous identity. Dara McBride previews.

Dara McBride

Previews 3 minute read
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 black & white photo of Kennedy, standing at the bottom of Winterthur’s grand curving stairway, looking admiringly upward

Winterthur Museum presents From Winterthur to the White House: Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont

How the White House became an American museum

A new Winterthur exhibition revives the historic collaboration that turned the White House into the museum it is today, thanks to the vision of Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
Graceful abstract 49-inch-high steel sculpture. Lines tipped by small balls arch in many directions from a rectangular frame

The Delaware Art Museum presents Stan Smokler: Steel in Flux

A galvanizing show

Sculptor Stan Smokler, who has worked in Chester County for more than 20 years, comes to the Delaware Art Museum with Steel in Flux, whose found-object abstractions are almost impossible not to touch. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 3 minute read
Fine-lined black-and-white print of a close-up view of an amaryllis flower, resembling a lily.

Penn’s Ross Gallery presents From Studio to Doorstep: Associated American Artists Prints, 1934-2000

Democratizing American art

This new exhibition of diverse and notable 19th-century prints explores an important corner of American art, when a Depression-era brainstorm made buying fine art accessible to the people. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
A view of the gallery: bright white room with windows and plants on a center table. Dozens of news clippings on the wall.

The Print Center presents A Brand New End: Survival and its Pictures

Women’s (liberation) work

With A Brand New End: Survival and its Pictures, the Print Center takes a deep dive into a visual archive of how domestic abuse survivors and advocates support each other and work for change. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read