Visual art

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A head-and-shoulders portrait of a woman with short dark hair and serious eyes, done in Modigliani’s elongated style.

The Barnes Foundation’s Modigliani Up Close will feature four newly accepted paintings

Expanding the Modigliani canon

A new Barnes exhibition detailing the latest scholarship and technology in the world of Modigliani has a big surprise: four previously unverified paintings will be on the walls. Emily Schilling looks closer.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

Features 9 minute read
A collage of store fronts in rowhomes, a four story stone school building, and a SEPTA trolley, with stylized colors.

Da Vinci Art Alliance presents: Reimagining Monoliths

Picturing Philly’s educational and social landscape

Philadelphia native Mike Smaczylo wants to build a different future for education and its residents. Christina Anthony profiles.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

Profiles 2 minute read
A child in a hallway holds a product box w/ a gun on the cover. A decaying building is on the other side of the split photo.

The Print Center presents Ukrainian Photography Today

Everyday life in not-so-everyday scenes

The Print Center teams up with Dr. Ksenia Nouril and Irina Glik for an exhibit photographing the people of Ukraine during their everyday lives, before and during the war. Gary L. Day previews.
Gary L. Day

Gary L. Day

Previews 1 minute read
A globular vertical wood sculpture with visible carving lines and patches of blue, pink, orange, purple, and brown paint.

Philly Fringe 2022: Expansions Contemporary Dance Ensemble presents Imagination Playground

Brightening a rainy day

Imagination Playground, an outdoor interdisciplinary Fringe event at Strawberry Mansion’s Hatfield House, did not let rain dampen its vision. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Reviews 3 minute read
A human-shaped sculpture has a rope connected to it and another sculpture. Illustrations on canvas are behind it on the wall

Da Vinci Art Alliance presents Shwarga Bhattacharjee’s When the Subaltern Speaks

Introspection through the immigrant lens

Shwarga Bhattacharjee’s new exhibition at DVAA explores the immigrant experience through paintings, illustrations, and sculptures. Christina Anthony profiles.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

Profiles 2 minute read
Holly Romano’s ‘Noodle Art,’ a color photo that feels like a snapshot of a child’s mealtime, described in the article.

Woodmere Art Museum presents The Photo Review Best of Show

The magic of accidents

A juried selection of photographs from under-represented artists at Woodmere Art Museum champions the creativity of older, more mercurial art forms. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 4 minute read
Will Wilson’s How the West Is Won, described in the article text. Wilson’s expression in both profiles is engaged and serious

The Delaware Art Museum presents In Conversation: Will Wilson

A new Indigenous archive

An important new exhibition of portraits by Diné photographer Will Wilson at the Delaware Art Museum is both strongly historic and strikingly contemporary. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
Small but evocative sculpture of wire and found objects. It could be a jaunty, portly humanish figure, or maybe a human heart

Jayson Musson: His History of Art and the Philadelphia Wireman are worth exploring together

Art history as human history

Jayson Musson launches His History of Art at the Fabric Workshop and Museum while the anonymous Philadelphia Wireman’s work appears at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery. Emily Brewton Schilling suggests visiting both.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

Features 6 minute read
Graceful abstract 49-inch-high steel sculpture. Lines tipped by small balls arch in many directions from a rectangular frame

The Delaware Art Museum presents Stan Smokler: Steel in Flux

A galvanizing show

Sculptor Stan Smokler, who has worked in Chester County for more than 20 years, comes to the Delaware Art Museum with Steel in Flux, whose found-object abstractions are almost impossible not to touch. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 3 minute read
Fine-lined black-and-white print of a close-up view of an amaryllis flower, resembling a lily.

Penn’s Ross Gallery presents From Studio to Doorstep: Associated American Artists Prints, 1934-2000

Democratizing American art

This new exhibition of diverse and notable 19th-century prints explores an important corner of American art, when a Depression-era brainstorm made buying fine art accessible to the people. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read