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Woodsy view from the ground, looking far up the trunk into the multicolored autumn foliage against a blue sky.

The Museum for Art in Wood presents To Understand a Tree

Our arboreal family

A new exhibition by woodworker and interdisciplinary artist Gina Siepel at the Museum for Art in Wood asks what happens when we regard trees as “you” rather than “it.” Anndee Hochman reviews.
Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman

Reviews 5 minute read
From the waist up, a woman leans face-down on a white table, framed by the angle of one slender arm in a long white glove

Delaware Art Museum presents In Focus

Where women photographers wield intimate power

In a small gallery away from its usual bustle, Delaware Art Museum presents In Focus, a gathering of powerful works by women photographers featured from the museum collection. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 3 minute read
A person in all black attire on stage, with light hoops swirling around their arms. A DJ is behind them on elevated platform

Marie Curie's Radiant Ball at the Mütter Museum

Fancy, jazzy science

The Mütter Museum is inviting Philladelphians to put on their best scientific chic to celebrate Marie Curie’s legacy. Crystal Sparrow previews.
Crystal Sparrow

Crystal Sparrow

Previews 2 minute read
Two singers. Dressed in all black, singing on stage towards the audience.

Marian Anderson Museum presents Porgy and Bess

Preserving a legendary Philadelphia institute

The Marian Anderson Historical Society will host a performance of Porgy and Bess and looks to continue the museum’s challenging reconstruction project. An Nichols previews.
An Nichols

An Nichols

Previews 2 minute read
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
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