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Shin stands before her installation "Armed," which is composed of veterans' castoff Army jackets. (Photo by Joseph Hu.)

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents 'Jean Shin: Collections'

Belonging and belongings

Philadelphia Museum of Art's 'Jean Shin: Collections' makes meaningful installations, sculpture, and video from landfill fodder. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Articles 3 minute read
Bernstein's passion and power were undeniable. (Paul de Hueck, courtesy of the Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc.)

NMAJH presents 'Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music'

Artistry and activism

The National Museum of American Jewish History's new exhibit celebrates Leonard Bernstein's centenary and goes deep on the passions of his life and work. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Articles 5 minute read
Each stamen doth some scene renew / That in our memory found a place / On each corolla we may view / The form of some familiar face. —Mary Ellen Shafer, “Hair Flowers” (from the collection of John Whitenight and John LaValley; photo by Alan Kolc.)

Mütter Museum presents 'Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work'

The fibers of our being

Just in time for Women’s History Month, the Mütter Museum curates a curious collection of Victorian hair art. Helen Walsh reviews.
Helen Walsh

Helen Walsh

Articles 4 minute read
"Sycamore Tree, Study for Pennsylvania Landscape," 1941. Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009). Ink and watercolor, 29 3/4 x 39 3/8 inches (Photo courtesy of the Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Phelps, 1964, © 2018 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society, New York.)

Delaware Art Museum presents 'Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin'

Seeing as they saw

The Delaware Art Museum looks deeply into the work of Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin, two seemingly disparate artists a century apart. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Articles 3 minute read
Willis's "Carrie in the Salon" shows artist Carrie Mae Weems and much more. (Photo courtesy of the artist.)

AAMP's 'Went Looking for Beauty: Refashioning Self,' Photographs by Deborah Willis

More than meets the eye

The African American Museum in Philadelphia's 'Went Looking for Beauty: Refashioning Self' features the woman-centered work of photographer Deborah Willis. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Articles 4 minute read

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"Down, down, down, would the fall never come to an end?" From 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,' 2017, by Charles Santore. (Collection of the artist.)

Woodmere Art Museum's 'Charles Santore: Fifty Years of Art and Storytelling'

Illustrating his own story

The Woodmere Art Museum's 'Charles Santore: Fifty Years of Art and Storytelling' shows the illustrator's careful hand, whether depicting pop-culture icons or literary ones. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Articles 4 minute read
The Library Company never seems to run out of interesting imagery for its social media accounts. (Image courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia.)

Library Company of Philadelphia's #GiltyPleasures: Sharing Special Collections Through Social Media

#CuratingCuriosity

The Library Company of Philadelphia's '#GiltyPleasures: Sharing Special Collections Through Social Media' shows their virtual offerings in real life. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Articles 4 minute read
Would you buy a used op-ed column from this man? (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikipedia.)

New York Times' Roger Cohen confronts a Trump supporter

Belly-up for Trump

Roger Cohen of the New York Times recently confronted a Trump supporter. The confrontation was less than epic. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

Editorials 4 minute read
Welcome to the space age: Videosphere Television, made for Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (1970). (Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.)

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents 'Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey'

Déjà vu all over again

The Philadelphia Museum of Art gets far out with its new exhibition 'Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey.' Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Articles 4 minute read
JODI's 'My Desktop OS X 10.4.7' (2007) replicates in video the electronic chaos of contemporary life. (Video still courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix, NYC.)

Institute of Contemporary Art presents 'Broadcasting: EAI at ICA'

Digital killed the video star

The Institute of Contemporary Art's 'Broadcasting: EAI at ICA' examines video art and the pop-cultural detritus that comes with it. Rob Buscher reviews.
Rob Buscher

Rob Buscher

Articles 4 minute read