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‘MaID’ by Zanele Muholi. (Image courtesy of PPAC.)

PAFA and PPAC present the Women’s Mobile Museum

Portraits in other colors

Zanele Muholi and the Women’s Mobile Museum showcase local and international women photographers at PAFA. Jessica Rizzo reviews.
Jessica Rizzo

Jessica Rizzo

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Illuminating nuns: Needlework in progress for Suzanne Bocanegra’s ‘Dialogue of the Carmelites’ pieces. (Photo by Carlos Avendaño.)

The Fabric Workshop and Museum presents Suzanne Bocanegra’s ‘Poorly Watched Girls’

Women in jeopardy, across the century

What do a Texas summer retreat, Judy Garland’s wardrobe test, a convent postulants’ guide, and a 1960s ballet have in common? Suzanne Bocanegra finds the common threads. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

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A photo through a painter’s eyes: Winslow Homer’s ‘Cliff at Prout’s Neck,’ c. 1883-87, albumen silver print, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. Gift of the Homer Family.

The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents ‘Winslow Homer: Photography and the Art of Painting’

On looking into Winslow Homer

A new exhibition featuring one of America’s favorite artists offers fresh perspective with the advent of photography. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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There’s more to Matthew Trueman’s book cover image than meets the eye in print. (Image courtesy of the Brandywine River Museum of Art.)

The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents ‘Holidays & Snowdays’

A storybook holiday

'Holidays & Snowdays,' the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s enchanting display of illustrations from three recent children’s books, outshines the museum’s stodgier offering currently on loan. Helen Walsh reviews.
Helen Walsh

Helen Walsh

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“Miss G. Townsend” Fashion Doll, 1870s, France. (Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.)

Philadelphia Museum of Art’s 'Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal'

"The germ of womanhood"

The Philadelphia Museum of Art's Little Ladies exhibition pairs Victorian girls' dolls and their intricate garments with Victorian girls' rules. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

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“Phonosuper” SK 4 Phonograph and Radio (1956), by Dieter Rams and Hans Gugelot. (On loan from Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt; photo by Sebastian Struch.)

Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Dieter Rams: Principled Design

Design so good, you might not notice

The Philadelphia Museum of Art's 'Dieter Rams: Principled Design' examines Rams's subtle skill of making everyday objects tell you how they work. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

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Frederick believes Bodichon's eerie watercolor 'A Hooded Procession' (undated) depicts a Druidic ceremony. (Photo courtesy of the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.)

Delaware Art Museum's Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

One of the cracked people

The Delaware Art Museum looks at Barbara Bodichon: painter, activist, and forgotten pioneer. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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Berthe Morisot, 'Woman at Her Toilette' (1875–1880). Oil on canvas. The Art Institute of Chicago, Inv. no. 1924.127. (Photo courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago/Art Resource, NY.)

Barnes Foundation presents 'Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist'

Impressionism's overlooked founder

Berthe Morisot was one of the founders of Impressionism, so why isn't she a household name? The Barnes Foundation tries to correct that slight. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

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Roberto Capucci's 'Fumo Evening Dress' makes the wearer appear to be rising from a cloud of smoke. (Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.)

Philadelphia Museum of Art's Fabulous Fashion: From Dior's New Look to Now

PMA raids its closet

The Philadelphia Museum of Art goes closet shopping in its latest fashionable exhibition. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

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"Rube Goldberg's Inventions," United States Postal Service stamp (included on sheet of "Comic Classics" stamps), date unknown.  (Artwork Copyright ©Rube Goldberg Inc. All  Rights  Reserved. RUBE GOLDBERG® is a registered trademark of Rube Goldberg Inc. All materials used with permission. RubeGoldberg.com.)

NMAJH presents 'The Art of Rube Goldberg'

The man behind the machines

The National Museum of American Jewish History dedicates an exhibition to the artist whose name became an adjective: Rube Goldberg. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

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