“Africa in the Arts of Philadelphia,” at the Woodmere Art Museum, is an explosion of life and the perfect antidote to isolation. In Doylestown, both the Michener Museum and the nearby Mercer Museum have new shows, too.
“Awakened in You” includes nearly all the 78 works, almost all by African American artists of the mid-twentieth century, that Constance Clayton, a life-long educator and Philadelphia schools superintendent from 1982 to 1993 gave to PAFA in 2018.
The pioneering entrepreneur combined the latest looks in both fine art and fashion with the ancient craft of tapestry-making. She persuaded Picasso, Leger, Miro, and others to design woven works of art.