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.
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.
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents House of Photographs
In the eye of the collector
House of Photographs is a visual treasure that wraps visitors in the collectors' point of view, ranging from a microscope to a Brooklyn sidewalk, from French gardens to Chinese arbors to outer space. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
AAMP presents Vision & Spirit: African American Art
Quintessential American stories on loan from Bank of America
A spectacular collection of work is on display at AAMP, including Gordon Parks, Faith Ringgold, and Carrie Mae Weems, thanks to an exhibition loan from Bank of America. Hanae Mason reviews.
PAFA presents Making American Artists: Stories from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1776-1976
Then and now, a center for contemporary art
What makes art American? PAFA explores this question in a major exhibition that spans 200 of our artistic years, debuting at home before a national tour. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Delaware Art Museum presents A Marriage of Arts & Crafts: Evelyn and William De Morgan
Rediscovering a Victorian power couple
Sidelined by art history, the works of Evelyn and William De Morgan, a Victorian power couple who integrated their artistic practice with social advocacy, make a stunning debut. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Woodmere Art Museum presents George Biddle: The Art of American Social Conscience
A mirror on the world
George Biddle, born into wealth and prestige in Philadelphia, made a career of traveling the world and showing it as it really was, from underrepresented figures to the ravages of war. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art
The wilds beyond Pyle and the Wyeths
A new exhibition from four artists at Brandywine River Museum balances artistry and polemics, merging the nature of the artist with the art of nature. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Arthur Ross Gallery presents John E. Dowell: Paths to Freedom
Feeling is believing
John E. Dowell's exhibit photographs and soundscapes cotton fields at night, conjuring the spirits of his enslaved ancestors. Pamela E. Forsythe reviews.