African American Museum
701 Arch St.; 215-574-0380.
. East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention Reception - Convention reception & awards ceremony. Free. 5/18 6:30-9 pm. $8; $6 children & seniors. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.
Barnes Foundation 300 North Latch's La., Merion; 610-667-0290. www.barnesfoundation.org. Docent-led Tours - Work by Matisse, Van Gogh, other impressionists & post-impressionists. Ongoing. Guided Garden Tours of the Arboretum - Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather. $10 (reservations required). Fri.-Sun. 9:30 am-5 pm.
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington; 302-656-6466. www.thedcca.org. Carrie Ann Baade: Paintings - Closes 5/20. Michele Kong: Sculptural Installation - Closes 6/17. Karin Kirch: Embroidery - Closes 7/8. Tue., Thu.-Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Wed. 10 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 1-5 pm.
*FREE* La Salle University - Art Museum 1900 W. Olney Ave.; 215-951-1221. www.lasalle.edu/museum. Frank Hyder: Lost World - Contemporary mixed media exhibit. Closes 6/15. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. 2 pm-4 pm.
Philadelphia Museum of Art 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-763-8100. www.philamuseum.org. Art After 5 - Live music at the museum by Department Of Good & Evil. 5/18 5-8:45 pm. Conserving a Tibetan Altar - Restored Tibetan altar & information about the restoration process. Closes 5/27. Notations: Out of Words - Artworks from the last 50 years that highlight the importance of text in art. Closes 6/24. Fantastic & Functional Animals in Indian Art - Small paintings from India depicting a variety of animals. Closes 6/30. Celebrate Korea: A Decade of Collecting - Approximately 50 Korean items collected since 1997. Closes 6/30. The Bizarre & the Beautiful: Silks of the 18th Century - 13 exquisite silk items from the museum's collections. Closes 9/30. Celebrating American Craft - Display of outstanding American craft items. Closes 9/30. Ongoing: Chinese Snuff Bottles - 137 antique snuff bottles from the 18th century; Irish Silver - Assorted dishware & other items from the great age of Irish silver; New York Dada - Work by a profoundly influential avant-garde art group that met between 1915 -1921; Presidential China - 50 items from the McNeil Collection of American Presidential China. $12; $9 seniors; $8 students & youth 13-18; free for children 12 & under. Tue.-Thu., Sat.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Fri. 10 am-8:45 pm.
*FREE* Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art 615 N. Broad St.; 215-627-6747. www.rodephshalom.org. Joshua Meyer Exhibition - Painting exhibit. Closes 8/31. Mon.-Thu. 10 am-4 pm; Fri. 10 am-2 pm; Sun. 10 am-noon.
Trenton City Museum 319 East State St., Trenton; 609-989-3632. www.ellarslie.org. Ellarslie Open XXV Featuring The Salon def Refusés - Annual juried exhibition. Closes 6/24. Ongoing: Decorative Arts Collection - Pottery, ceramics & other objects, most of which were made in the Trenton area; Fine Arts Collection - Contemporary & historic pieces created by Trenton-area artists; Historical Artifacts Collection - Range of objects from postcards to furniture. Tue.-Sat. 11 am-3 pm; Sun. 1 pm-4 pm.
Ursinus College - Berman Museum of Art Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3500. www.ursinus.edu/berman. A Sense of Place: Photographs by Bob Reichley. Closes 6/15. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sat.-Sun. Noon-4:30 pm.
*FREE* Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476. www.woodmereartmuseum.org. Barbara Wolanin - Philadelphia Women Painters: The Students of Arthur B. Carles - Two Philadelphia artists, Jane Piper & Quita Brodhead, will be featured in the talk. $15; free for students. 5/20 2 pm. Edna Andrade: Sensational - Drawings by the artist. Closes 6/24. Helen Millard's Children's Gallery: New Horizon Montessori School - Life size sculptures & an array of beautiful drawings & paintings. Closes 6/24. Ongoing: Woodmere's Permanent Art Collection - Paintings, sculpture, prints & drawings, with a focus on works by artists from the Philadelphia area. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 1 pm-5 pm.
3rd Street Gallery
58 N. Second St.; 215-625-0993.
. Joann Doneen & Sylvia Hamerman-Brown - Recent work by Doneen & landscape paintings by Hamerman-Brown. Closes 5/27.
Artists' House 57 N. Second St.; 215-923-8440. www.artistshouse.com. May Group Exhibition - Paintings & etchings from five artists. Closes 5/27.
AxD Gallery (AlwaysbyDesign) 265 S. 10th St.; 215-627-6250. www.a-x-d.com. Sheldon Drake: Paintings & Drawings - Works by Baltimore-based artist & ambient DJ. Closes 6/3.
B Square Gallery 614 S. 9th St.; 215-625-0692. www.bsquaregallery.com. Couplings - Works by ten artists/five creative couples on display. Closes 7/28.
Borowsky Gallery Broad St.; 215-446-3027. www.gershmany.org. Cross/Walks: Weaving Fabric Row - Multi-thread art project. Closes 8/14.
Bridgette Mayer Gallery 709 Walnut St.; 215-413-8893. www.mayerartconsultants.com. Clark Gibson: Time Frame - Paintings & drawings. Closes 5/26.
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (formerly Creative Artists Network) 237 S. 18th St., Ste. 3A; 215-546-7775. www.cfeva.org. Anki King - Drawings & paintings by 2005 CFEVA graduate. Closes 5/31.
Cerulean Arts 1355 Ridge Ave.; 267-514-8647. www.ceruleanarts.com. Alexander Cheves: Careful Skies, the Sun & Some - Works inspired by the landscape & architecture of artist's hometown in California's Central Valley. Closes 6/15.
Chestnut Hill Gallery 8117 Germantown Ave.; 215-248-2549. www.chestnuthillgallery.com. May Reception & Sale. 5/19. Group Show: Urban & Landscape Artistry - Works by Betz Green, James McFarlane, Robert Arnosky & Kathy Busillo. Closes 6/16.
The Clay Studio 139 N. Second St.; 215-925-3453. www.theclaystudio.org. Plates & Platters Salon Style - Dessert plates, salad plates, dinner plates & serving platters will all be included. Closes 5/27.
Drexel University - Leonard Pearlstein Gallery 33rd St.; 215-895-2548. www.drexel.edu/westphal/gallery. Bonnie Cashin: Inside the Designer's Studio - Exhibit examines the studio & career of fashion design icon Bonnie Cashin. Reception 5/31. Closes 6/8.
F.A.N. Gallery 221 Arch St.; 215-922-5155. www.fanartgallery.com. Lilian Walsh - New paintings & drawings. Closes 5/26.
F.U.E.L. Collection 249 Arch St.; 215-592-8400. www.fuelcollection.com. Call for Artists: Red Bull Art of Can - Call for Red Bull can-inspired original artwork. Deadline is 6/13. Calm Collective - Works by Justin Berger, Maggie Casey, Jungmi Lim, Kenneth Parris III & others. Closes 5/26.
Fleisher Art Memorial 719 Catherine St.; 215-922-3456. www.fleisher.org. Coffee Cup Exhibition & Reception - Dinner, live music, auction & more celebrating National Older American's Month. 5/23.
Gallery 339 339 South 21st St.; 215-731-1530. www.gallery339.com. Edward McHugh: Arrangements - Recent photographs. Closes 7/21.
Gallery 51 51 N. Second St.; 215-413-3191. www.gallery51.net. True Blue - Indigo-dyed & traditional textiles from Africa & Asia. Closes 6/30. Ongoing: Gallery 51 Collection - Focus on the appreciation, conservation, & collection of fine, antique textile art & antique oriental rugs.
Gallery Joe 302 Arch St.; 215-592-7752. www.galleryjoe.com. Laurie Reid: Works On Paper - Works in gouache, colored pencil & watercolor. Closes 6/16.
Gross McCleaf Gallery 127 S. 16th St.; 215-665-8138. www.grossmccleaf.com. Marlene Rye - Imaginitive & playful landscapes. Closes 5/25.
JMS Gallery 8236 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill; 215-248-4649. www.jmsgallery.com. David Foss, Claire Giblin, Joe Mooney & Kimberly Stemler - Abstract works in various media. Closes 6/16.
Larry Becker Contemporary Art 43 N. 2nd St.; 215-925-5389. www.artnet.com/lbecker.html. Quentin Morris: Paintings & Drawings - Closes 5/19.
Manayunk Art Center 419 Green La.; 215-482-3363. www.manayunkartcenter.org. Faces & Places - Portraits & figurative art along with original work in a variety of media by the Manayunk Artists' Co-Op. Closes 5/27.
Moderne Gallery 111 N. Third St.; 215-923-8536. www.modernegallery.com. David Roth: The Interference Color Paintings - Paintings created with a reflective paint that seems to change colors. Closes 7/14.
Nexus Gallery 137 N. Second St.; 215-629-1103. www.nexusphiladelphia.org. Philadelphia Center for the Photographic Image: Photolmage '07 - Photography competition. Closes 5/30.
Pageant Soloveev Gallery 607 Bainbridge St.; 215-925-1535. www.pageantsoloveev.com. Belted Bronze - Recital in Eight Dimensions - Solo exhibit from Terry Adkins, inspired by the life of singer Bessie Smith. Closes 6/18.
Painted Bride Art Center 230 Vine St.; 215-925-9914. www.paintedbride.org. Daniel Oliva: Nightscapes - Paintings featuring aerial view of cities & coastal scenes. Closes 5/19. Jim Houser: This Beating Heart Acts as a Timer - Closes 5/19.
Philadelphia Art Alliance 251 S. 18th St.; 215-545-4302. www.philartalliance.org. Emily Royer: Construction Sites - Simply drawn forms with sporadic applications of gouache; Jessica Doyle: Intimate Environments - Drawings, paintings, photography & video; Kiff Slemmons: Re:Pair & Imperfection - New pieces of art created from fragments of other artists' works they consider imperfect; Kip Deeds: Towards a 49th State - Prints, collage, graphite, paint & watercolor. Opening reception for all 4 artists, 5/17. All 4 exhibits close 8/23.
Philadelphia Art Alliance Satellite Gallery 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 3rd Fl.; 215-545-4302. www.philartalliance.org. Carol McHarg: Design Against Nature - Artist draws on the subjects of geology, cartography & landscape history for inspiration. Opening reception 5/17. Closes 8/23.
Philadelphia Folklore Project 735 S. 50th St.; 215-726-1106. www.folkloreproject.org. If These Walls Could Talk - Posters, handbills, pictures & other social change-themed memorabilia. Ongoing.
Philadelphia Sketch Club 235 S. Camac St.; 215-545-9298. www.sketchclub.org. 2007 Workshops Exhibition - Works by prominent & emerging artists who participate in the Club's life, clothed model & print workshops. Closes 5/27.
Projects Gallery 629 N. 2nd St.; 267-303-9652. www.projectsgallery.com. Orly Cogan - And Don't Forget to Rescue the Princess! - Female figures stitched onto vintage fabric with pre-existing embroidered images. Closes 5/27.
Rosenfeld Gallery 113 Arch St.; 215-922-1376. www.therosenfeldgallery.com. Francis Gregory DiFronzo & Alan Soffer Exhibit - Oil, encaustic & mixed-media paintings. Closes 5/27.
Sande Webster Gallery 2006 Walnut St.; 215-636-9003. www.sandewebstergallery.com. Ron Starr: Energy From the Gut - Sculptural vessels & wall panels in ceramic & glass media on display in Gallery Salon. Closes 5/31. Sam Gilliam: White Papers & Painting - National & international icon of the contemporary art scene. Closes 5/31.
Seraphin Gallery 1108 Pine St.; 215-923-7000. www.seraphingallery.com. Natalie Alper: New Work - New drawings by artist Natalie Alper. Closes 6/13.
Slought Foundation 4017 Walnut St.; 215-701-4627. slought.org. George Quasha: Zero Point Axis - Axial stones, axial works on paper, axial video. Richard Torchia: Grotto - Camera obscura installation by Philadelphia-based artist. The Truth in Photography: The Work of Hervé Guibert - Sixteen photographs by French artist & novelist Hervé Guiber. All 3 exhibits close 5/23.
Space 1026 1026 Arch St., 2nd Fl.; 215-574-7630. www.space1026.com. Works by Pittsburgh Artists - Please call for gallery hours. Closes 5/31.
Temple University - Temple Gallery 45 N. Second St.; 215-925-7379. www.temple.edu. MFA Thesis Exhibitions - New work by some of the country's brightest emerging artists. Closes 5/19. Damien Moppett - Mixed media solo exhibition. Closes 12/28.
Topstitch Boutique 311 Market St. 2nd Fl.; 267-322-4057. Julie Stone Waring: Do Claw - New canine paintings. Closes 5/25.
Twenty Two Gallery 236 S. 22nd St.; 215-772-1911. Lauren Sweeney - Watercolors. Closes 6/7.
University of the Arts - Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery 333 S. Broad St.; 215-717-6480. www.uarts.edu/events/rwg/index.cfm. Annual Student Show - On display in the Rosenwald-Wolf, Hamilton & Arronson Galleries. Closes 6/1.
University of the Arts - von Hess Illustration Gallery 333 S. Broad St.; 215-717-6480. www.uarts.edu. Greg Spalenka - Closes 5/25.
Vox Populi 319A N. 11th St., 3rd Fl.; 215-238-1236. www.voxpopuligallery.org. Micah Danges: Spring House, Robert Chaney: Rear Window & Linda Yun: Left - Low-hi holograms, collage, video, small handmade objects, drawings, photographs. Closes 5/27.
Wood Turning Center 501 Vine Street; 021-592-3800. www.woodturningcenter.org. Coming of Age: Emerging & Established Wood Artists - Closes 5/19.
Works Gallery 303 Cherry St.; 215-922-7775. www.snyderman-works.com. Reiko Ishiyama - Sculptural work. Closes 6/15.
The Arts Scene
530 E. Union St., West Chester; 610-644-6555.
. Nature Mystics - Work in a variety of media by six Philadelphia artists. Closes 5/26.
BOI's of New Hope Art Gallery 9 West Mechanic St., New Hope; 215-862-8292. www.BOIsofnewhope.com. Andre Gisson: Workings of a French Impressionist - Paintings. Closes 6/2.
Gallery One 992 Baltimore Pike, Concordville; 610-459-5252. Barn Art Show - Barn-themed art show to benefit Concord Township Historical Society. Closes 6/10.
Salon des Amis 2321 Yellow Springs Rd., Malvern; 610-647-6010. Academy Women - Paintings & sculpture by women alumnae of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Closes 5/26.
The Upstairs Gallery Rte. 202 & Street Rd., Lahaska; 215-794-8486. www.theupstairsgallery.com. Terry Davis: New works - Paintings. Closes 6/1.
Wayne Art Center 413 Maplewood, Wayne; 610-688-3553. www.wayneart.com. Plein Air Festival Exhibition - Paintings of landscapes & architecture of historic Main Line region. Closes 5/26.
Atlantic City Art Center
New Jersey Ave. & the Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-347-5837.
. Holocaust Survivors of South Jersey: Portraits of Resistance - Presented in partnership with the Richard Stockton Holocaust Research Center. Closes 5/31.
Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey
123 S. Elmwood Rd., Marlton; 856-985-1009.
. Chinese Watercolor Exhibit - Closes 5/22.
Crepe & Ribbon 116 Kings Hwy. East, Haddonfield; 856-428-3111. www.thecrepeandribbon.com. Toni Parisi - Watercolor portraits, landscapes & oil paintings. Opening reception 5/18. Closes 5/31.
Full Moon Cafe 23 Bridge St., Lambertville; 609-397-1096. Elinor Soll Cohen: Remembering Japan - Photographs of large & small cities of Japan. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity. Closes 6/30.
Gallery 14 14 Mercer St., 2nd Fl., Hopewell; 609-333-8511. www.photosgallery14.com. Joanna Tully & Marty Schwartz - Double Take: Two Photographers, Two Coney Islands - Exhibit of photographs. Closes 5/27.
Gloucester County Historical Society Museum 58 N. Broad St., Woodbury; 856-848-8531. Silhouettes & Olde Lace - Cut-paper silhouettes & antique lace. Closes 6/29.