Visual art

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In profile, a chunky sculpture in beige tones of a nonplussed woman holding a baby with a man’s face in her large hands

The Clay Studio presents Figuring Space

An American self-portrait

A new sculpture exhibition at the Clay Studio features diverse artists from across the country whose figurative works demand a deeper look. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
Gallery view: gray floor, a brick column, an orange wall, goofy blue ducks, a bright flower-vase still-life, a collage & more

UArts’s Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery presents Alex Da Corte’s The Street

An enigmatic trip

Expect the unexpected at a colorful and challenging new solo exhibition from internationally known interdisciplinary artist Alex Da Corte, a Camden native and UArts grad. Emily B. Schilling reviews.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

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11 snapshots of people in the 90s taped haphazardly to white cardboard; yellowing tape pieces mark many missing photos.

William Way LGBT Community Center presents Selections from the Archives: Rami George

The truth about family photos

This look at the William Way archives from Rami George highlights the artist's knack for curating material objects, which take on a fresh, interactive meaning in this gallery. Jake Foster reviews.
Jake Foster

Jake Foster

Reviews 3 minute read
In one section of a white-walled gallery, six people with their backs to the camera examine several colorful artworks.

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.
Hanae Mason

Hanae Mason

Reviews 5 minute read
PAFA gallery view showing three almost life-sized, full-body portraits of women, mounted on a rust-covered wall.

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.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 5 minute read
Irving’s large, rectangular collage, mounted with a white mat in a thin gold frame.

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.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
Painting of a man & woman in luxuriously draped garments. The man sits at a table and the woman looks longingly out a window

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.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
Above, an unhappy woman kneels with two barely clad children; below, 3 tortured gray starved corpses in a hole in the ground

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.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
9 musicians, tiny onstage from the back of the house, play in front of a big movie screen with a Parks photo on it.

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.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Reviews 4 minute read
Seen from behind, Mattison looks at her large-scale work of lifelike coral ceramic pieces mounted on the wall as if swirling

Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art

The wilds beyond Pyle and the Wyeths

A new exhibition from four artists at Brandywine River Museum balances artistry and polemics, merging the nature of the artist with the art of nature. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read