The Delaware Art Museum presents Collecting and Connecting: Recent Acquisitions 2010-2020
How does a museum add to its collection? And why? Delaware Art Museum’s Collecting and Connecting: Recent Acquisitions 2010-2020 has adventurous answers. Gail Obenreder reviews.
The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents ‘Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War’
An artist takes flight
The Brandywine River Museum of Art takes a high-flying look at the work of Ralston Crawford with ‘Air & Space & War.’ Gail Obenreder reviews.
Exploring the new early American galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
The stories we told ourselves in Philadelphia
The new Robert L. McNeil Jr. Galleries, showcasing art and objects from 1650 to 1850 with a focus on Philadelphia, tell a story many of us still need to hear. Camille Bacon-Smith visits.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents ‘New Grit: Art & Philly Now’
A city as a catalyst
A visit to the recently reopened Philadelphia Museum of Art reveals ‘New Grit: Art & Philly Now,’ the inaugural contemporary exhibition at the heart of it all. Pamela Forsythe reviews.
The Library Company presents 'Seeing Coal'
Beauty in blights?
Is coal an ugly pollutant to which we will soon say good riddance? Or is it a thing of lasting beauty that connects us to time and nature? 'Seeing Coal' at the Library Company inspires thoughts deeper than a coal mine. Dan Rottenberg reviews.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art opens its new Frank Gehry interior Core Project
Gehry’s egalitarian future
The long-awaited Frank Gehry interior redesign of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is finally open to the public. Does it enhance the museum’s original vision and speak to art in the 21st century? Victor Schermer considers.
The Rosenbach Museum presents ‘I Am an American!’
(Re)discovering Alice Dunbar-Nelson
‘I Am an American!,’ a new digital exhibition from the Rosenbach, explores the life, work, and passion of author, educator, and activist Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Pamela Forsythe reviews.
The Museum of the American Revolution presents ‘How Women Lost the Vote’
There’s no place like New Jersey
A new exhibition, now accessible online from the Museum of the American Revolution, explores the years when women had the right to vote in New Jersey, long before the 19th Amendment. Pamela Forsythe reviews.
MOAR presents ‘World Affairs and the Enduring American Revolution: Women’s Rights’
Democracy is never finished
Around the world and especially in the US, women are still campaigning for equality. A livestreamed panel discussion explained some little-known history and reminded us what happens when politicians try to restrict the vote. Pamela Forsythe reports.
‘The Museum of Whales You Will Never See’ by A. Kendra Greene
What do museums mean?
‘The Museum of Whales You Will Never See’ is an ethereal look at seven unusual museums in Iceland, and what they tell us about ourselves. Elisa Shoenberger reviews.