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Dowell's 'It's Just Cotton' shows the sharp pods that shred cotton pickers' hands. (Photo by John Dowell, courtesy of AAMP.)

AAMP presents John Dowell's 'Cotton: The Soft Dangerous Beauty of the Past'

The fabric of enslaved lives

The African American Museum in Philadelphia looks at cotton's history and legacy through the lens of photographer John Dowell. Pam Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

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Fink shows the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat at Philly's Blue Horizon in 1991. (Photo is a promised gift of the Tony Podesta Collection, Washington, DC, © Larry Fink.)

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Larry Fink, the Boxing Photographs

A knockout exhibition

Larry Fink’s exhibit of 80 photos at the Philadelphia Museum of Art depicts the world of boxing as a complex, layered culture rather than just a violent sport. Paul Jablow reviews.
Paul Jablow

Paul Jablow

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Louisa Drew's Playbill scrapbook on display. (Photo courtesy of the Rosenbach Museum.)

The Rosenbach Museum presents 'Of Two Minds: Creative Couples in Art and History'

Putting hearts and heads together

The Rosenbach Museum and Library's 'Of Two Minds' highlights the work of creative couples in the museum's collection. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

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"Claksdale, Mississippi police pose for a photograph as ministers from the National Council of Churches march to the local church" (1963), by Danny Lyon. (Photo © Danny Lyon, New York & Magnum Photos, New York/Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.)

Delaware Art Museum presents three exhibitions for "Wilmington 1968"

Lest we forget

The Delaware Art Museum casts an artistic eye back 50 years, through the turbulent civil rights era, with three related exhibitions. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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The first folly on Winterthur's trail is the "Needle's Eye." (Photo by Rob Cardillo Photography.)

Winterthur presents 'Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden'

Acres of whimsy

Winterthur's newest exhibition takes design into the garden, in the form of small buildings called "follies." Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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Philly-based photographer Zoe Strauss's 'South Philly (Mattress Flip Front)' (2001, negative; 2003, print). (Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.)

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents 'Experiments in Motion: Photographs from the Collection'

More than meets the eye

The Philadelphia Museum of Art dusts off photographs from its collection for a fascinating show focused on movement. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

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Suzanne Anker's 'Remote Sensing: Micro-Landscapes' (2013–17) began as living material. (Photo courtesy of the artist.)

Brandywine Museum of Art's 'Natural Wonders: The Sublime in Contemporary Art'

Nature plus

'Natural Wonders: The Sublime in Contemporary Art' offers art lovers in Chadds Ford something to admire and ponder. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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"Bust of Mary McLeod Bethune," (date unknown), by Selma Burke. (Photo via Woodmere Art Museum: Gift of the private collection of Charles L. Blockson, 2018.)

Woodmere Art Museum Annual: 77th Juried Exhibition

Placing us in corpus

The Woodmere Art Museum engages viewers — physically and intellectually — with pressing contemporary themes through works of artistic virtuosity. Helen Walsh reviews.
Helen Walsh

Helen Walsh

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Agnes Martin, circa 1953, before she adopted her signature style. (Photo via newmexicowomeninthearts.org.)

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents 'Agnes Martin: The Untroubled Mind'

Blank canvas

A Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition of Agnes Martin's signature style provides insight into her unique perspective. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

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Jean Renoir on the set of of' Elena and Her Men, or Paris Does Strange Things' ('Elena et les hommes'), directing a scene between Mel Ferrer (as Le Comte Henri de Chevincourt) and Ingrid Bergman (as Princess Elena Sokorowska), 1956. (Photo by Rene Burri/Magnum Photos.)

Barnes Foundation presents 'Renoir: Father and Son/Painting and Cinema'

Moving pictures

The Barnes presents a dialogue between the great French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and his second son Jean, considered the father of modern cinema. Stacia Friedman reviews.
Stacia Friedman

Stacia Friedman

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