Nasir Young and other PAFA graduates at Philly’s Gross McCleaf Gallery open up about the end of PAFA’s degree programs
Excursions and other journeys for PAFA artists
Emily B. Schilling visits Philly artist Nasir Young at his first-ever solo exhibition, asking him and two gallery colleagues, all PAFA graduates, about some big news from this Pennsylvania cultural institution.
The Delaware Art Museum presents The Rossettis
A new look at some old radicals
The Delaware Art Museum has the biggest collection of British Pre-Raphaelite artworks outside the UK, and this exhibition, which opened at Tate Britain and now lands stateside, honors the radical Rossettis. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts presents Determined to Be: The Sculpture of John Rhoden
A world at his fingertips
In 2017, PAFA became the preserver and promoter of globetrotting 20th-century American sculptor John Rhoden’s artistic legacy. Now, PAFA mounts the artist’s first comprehensive retrospective. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
The Barnes Foundation presents Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris
Queer context for the early 20th century
With radically sweet images of women and hardly a man in sight, painter Marie Laurencin constructed a world of female friendship, camaraderie, and low-key eroticism, as explored in a new exhibition at the Barnes. K.A. McFadden reviews.
Woodmere Art Museum presents Barbara Bullock: Fearless Vision
A pioneering artist, activist, and teacher
Works by Philadelphia artist Barbara Bullock are dancing right off the walls at the Woodmere Art Museum in an enthralling retrospective that explores the intersection of Bullock’s studio art with her work as an educator. Emily Schilling reviews.
UArts presents Dan Levenson: SKZ Monochrome Classrooms and L’école at the Philadelphia Art Alliance
Schools of imagination and memory
Kicking off the academic year with two uplifting shows about how we communicate, learn, and teach, the Philadelphia Art Alliance at UArts welcomes SKZ Monochrome Classrooms and L’école. Emily B. Schilling reviews.
Brandywine Museum of Art presents Andrew Wyeth: Abstract Flash
Andrew in the abstract
Andrew Wyeth is not widely known as an abstract artist, but maybe he should be. A beautifully configured exhibition at the Brandywine Museum of Art looks closer. Gail Obenreder reviews.
“A responsibility to open the door”: how do we embrace disability on an institutional level?
What else can theater be?
Last month, writer Wendy Univer explored a cutting-edge cadre of artists whose work centers on inclusion from the ground up. Now, she speaks with institutional leaders about integrating and prioritizing disability inclusion.
Arthur Ross Gallery presents Songs for Ritual and Remembrance
How do we remember?
At UPenn’s Arthur Ross Gallery, four artists consider what shared memory signifies for marginalized peoples, and how they preserve it. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
The Barnes Foundation presents William Edmondson: A Monumental Vision
Still a fascinating figure
In its exhibition featuring sculptor William Edmondson, who blurred and subverted a lot of what institutions expect from great artists, the Barnes begins to grapple with ways of seeing the artist’s legacy. Hanae Mason reviews.