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Leonard Pearlstein Gallery presents Lastgaspism: Art and Survival in the Age of Pandemic

Our long breathless moment

Lastgaspism, a new exhibition at Drexel’s Pearlstein gallery, explores breath and life in a time full of new fears for both. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
An 8-piece band made up of Black and Asian performers, colorfully dressed, pose for a casual group photo outdoors.

Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center presents the Sakura Concert Series

Cherry blossoms and fusions of Asian and Black cultures

The Sakura Concert Series of the Shofuso Cherry Blossom Festival of Philadelphia captures the essence of spring and cross-culture. Crystal Sparrow previews.
Crystal Sparrow

Crystal Sparrow

Previews 3 minute read
Richly colored, detailed view of a garden with white pillars, a golden mountain sunset in the distance, all in stained glass

The Delaware Art Museum presents Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

The pursuit of beauty

Prized Tiffany Studios works, from lamps and windows to humidors and fireplaces, transport Delaware Art Museum visitors to the American brilliance of the Gilded Age. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
A photo by Allan Sekula taken at an outdoor protest at night. A person tips their head back in distress, a hand to their face

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Waiting for Tear Gas

Eyes on uprisings

With Waiting for Tear Gas, the PMA displays more than 100 years of artists considering protest, with words and images that will resonate with many Philadelphians today. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
A view of the PMA installation of Tanya Goel’s Index 2015/2020. Strips of faint blue on the wall rise taller than a person

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Fault Lines: Contemporary Abstraction by Artists from South Asia

Drawing from experience

This exhibition of spare yet complex, intimate, and nuanced works by South Asian artists explores disappearing traditions, language, loss, and a world of boundaries. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 6 minute read
A monitor in an abandoned room shows a video still of twins, the image distorted to look like water and double exposure.

The POOL: A Social History of Segregation exhibit emerges from adversity

Taking a deeper sort of dive

POOL: A Social History of Segregation, an exhibit at the Fairmount Water Works, opens next week after having been delayed by flooding from Hurricane Ida. Anndee Hochman previews.
Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman

Previews 3 minute read
An oil painting—a Black man lies on grass, wearing a blue spaghetti strap dress, head leaning on a large pile of grapes

The Weekly Roundup, March 9-16

Celebrating Lloyd Price, the Print Center’s 96th International Competition, and Quiet Boy

The Print Center closes its international solo exhibit, Personality from People’s Light honors an unsung leader in music, and Elizabeth Bergeland illustrates the male body in a different light. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 5 minute read
A solemn black-and-white oval image of Still, wearing a tuxedo. His signature appears at the bottom of the framing paper.

Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection presents The Quest for Freedom and Dignity: Celebrating William Still and Harriet Tubman

Liberty’s collaborators

A special exhibition at Temple University’s Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection celebrates the 200th birthdays of Harriet Tubman and Philadelphia abolitionist William Still. Pamela J. Forsythe visits.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 4 minute read
A fired clay jar with floral and bird designs. The designs are formed within a circle or spiral.

The Barnes presents Water, Wind, Breath: Southwest Native Art in Community

Historic pieces, modern practices, and the healing power of art

The Barnes Foundation's newest exhibit will feature historic and contemporary Southwest Native art and explore the healing power of the arts and living traditions. Melissa Strong previews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Previews 3 minute read
Pies, Pies, Pies. An oil painting of 16 pie slices on rows of small white plates. Dramatic blue shadows show bright light.

The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Wayne Thiebaud 100

California dreaming

After flooding forced the Brandywine River Museum of Art to close for several months, it reopens with a delicious retrospective marking Wayne Thiebaud’s 100th birthday. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read