Penn’s Ross Gallery presents From Studio to Doorstep: Associated American Artists Prints, 1934-2000
Democratizing American art
This new exhibition of diverse and notable 19th-century prints explores an important corner of American art, when a Depression-era brainstorm made buying fine art accessible to the people. Pamela Forsythe reviews.
The Print Center presents A Brand New End: Survival and its Pictures
Women’s (liberation) work
With A Brand New End: Survival and its Pictures, the Print Center takes a deep dive into a visual archive of how domestic abuse survivors and advocates support each other and work for change. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
The Academy of Natural Sciences presents The River Feeds Back
There’s something in the water
Annea Lockwood and Liz Phillips bring the Schuylkill riverbanks to the Academy of Natural Sciences. Aja Beech previews.
The Library Company of Philadelphia presents Hearing Voices: Memoirs from the Margins of Mental Health
The age of the asylum
The latest exhibition at the Library Company plumbs the real-life narratives of 19th-century insane asylums, but these institutions never disappeared—they were only reinvented. Alaina Johns reviews.
Woodmere Art Museum presents Hearing the Brush: The Painting and Poetry of Warren and Jane Rohrer
Painting with words
Warren Rohrer began to paint in his early 20s; his wife Jane didn’t publish her poetry until her 40s. But a new exhibition at Woodmere approaches the couple’s work as a lifetime of collaboration. Pamela Forsythe reviews.
City of Love: Artists Inspired by Philadelphia lights up the Neon Museum
The many perspectives of love
The new multi-medium collection features the people, things, and places that make Philly a beloved city. Olivia J. B. Baxter previews.
Leonard Pearlstein Gallery presents Lastgaspism: Art and Survival in the Age of Pandemic
Our long breathless moment
Lastgaspism, a new exhibition at Drexel’s Pearlstein gallery, explores breath and life in a time full of new fears for both. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center presents the Sakura Concert Series
Cherry blossoms and fusions of Asian and Black cultures
The Sakura Concert Series of the Shofuso Cherry Blossom Festival of Philadelphia captures the essence of spring and cross-culture. Crystal Sparrow previews.
The Delaware Art Museum presents Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection
The pursuit of beauty
Prized Tiffany Studios works, from lamps and windows to humidors and fireplaces, transport Delaware Art Museum visitors to the American brilliance of the Gilded Age. Gail Obenreder reviews.
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Waiting for Tear Gas
Eyes on uprisings
With Waiting for Tear Gas, the PMA displays more than 100 years of artists considering protest, with words and images that will resonate with many Philadelphians today. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.