Exhibitions

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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
Two young men are in a fighting stance in front of a stage. The photo is in black and white with the title Cowboy Vs Samurai

The Weekly Roundup, February 9-16

Exploring intercultural relationships through the arts

A week to observe a variety of cultures and identities with events from Hedgerow Theatre, DVAA, National Liberty Museum and Vinyl Tap 215, Temple University, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
Blue, a Black woman, poses for a portrait. Viewed from the side, she tilts her head to the camera, her hand on her head.

The Weekly Roundup, February 2-9

Kicking off Black History Month 2022

This week’s roundup has a helping of offerings in celebration of Black History Month. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 2 minute read

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A collage of mixed media illustrates silhouetted human figures within and breaking through frames.

The Weekly Roundup, January 19-26

Campy ballet, interdisciplinary mixtapes, and casting light on the 'Invisible'

Penn Live Arts hosts a gender-bending satire ballet performance, the Muse Gallery mixes paintings with music, ArtYard opens an interdisciplinary exhibit with a wide range of perspective, and the debut of Love & Healing. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
Collage art centers a Black woman sitting with legs crossed, paint and found objects decorate the canvas all around her.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia presents Portals + Revelations: Richard J. Watson Beyond Realities

Moving through time and space in Black America

AAMP brings us a collection of naturalistic and abstract representations of Black history through illustrations, found objects, collages, and more by artist-in-residence Richard J. Watson. Olivia J. B. Baxter reviews.
Olivia J. B. Baxter

Olivia J. B. Baxter

Reviews 3 minute read