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Wright wears a black shirt with long white sleeves. Arms crossed, she wears a pair of sunglasses and a headband

Delaware Art Museum presents Indigenous Faces of Wilmington

Many faces, many stories

Indigenous Faces of Wilmington at Delaware Art Museum focuses on representation and explores varied expressions of Indigenous identity. Dara McBride previews.

Dara McBride

Previews 3 minute read
Small but evocative sculpture of wire and found objects. It could be a jaunty, portly humanish figure, or maybe a human heart

Jayson Musson: His History of Art and the Philadelphia Wireman are worth exploring together

Art history as human history

Jayson Musson launches His History of Art at the Fabric Workshop and Museum while the anonymous Philadelphia Wireman’s work appears at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery. Emily Brewton Schilling suggests visiting both.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

Features 6 minute read
A black & white photo of Kennedy, standing at the bottom of Winterthur’s grand curving stairway, looking admiringly upward

Winterthur Museum presents From Winterthur to the White House: Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont

How the White House became an American museum

A new Winterthur exhibition revives the historic collaboration that turned the White House into the museum it is today, thanks to the vision of Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
Graceful abstract 49-inch-high steel sculpture. Lines tipped by small balls arch in many directions from a rectangular frame

The Delaware Art Museum presents Stan Smokler: Steel in Flux

A galvanizing show

Sculptor Stan Smokler, who has worked in Chester County for more than 20 years, comes to the Delaware Art Museum with Steel in Flux, whose found-object abstractions are almost impossible not to touch. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 3 minute read
Fine-lined black-and-white print of a close-up view of an amaryllis flower, resembling a lily.

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.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
A view of the gallery: bright white room with windows and plants on a center table. Dozens of news clippings on the wall.

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.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
Phillips records audio by a body of streaming water, standing on a bed of rocks, daylight cascading over the area.

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.
Aja Beech

Aja Beech

Previews 3 minute read

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On an ornate, unnerving yellow wallpaper design of looping lines hang 6 pairs of black & white 1880s portrait photos of women

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Reviews 5 minute read
A view of the show: abstract paintings up to about 6 feet long on white walls, and a dark, shiny wooden floor below.

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.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
A crochet pretzel sits in a hexagonal gold frame, with a bed of colorful threads underneath the frame

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.
Olivia J. B. Baxter

Olivia J. B. Baxter

Previews 3 minute read