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Photo of Riker’s Quilt. It resembles a large-scale colorful painting, multi-layered collage, or mosaic all rendered in fabric

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Rikers Quilt

Catching up with Jesse Krimes

Jesse Krimes, subject of the 2021 documentary Art & Krimes by Krimes and a sometime Philadelphia resident, has an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and continues to work for justice. He sits down with Stephen Silver.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

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Painting of a white woman with coiffed brown hair & puff-sleeved golden dress with fur-lined burgundy satin wrap.

Woodmere Art Museum presents Through Her Eyes

Marking the 50th anniversary of a historic celebration of women artists

“Why have there been no great women artists?” An art critic posed the question in 1971 and Philly responded in 1974 with FOCUS, a citywide festival of women artists. Now, a new Woodmere show marks its 50th anniversary. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

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Dark-haired mother kisses the shoulder of a chubby rosy-cheeked dark-haired toddler in a white shift falling off his shoulder

Philadelphia is spending summer 2024 with Mary Cassatt

Meet the iconic Impressionist with a new exhibition and public virtual class

Philadelphia will celebrate hometown artist Mary Cassatt this summer, kicking off with a major new exhibition that was years in the making at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Camille Bacon-Smith looks closer.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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As if two surfboards side by side, a view of each side of Wind’s piece: a yellow surfboard covered in multimedia collage.

InLiquid Gallery presents The Naked Show

What does nakedness show us? What does it hide?

A new ensemble exhibit featuring 15 InLiquid Gallery members poses plenty of worthwhile
questions along with its nudes, but something is missing from the show’s promise to honor humanity’s infinite variations. Anndee Hochman reviews.
Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman

Reviews 5 minute read
From the waist up, a woman leans face-down on a white table, framed by the angle of one slender arm in a long white glove

Delaware Art Museum presents In Focus

Where women photographers wield intimate power

In a small gallery away from its usual bustle, Delaware Art Museum presents In Focus, a gathering of powerful works by women photographers featured from the museum collection. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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Painting of 9 Black women in dresses around the edge of a sunflower quilt with Van Gogh beside, sunflowers all around them.

Delaware Art Museum presents There Is a Woman in Every Color: Black Women in Art

A better picture of Black women in American history

Current representations of Black women in American history are improving, and a traveling exhibition now at Delaware Art Museum is a welcome addition to the trend. An Nichols reviews.
An Nichols

An Nichols

Reviews 4 minute read
Unsettling oil painting of a skinny boy in shorts, shirt, tie & black cape pointing down toward his wooden hand-lettered sign

The Brandywine Museum of Art presents Jamie Wyeth: Unsettled

A Wyeth who casts his own shadow

A bold, chilling, and magnetic Brandywine Museum of Art exhibition disentangles Jamie Wyeth from the legacies of his father and grandfather. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 5 minute read
August Wilson's portrait described in the piece. Shades of blue, teal, & flashes of yellow & orange break through the black.

Arthur Ross Gallery presents Barbara Earl Thomas: The Illuminated Body

Carving with light

The layered, kaleidoscopic works of Barbara Earl Thomas, who ingeniously harnesses paper, light, and glass, are now on view at Arthur Ross Gallery. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read

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Collage-style portrait Daily Practice #17 described in text below, incorporating paint, photo, threads & many small objects

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens presents Ritual of Self: Isaiah Zagar’s Self-Portraits on Paper

Never the same man twice

Philly’s Isaiah Zagar is famous for his mosaic murals swirling on hundreds of public walls. Now, fans are invited home to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens for a new show selected from thousands of Zagar’s daily self-portraits. Anndee Hochman reviews.
Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman

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Oil painting showing Young, in black jacket & red hoodie, looking at himself in a Chinese takeout place’s security mirror

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.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

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