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Close-up high-contrast black & white photo of an Indian toddler with huge eyes and plaintive expression.

The Mütter Museum presents Unhoused: Personal Stories and Public Health

Facing homelessness

The Mütter Museum displays arresting visual projects by Leah den Bok and Willie Baronet that illuminate and humanize homelessness. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
Four pale women surround one at center in a luxurious green robe; a Black child holds a burnished cup of pink roses at front.

The Delaware Art Museum presents The Rossettis

A new look at some old radicals

The Delaware Art Museum has the biggest collection of British Pre-Raphaelite artworks outside the UK, and this exhibition, which opened at Tate Britain and now lands stateside, honors the radical Rossettis. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 5 minute read
Mannequin wears the silky white short-sleeve gown, with giant complex rosettes & luxurious pleated layers on the skirt.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library presents Ann Lowe: American Couturier

Dior and Chanel’s American peer

Ann Lowe, a Black American designer, should have been as famous as the 20th-century French couturiers who are household names today. A new exhibition at Winterthur charts her remarkable sartorial journey. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 7 minute read
A substantial, dynamic yellow-eyed panther in nuanced shades of black collage, with a black bird on its back.

Woodmere Art Museum presents Barbara Bullock: Fearless Vision

A pioneering artist, activist, and teacher

Works by Philadelphia artist Barbara Bullock are dancing right off the walls at the Woodmere Art Museum in an enthralling retrospective that explores the intersection of Bullock’s studio art with her work as an educator. Emily Schilling reviews.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

Reviews 4 minute read
An 18th-century letter with ink cursive visible through the paper, directed to Trumbull in ink faded to brown.

The Rosenbach presents Succession: Why Presidential History Matters Now

A precedent for presidents

No, it’s not the hit HBO series about the backstabbing offspring of a fictional media mogul; it’s the Rosenbach’s look at the real-life succession of our own US presidents—reminders we need today. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read

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In earthy tones of brown, white & gray, a mournful, compelling scene of a river on a cloudy day & white house in the distance

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.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
Colorful, stylized painting with fanciful detail like tiny birds: Mary flanked by 2 graceful white herons & lush flowers

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.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 5 minute read
Swirls of black hair designed on a person's back, with a bra on reverse with heart-shaped, studded cups

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.
Jake Foster

Jake Foster

Previews 5 minute read
Exterior view of the huge ship on the river under a bright blue sky. An American flag flies in the foreground.

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.
Bart Stump

Bart Stump

Features 5 minute read
Exterior front view of the building’s pale, rectangular face, w/ tall symmetrical windows, pillared entrance & elegant stairs

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.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read