AAMP presents Vision & Spirit: African American Art
Quintessential American stories on loan from Bank of America
A spectacular collection of work is on display at AAMP, including Gordon Parks, Faith Ringgold, and Carrie Mae Weems, thanks to an exhibition loan from Bank of America. Hanae Mason reviews.
PAFA presents Making American Artists: Stories from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1776-1976
Then and now, a center for contemporary art
What makes art American? PAFA explores this question in a major exhibition that spans 200 of our artistic years, debuting at home before a national tour. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Art Alliance at UArts presents New Typologies
Our convulsive moment
This interdisciplinary mosaic of work by David Hartt, James Hoff, and Kahlil Robert Irving challenges, interrogates, and transforms visitors at the Art Alliance galleries at UArts. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Gustav Holst’s The Planets
A trip through the solar system
The Philadelphia Orchestra summoned the majesty of Gustav Holst’s The Planets, while remembering the legacy of a departed friend. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Reviews 3 minute read
People’s Light presents Jennifer Childs and Alex Bechtel’s Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Panto
A land where everything is possible
Alice in Wonderland, the jubilant new holiday panto by Jennifer Childs and Alex Bechtel, engages both our children and our inner child. Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer reviews.
Lantern Theater Company presents Marco Ramirez’s The Royale
An emotional punch
Now onstage at the Lantern, The Royale tells the true story of Jack Johnson, who defied Jim Crow laws with his historic boxing career. Gary Day reviews.
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Delaware Art Museum presents A Marriage of Arts & Crafts: Evelyn and William De Morgan
Rediscovering a Victorian power couple
Sidelined by art history, the works of Evelyn and William De Morgan, a Victorian power couple who integrated their artistic practice with social advocacy, make a stunning debut. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Woodmere Art Museum presents George Biddle: The Art of American Social Conscience
A mirror on the world
George Biddle, born into wealth and prestige in Philadelphia, made a career of traveling the world and showing it as it really was, from underrepresented figures to the ravages of war. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
Penn Live Arts presents Terence Blanchard and Andrew F. Scott’s Gordon Parks: An Empathetic Lens
A vision in sound
Gordon Parks: An Empathetic Lens uses music and images to celebrate a legendary artist. Melissa Strong reviews.
The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival presents Karaoke, A Radiant Girl, and America
PJFF celebrates 42 years
The 2022 Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival celebrates 42 years with screenings at the Weitzman and other venues November 12 through 19. Stephen Silver reviews three picks.
Reviews 3 minute read