Eyes on the prize: Art exhibits to see this month

"Omega Point," a piece in Hilary White's "SEER" will be on display at Space 1026. (Photo via Hilary White)

When the humidity gets to unbearable levels and you feel like you might die if you spent another second outdoors, turn to the area’s museums and galleries. There are a slew of new exhibits and bodies of work for your wandering eye to appreciate this summer.

The underground, do it yourself music scene is visually depicted through Geoff Hall’s photographs, displayed in the University of the Art’s Sol Mednick Gallery on Broad Street until Friday, August 1.

Historic Philadelphia buildings and other notable landmarks are honored at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia’s 200th Anniversary exhibit, on view through Friday, August 8 in Old City.

Nationally and internationally-based artists show works that depend on interdependence in their execution through Saturday, August 23 at the Galleries at Moore’s Goldie Paley Gallery in Logan Square during “Interchange.”

Through Monday, September 1 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is the architectural redesign plans for the museum by Frank Gehry. His arrangements for the interior of the legendary space will give visitors a visual of the final result of his restoration.

Performance art by Chris Burden, Dan Graham, Joan Jonas, Paul McCarthy, Yoko Ono, and Carolee Schneemann encompass the body of this exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, DE. “Retro Active,” the history of the art form between the years 1964 through 1987 is documented and shown through Sunday, September 21.

From now until Sunday, October 12, “Spiritual Strivings,” a two-part exhibit comprised of drawings, watercolors and other works on paper and prints that highlight two centuries of African American art will be on display at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Center City.

Today at 5:30 p.m., landscape artist Cheryl Crews debuts new work comprised of oil paintings, sketches and journals of the Cape May landscape at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve in Port Norris, NJ during their Second Friday event. “Earth, Sea, Sky and Art Spirit” is on display until Saturday, August 2.  

A juried exhibition at Vox Populi opens tonight, Friday, July 11, at 6 p.m. with a talk from the gallery jurors and performances from two of the 32 artists showing material during “Vox X: Present Tense.” Among the selected works, many displays of performance art made the cut. The exhibition runs until Friday, August 1 in the Center City gallery.

Tonight, Friday, July 11 at Space 1026 on Arch Street, “SEER,” a sculptural exhibition of works—using hand-cut wood and paint—interpreted from biblical writings by artist Hilary White opens with an opening reception from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The exhibit itself is up for viewing until Saturday, July 26.

Thirteen artists are invited to LGTripp Gallery in Old City to show their work from Friday, July 11 through Saturday, August 16. Though the selected artists all work in different mediums—from photos to paintings to sculpture—all of the displayed art in “RSVP” is abstract.