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A collage-style piece in tan, orange, & blue, including brick buildings that have suitcase handles, and a wood table setting

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.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 4 minute read
Richly colored, detailed view of a garden with white pillars, a golden mountain sunset in the distance, all in stained glass

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.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
A photo by Allan Sekula taken at an outdoor protest at night. A person tips their head back in distress, a hand to their face

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.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
A fired clay jar with floral and bird designs. The designs are formed within a circle or spiral.

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.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Previews 3 minute read
Two Black dancers in reds tops, yellow leotards, looking to their left, one standing on their feet while carrying the other

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.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
Collage art centers a Black woman sitting with legs crossed, paint and found objects decorate the canvas all around her.

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.
Olivia J. B. Baxter

Olivia J. B. Baxter

Reviews 3 minute read
Carpenter is in a well lit workshop room carving details out of a wooden frame.

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.
Michelle Nugent

Michelle Nugent

Reviews 2 minute read

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August Wilson on a mural on the side of a residential home. Various folks are painted within and around Wilson in the mural.

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.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
Pop up art, features what looks like a family, a parent and a child outside of see-through wall, another person on that side

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.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
An illustration. Nine people in the frame, most facing the viewer. A grass patch with stylized buildings with windows.

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.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 6 minute read