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A museum display of small glass vintage chemical pigment jars, including blue, yellow & red arranged on white blocks.

The Science History Institute presents BOLD: Color from Test Tube to Textile

A colorful history

A new exhibition at the Science History Institute explores how and why we naturally colored our clothes, bodies, and environments for millennia—and what changed when we created color in a laboratory. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
B&W photo, Andrade and a younger student in classroom review large prints on a desk. Another student is at a desk behind them

(Re)FOCUS: Then and Now honors a historic 1974 Philly feminist arts festival

A citywide celebration of 50 years of impact

(Re)FOCUS connects a landmark feminist arts festival from 1974 with a new set of exhibitions and celebrations in 2024 throughout the city. Emily Schilling previews.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

Previews 2 minute read
In a nighttime gallery room next to a large window, an airy, dramatically lit large sculpture of white bamboo strips.

The Museum for Art in Wood presents FLOE: A Climate of Risk

Cold, hard fiction

If we won’t engage with the bare facts of climate change, is there another way in? Interdisciplinary artist Stephen Talasnik wonders in his FLOE: A Climate of Risk, which imagines the aftermath of an icebound shipwreck. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 4 minute read
Vintage opening-night poster with all the featured bands & Franklin’s face in front of a factory, all in orange ink.

Drexel University presents Electrified: 50 Years of Electric Factory

Reelin’ in the years

Philly live music lovers should hurry to a new special exhibition at Drexel University spotlighting the history of the Electric Factory, including iconic guitars, a Rock-Ola jukebox, and tons of memorabilia. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 6 minute read
Graceful gold-toned metal bust of a beautiful woman’s face, against a blue backdrop in the gallery.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts presents Determined to Be: The Sculpture of John Rhoden

A world at his fingertips

In 2017, PAFA became the preserver and promoter of globetrotting 20th-century American sculptor John Rhoden’s artistic legacy. Now, PAFA mounts the artist’s first comprehensive retrospective. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read

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Woman in green with lavish feather accessories leans intimately on the shoulder of another in gray & black, holding a book

The Barnes Foundation presents Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris

Queer context for the early 20th century

With radically sweet images of women and hardly a man in sight, painter Marie Laurencin constructed a world of female friendship, camaraderie, and low-key eroticism, as explored in a new exhibition at the Barnes. K.A. McFadden reviews.
K.A. McFadden

K.A. McFadden

Reviews 4 minute read
Mannequin wears the silky white short-sleeve gown, with giant complex rosettes & luxurious pleated layers on the skirt.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library presents Ann Lowe: American Couturier

Dior and Chanel’s American peer

Ann Lowe, a Black American designer, should have been as famous as the 20th-century French couturiers who are household names today. A new exhibition at Winterthur charts her remarkable sartorial journey. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 7 minute read
Yellowed original typed document with “demonstrate” written at top and location & time below in black, with peace signs.

The National Constitution Center presents its new First Amendment Gallery

The authors of democracy

The National Constitution Center’s newest permanent gallery, all about the First Amendment, brings core American freedoms to life as we continue to shape them today. Pamela J. Forsythe visits.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 6 minute read
An outside daytime view of the brown wooden train car, parked in a concrete plaza, with a stairway leading up to the car.

The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation and partners present the Hate Ends Now Cattle Car Exhibit

“Their memories are now your memories”

It's not just important that we continue to care about the Holocaust. It's imperative. That's why the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation presents the Hate Ends Now Cattle Car Exhibit in Philly. Jill Ivey visits.
Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Reviews 4 minute read
An 18th-century letter with ink cursive visible through the paper, directed to Trumbull in ink faded to brown.

The Rosenbach presents Succession: Why Presidential History Matters Now

A precedent for presidents

No, it’s not the hit HBO series about the backstabbing offspring of a fictional media mogul; it’s the Rosenbach’s look at the real-life succession of our own US presidents—reminders we need today. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read