African American Museum
701 Arch St.; 215-574-0380.
. AAMP Book Club. 12/15 3-5 pm. $8; $6 children & seniors. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.
300 North Latchs La., Merion; 610-667-0290.
. Work by Matisse, Van Gogh, other impressionists & post-impressionists. $10 (reservations required). Fri.-Sun. 9:30 am-5 pm.
Brandywine River Museum
Rte. 1 & Rte. 100, Chadds Ford; 610-388-2700.
A Brandywine Christmas - O-gauge model railroad, an elaborate Victorian dollhouse & thousands of whimsical "critter" ornaments on holiday trees. Closes 1/6. Jerry Pinkney: Aesop's Fables & Other Tails - Closes 3/9. $8; $5 seniors, students & children 6-12; free for children under 6. Daily 9:30 am-4:30 pm.
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington; 302-571-9590.
Precious Spaces: Masterpieces in Miniature - Miniature interpretations of original, full-scale works. Closes 1/13. John Sloan - Seeing the City: Sloan's New York - Images of New York in a variety of media. Closes 1/20. In Company With Angels - Colored glass windows created by Tiffany Studios in 1902. Closes 1/31. $10; $8 seniors; $5 students; $3 youths; free for children under 7 & for all on Sun. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. noon-4 pm.
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St., Wilmington; 302-656-6466.
. Art Salad - Weekly lunchtime art talks. 12/19 noon. Ben Whitehouse: Revolution - Video installation & paintings. Closes 1/6. Sharyn O'Mara: New Work - Sculpture & mixed media influenced by media tributes to war & genocide victims. Closes 1/17. Expanding Circles - Exhibit focusing on each artist's interpretation of "family." Closes 2/10. $5; $3 students & seniors; free for children under 12. Tue., Thu.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Wed. & Sun. noon-5 pm.
The Fabric Workshop & Museum
1315 Cherry St., 5th Fl.; 215-568-1111.
Mark Fox: Dust - Sculptures formed from bits of paper colored with various media. Closes 12/29. Donation suggested: $5; $2 children. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat. noon-4 pm.
James A. Michener Art Museum
138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800.
The Spark of Hope: Healing & Reconciliation in Modern Rwanda - Photographs of the daily life of Rwandese children. Opening reception 12/19. Closes 1/13. Philip Pearlstein: The Dispassionate Body - 16 large-scale nude paintings by acclaimed realist painter. Closes 1/6. Regular adm. plus $4. Brian Finke: 2-4-6-8 - Photography exhibit centering on football. Closes 3/2. $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.
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 & related photographs & magazines. Closes 2/10. $5; $4 seniors 60 & over; $2 children 6-18; free for children under 6. Tue.-Fri. & Sun. 11 am-5 pm; Sat. 11 am-6 pm.
Noyes Museum of Art
733 Lily Lake Rd., Oceanville; 609-652-8848.
Nancy Cohen - Water Ways: Interpretations - Mixed media sculptures. Closes 1/6. Jonathan Shahn - Closes 1/13. Holiday Trains - On display in Community Gallery. Closes 1/31. $4; $3 seniors, students; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4:30 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.
Pearl S. Buck House
520 Dublin Rd., Perkasie; 215-249-0100.
. Musical Tour - Pearl's 1959 Allen Organ fills the House with a selection of the author's favorite music. $15 adults, $12 seniors & students. 12/20 3 pm. International Adoption Information Meeting - Seminar on international adoption by Welcome House Adoption Program. 800-220-2825. 12/20 7-9 pm. Annual Holiday Festival of Trees Tour & Exhibit - Selection of letters written to Pearl & her husband by world leaders, poets, writers, sports figures & various luminaries. $8; $7 students; free for children under 6. Closes 12/31. $7; $6 seniors; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. 11 am; Sun 1 pm.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 N. Broad St.; 215-972-7600.
Over 1,800 paintings, featuring some of the most important & recognizable works in American art. 14th Annual Lost Dreams on Canvas Holiday Celebration & Memorial Event - Hosted by Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts & Veterans Against Drugs. 215-972-2061 or 215-972-2054. 12/16 1-4 pm. Art-at-Lunch - Wed. noon-1 pm. Space is the Place - Installations, paintings, works on paper, sound & video works made by an international group of contemporary artists. Closes 12/30. Steve Powers: The Magic Word - Internationally known graffiti artist. Closes 1/27. $7 $6 seniors & 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. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-763-8100.
. Art After 5: The Mahanthappa-Dupont Quartet. 12/14 5-8:45 pm. PMA Madness Scavenger Hunt - Explore the museum in search of answers to tricky questions. $36.50. 12/15 2-4:30 pm. Medieval Art Stops - Ancient art demonstrations & discussion. 12/16 11 am-2 pm. Renoir Landscapes - Approx. 70 paintings by Renoir. Closes 1/6. $22-$24; $20-$22 seniors; $18-$20 students & children 13-18; $12-$14 children 5-12 (adjusted price includes regular admission). William Kentridge - Tapestries inspired by collages featuring shadow figures mounted on 18th-century maps. Closes 4/6. $14; $12 seniors; $10 students & youth 13-18; free for children 12 & under. Tue.-Thu., Sat.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Fri. 10 am-8:45 pm.
Philadelphia Museum of Art - Perelman Building
Fairmount Ave.; 215-763-8100.
. Alfred Stieglitz & the Philadelphia Museum of Art - Approximately 40 pieces by Stieglitz from the museum's collections. Closes 1/31. Designing Modern: 1920 to the Present - Chronological look at the museum's decorative arts collection. Closes 2/29. Passion for Perfection - Costumes by James Galanos, Gustave Tassell & Ralph Rucci. Closes 3/9. Admission free through 12/31, made possible by Wachovia. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.
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 & others. A Kiss for the Mezuzah - Features mezuzot created by 9 Philadelphia-based artists. Closes 2/1. Mon.-Thu. 10 am-4 pm; Fri. 10 am-2 pm; Sun. 10 am-noon.
Franklin Parkway at 22nd St.; 215-763-8100.
Public Tours. 12/15 1 pm. 12/16 1 pm. Donation suggested: $3. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.
Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008-2010 Delancey Pl.; 215-732-1600.
19th-century home of the Rosenbach brothers. House tours available. Really Rosie - Animation cels, drawings, musical scores, manuscripts, film & video, playbills & posters. Maurice Sendak Gallery. Closes 4/30. $8; $5 seniors & students; free 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.
. Robert Beck & Michele Post: New Works - Mixed media. Closes 1/6. Tue.-Sat. 11 am-3 pm; Sun. 1-4 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 & musician Christian Marclay, features installations & sculptures that make sounds; Jay Heikes - Installation composed of drawings & an assortment of objects used as "props" to activate stories, puns & deadpan humor; Taalman Koch: Fly Thru - Installation based on iT House: an aluminum & glass "kit" house. $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.
. G. Noble Wagner: Purity of Surface - Sculpture & Prints - New works in the Main Gallery. Closes 12/21. Eve Peri: Fabstracts - Fiber Forms & Paintings. Closes 12/30. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sat.-Sun. noon-4:30 pm.
Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476.
. Kids Care 14: Impressions - Artworks created by hundreds of children from around the Philadelphia region. Closes 12/16. Angels, Alleys & 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.
. Michael Sebright: Architectural Work & Mobiles - Works utilizing steel, cable, metal, mesh, cloth & leather. Closes 12/30. Shirley Thomas: Domicile - Installation using old window sashes to represent rooms in a glass house. Closes 12/30.
4446 Cresson St.; 215-483-9273.
. Ricardo Cabrera: Opus Nigrum - Sculpture artist from Colombia. Closes 1/19.
57 N. Second St.; 215-923-8440.
. Small Works Exhibit - Small works by 35 different artists, including portraits, still life, sculptures & more. Closes 12/23.
1030 N. 2nd St.; 215-238-1557.
. 3rd Annual Holiday Exhibition - Ornaments, stockings & cards by 25 artists. Closes 12/30.
B Square Gallery
614 S. 9th St.; 215-625-0692.
. John Hobbie - Installation. Closes 12/22.
1817 Frankford Ave.; 215-423-2668.
. David Kessler: Shadow World/Candace Karch: Lost & Found. Closes 12/29.
Bridgette Mayer Gallery
709 Walnut St.; 215-413-8893.
. Black & White - New work by 11 artists. Closes 12/22.
1355 Ridge Ave.; 267-514-8647.
. Binod Shrestha: Reflections of a Forgotten Sunset - New sculptures. Closes 1/4.
The Clay Studio
139 N. Second St.; 215-925-3453.
. Gifted Too! - Annual holiday exhibit. Work by various artists. Closes 12/30.
Drexel University - Picture Gallery
32nd & 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.
703 S. Sixth St.; 215-413-3884.
. Phoeris West & James Dupree: Collaboration - Paintings. Closes 12/31.
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.
221 Arch St.; 215-922-5155.
. Treacy Ziegler: Migrations - Paintings. Closes 12/22.
3000 N. Hope St.;
. Oliver Herring - Two new video works by New York-based artist. Closes 12/22.
339 South 21st St.; 215-731-1530.
. Philadelphia Masters - Works by four highly distinguished photographers. Closes 1/19.
51 N. Second St.; 215-413-3191.
. Focus on the appreciation, conservation, & collection of fine, antique textile art & antique oriental rugs.
302 Arch St.; 215-592-7752.
. Marilyn Holsing: La Vraie Histoire de Jeune Marie - Drawings. Closes 12/15. Rob Matthews: Knoxville Girl - Series of drawings capturing the events surrounding a murder in Knoxville. Closes 12/15.
Gross McCleaf Gallery
127 S. 16th St.; 215-665-8138.
. Larry Francis - Oil paintings of towns, houses & yards. Closes 12/29.
International House of Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut St.; 215-387-5125.
. Holiday Party - Seasonal music, treats & gingerbread house decorating. $7; $5 students & seniors. 12/14 6 pm. Four by Four - Video works by Anita Allyn, Sinae Lee, James Rosenthal & Jody Sweitzer. Closes 12/28. Julia Blaukopf: Kenya - Photographs of Kenya's landscapes & people. Closes 1/4.
8236 Germantown Ave.; 215-248-4649.
. Winter Group Exhibition - Sculptures, paintings & hand crafted jewelry. Closes 12/29.
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 & wood sculptures, paintings, silver jewelry, copper metals, silk textiles, pottery.
600 Washington Square South; 215-629-1000.
Elizabeth Osborne: The Necessary Encouragement - Closes 1/16. Jane Irish: Paintings for Winning Hearts & Minds - Closes 1/16.
Manayunk Art Center
419 Green La.; 215-482-3363.
. Small Paintings: 100 for $100 - Small paintings, drawings & photographs by members of the Manayunk Artists' Co-Op. Closes 1/27.
52 N. Second St.; 215-627-5310.
. Josette Simon-Geston - Paintings & collaborations. Closes 12/30.
1400 N. American St.; 215-629-1103.
. Yummy: A Celebration of Craving, Compulsion & Culture - Group exhibit examining the impact of food on American culture. Closes 2/1.
133 N. Second St.; 215-625-9990.
The following both close 12/15: Glenn Fischer, Matt Haffner & Nate Moore: From a Thousand Pages - Work exploring the conscious & unconscious, film noir & comic books & origami jets; Rebecca Rothfus: Towers - Works on paper featuring towers in various settings.
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 & 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. Irena Stawinska & Nina Kedzierska - Paintings & textiles. Closes 12/29.
Philadelphia Sketch Club
235 S. Camac St.; 215-545-9298.
. 2007 Legacy Art Show & Sale - Mixed media works. Closes 12/15. Lois Schlachter & Patricia Wilson-Schmid: Two Journeys - Paintings. Closes 12/31.
The Print Center
1614 Latimer St.; 215-735-6090.
. Sharon Harper, Vera Viditz-Ward & Laura Wagner - Prints, silkscreens & more. Closes 2/16.
113 Arch St.; 215-922-1376.
. Small Works Show - Features over 120 smaller works in various media by over 25 different gallery artists. Closes 12/31.
Sande Webster Gallery
2006 Walnut St.; 215-636-9003.
. Andrea Baldeck: Ascent/Descent - Black & white photography. Closes 1/2. James Brantley: Past, Present & Future - Conceptual dreamscapes & small portrait paintings. Closes 1/2.
1108 Pine St.; 215-923-7000.
. Group Exhibition: Small Works - Oil paintings, works on paper, photography, mixed media & more. Closes 12/30.
4017 Walnut St.; 215-701-4627. slought.org. Switcher Sex: Video Works & Photography From the Teutloff Collection - Film & video works examine the varied manifestations of the human body in contemporary society. Closes 2/9. Donation suggested: $2; $1 students & children.
1026 Arch St., 2nd Fl.; 215-574-7630.
. Space 1026: Never Forget! - Do It Yourself With Other People - Exhibition surveying the cooperative's past 10 years. Call for gallery hours. Closes 12/20.
Temple University - Temple Gallery
259 N. Third St.; 215-925-7379.
. Damian Moppett: After the Fall - First one-person exhibition in the U.S. for the Canadian artist. Closes 2/17.
University of Pennsylvania - Burrison Gallery
3611 Walnut St.; 215-898-4618. James C. Davis - In the Style of Jackson Pollock - Closes 12/15.
University of the Arts - Gallery 1401
211 S. Broad St., 14th Fl.; 215-717-6300.
. The Photo Review: Best of Show - Features the winners of this year's 'Photo Review International Photography Competition.' Closes 12/14.
University of the Arts - Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
333 S. Broad St.; 215-717-6480.
. Nancy Agati: MFA Thesis Exhibition - Drawings, paintings, prints & sculpture. Closes 1/7.
University of the Arts - Sol Mednick Gallery
211 S. Broad St., 15th Fl.; 215-717-6300.
. Amie Potsic: Thin Skinned Thick - Large-scale black & white photographs of scarred individuals accompanied by an audio component. Closes 12/14.
201 North 3rd St.; 215-923-7030.
. December Exhibit - Fine jewelry by Michael Manthey, wearable sculpture by Marilyn Arnold Palley & handcrafted lacquer-ware by Japanese artist Yuji Kubo. Closes 12/28.
303 Cherry St.; 215-922-7775.
. Danuta Tydor - Elaborate ceramic shoe sculptures. Closes 1/26. Karen Shapiro - Ceramic pieces resembling commercial products. Closes 1/26.
Abington Art Center
515 Meetinghouse Rd., Jenkintown; 215-887-4882.
. Stan Singer: Color Me Bright - Photography. Closes 12/22. Art Classes & Workshops for Adults - Jewelry making, photography, ceramics, painting & drawing. Call for specific dates, times & prices. Reg. required. Prices vary.
The Arts Scene
530 E. Union St., West Chester; 610-644-6555.
. Opera & Lunch - Opera class focusing on Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti, Rossini & Bellini. $40. 12/17 10:30 am.
388 W. Pothouse Rd., Phoenixville; 610-917-0140.
. Through the Looking Glass: An Adventure Into Contemporay Ceramics - Features 5 ceramic artists. Closes 1/20. Watercolors: A Continuum of Style - Works on paper. Closes 1/20.
Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau
3207 Street Rd., Bensalem; 215-639-0300.
. Holiday TreeFest - Display of themed Christmas trees. Closes 1/5.
Chadds Ford Gallery
1609 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford; 610-459-5510.
. 26th Annual Christmas in Minature Exhibit - Original framed art, created in miniature from over 60 artists. Closes 12/31.
Delaware County Community College
901 South Media Line Rd., Media; 610-359-5134.
. Richard A. Johnson: Moments With the Land - Landscape photography. Closes 1/18.
The Gallery at Cedar Hollow
2447 Yellow Springs Rd., Malvern; 610-640-2787. Holiday Craft Show - Holiday crafts on display & available for purchase. Closes 12/30. Judaica for Hanukkah - Jewish crafts, arts & gifts. Closes 12/30.
1497 Sugartown Rd., Paoli; 215-900-0175.
. Tyler School of Art students unleashed upon an empty house in the suburbs. Features video, sound, mixed media, ceramics, installations. Closes 1/4. By appointment only.
2500 Moreland Rd., Willow Grove; 215-657-8333.
. Art Jewelry 2007 & Contemporary Menorahs - Annual holiday invitational & sale of unique menorah designs & handmade jewelry. Closes 12/31.
Main Line Art Center
Old Buck Rd. & Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 610-525-0272.
. In-Depth - Art show by member artists. Closes 12/28.
Main Line Unitarian Church
816 S. Valley Forge Rd., Devon; 610-688-8332.
. Hello Again - Art made from recycled materials. Closes 12/30.
MCGOPA at SPP Galleries (Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists)
Inquirer Building, Conshohocken; 610-292-6084.
. Art for You - Works in various media. Closes 1/13.
Mixed Media Gallery
323 S. Main St., Doylestown; 215-345-0980.
. 400 & Under - Art show & sale featuring works by 40 Bucks County artists priced $400 & under. Closes 12/30.
Myles Cavanaugh Fine Art Gallery
12 Church St., Lambertville; 609-273-2983.
. The Age of Analog - Compilation of animated scuptures. Closes 12/22.
520 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; 215-947-9882.
. Holiday Ornament Show & Sale - Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind art ornaments & wide selection of gift ideas. Closes 12/30.
Penn Medicine at Radnor
250 King of Prussia Rd., Radnor; 610-902-2000. pennhealth.com/radnor. The Art League Members Juried Show. Closes 2/29.
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 & more. Closes 1/11.
2511 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley; 215-947-3894.
. Christopher McCauley: New Figure & Landscape Paintings. Closes 12/29.
17 W. Eagle Rd., Havertown; 610-853-1215.
Pots, Pots & More Pots Again - Over 30 potters' work on display & for sale. Closes 1/5.
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood, Wayne; 610-688-3553.
. Annual National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft - Closes 2/1.
Atlantic City Art Center
New Jersey Ave. & the Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-347-5837.
. Look At Them Now - Invitational exhibit of local artists. Closes 1/31. Winter Membership Show - Annual show featuring work by ACAC members. Closes 1/31.
Cafe Ole Coffeehouse
126 S. Warren St., Trenton; 609-393-8998 x13.
. Holiday Art Show & Children's Craft Activities. 12/14 6-9:30 pm.
Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey
123 S. Elmwood Rd., Marlton; 856-985-1009.
. Woodland Creatures - Animal-themed works by various artists. Closes 12/18.
8 Corylel St., Lambertville; 609-397-0804. Albert L. Bross, Jr. & Vincent Ceglia - Landscape: Two Visions - Oil paintings, watercolors & acrylics. Closes 1/13.
Creative Genius Art Gallery & Studio
32 N. Main St., Medford; 609-714-1131.
. Michele Grady: Hammered! - Wearable art exhibit from jewelry designer Michele Grady. Closes 1/30.
125 S. Warren St., Trenton; 609-989-9119.
. Revolution - Juried exhibit featuring a variety of media on the theme of revolution. Closes 2/2.
Gloucester County Historical Society Museum
58 N. Broad St., Woodbury; 856-848-8531. Angels Among Us - Collection of angels in various media: paintings, sculptures, porcelain, wood, etc. Closes 1/27.
Historic Smithville Mansion Annex Art Gallery
Smithville Rd., Eastampton; 609-265-5068. Wings - Inspired by the "angels" holiday decorating theme in the mansion. Closes 1/6.
Pemberton Community Library
16 Broadway, Browns Mills; 609-890-8262.
. Pemberton Artists Exhibit - All media. Closes 1/4.
Delaware College of Art & Design
600 N. Market Street, Wilmington; 302-622-8000.
. 11th Annual Student Exhibition - Featuring the best of this year's student work. Closes 12/17.
5714 Kennett Pike, Centreville; 302-655-5230.
. The Art of Giving - Annual holiday gift show with a selected group of top-notch gallery artists featured in gift-giving sizes. Closes 12/31.
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor, Greenville; 302-652-0271.