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Visual arts and exhibitions in Philadelphia

Plough’s Passages: New exhibition at Muse Galley

A exhibition of solo painting work by Jean Plough comes to Old City’s Muse Gallery July 31–September 1, 2019

90 Years of Artists Through Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University has been molding and shaping imaginative minds for 90 years.

Barbies Before the Fact: A dilettante at large sees new exhibitions at the PMA

A dilettante at large considers two exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

A dilettante at large considers Philly After Dark at the Athenaeum

A whimsical and educational show combining images of the city by moonlight, gaslight, electric light, fire and lightning.

Without Peer: The Cherry Street Pier opening is an unqualified success

An anticipated cultural attraction opens along the Delaware River.

GARDENS SPEAK (Tania El Khoury): 2018 Fringe review

GARDENS SPEAK is a metaphysical experience of death and injustice… and a tangible experience of growth and self-expansion.

PAPRIKA PLAINS (Natalie Fletcher / Jessica Noel): 2018 Fringe review

Like a Joni Mitchell song, PAPRIKA PLAINS is intimate, artful, and affecting.

FIGMAGO (Meg Saligman Studio and Brian Sanders’ JUNK): 2018 Fringe review

For those who ever stopped to look up the giant painting on the wall of one of the buildings in Philadelphia and wondered how such an awe-inspiring artwork was created

VOLTA (Cirque du Soleil): A review in word and images

VOLTA is a performance with both visual play and psychological depth.

Hip-hop in Dance and Photography: Raphael Xavier exhibits visual art at Dupree Gallery

Out of Time will showcase Xavier’s photography and paintings from the last 20 years. T

A Dilettante at Large reviews two new shows at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Toby Zinman considers “Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp/The Future Fields Commission” and “Biting Wit and Brazen Folly: British Satirical Prints, 1780s–1830s”

Art in Sketch: ARTSI at the Sculpture Courtyard

Artsi event on First Friday this April was a chance for audiences to see artists through a different lens.

How to Survive an Art School

Art school is just not as easy as it sounds.

Art at Kings Oaks: A weeklong pop-up exhibit

If you only visit one art show this month, make it Bucks County’s Kings Oaks Farm in Newtown

Utopias on the Outskirts: Celia Reisman’s suburban landscapes at Gross McCleaf Gallery

Celia Reisman transforms American suburbs into landscapes of the mind in four stages.

The Art of a Show: Creating graphics for an independent theater production

A play with gorgeous graphics for its marketing just looks like it has its shit together. How does that happen?

Intimate Associations at IMMINENCE: Hollis Heichemer’s Stratigraphy of Color at Gross McCleaf

Hollis Heichemer’s Imminence exhibition at the Gross McCleaf Gallery presents 16 works by the artist – the majority on Mylar, two on canvas.

The Architect and the Candidate: An election comic

An election comic by Aaron Krolikowski

HABITUS (Ann Hamilton): 2016 Fringe review 78

Colossal curtains beautifully billowing with the breeze, are hanging around, literally, throughout the vast Municipal Pier 9 facility