Exhibitions

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In one section of a white-walled gallery, six people with their backs to the camera examine several colorful artworks.

AAMP presents Vision & Spirit: African American Art

Quintessential American stories on loan from Bank of America

A spectacular collection of work is on display at AAMP, including Gordon Parks, Faith Ringgold, and Carrie Mae Weems, thanks to an exhibition loan from Bank of America. Hanae Mason reviews.
Hanae Mason

Hanae Mason

Reviews 5 minute read
PAFA gallery view showing three almost life-sized, full-body portraits of women, mounted on a rust-covered wall.

PAFA presents Making American Artists: Stories from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1776-1976

Then and now, a center for contemporary art

What makes art American? PAFA explores this question in a major exhibition that spans 200 of our artistic years, debuting at home before a national tour. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 5 minute read
Painting of a man & woman in luxuriously draped garments. The man sits at a table and the woman looks longingly out a window

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.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
Above, an unhappy woman kneels with two barely clad children; below, 3 tortured gray starved corpses in a hole in the ground

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.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
Seen from behind, Mattison looks at her large-scale work of lifelike coral ceramic pieces mounted on the wall as if swirling

Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art

The wilds beyond Pyle and the Wyeths

A new exhibition from four artists at Brandywine River Museum balances artistry and polemics, merging the nature of the artist with the art of nature. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
A dim field of blossoms, the sun behind the horizon tinting the sky orange.

Arthur Ross Gallery presents John E. Dowell: Paths to Freedom

Feeling is believing

John E. Dowell's exhibit photographs and soundscapes cotton fields at night, conjuring the spirits of his enslaved ancestors. Pamela E. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
30 lenses of various sizes, resembling bubbles, grouped together in front of a museum window, inviting a look through them

The Delaware Contemporary presents Through a Glass, Darkly

Stop taking glass for granted

This wandering, wide-ranging exhibition at the Delaware Contemporary is a rare extravaganza of diverse works all in one medium: glass. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
A photo taken from behind of a woman with dark skin and turquoise-tipped hair facing a door too narrow for her wheelchair

TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image presents If We Never Get Better

New attitudes through art

TILT mounts its largest exhibition of the last two years with If We Never Get Better, a group show of queer and/or trans artists of color who focus on healthcare, collective grief, disability, and healing. Gary Day reviews.
Gary L. Day

Gary L. Day

Reviews 3 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 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 the city's residents. Christina Anthony profiles.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

Profiles 2 minute read