Art Museums & Institutions

African American Museum

701 Arch St.; 215-574-0380.

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. 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.

Brandywine River Museum Rte. 1 & Rte. 100, Chadds Ford; 610-388-2700. www.brandywinemuseum.org. Howard Pyle & the American Renaissance - 40 works by Pyle & artists that influenced his style. Closes 5/20. Ongoing: Bayard & Mary Sharp Gallery - Paintings by Jamie Wyeth, Carolyn Wyeth, Henriette Wyeth, Peter Hurd, John McCoy & Frolic Weymouth; Kuerner Farm Tours - Historic farm that inspired artist Andrew Wyeth & is featured in many of his works. Audio Tours - ($3 additional). Daily 9:30 am-4:30 pm.

Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington; 302-571-9590. www.delart.org. The Copeland Sculpture Park - Features 9 works from the museum's permanent collection plus 1 work on loan. Nature/Culture/Blues: Contemporary African American Art - Cultural exhibit exploring the links between racial identity, culture & art-making. Closes 7/29. $10; $8 seniors; $5 students; $3 youths; free for children under 7 & for all Sundays. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. noon-4 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* The Fabric Workshop & Museum 1315 Cherry St., 5th Fl.; 215-568-1111. www.fabricworkshop.org. Simply Red - Collaboration with Philadelphia Museum of Art. Closes 5/19. Will Stokes Jr. - Exhibition of paintings, drawings & silk prints. Closes 5/19. Ongoing: Artist Boxes Collection - Samples, prototypes, swatches & other materials related to the creative process; Commissioned Works of Art Collection - Artwork from the Artist-in-Residence program; Photography & 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. www.michenerartmuseum.org. Aging in America: The Years Ahead - Explores the uncharted territory of longevity, featuring 50 large-format black-&-white photographs from Ed Kashi. Closes 6/24. James A. Michener: Traveler/Citizen/Writer - Photography, painting & memorobilia exhibition. Closes 7/8. $6.50; $6 seniors; $4 students 6-18; free for children under 6, military & family. Tue.-Fri.10 am-4:30 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-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.

Noyes Museum of Art 733 Lily Lake Rd., Oceanville; 609-652-8848. www.noyesmuseum.org. New Jersey Arts Annual: Fine Arts - Highlights state's most accomplished visual artists. Closes 7/15. Sightings: Recent Works by Mike & Doug Starn - Theme of light carried through as a central component in artists' work. Closes 8/5. $4; $3 seniors, students; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4:30 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 118-128 N. Broad St.; 215-972-7600. www.pafa.org. Laylah Ali: Drawings from the Typology Series - Drawing exhibit. Closes 5/27. $12; $8 students; $6 children 6-18; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 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.

Rodin Museum Franklin Parkway at 22nd St.; 215-763-8100. www.rodinmuseum.org. Public Tours - Guided tour. $3 suggested donation. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

Rosenbach Museum & Library 2008-2010 Delancey Pl.; 215-732-1600. www.rosenbach.org. Chosen: Philadelphia's Great Hebraica - Exhibit of historical art & religious artifacts. Closes 8/26. From Menschen to Mezuzahs - Jewish history tours of the Rosenbach House. Closes 8/26. $8; $5 seniors, students; free on Tuesday & for children under 5. Tue., Thu.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Wed. 10 am-8 pm.

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.

University of Pennsylvania - Institute of Contemporary Art 118 S. 36th St.; 215-898-7108. www.icaphila.org. Crimes of Omission - Work by nine artists in assorted media. Karen Kilimnik - Exhibition spans 15 years of painting, drawings, assemblage sculptures, installation, photographs & video. Phoebe Washburn: Ramp Project - Collected scrap wood transforms ICA's ramp with an environmental installation that is both accumulative & regenerative. Exhibits close 8/5. $6; $3 students, artists & seniors; free for children 12 & under. Wed.-Fri. noon-8 pm, Sat.-Sun. 11 am-5 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.

Galleries

Philadelphia

3rd Street Gallery

58 N. Second St.; 215-625-0993.

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. 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.

Esther M. Klein Art Gallery 3600 Market St.; 215-966-6188. www.kleinartgallery.org. Artbots - Exhibit pairs local scientists & artists with school children to create original works of robotic art. Closes 6/30.

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.

Locks Gallery 600 Washington Square South; 215-629-1000. www.locksgallery.com. Post Painterly-Abstraction - Describes work of artists from the generation after abstract expressionism who moved toward a physical openess of design. Closes 5/30.

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.

Pentimenti Gallery 133 N. Second St.; 215-625-9990. www.pentimenti.com. Joseph Hu: By Itself - Cardboard, resin & paper sculptures of everyday objects. Closes 6/16. Margaret Murphy: The Ballerina Project - Ballerina-themed painting & video exhibit. Closes 6/16.

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.

Pennsylvania suburbs

The Arts Scene

530 E. Union St., West Chester; 610-644-6555.

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. 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.

Tyme Gallery 17 W. Eagle Rd., Havertown; 610-853-1215. www.tymegallery.com. Dawn A. Boyd & Nadia W. Bond Exhibition - Pottery by Nadia W. Bond & fabric work by Dawn Boyd. Closes 6/5.

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.

New Jersey

Atlantic City Art Center

New Jersey Ave. & the Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-347-5837.

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. 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.

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. 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.

Hawthorne Gallery 697 Stokes Rd., Rte. 541, Medford; J.B. Kline & Son Gallery 25 Bridge St., Lambertville; 609-397-7026. Marvin Silverstein & Robert DeChico: Churches & Other Elegant Structures - Three-dimensional paper sculptures & photographic impression. Closes 5/27.