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Gallery view of Mashrabiya #9: several diamond and rectangular-shaped wooden lattices joined to hang as one large piece.

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.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

Reviews 4 minute read
Kearney sits on a sculptured, large, mostly white boot several times her size. Other shoes rest on shelves in the gallery.

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.
Wendy Univer

Wendy Univer

Previews 3 minute read
Evocative red, pink, blue, turquoise, and black image of young Kahlo, looking down thoughtfully, wearing chunky jewelry.

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.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 5 minute read
An oval shape of complex curving and connected geometric lines in a dusty reddish-brown tone.

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.
Jake Foster

Jake Foster

Reviews 3 minute read
Rendered in charcoal, a single flailing human figure falls horizontally through white space, knees facing the viewer.

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.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

Reviews 4 minute read
Watercolor in gritty gray & brown tones: roof and chimney of an old stone house with a weathervane and birds flying overhead.

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.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 3 minute read
A detail of the painting, showing a waterfall coming from a dark cave, is reproduced in large scale right on the gallery wall

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.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

Reviews 4 minute read
Black & white photo shows the white family described in the article. There’s a high wall behind them with bushes at its base.

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.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
In one section of a white-walled gallery, six people with their backs to the camera examine several colorful artworks.

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.
Hanae Mason

Hanae Mason

Reviews 5 minute read
PAFA gallery view showing three almost life-sized, full-body portraits of women, mounted on a rust-covered wall.

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.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 5 minute read