Visual art

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A wide shot of the mural with an audience in front of it, with a few people near a podium.

Illustrating joy, queerness, and justice with Kah Yangni's mural We Are Universal

Philadelphia's first mural celebrating transgender people

Artist Kah Yangni talks about their new mural, its messages, and how the mural came to be. Jared Michael Lowe profiles.
Jared Michael Lowe

Jared Michael Lowe

Profiles 6 minute read
A black-and-white print of a giant metal machine with arms, pillars, and wheels. It’s outdoors under a partly clouded sky

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.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
A small paper collage that cuts and splits two copies of the “Extraordinary Togetherness” title page into dynamic angles.

The Philadelphia Art Alliance presents Nyeema Morgan’s Like It Is

Extraordinary questions

In Like It Is, now on display at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, artist Nyeema Morgan reveals that words are as malleable as the air or paper they inhabit. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 3 minute read
Sculpture Queen Anne’s Lace Pod by Ian Stabler, in a green meadow. It evokes a giant upside-down tulip made of wood pieces

The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Ian Stabler’s Queen Anne’s Lace Pod

Nature’s engineering

Ian Stabler’s magical sculpture, thoughtfully constructed in a Chadds Ford meadow, is the latest site-specific artwork commissioned by the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Gail Obenreder visits.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 3 minute read
An art gallery view of 11 decorative balls in different colors and textures, from baseball size up to large bowling balls

The Fabric Workshop and Museum presents Hard/Cover

Creative disruption

Artist residencies at the Fabric Workshop and Museum often mark important shifts in artistic practice, explored in the exhibition Hard/Cover. Pam Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 4 minute read
A colorful mixed-media collage of illustrating photographs of salsa dancers.

The Weekly Roundup, August 18-24, 2021

Summer flamenco Tablao, Streets Dept parade, A Thousand Fibers, and Salsa Shines Through

Artsi and Pasión y Arte bring back Tablao, Streets Dept parades for vaccinations, A Thousand Fibers honors a Philly resident, and a new Mural Arts project fuses salsa with self-expression. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
Williams, a Black woman, poses for a portrait with her arms crossed in a grassy field.

Talking stop-motion animation with Kelli S. Williams

Satirical art for the sake of laughs and social change

Kelli S. Williams is a 2021 Mural Arts Philly Black Artist Fellow, and she's using stop-motion animation and comedy to challenge how we think. Christina Anthony profiles.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

Profiles 3 minute read
Colorful illustration with two people. Text reads: we're trans, we're survivors, we are joyful, we feel rage, we're universal

The Weekly Roundup, July 21, 2021

Illustrating Public Paint Day, folk music at People’s Light, and writing with Chet’la Sebree

Painting with Mural Arts, discovering folk with People's Light, and the Wilmington Writers Conference highlight the week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 5 minute read

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A graceful, rust-colored outdoor sculpture with undulating, overlapping lines sits among greenery, with the sunset behind it

At The Bower, Philadelphia sculptors take the Pennsylvania landscape to heart

The nature of art

The Bower, a new sculpture park and public garden outside Harrisburg, features sculptures from Philadelphia artists in a unique and immersive dialogue with the landscape around them. Helen Walsh visits.
Helen Walsh

Helen Walsh

Features 6 minute read
A drawing of a seated woman from the waist up. She looks tense but confident. She has bushy shoulder-length purple hair.

The Delaware Art Museum presents Collecting and Connecting: Recent Acquisitions 2010-2020

Artists unite

How does a museum add to its collection? And why? Delaware Art Museum’s Collecting and Connecting: Recent Acquisitions 2010-2020 has adventurous answers. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read