Fabric Workshop and Museum presents Sonic Presence (or Absence): Sound in Contemporary Art
Fabric Workshop and Museum combines visual and audio elements for its latest show, but this installation fails visitors who want to pay sustained attention to the work. Aaron Pond reviews.
Previewing a summer of LGBTQ+ Pride art exhibitions
Pride events happening in Philly in June through summer 2023
Jake Foster rounds up eight LGBTQ+ art exhibitions on view this Pride Month from the Clay Studio, Mural Arts, William Way LGBT Center, and more.
University of Pennsylvania presents Minerva Parker Nichols: The Search for a Forgotten Architect
Reconstructing a Legacy
Minerva Parker Nichols was the first US woman to have her own architectural practice. Then she almost disappeared from history. A new exhibition helps to restore her legacy. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
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.
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.
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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.
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.