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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

The Mütter Museum presents its Postmortem Project exhibition by Pamela J. Forsythe

With its Postmortem Project exhibition, the Mütter Museum continues a fraught but necessary process to evaluate and present its collections in line with modern medical, legal, and ethical s…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:07PM
Monday, June 24, 2024

AAMP Presents IMPRINT: Dox Thrash Black Life, and American Culture by Pamela J. Forsythe

Dox Thrash, the Georgia-born artist who settled in Philadelphia and invented a whole new method of printmaking, gets an important new show at AAMP. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:03PM
Sunday, June 2, 2024

Philadelphia Stories: People and Their Places in Early America, by C. Dallett Hemphill by Pamela J. Forsythe

Everybody knows about the Founding Fathers, but historian C. Dallett Hemphill looks beyond, chasing the fascinating historical records of ordinary, little-known people who had a notable impa…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:40AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Woodmere Art Museum presents Through Her Eyes by Pamela J. Forsythe

“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 …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:19PM
Monday, April 1, 2024

The History of Temple University Japan: An Experiment in International Education, by Richard Joslyn and Bruce Stronach by Pamela J. Forsythe

A new book about the surprising history of Temple University’s expansion to a Japanese campus is full of diplomatic intrigue, political ambition, last-ditch rescues, frenemies, and heroes.…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:24AM
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Arthur Ross Gallery presents Barbara Earl Thomas: The Illuminated Body by Pamela J. Forsythe

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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:54PM

The Barnes Foundation presents Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me by Pamela J. Forsythe

Twentieth-century designer and photographer Alexey Brodovitch revolutionized more than one field of visual arts, but he’s best-known for his stint as art director at Harper’s Bazaar. His…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:52AM
Monday, January 22, 2024

The Mütter Museum presents Unhoused: Personal Stories and Public Health by Pamela J. Forsythe

The Mütter Museum displays arresting visual projects by Leah den Bok and Willie Baronet that illuminate and humanize homelessness. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:52PM
Monday, January 15, 2024

The Barnes Then and Now: Dialogues on Education, Installation, and Social Justice, edited by Martha Lucy by Pamela J. Forsythe

A new book edited by the Barnes Foundation’s deputy director for research, interpretation, and education gathers perspectives on the famous (and famously polarizing) collection of Albert B…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:40PM
Monday, December 18, 2023

The Museum for Art in Wood presents FLOE: A Climate of Risk by Pamela J. Forsythe

If we won’t engage with the bare facts of climate change, is there another way in? Interdisciplinary artist Stephen Talasnik wonders in his FLOE: A Climate of Risk, which imagines the afte…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:38PM
Monday, December 11, 2023

Drexel University presents Electrified: 50 Years of Electric Factory by Pamela J. Forsythe

Philly live music lovers should hurry to a new special exhibition at Drexel University spotlighting the history of the Electric Factory, including iconic guitars, a Rock-Ola jukebox, and ton…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:08PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts presents Determined to Be: The Sculpture of John Rhoden by Pamela J. Forsythe

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 retrospec…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:20PM
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

The Fabric Workshop and Museum presents Jessica Campbell: Heterodoxy by Pamela J. Forsythe

From 1912-1940, a little-known feminist debate society flourished in New York. Now, FWM artist-in-residence Jessica Campbell revives and reimagines their meetings in Heterodoxy, a new multi-…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:33PM
Tuesday, October 17, 2023

The National Constitution Center presents its new First Amendment Gallery by Pamela J. Forsythe

The National Constitution Center’s newest permanent gallery, all about the First Amendment, brings core American freedoms to life as we continue to shape them today. Pamela J. Forsythe vis…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:16PM
Monday, October 2, 2023

The Rosenbach presents Succession: Why Presidential History Matters Now by Pamela J. Forsythe

No, it’s not the hit HBO series about the backstabbing offspring of a fictional media mogul; it’s the Rosenbach’s look at the real-life succession of our own US presidents—reminders …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:13PM
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

The American Philosophical Society presents Pursuit & Persistence: 300 Years of Women in Science by Pamela J. Forsythe

For centuries, science was not an acceptable pursuit for women. But as a new exhibition at the American Philosophical Society shows, these groundbreaking scientists didn’t get the memo. Pa…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:33PM
Thursday, July 20, 2023

Arthur Ross Gallery presents Songs for Ritual and Remembrance by Pamela J. Forsythe

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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:30PM
Saturday, July 8, 2023

Philadelphia, Corrupt and Consenting: A City’s Struggle Against an Epithet, by Brett H. Mandel by Pamela J. Forsythe

In a new book that promises to infuriate and illuminate in equal measure, Brett H. Mandel traces the roots of Philly’s notorious corruption, from the days of William Penn to Bobby Henon’…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:13PM
Monday, July 3, 2023

A new edition of The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study, by W.E.B. Du Bois by Pamela J. Forsythe

Penn professor of sociology and Africana studies Tukufu Zuberi says W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1899 book The Philadelphia Negro is a beautifully written, essential text. It’s out in a new edition …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:02PM
Friday, May 26, 2023

The University of Pennsylvania presents Minerva Parker Nichols: The Search for a Forgotten Architect by Pamela J. Forsythe

Minerva Parker Nichols was the first US woman to have her own architectural practice. Then she almost disappeared from history. A new exhibition helps to restore her legacy. Pamela J. Forsyt…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:38PM
Monday, May 1, 2023

Fabric Workshop and Museum presents Henry Taylor: Nothing Change, Nothing Strange by Pamela J. Forsythe

Acclaimed artist Henry Taylor’s recent stint at FWM puts us adrift in a sea of new meanings, thanks to a partnership with the re-use experts at Recycled Artist in Residency. Pamela J. Fors…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:42PM
Monday, March 13, 2023

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents House of Photographs by Pamela J. Forsythe

House of Photographs is a visual treasure that wraps visitors in the collectors' point of view, ranging from a microscope to a Brooklyn sidewalk, from French gardens to Chinese arbors to out…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:14PM
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

The Print Center presents its 97th Annual International Competition by Pamela J. Forsythe

For its 97th Annual International Competition, the Print Center selected three artists out of 400 applicants. Each of them grapples with trauma, memory, and immigrant experiences. Pamela J. …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:56AM
Monday, February 13, 2023

Fashion Brand Stories, by Joseph H. Hancock II by Pamela J. Forsythe

Drexel professor and fashion journal editor Joseph H. Hancock II’s Fashion Brand Stories was originally written for students of the industry, but with its third edition, the book proves of…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:46AM
Monday, January 23, 2023

The Clay Studio presents Figuring Space by Pamela J. Forsythe

A new sculpture exhibition at The Clay Studio features diverse artists from across the country whose figurative works demand a deeper look. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:25AM
Monday, January 9, 2023

Reforming Philadelphia, 1862-2022, by Richardson Dilworth by Pamela J. Forsythe

What makes city reform possible, and how did we achieve it in the past? A new book on the history of Philly’s political reforms explains, and argues we’re on the cusp of another cycle of…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:06PM
Monday, December 12, 2022

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents Sissel Tolaas: RE_____ by Pamela J. Forsythe

An enigmatic exhibition at Penn’s ICA showcases an ever-present but often underappreciated perception: our sense of smell. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:13PM
Monday, November 28, 2022

Art Alliance at UArts presents New Typologies by Pamela J. Forsythe

This interdisciplinary mosaic of work by David Hartt, James Hoff, and Kahlil Robert Irving challenges, interrogates, and transforms visitors at the Art Alliance galleries at UArts. Pamela J.…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:32PM
Monday, November 21, 2022

Woodmere Art Museum presents George Biddle: The Art of American Social Conscience by Pamela J. Forsythe

George Biddle, born into wealth and prestige in Philadelphia, made a career of traveling the world and showing it as it really was, from underrepresented figures to the ravages of war. Pamel…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:43PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Arthur Ross Gallery presents John E. Dowell: Paths to Freedom by Pamela J. Forsythe

John E. Dowell's exhibit photographs and soundscapes cotton fields at night, conjuring the spirits of his enslaved ancestors. Pamela E. Forsythe reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:54PM
Friday, October 14, 2022

Arcadia University’s Spruance Gallery presents Proto-Feminism in the Print Studio by Pamela J. Forsythe

A new exhibition of mid-20th-century woman printmakers at Arcadia University traces a burgeoning feminist movement at New York print studio Atelier 17. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:26PM

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