The African American Museum in Philadelphia presents Derrick Adams: Sanctuary
Know before you go
Derrick Adams: Sanctuary, now on view at AAMP, is inspired by the Green Book travel guide that helped Black motorists plan their trips in the Jim Crow era. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
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.
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.
The Barnes presents Water, Wind, Breath: Southwest Native Art in Community
Historic pieces, modern practices, and the healing power of art
The Barnes Foundation's newest exhibit will feature historic and contemporary Southwest Native art and explore the healing power of the arts and living traditions. Melissa Strong previews.
The Weekly Roundup, January 26-February 2
Books, ballet, and neon lights
Blue Stoop hosts a pair of writerly conversations with two new novels, a contemporary neon art exhibit opens in Philly and West Chester, and the past and future of Black dancers are on stage. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
The African American Museum in Philadelphia presents Portals + Revelations: Richard J. Watson Beyond Realities
Moving through time and space in Black America
AAMP brings us a collection of naturalistic and abstract representations of Black history through illustrations, found objects, collages, and more by artist-in-residence Richard J. Watson. Olivia J. B. Baxter reviews.
The James A. Michener Art Museum and Miriam Carpenter present Shaping the Ethereal
Unveiling the hidden complexities around us
Miriam Carpenter’s latest exhibit featuring her sculpture, furniture, prints, and drawings takes a deep look at the importance of technique and labor of art as well as the art itself. Michelle Nugent reviews.
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The Weekly Roundup, January 5-12
Virtual museum tours and the art of doing nothing
A handful of virtual museum tours in the city are featured in this week’s roundup—the first of the new year. Kyle V. Hiller also considers the art of doing nothing.
The Rosenbach presents Medium and Message: The Book Art of Colette Fu and Lothar Meggendorfer
Miniature worlds made of paper
The new exhibit opens visitors up to the world of moveable books from two different time periods: the 19th century and today. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
Woodmere Art Museum presents Body Language: The Art of Larry Day
Remembering the dean of Philadelphia painting
Woodmere Art Museum examines the impact on American art by Philadelphia painter Larry Day in this new exhibit. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.