Museum and gallery events

Posted: February 29, 2008

Art Museums & Institutions

African American Museum 701 Arch St.; 215-574-0380. www.aampmuseum.org. Oggie Ogburn: Backstage Pass - Black & white photos giving a unique behind-the-scenes look at the music business. Closes 3/16. Statements: Expressions of Humanity - Work by 6 artists exploring identity within & beyond the African-American community. Closes 3/30. $8; $6 children & seniors. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.

Barnes Foundation 300 North Latchs La., Merion; 610-667-0290. www.barnesfoundation.org. Work by Matisse, Van Gogh, other impressionists & post-impressionists. Guided Garden Tours of the Arboretum - Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather. $10 (reservations required). Fri.-Sun. 9:30 am-5 pm.

Brandywine River Museum Rte. 1 & Rte. 100, Chadds Ford; 610-388-2700. www.brandywinemuseum.org. Jerry Pinkney: Aesop's Fables & Other Tails - Illustrations created for The Ugly Duckling, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi & other well-known children's stories. Closes 3/9. $8; $5 seniors, students & children 6-12; free for children under 6. Daily 9:30 am-4:30 pm.

Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington; 302-571-9590. www.delart.org. Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray - Approx. 50 photographic portraits. Closes 3/30. $10; $8 seniors; $5 students; $3 youths; free for children under 7 & for all on Sun. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. noon-4 pm.

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington; 302-656-6466. www.thedcca.org. Karen Frazer & Caroline Chen: On the Shoulders of Our Ancestors - Work by two DCCA studio artists. Closes 3/2. Kim Cadmus Owens: Buzzword - Use of sculpture, drawing, painting & computer programs to explore the post-industrial landscape. Closes 3/16. Sonya Clark: Groom Room - Artworks crafted from hair combs. FiberPhiladelphia 2008 event. Closes 6/15. $5; $3 students & seniors; free for children under 12. Tue., Thu.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Wed. & Sun. noon-5 pm.

James A. Michener Art Museum 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800. www.michenerartmuseum.org. Brian Finke: 2-4-6-8 - Photography exhibit centering on football. Closes 3/2. The Holy Experiment: Violet Oakley Mural Studies - Original studies for the 13 famous murals in the Governor's Reception Room in Harrisburg. Closes 3/30. $6.50; $6 seniors; $4 students 6-18; free for children under 6, military & family. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-4:30 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.

James A. Michener Museum, New Hope Branch Union Square, New Hope; 215-862-7633. www.michenermuseum.org. Robert Whitley: Beauty, function & Grace - Whitley is grounded in the ancient traditions of craftsmanship, originality & functionality. Closes 6/1. $5; $4 seniors 60 & over; $2 children 6-18; free for children under 6. Call for hrs.

La Salle University-Art Museum 1900 W. Olney Ave.; 215-951-1221. www.lasalle.edu/museum. Works by European modernists as well as local Philadelphia artists. Archdiocesan Student Art Exhibition - Community Gallery, lower level, Olney Hall. Closes 3/7. Donations accepted. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. 2-4 pm.

Noyes Museum of Art 733 Lily Lake Rd., Oceanville; 609-652-8848. www.noyesmuseum.org. Herbert Pullinger: A Cape May Historical Journey - Includes 42 drawings & paintings of Cape May's fishing & lodging industries, churches, neighborhoods & landscapes. Closes 3/9. Homer's Odyssey - Inspired by Homer's epic, Princeton Artists Alliance presents visual interpretations as contemporary works of art. Closes 4/13. $4; $3 seniors, students; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4:30 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.

Pearl S. Buck House 520 Dublin Rd., Perkasie; 215-249-0100. www.psbi.org. Re-opens 3/4 - Great opportunity to become acquainted with the Pearl S. Buck House. $7; $6 seniors; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. at 11 am; Sun at 1 pm.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 118-128 N. Broad St.; 215-972-7600. www.pafa.org. Over 1,800 paintings, featuring some of the most important & recognizable works in American art. Family Workshops - Fun & creative event offers families a chance to work together on a variety of different art projects. $6; $4 children. Sat. 11 am-12:30 pm. Art-at-Lunch - Discussions & lectures with scholars & artists covering a variety of topics related to exhibitions, collections & areas of interest. Wed. noon-1 pm. Cecilia Beaux: American Figure Painter - Features nearly 85 oil paintings, works on paper & decorative objects that examine the artist's place in American art history. $15; $12 seniors & students; $10 youths 5-18; free for children under 5 (incl. reg. museum adm.). Closes 4/13. $7; $6 seniors & students; $5 youth 5-18; free for children under 5. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

Philadelphia Museum of Art 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-763-8100. www.philamuseum.org. American Folk Paintings From the Collection - 28 works from the late 18th & 19th centuries. Closes 2/29. Pop Art & Its Affinities - Pop art from the '60s & '70s. Closes 2/29. 18th-Century English Silver - Approx. 30 pieces from the permanent collection. Closes 3/23. William Kentridge: Tapestries - Tapestries inspired by collages with shadow figures mounted on 18th-century maps. FiberPhiladelphia 2008. Closes 4/6. Precious Possessions: The American Craft Collection - FiberPhiladelphia 2008 event. Closes 6/29. $14; $12 seniors; $10 students & youth 13-18; free for children 12 & under. Tue.-Thu., Sat.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Fri. 10 am-8:45 pm.

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Perelman Building Fairmount Ave.; 215-763-8100. www.philamuseum.org. Passion for Perfection - Costumes by James Galanos, Gustave Tassell & Ralph Rucci. Closes 3/9. Costumes & Textiles: Recent Acquisitions From A to Z - Selection of textiles, costumes & contemporary fashions from the collections. FiberPhiladelphia 2008 event. Closes 3/30. Designing Modern: 1920 to the Present - Chronological look at the museum's decorative arts collection. Closes 4/30. From the Renaissance to the Surreal - Celebrates the wide variety of pieces the museum has received as gifts. Closes 4/30. $7. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

*FREE* Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art 615 N. Broad St.; 215-627-6747. www.rodephshalom.org. Contemporary art that illuminates the Jewish experience. Works by William Anatasi, Chaim Gross, Tobi Kahn & others. Mon.-Thu. 10 am-4 pm; Fri. 10 am-2 pm; Sun. 10 am-noon.

Rodin Museum Franklin Parkway at 22nd St.; 215-763-8100. www.rodinmuseum.org. Public Tours - Tue., Thu. & Sun., 1st & 3rd Sat. 1 pm. Donation suggested: $3. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

Rosenbach Museum & Library 2008-2010 Delancey Pl.; 215-732-1600. www.rosenbach.org. 19th-century home of the Rosenbach brothers. Really Rosie - Animation cels, drawings, musical scores, manuscripts, film & video, playbills & posters. Maurice Sendak Gallery. Closes 4/30. $8; $5 seniors & students; free for children under 5. Tue., Thu.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Wed. 10 am-8 pm.

Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion 319 East State St., Trenton; 609-989-3632. www.ellarslie.org. Ongoing: Decorative Arts Collection - Pottery, ceramics & other objects, most of which were made in the Trenton area. Suggested donation: $5; $3 seniors & students. Tue.-Sat. 11 am-3 pm; Sun. 1-4 pm.

University of Pennsylvania - Institute of Contemporary Art 118 S. 36th St.; 215-898-7108. www.icaphila.org. Carlos Motta: The Good Life - Long-term, in-progress, experimental documentary project, engages & critiques documentary practice itself. Closes 3/30. The Puppet Show - Group exhibition looks at the imagery of puppets in contemporary art. FiberPhiladelphia 2008 event. Closes 3/30. Ramp Project: Beyond Kiosk - A Selection of the Kiosk Archive - Visitors encouraged to pull material & peruse it along the way or stop & read in the window seat & lounge staged half-way up the ramp. Closes 3/30. $6; $3 students, artists & seniors; free for children 12 & under. Wed.-Fri. noon-8 pm, Sat.-Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

*FREE* Ursinus College - Berman Museum of Art Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3500. www.ursinus.edu/berman. Beggars & Choosers: Motherhood Is Not a Class Privilege in America - Challenges prevailing ideas on motherhood in America. Closes 3/22. The Art in Looking: A Student's View of Albert Barnes' Vision - Display of objects from the museum's permanent collections. Closes 4/6. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sat.-Sun. noon-4:30 pm.

*FREE* Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476. www.woodmereartmuseum.org. 68th Annual Juried Exhibition - Features works in many artistic styles & techniques fresh out of the studio. Closes 3/9. Mark Khaisman - Subject matter bridges populism & high art. Closes 3/9. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm.

Galleries

3rd St. Gallery 58 N. 2nd St.; 215-625-0993. www.3rdstreetgallery.com. Best & Brightest - Vitetta Architectural Student Competition. Closes 3/2.

AIRSpace Gallery 4013 Chestnut St.; 215-694-8719. Michael B. Schwartz: Gaia - Multimedia, multi-site installation on global climate change. Closes 3/1.

Artists' House Gallery 57 N. Second St.; 215-923-8440. www.artistshouse.com. Abby Heller-Burnham, Ben Johnson, Gregory Watson & Jennifer White. Closes 3/2.

Bambi Gallery 1817 Frankford Ave.; 215-423-2668. www.bambiproject.com. Bambi Biennial - Work in a wide variety of media by 18 artists. Closes 3/16.

Bridgette Mayer Gallery 709 Walnut St.; 215-413-8893. www.mayerartconsultants.com. Neil Anderson: Traveling the Plane - Layers of saturated pigment painted on super fine linen. Closes 3/1.

Carol Schwartz Gallery 101 Bethlehem Pike; 215-242-4510. Lasting Impressions - Paintings by Kathleen Scott-Gallagher, Dori Spector & Nancy Beck. Closes 2/29.

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (formerly Creative Artists Network) 237 S. 18th St., Ste. 3A; 215-546-7775. www.cfeva.org. Ava Blitz, Jill Bell & Douglas Takeshi: Alumni Travel Exhibition - Photography & sculpture influenced by the artists' travels abroad. Closes 2/29.

Drexel University - Leonard Pearlstein Gallery 33rd St.; 215-895-2548. www.drexel.edu/westphal/gallery. Jeffrey Blondes - Periodicity: In the Presence of Nature - Six 24-hour & 52-hour high definition films. Closes 3/21.

Dupree Studios 703 S. Sixth St.; 215-413-3884. www.dupreestudiosinc.com. Mummers Encore - Commissioned works from the 1st place 2008 award winning Shooting Stars Fancy Brigade Division. Closes 3/31.

Esther M. Klein Art Gallery 3600 Market St.; 215-966-6188. www.kleinartgallery.org. Charles Hobbs - Dioramic wall pieces, paintings, drawings & installation. Closes 3/29.

F.A.N. Gallery 221 Arch St.; 215-922-5155. www.fanartgallery.com. Al Gury - Textured oil paintings of trees, landscapes & houses. Closes 3/1.

Fleisher Art Memorial 719 Catherine St.; 215-922-3456. www.fleisher.org. The Friends of 705 Printmaking Exhibition - Works by students & faculty from the Fleisher's etching & lithography classes. Closes 4/26.

Gallery 339 339 S. 21st St.; 215-731-1530. www.gallery339.com. Philadelphia Masters: George Krause, William Larson, Ray K. Metzker, Ruth Thorne-Thomsen - Group photography exhibition. Closes 3/8.

Gross McCleaf Gallery 127 S. 16th St.; 215-665-8138. www.grossmccleaf.com. Trudy Kraft - Paintings featuring floral images or quilt-like block patterns. Closes 3/21.

International House of Philadelphia 3701 Chestnut St.; 215-387-5125. www.ihousephilly.org. Jill Katz: Across the Roof of the World - Images from China & Tibet. Closes 3/7. DJ YardSale: The Third Idea - Mix of video & audio clips taken from early 20th century public domain sources. Closes 3/28.

Khmer Art Museum Gallery 319 N. 11th St. (at Wood St.); 215-922-5600. www.khmerartgallery.com. Expansive gallery devoted to the art of Cambodia includes paintings, sculptures, carvings, jewelry, percussion instruments & decorative arts of both traditional & contemporary perspectives. Monthly shows of visiting artists. Also features The Killing Fields Room, a vault devoted to the victims of the Khmer Rouge as well as multimedia presentations on Cambodia.

Locks Gallery 600 Washington Square South; 215-629-1000. www.locksgallery.com. Alyson Shotz - New photography & sculpture. Closes 2/29.

Muse Gallery 52 N. Second St.; 215-627-5310. www.musegalleryphiladelphia.com. Edwina Brennan: Gestural Explorations - Mixed media work on mylar. Closes 3/30.

Nexus Gallery 1400 N. American St.; 215-629-1103. www.nexusphiladelphia.org. Leah Reynolds, Blaine Siegel & J. Makary - Sculptures & video by 3 newer members. Closes 3/7.

Painted Bride Art Center 230 Vine St.; 215-925-9914. www.paintedbride.org. A. V. O. W.: Amps, Volts, Ohms & Watts - Old technology transformed into sound sculptures, robotics, circuit paintings & more. Closes 3/15.

Pentimenti Gallery 133 N. Second St.; 215-625-9990. www.pentimenti.com. Group Show - Featuring work by Isabel Bigelow, Nancy Blum, Richard Bottwin, Kay Hwang & more. Closes 2/29.

Philadelphia Art Alliance Satellite Gallery 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 3rd Fl.; 215-545-4302. www.philartalliance.org. Gijs Bakker - Over 100 pieces of jewelry. Closes 5/18. Vincent Romaniello: DEEP - Rich texture of paintings using a variety of materials. Closes 5/18.

Philadelphia Folklore Project 735 S. 50th St.; 215-726-1106. www.folkloreproject.org. All That We Do: Contemporary Women, Traditional Arts - Photography exhibit documenting the experiences of 9 local women. Closes 4/30. Ongoing: If These Walls Could Talk - Posters, handbills, pictures & other social change-themed memorabilia.

Philadelphia International Institute (PII) 242 Race St.; 215-592-1022. Katarzyna Kalyta - Paintings. Closes 2/29.

Sam Quinn Gallery 4501 Spruce St.; 267-408-5769. www.samquinn.com. Intertwine - Group show. Part of FiberPhiladelphia 2008. Closes 4/11.

Schmidt/Dean Gallery 1710 Sanson St., 2nd Fl.; 215-569-9433. www.schmidtdean.com. Milton Avery, Dean Dass & Stuart Klipper - Color woodcuts, watercolor & pencil on paper & C-prints. Closes 3/8.

Slought Foundation 4017 Walnut St.; 215-701-4627. slought.org. Power Fields: Explorations in the Work of Vito Acconci. Closes 3/31.

Space 1026 1026 Arch St., 2nd Fl.; 215-574-7630. www.space1026.com. White Noise - Features sculpture/installation, drawings, paintings & video/animation. Call for gallery hours. Closes 3/1.

Twenty Two Gallery 236 S. 22nd St.; 215-772-1911. Bruce Murray, Sr.: Philadelphia Photography - Sports, historic & Americana images from the archives of "The Master" Philadelphia photographer. Closes 3/13.

UPenn - Arthur Ross Gallery 220 S. 34th St.; 215-898-2083. www.upenn.edu. Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Fiber Art - Works by six contemporary fiber artists, curated by Bruce Hoffman. FiberPhiladelphia 2008 event. Closes 3/16.

UPenn - Burrison Gallery 3611 Walnut St.; 215-898-4618. www.upenn.edu. Anne Gilley: Recent Paintings - Colorful abstractions, landscape & house imagery. Closes 2/29.

UPenn - Fox Art Gallery 249 S. 36th St.; 215-573-8280. www.upenn.edu. In the Beginning: Exploring Origins in Contemporary Art - Presented by the Penn Humanities Forum. Closes 2/29.

University of the Arts - Gallery 1401 211 S. Broad St., 14th Fl.; 215-717-6300. www.uarts.edu. Czech & Slovak: Staged Photography - Closes 3/7.

University of the Arts - Gallery 817 333 S. Broad Street; 215-717-6480. www.uarts.edu. Carla Tudor: Deconstruction Sites - Paintings. Closes 3/6.

Vox Populi 319 A N. 11th St., 3rd Fl.; 215-238-1236. www.voxpopuligallery.org. February Exhibitions - Works by James Johnson, Juliana Foster, Corey Antis, Sarah Zwerling & Jason Schiedel. Closes 3/2.

Wexler Gallery 201 North 3rd St.; 215-923-7030. www.wexlergallery.com. Wendell Castle & Chuck Close - New works by furniture artist Castle & works on paper by photorealist Close. Closes 3/1.

Abington Art Center 515 Meetinghouse Rd., Jenkintown; 215-887-4882. www.abingtonartcenter.org. Solo Series Exhibition - 4 contemporary artists exhibit a recent body of work. Closes 3/1. Art Classes & Workshops for Adults - Jewelry making, photography, ceramics, painting & drawing. Call for specific dates, times & prices. Reg. required. Prices vary.

The Art Trust 16 W. Market St., West Chester; 484-467-1664. www.thearttrust.com. Landscapes: On the Edge - Works by Erin Murray, Jessica Demcsak & Brian Richmond. Closes 3/4.

Barnstone Gallery 388 W. Pothouse Rd., Phoenixville; 610-917-0140. www.barnstonegallery.com. Agnes Carbrey - Paintings explore the expressive & uplifting aspects of nature & human form. Closes 3/30.

Broad Street Gallery 318 W. Broad St., Quakertown; 215-536-7290. www.broadstreetgallery.com. Lilywork Ceramic Ornament - Tile art & prints. Closes 2/29.

Chester County Art Association 100 N. Bradford Ave., West Chester; 610-696-5600. www.chescoart.org. Faces - Juried photography exhibition. Closes 3/28. Nancy Rogal: For Love of Lake George - Paintings. Closes 3/28.

Delaware County Community College 901 South Media Line Rd., Media; 610-359-5134. www.dccc.edu. Eartha Holley: Artistic Hybrids - Paintings. Closes 3/21.

The Gallery at Cedar Hollow 2447 Yellow Springs Rd., Malvern; 610-640-2787. Susan Chambers - Photographs on canvas. Closes 3/30. Winter Wear - Stunning, hand-crafted hats, coats, scarves & other garments. Closes 3/30.

Image Makers Art Inc. Gallery 12 W. Mechanic St,, New Hope; 215-862-4858. www.imagemakersart.com. Leader in acquisition & exhibition of artworks by famous musicians & actors. Jerry Garcia: A Visual Journey - Touring exhibition offers the opportunity for collectors & fans alike to acquire pieces of Garcia's work. Ongoing.

Langman Gallery 2500 Moreland Rd., Willow Grove; 215-657-8333. www.langmangallery.com. Normandy Alden & Barbara Brodo: Constructions - Ceramic sculptures by Alden & paper weavings by Brodo. Closes 2/29.

Main Line Unitarian Church 816 S. Valley Forge Rd., Devon; 484-341-8014. www.mluc.org. Ava Blitz - Sculptures on display in the Fireside Room & the Garden. Closes 4/27.

MCGOPA at SPP Galleries (Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists) Inquirer Building, Conshohocken; 610-292-6084. www.mcgopa.org. MamaCita at MCGOPA - Work by artists who are mothers. Closes 4/6.

Middletown Township Municipal Center 3 Municipal Way, Langhorne; 215-901-8421. www.middletowntwpbucks.org. Allen M. Aisenstein - Photography. Closes 2/29.

Orchard Artworks 520 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; 215-947-9882. www.orchardartworks.org. Art From the Heart - Includes wall art, ceramics, mosaics, stained glass, jewelry, fiber art & more. Closes 2/29.

Penn Medicine at Radnor 250 King of Prussia Rd., Radnor; 610-902-2000. pennhealth.com/radnor. The Art League Members Juried Show - Closes 2/29.

Pennswood Village Art Gallery 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Rd., Newtown; 215-968-9110. Selma Bortner: Passionate Connections - Prints. Closes 3/2.

Phoenix Village Art Center 207 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-983-9430. www.phxsg.org/pvac. Firebird Exhibit - Clay bird exhibit. Closes 3/1.

Salon des Amis 2321 Yellow Springs Rd., Malvern; 610-647-6010. Not So Still Life - Mix of traditional & alternative takes on still lifes. Mike DeLuca, Burnell Yow & more. Closes 2/29.

The Temple Judea Museum 8339 Old York Rd., Elkins Park; 215-887-2027. Artists Consider the Jewish Book - Original illustrations for Jewish books. Closes 3/8.

Tyme Gallery 17 W. Eagle Rd., Havertown; 610-853-1215. www.tymegallery.com. Photography Expo VIII - Black/white & color work, as well as manually & digitally enhanced work. Closes 3/6.

The Upstairs Gallery Rte. 202 & Street Rd., Lahaska; 215-794-8486. www.theupstairsgallery.com. In the Tradition of the Bucks County Impressionists - Gallery members will showcase paintings using the Bucks County Impressionists as the inspiration for their art. Closes 2/29.

Wayne Art Center 413 Maplewood, Wayne; 610-688-3553. www.wayneart.com. Expressions of Radnor - A juried exhibition of works by Radnor Township residents. Closes 3/4.

Abstract Expressions Contemporary Art Gallery 70 High St., Mount Holly; 609-267-7513. Three Person Show - Works by Lorraine Madsen, Susan Walsh McLean & Leona Tenebruso-Shultes. Closes 3/14.

Artful Deposit Gallery 201 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown City; 609-298-6970. www.theartfuldeposit.com. Winter - A Group Show. Closes 3/9.

Artists' Gallery 32 Coryell St., Lambertville; 609-397-4588. www.lambertvillearts.com. Temptation - Group show. Closes 3/2.

Atlantic City Art Center New Jersey Ave. & the Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-347-5837. www.acartcenter.org. African-American History Month Exhibition - Features work by African-American artists. Closes 2/29.

Gallery 50 50 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton; 856-575-0090. www.gallery50.org. Anna Vosburgh: Expect the Unexpected - Paintings. Closes 2/29.

Gloucester County Historical Society Museum 58 N. Broad St., Woodbury; 856-848-8531. Sports Memorabilia Mania - Closes 7/27.

Hammonton Arts Center 107 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton; 609-567-5306. www.hammontonartscenter.org. Just Portraits - Recent portraits by regional artists. Closes 2/29. Student Exhibit - Work in assorted media by HAC students. Closes 2/29.

Home Fine Art 2 Church St., Mount Holly; 609-261-8634. www.homefineart.org. Quiltsx4: Fiber Artists - Works by 4 local quilters. Closes 2/29.

Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts 22 N. High St., Millville; 856-327-4500. www.riverfrontcenter.org. Art of the Family Maguire - Artwork from Edith "Dolly" Maguire & 8 of her descendants. Closes 3/14.

Hardcastle Gallery 5714 Kennett Pike, Centreville; 302-655-5230. www.hardcastlegallery.com. Jim Graham: Journeys - Photography. Closes 2/29.

Somerville Manning Gallery Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor, Greenville; 302-652-0271. www.somervillemanning.com. The Effects of Light - 2nd floor. Closes 2/29.

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