The Delaware Art Museum and Aesthetic Dynamics, Inc. present Afro-American Images 1971: The Vision of Percy Ricks
Fifty years later: Still an essential vision
The Delaware Art Museum teams with Aesthetic Dynamics, Inc. to address a 50-year-old injustice with a reimagining of a historic moment in American art. Vena Jefferson reviews.
11th Hour Theatre Company and Prima Theatre present SOON
How soon is now?
In SOON, Nick Blaemire’s new musical, there’s a major climate event on the horizon … so it’s pretty tempting to just stay home and hide out with the 24-hour news cycle. Jill Ivey reviews.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror
Explore, perceive, repeat
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, in a special companion retrospective with the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, explores the circle Jasper Johns creates between artist and viewer. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
The Museum of the American Revolution presents Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War
Glory, grit, and agony
The Museum of the American Revolution presents the first major exhibition of original paintings by Don Troiani, America’s foremost historical military artist. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Koresh Dance Company celebrates its 30th anniversary with TikVAH
An opening for hope
Koresh Dance Company looks to the past and the future in world premiere TikVAH, establishing itself as a Philadelphia treasure. Melissa Strong reviews.
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus presents Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton
Still astounding, and still astoundingly good
Hamilton’s long-awaited 2021 Philly run rocks the Academy of Music. Gail Obenreder reviews.
The 2021 Philadelphia Film Festival presents Belfast, Finding Cousteau, and Storm Lake
Back in person at the Philadelphia Film Festival
After an all-digital event last year, the Philadelphia Film Festival is back in theaters through October 31 with a series of notable new releases, including Belfast, Finding Cousteau, and Storm Lake. Stephen Silver reviews.
The Library Company presents Imperfect History
To see what we’re missing
For the 50th anniversary of its graphic arts collection, the Library Company looks beyond the images themselves to highlight what is missing—and why. Anndee Hochman reviews.
The Philadelphia Ballet presents The Spark
A new start at the Garage
Following a surprising rebrand, the Philadelphia Ballet’s season opener at the Performance Garage is everything fans expect from the company. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Richard Benson: The World Is Smarter Than You Are
Pursuing the perfect print
Few people know that master printmaker Richard Benson also had an exquisite body of work as a photographer. The Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates every facet of the artist in a new exhibition. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.