Grounds for Sculpture presents Spiral Q: The Parade
Power to the people
Flooding from 2021’s Hurricane Ida destroyed most of the archive from Spiral Q’s 27-year history of community art and advocacy, but enough remains for an urgent and engaging exhibition at New Jersey’s Grounds for Sculpture. Jill Ivey reviews.
The Print Center presents Rodrigo Valenzuela: Workforce
Machines dream in a post-worker world
The Print Center presents Rodrigo Valenzuela: Workforce, a surreal mixed-media exhibition about work, industry, power, and people. Emily B. Schilling reviews.
AAMP and PAFA present Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America
The truth about the sun on America
A major joint exhibition, thanks to an unprecedented partnership between the African American Museum in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, asks whether the sun is rising or setting on American democracy. Hanae Mason reviews.
Reviews 7 minute read
Museum for Art in Wood presents The Mashrabiya Project: Seeing through Space
New windows of perception
Six international artists explore the mashrabiya, widely used throughout the Islamic world as cooling structures, or boundaries—between public and private life, men and women, women and visibility. Emily B. Schilling reviews.
Shoes, A Love Story reveals curator Jill Kearney’s special journey
Every shoe tells a story
ArtYard’s visionary founder Jill Kearney talks about her new exhibit that considers footwear as more than just a pair of shoes. Wendy Univer previews.
Previews 3 minute read
Delaware Art Museum presents Our Red Planet and Estampas de la Raza
One museum, two journeys
This spring, Delaware Art Museum boasts a pair of striking but very different exhibitions: Our Red Planet: Anna Bogatin Ott and Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Reviews 5 minute read
Woodmere Art Museum presents JUST IN: Form + Space, Near + Far
An abstraction appetizer
A tight selection of abstract artists and works make an inviting but not necessarily cohesive show in Woodmere’s JUST IN: Form + Space, Near + Far. Jake Foster reviews.
Twelve Gates Arts presents Numb Images
Undoing the visual tools of oppression
Three artists with roots in Pakistan, the Philippines, and Iran, offer reality checks on the stories we’re told in a powerful mixed-media exhibition at Twelve Gates Arts in Old City. Emily B. Schilling reviews.
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Brandywine Museum of Art presents Andrew Wyeth: Home Places
Wyeth’s most enduring legacy
This new exhibition studies the way Andrew Wyeth saw his favorite buildings, honoring the artist’s abstract work, as well as the better-known representational. Gail Obenreder reviews.
UPenn’s Arthur Ross Gallery presents At the Source: A Courbet Landscape Rediscovered
One painting, many stories
A painting by Gustave Courbet, a fascinating 19th-century French artist, was lost in a Philly basement for decades. Now it gets its due at Arthur Ross Gallery. Emily B. Schilling reviews.