Brandywine Museum of Art presents Andrew Wyeth: Abstract Flash
Andrew in the abstract
Andrew Wyeth is not widely known as an abstract artist, but maybe he should be. A beautifully configured exhibition at the Brandywine Museum of Art looks closer. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Brandywine Museum of Art presents Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature
A fluid early futurist
Brandywine Museum of Art presents the first major Joseph Stella exhibition in more than 30 years, proving this pioneering, imaginative modernist’s ongoing importance. Gail Obenreder reviews.
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.
Meet Camden’s Battleship New Jersey, a great summer trip for Philly-area history fans
All aboard the Big J
On the way to the shore, writer and teacher Bart Stump noticed an intriguing destination while crossing the Ben Franklin: Camden’s Battleship New Jersey, which turns a massive US warship into a public museum.
St. Joseph’s University opens its Frances M. Maguire Art Museum in the former home of the Barnes
A fitting home for artistic diversity
Like many university art collections, St. Joseph’s is an eclectic one, but it now boasts an elegant new home in the former quarters of the Barnes Foundation. Gail Obenreder visits.
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.
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.
Museum of the American Revolution presents Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia
Three generations of seeking justice
A new exhibition revealing 100 years and three generations of the Forten family in Philadelphia is a must-see. Crystal Sparrow visits.
From the chairman to the dead man’s chest: what our furniture says about us
What makes furniture art?
When is a chair more than a chair? How does furniture reveal our tastes and history? Camille Bacon-Smith asks experts at the Barnes and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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.