Museum and gallery events

Art Museums and Institutions

African American Museum 701 Arch St.; 215-574-0380. The African-American Community and the United States of Africa - Dr. Molefi Kete Asante speaks. 10/27 3-5 pm. Soul Simpatico - Live music by local artists, spoken word, dancing, food and more. $15, $20 after 11 pm. 10/27 9 pm. Jason Miccolo Johnson: Soul Sanctuary - Photography focusing on African-American church traditions. Closes 11/3. $8; $6 children and seniors. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.

Barnes Foundation 300 North Latchs La., Merion; 610-667-0290. Renoir Lecture Series: Renoir and Cézanne - Lecture Series given in conjunction with the 'Renoir Landscapes' exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). Reservations: 610-667-0290 x2255. $35 includes parking, gallery adm. and lecture. Gallery opens at 6 pm. 11/1 7 pm. Fri.-Sun. 9:30 am-5 pm.

Brandywine River Museum Rte. 1 and Rte. 100, Chadds Ford; 610-388-2700. Fall Harvest Market - Regional artisans showcase their crafts. Hand-woven rugs, honey, apples, dried flowers, wreaths, pottery, jewelry and dolls. 10/27-10/28 10 am. Flights into Fantasy: The Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection of Children's Illustration - Works on paper. Closes 11/18. $8; $5 seniors, students and children 6-12; free for children under 6. Daily 9:30 am-4:30 pm.

*FREE* The Fabric Workshop and Museum 1315 Cherry St., 5th Fl.; 215-568-1111. Ongoing: Artist Boxes Collection - Samples, prototypes, swatches and other materials related to the creative process; Commissioned Works of Art Collection - Artwork from the Artist-in-Residence program; Photography and Video Archives - This collection documents the creative process. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat. noon-4 pm.

James A. Michener Art Museum 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800. Peter Rose: Excursions - Video work focusing on how people perceive the land around them. Closes 11/25. Artists of the Commonwealth - Paintings by PA artists from the first half of the 20th century. Closes 12/2. $6.50; $6 seniors; $4 students 6-18; free for children under 6, military and 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. Charles Hargens: American Illustrator - Over a dozen paintings used as Saturday Evening Post covers and related photographs and magazines. Closes 2/10. $5; $4 seniors 60 and over; $2 children 6-18; free for children under 6. Tue.-Fri. and Sun. 11 am-5 pm; Sat. 11 am-6 pm.

Pearl S. Buck House 520 Dublin Rd., Perkasie; 215-249-0100. Personal Pearl Exhibit - Highlights of the exhibit and guided tour include elegant, custom gowns and suits that Pearl Buck wore. Closes 10/31. Ongoing: Walk-In Tours - Great opportunity to become acquainted with the Pearl S. Buck House; Chinese Calligraphy and Art Exhibit - Ongoing silent auction of exhibit pieces. $7; $6 seniors; free for children under 6. Open Tue.-Sat at 11 am; Sun at 1 pm.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 118-128 N. Broad St.; 215-972-7600. Painting collection features over 1,800 pieces of some of the most important and recognizable works in American art. Out of the Chateau: Works From the Demuth Museum - Includes 34 works by Demuth in various watercolor and oil. Closes 12/9. Space is the Place - Installations, paintings, works on paper, sound and video works made by an international group of contemporary artists. Closes 12/30. $7; $6 seniors and 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. and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-763-8100. Art After 5 - Fri. 5-8:45 pm. Live music at the museum by artists in a variety of genres. JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes - Walk benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Donations accepted. 10/28 9 am-noon. Japanese Literati Culture in the Edo Period - 17th-century Japanese response to the Chinese literati movement. Closes 10/30. Particulars of Place: Photo Portfolios From the Collection - Showcases artists who have created portfolio boxes containing prints which explore "place." Closes 11/3. Renoir Landscapes - Approximately 70 landscape paintings by Renoir. Closes 1/6. ($22-$24; $20-$22 seniors; $18-$20 students and children 13-18; $12-$14 children 5-12 - adjusted price includes regular admission). The Book of War - 25 illustrated pages from a centuries-old Indian document. Closes 12/9. $14; $12 seniors; $10 students and youth 13-18; free for children 12 and under. Tue.-Thu., Sat.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Fri. 10 am-8:45 pm.

*FREE* Philadelphia Museum of Art - Perelman Building Fairmount Ave.; 215-763-8100. Alfred Stieglitz and the Philadelphia Museum of Art - Approximately 40 pieces by Stieglitz from the museum's collections. Closes 1/31. Passion for Perfection - Costumes by James Galanos, Gustave Tassell and Ralph Rucci. Closes 3/9. Admission free through 12/31, made possible by Wachovia. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

*FREE* Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art 615 N. Broad St.; 215-627-6747. Contemporary art that illuminates the Jewish experience. Works by William Anatasi, Chaim Gross, Tobi Kahn and others. Andrea Belag: Vienna Blue - Oil paintings on canvas. Closes 11/26. Mon.-Thu. 10 am-4 pm; Fri. 10 am-2 pm; Sun. 10 am-noon.

Rosenbach Museum and Library 2008-2010 Delancey Pl.; 215-732-1600. 19th-century home of the Rosenbach brothers. House tours available. Annual Dracula Puppet Parade - Presented by Spiral Q Puppet Theater. Parade features larger-than-life characters from the novel. 10/27 5:30 pm. Dracula: The Making of a Monster - Learn how Bram Stoker created his classic horror story. Also features children's reading corner and costume area. Closes 11/4. $8; $5 seniors and students; free for children under 5. Tue., Thu.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Wed. 10 am-8 pm.

University of Pennsylvania - Institute of Contemporary Art 118 S. 36th St.; 215-898-7108. The following all close 12/16: Eileen Neff: Between Us; Ensemble - Guest curated by artist and musician Christian Marclay, features installations and sculptures that make sounds; Jay Heikes - Installation composed of drawings and an assortment of objects used as "props" to activate stories, puns and deadpan humor; Taalman Koch: Fly Thru - Installation based on iT House: an aluminum and glass "kit" house. $6; $3 students, artists and seniors; free for children 12 and 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. G. Noble Wagner: Purity of Surface - Sculpture and Prints - New works in the Main Gallery. Closes 12/21. Eve Peri: Fabstracts - Fiber Forms and Paintings. Closes 12/30. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sat.-Sun. noon-4:30 pm.

*FREE* Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476. Studio Art Classes - Classes in painting, drawing and watercolor for children and adults. Call 215-247-0948 for registration and general information. Narratives: Meaning in Context - Selected works by photography and honors art students from Wissahickon H.S. Closes 10/28. Angels, Alleys and Animal Acts - Prints. Closes 1/6. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm.



3rd Street Gallery 58 N. Second St.; 215-625-0993. Tony Rocco - Aguablanca: Cali Colombia's Infamous Shantytown - Photography. Closes 10/28.

Allens Lane Art Center Gallery Allens Lane; 215-248-0546. Robert Fluhr: PEACE - Cut-out artwork. Closes 10/29.

Artists' House 57 N. Second St.; 215-923-8440. The following all close 10/28: Anthony Palumbo - Oil paintings; Arcenio Martin Campos - Figurative oil paintings; Dori Spector - Oil still-lifes and landscapes; Kevin Cummins - Black and white etchings of local landscapes and scenes; Scott Jackson - Oil paintings of light playing off architecture and gardens.

B Square Gallery 614 S. 9th St.; 215-625-0692. John Hobbie - Installation. Closes 12/22.

Bambi Gallery 1817 Frankford Ave.; 215-423-2668. Dominic Episcopo: Dom's Drive-In and Ice Cream - Photographic works. Closes 11/18.

Baobab Park 11th St.; 215-636-1666. Evoking Spirit, Embracing Memory - Exhibit honoring the spirit and accomplishments of North Philly people and groups. Closes 10/31.

Bridgette Mayer Gallery 709 Walnut St.; 215-413-8893. Charles Burwell: Continuum - New oils on canvas, digital and mixed media works on paper. Closes 10/27.

Carol Schwartz Gallery 101 Bethlehem Pike; 215-242-4510. Howard Watson: LOVE Philadelphia - Watercolors by renowned local artist. Closes 10/31.

Cerealart 149 N. 3rd. St.; 215-627-5060. Ira Cohen Photoworks - "Naga" photographs and back-lit transparencies "From The Mylar Chamber." Closes 10/30.

City Hall 15th and Broad St. Art Ability - Exhibition by artists with various disabilities. Closes 11/20.

Drexel University - Picture Gallery 32nd and Chestnut St., 3rd Floor; 215-895-0480. Houses paintings by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Dusseldorf Academy, Francis Martin Drexel, Astronomical, Musical Clock by David Rittenhouse. Ongoing.

Dupree Studios 703 S. Sixth St.; 215-413-3884. James Dupree and Claudia Wells: Trick or Treat - Closes 10/31.

Esther M. Klein Art Gallery 3600 Market St.; 215-966-6188. Frozen Architecture - Photographs taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Closes 12/29.

F.A.N. Gallery 221 Arch St.; 215-922-5155. Serge Zhukov: Recent Paintings - October's featured artist. Closes 10/27.

F.U.E.L. Collection 249 Arch St.; 215-592-8400. Red Bull Art of Can - Sculpture, collage, animation, furniture and more created from Red Bull cans. Closes 11/2.

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery 1616 Walnut St., Ste. 100; 215-545-7562. Independence Starts Here: An Evening With the Art of James Castle - Selected work of the mid-20th century deaf visual artist, incl. wine and cheese reception and preview of documentary about the artist. 10/26 4-8 pm. The following close 10/27: Anissa Mack: New Work - Sculptural works in bronze, steel, denim and found objects plus photographs; Anthony Campuzano: Note on Door - A work on nine 83 x 38 inch wood panels, 13 new pieces on paper and board, paintings.

Gallery 339 339 South 21st St.; 215-731-1530. Tina Barney: World Stage - Portraits exploring the play between appearance and reality. Closes 10/27.

Gallery 51 51 N. Second St.; 215-413-3191. Focus on the appreciation, conservation, and collection of fine, antique textile art and antique oriental rugs. Ongoing.

Gallery Joe 302 Arch St.; 215-592-7752. Astrid Bowlby: A Certain Density - 18 pen and ink drawings. Closes 10/27.

Gross McCleaf Gallery 127 S. 16th St.; 215-665-8138. Johnson Hom and Charles Kaufmann - Forest scenes and country landscape paintings. Closes 10/27.

Highwire Gallery 2040 Frankford Ave.; . Rewired, Part 1: Knob and Tube - Artwork by long-time members. Closes 10/28.

International House of Philadelphia 3701 Chestnut St.; 215-387-5125. Vernacular Spectacular - Video works curated by Colette Copeland. Closes 10/26.

Jenny Jaskey Gallery 969 N 2nd St.; 215-253-9874. Mark Shetabi: Elevation - Installation, paintings and sculpture. Closes 10/26.

Khmer Art Museum Gallery 319 N. 11th St.; 215-922-5600. Memorial art museum dedicated to the Cambodian people's suffering under the Khmer Rouge. Permanent collection includes stone and wood sculptures, paintings, silver jewelry, copper metals, silk textiles, pottery. Images of Cambodia: 1995-2003 - Stunning photography exhibit by journalist/activist Rich Garella. Closes 10/31.

Larry Becker Contemporary Art 43 N. 2nd St.; 215-925-5389. Merrill Wagner: Peach Sky Paintings. Closes 11/17.

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 919 Walnut St. Art Beyond Sight - Work by blind artists. Closes 11/20.

Liberty Resources 714 Market St. Freedom to Create - Over 100 pieces by over 45 artists from Philadelphia and vicinity. Closes 11/16.

Locks Gallery 600 Washington Square South; 215-629-1000. The following all close 10/27: Bryan Hunt - Monuments and Wonders 1974-79; Polly Apfelbaum: Big Love - Multi-color woodblock monoprints on Hiromi handmade Kozo triple thick paper; Stuart Netsky: Smoke and Mirrors - Pigmented prints on paper.

Manayunk Art Center 419 Green La.; 215-482-3363. Art to Die For: MAC Annual Members' Exhibit - Halloween art show. Closes 10/28. Donations suggested.

Mew Gallery 906 Christian St.; 215-625-2424. Debutante Set: New Work by The Other Women - Drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture. Closes 11/2.

Muse Gallery 52 N. Second St.; 215-627-5310. Etta Winigrad - Ceramic Sculpture: One and New - Renowned sculptor working in clay and mixed media. Closes 10/28.

Nexus Gallery 1400 N. American St.; 215-629-1103. The Vinyl Atelier - Group show exploring the use of a computer-controlled sign-making cutter as an art-making tool. Closes 11/2.

Painted Bride Art Center 230 Vine St.; 215-925-9914. Dance Workshops With Marianela Boan - Weekly dance class led by Cuba native Boan. $10. Tue. 6-8 pm.

Pentimenti Gallery 133 N. Second St.; 215-625-9990. Kevin Finklea: I Know What I Want and I'm Certain I Can't Have It - Series of paintings integrating landscape imagery and memories of specific places. Closes 10/27. Rachel Bone: Remedies - New works on paper inspired by a myriad of subjects. Closes 10/27.

Philadelphia Art Alliance 251 S. 18th St.; 215-545-4302. SunKoo Yuh - Monumental Ceramic Sculptures - Closes 12/30. Tim McFarlane - Stratum: New Paintings - Closes 12/30.

Philadelphia Art Alliance Satellite Gallery 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 3rd Fl.; 215-545-4302. Catherine Gontarek - Falling Upstairs: New Paintings - Closes 12/30.

Philadelphia Folklore Project 735 S. 50th St.; 215-726-1106. 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 and other social change-themed memorabilia.

Philadelphia Foundation - Community Art Gallery 1234 Market St., Ste. 1800; 215-563-6417. Independence Starts Here: All About Art - Work in various media by artists with physical disabilities. Closes 1/2.

Philadelphia International Institute (PII) 242 Race St.; 215-592-1022. Rosemary Chatin: Paintings. Closes 10/27.

Philadelphia Sketch Club 235 S. Camac St.; 215-545-9298. PHOTOgraphy 2007 - Juried exhibit featuring work by various artists. Closes 10/28.

The Print Center 1614 Latimer St.; 215-735-6090. Doug and Mike Starn: Black Pulse 2000-2007. Closes 11/21.

Projects Gallery 629 N. 2nd St.; 267-303-9652. Frank Hyder: Odyssey - Recent paintings and sculpture. Closes 10/27. Jen Blazina: Reflection - Vintage photographs, silk-screened on frosted glass. Closes 10/27.

Rodger Lapelle Galeries 122 N. Third St.; 215-592-0232. Nick D'Angelo: Paintings Achromic 5 - New paintings in the Achromic series. Closes 10/31.

Rosenfeld Gallery 113 Arch St.; 215-922-1376. The following close 11/4: Marianne Mitchell - Acrylic on board and pastel drawings; Todd Double - Mixed media sculptures; Vincent Hron - Oils on canvas.

Sande Webster Gallery 2006 Walnut St.; 215-636-9003. The following close 10/31: Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin: Off the Wall - Landscape photography using black and white infrared film; Breitfeller and Dennis: Pause - Mixed media collage works on paper, metal and wood.

Savory Off South 517 S. Fifth St.; 215-922-0202. Greg M Stowell: Light, Camera, Third Act - A photographic homecoming. Closes 10/31.

Show of Hands Gallery 1006 Pine St.; 215-592-4010. Sebastian M. Hushbeck Trienens: At Sea - Sculpture display and sale. Closes 11/10.

Slought Foundation 4017 Walnut St.; 215-701-4627. Ecstatic Truth: Documenting Herzog 'Documenting' - Work by Werner Herzog accompanied by images of the filmmaker by photographer Beat Presser. Closes 11/15. Braco Dimitrijevic - The Ways to Post History: A Retrospective - Closes 11/28.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Abington Art Center 515 Meetinghouse Rd., Jenkintown; 215-887-4882. Art Classes and Workshops for Adults - Jewelry making, photography, ceramics, painting and drawing. Call for specific dates, times and prices. Reg. required. Prices vary. Inside/Outside: Habitat - Outdoor sculpture installation open dawn to dusk. Inside exhibit features drawings, sketches and more related to artists' outdoor works. Closes 11/24. Magical Realism - Otherworldly paintings mixing fantasy and reality. Closes 11/24.

The Arts Scene 530 E. Union St., West Chester; 610-644-6555. Recycled Creativity: The Tipping Point of Cultural Chaos - Paintings and sculptures by five Pennsylvania artists. Closes 11/10.

Barnstone Gallery 388 W. Pothouse Rd., Phoenixville; 610-917-0140. John Costanza: Reflections - Paintings. Closes 10/31. Through the Looking Glass: An Adventure Into Contemporay Ceramics - Features five ceramic artists. Closes 1/20.

Fine Arts People Gallery 305 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton; 610-363-6721. Looking Forward: The Art and Hope of Debra and Dennis Colligan - Closes 10/31. Sue and Dave Troutman: The Troutman Show - On display in the Still Life Room. Closes 10/31.

The Gallery at Cedar Hollow 2447 Yellow Springs Rd., Malvern; 610-640-2787. Wearable Art and Jewelry Show - Hand-crafted jewelry and other accessories on display and available for purchase. Closes 10/31.

Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio 30 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 215-862-4300. 19th and 20th Century American Paintings - Proceeds generated will go to the Jonathan D. Krist Foundation. Closes 11/30.

Howard Gallery of Fine Art 77 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 215-862-5272. Sculpture Demonstration - William Kilpatrick, George McMonigle and Richard Summons. Closes 10/31.

Langman Gallery 2500 Moreland Rd., Willow Grove; 215-657-8333. Kyung-Hee Shin: Garden City - Abstract paintings. Closes 10/31.

Main Line Art Center Old Buck Rd. and Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 610-525-0272. 70th Annual Member's Exhibition - Variety of work created by professional artists closely associated with the Art Center. Closes 10/28.

Main Line Unitarian Church 816 S. Valley Forge Rd., Devon; 610-688-8332. Crafts and Conversation - Weekly crafting demonstrations, workshops and conversation. 10/30 noon-2:30 pm. Textiles to Die For - Hand silk-screened quilts and wall art. Closes 10/29.

The Temple Judea Museum 8339 Old York Rd., Elkins Park; 215-887-2027. The Grimes Collection of Jewish Ephemera - Fine silver, precious textiles, rare books, games, greeting cards, artwork and more. Closes 1/11.

New Jersey

Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission 250 S. Park Dr., Collingswood; 856-858-0040. 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition - Barnes Foundation Education Coordinator John Gatti serves as juror. Closes 11/3.

Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey 123 S. Elmwood Rd., Marlton; 856-985-1009. First Annual Pastel Exhibition - Work by New Jersey Pastel Painters Society members. Closes 10/29.

Gloucester County Historical Society Museum 58 N. Broad St., Woodbury; 856-848-8531. And Baby Makes Three - Features artifacts related to "bringing up baby" from pre-Victorian times to the mid-20th century. Closes 10/28.

Hopkins House 250 S. Park Dr., Haddon Township; 856-868-0040. 33rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition - Features fine arts and crafts in all media. Closes 11/3.

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County 218A Sunset Rd., Willingboro; 609-835-2900. Michael Block: Visions of Italy - Photographs of Italy by award-winning artist. Closes 11/2.

Perkins Center for the Arts 395 Kings Hwy., Moorestown; 856-235-6488. Pink at Perkins: The Contradictory Character of a Complex Color - Mixed-media exhibition deals with a plethora of subject matter relating to pink. Closes 11/25.

Photo 612 612 Station Ave., Haddon Heights; 856-429-2304. Paul Rider: Photographer. Saturdays and by appointment. Closes 11/2.