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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
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
Wisher, a Black woman, sings on stage w/ a mic, her head tilted and eyes closed. Instruments, players are blurred behind her

The Weekly Roundup, December 1-8

First Friday at the Barnes, healing with Theatre Exile, ¡Parranda!, and more

Yolanda Wisher & the Afroeaters pay a visit to the Barnes, a restorative healing workshop at Theatre Exile, Jingle Jawn, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
Williams and Thomas in front of a building, urban setting. Thomas laughs looking at Williams, his hand on chin, at the camera

The Weekly Roundup, November 24-December 1

Museums and streams for the holiday

AAMP, Brandywine River Museum, Penn Live Arts, and Opera Philadelphia serve up offerings for post-holiday festivities. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
A gallery view. 18th-century paintings of Absalom Jones at left & George Washington at right. They’re the same size & shape

Delaware Art Museum reimagines its permanent collection for a new era

Same art, new eyes

After years of preparation and community engagement, the Delaware Art Museum debuts a new vision for its world-class permanent collection. Gail Obenreder visits.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Features 6 minute read
A life-size illustration of a Coclé man sports real-life bright gold plates, jewelry, belt, and armband.

Penn Museum presents The Stories We Wear

Our selves, on our sleeves

At Penn Museum’s The Stories We Wear, specimens of clothing spanning thousands of years prove that humans have always been dressing for success, and our tastes have changed less than you’d think. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
A drawing of a seated woman from the waist up. She looks tense but confident. She has bushy shoulder-length purple hair.

The Delaware Art Museum presents Collecting and Connecting: Recent Acquisitions 2010-2020

Artists unite

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.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
Ralston Crawford’s 1945 ‘Plane Propeller on Tarmac. (Courtesy of the Vilcek Collection.)

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.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read