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Exhibit view: signage about medical racism on green walls, with a tall wooden cabinet of medical specimens at right.

The Mütter Museum presents its Postmortem Project exhibition

Exhuming the past, examining the future

With its Postmortem Project exhibition, the Mütter Museum continues a fraught but necessary process to evaluate and present its collections in line with modern medical, legal, and ethical standards. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

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A gold, slender halter-style dress with a long, delicate pleated skirt and opulent beaded bodice in muted purple and blue.

Drexel University presents Modern Ritual: The Art of Mary McFadden

A “design archeologist” arrives at Drexel

Globetrotting fashion designer Mary McFadden’s archive is now housed at Drexel’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, and its first exhibition there offers a tantalizing glimpse of her world. Wendy Univer reviews.
Wendy Univer

Wendy Univer

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Painting of a white woman with coiffed brown hair & puff-sleeved golden dress with fur-lined burgundy satin wrap.

Woodmere Art Museum presents Through Her Eyes

Marking the 50th anniversary of a historic celebration of women artists

“Why have there been no great women artists?” An art critic posed the question in 1971 and Philly responded in 1974 with FOCUS, a citywide festival of women artists. Now, a new Woodmere show marks its 50th anniversary. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

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Dark-haired mother kisses the shoulder of a chubby rosy-cheeked dark-haired toddler in a white shift falling off his shoulder

Philadelphia is spending summer 2024 with Mary Cassatt

Meet the iconic Impressionist with a new exhibition and public virtual class

Philadelphia will celebrate hometown artist Mary Cassatt this summer, kicking off with a major new exhibition that was years in the making at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Camille Bacon-Smith looks closer.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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As if two surfboards side by side, a view of each side of Wind’s piece: a yellow surfboard covered in multimedia collage.

InLiquid Gallery presents The Naked Show

What does nakedness show us? What does it hide?

A new ensemble exhibit featuring 15 InLiquid Gallery members poses plenty of worthwhile
questions along with its nudes, but something is missing from the show’s promise to honor humanity’s infinite variations. Anndee Hochman reviews.
Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman

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Painting of 9 Black women in dresses around the edge of a sunflower quilt with Van Gogh beside, sunflowers all around them.

Delaware Art Museum presents There Is a Woman in Every Color: Black Women in Art

A better picture of Black women in American history

Current representations of Black women in American history are improving, and a traveling exhibition now at Delaware Art Museum is a welcome addition to the trend. An Nichols reviews.
An Nichols

An Nichols

Reviews 4 minute read
Unsettling oil painting of a skinny boy in shorts, shirt, tie & black cape pointing down toward his wooden hand-lettered sign

The Brandywine Museum of Art presents Jamie Wyeth: Unsettled

A Wyeth who casts his own shadow

A bold, chilling, and magnetic Brandywine Museum of Art exhibition disentangles Jamie Wyeth from the legacies of his father and grandfather. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 5 minute read
Puno sits in a hexagonal structure, soft with fabrics, pillows, etc., holding a large polygonal shape

Fabric Workshop and Museum presents Risa Puno: Group Hug

The gamification of care work

In her first museum solo exhibition, Risa Puno creates a multimedia installation that gamifies care work while thoughtfully weaving in details about her cultural identity, personal history, and family dynamics. Alicia Link previews.
Alicia Link

Alicia Link

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Informal black & white daytime photo of Brodovitch walking across dozens of photos laid flat on the office floor.

The Barnes Foundation presents Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me

Surprising the eye

Twentieth-century designer and photographer Alexey Brodovitch revolutionized more than one field of visual arts, but he’s best known for his stint as art director at Harper’s Bazaar. His first major US exhibition, now at the Barnes, covers his entire career. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
Colorful view with hundreds of tulips, clouds of hanging purple flowers, reflecting water & a trees full of pink blossoms.

PHS presents the 2024 Philadelphia Flower Show: United By Flowers

Your guide to attending the Flower Show on a budget, and supporting Philly gardens year-round

The Flower Show is here through Sunday, March 10! An Nichols has your guide to entry on a budget, plus suggestions for connecting with Philly gardens year-round, and Alaina Johns has a look at this year’s show.
An Nichols Alaina Johns

An Nicholsand Alaina Johns

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