Exhibitions

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Large rectangular photo of a much-used blackboard covered with abstract-seeming swirls, shapes & numbers in colored chalk.

UArts presents Dan Levenson: SKZ Monochrome Classrooms and L’école at the Philadelphia Art Alliance

Schools of imagination and memory

Kicking off the academic year with two uplifting shows about how we communicate, learn, and teach, the Philadelphia Art Alliance at UArts welcomes SKZ Monochrome Classrooms and L’école. Emily B. Schilling reviews.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

Reviews 4 minute read
A black & white photo of McClintock outdoors in middle age, placing paper bags on corn blossoms in a cornfield.

American Philosophical Society presents Pursuit & Persistence: 300 Years of Women in Science

Defying bias

For centuries, science was not an acceptable pursuit for women. But as a new exhibition at the American Philosophical Society shows, these groundbreaking scientists didn’t get the memo. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
Seen through Maravilla’s multimedia sculpture, Ken Lum’s text art is mounted large on the gallery wall.

Arthur Ross Gallery presents Songs for Ritual and Remembrance

How do we remember?

At UPenn’s Arthur Ross Gallery, four artists consider what shared memory signifies for marginalized peoples, and how they preserve it. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
Portrait of Gbadebo, materials in front are out of focus, she’s in the middle looking to camera, resting her head on her hand

Ancestral memory in materials and art with Adebunmi Gbadebo

Remembering from the root

Interdisciplinary artist Adebunmi Gbadebo speaks on her new exhibit that cultivates materials and arts in the pursuit of remembering and preservation. Robert Margolis profiles.

Robert Margolis

Profiles 3 minute read
2 floating life-size astronauts in suits with colorful graphic patterns on them and shiny round black helmets.

Fabric Workshop and Museum presents Sonic Presence (or Absence): Sound in Contemporary Art

Secondary sounds

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.
Aaron Pond

Aaron Pond

Reviews 4 minute read
Swirls of black hair designed on a person's back, with a bra on reverse with heart-shaped, studded cups

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.
Jake Foster

Jake Foster

Previews 5 minute read
Black & white photo of a gracious five-story city building with a stone front, arches and bay windows.

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.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
A riot of Spiral Q works, including slogans like queerness is infinite, housing is a human right, & stop killing us, on fists

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.
Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Reviews 3 minute read
On a battered field of gray rectangles, weird white mechanical-looking structures of hard-to-identify parts stand and float.

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.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

Reviews 3 minute read
View of Belle’s large video-projection piece, showing a silhouetted person watching a colorful sunset/sunrise over the sea

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.
Hanae Mason

Hanae Mason

Reviews 7 minute read