Art Museums & Institutions

African American Museum

701 Arch St.; 215-574-0380.

. Quilting Tying Ceremony & Tea - Learn how to tie a traditional community quilt. Ends 12/6.Included in admission. 12/6 1-3 pm. Shadows of a Journey - Tanya Murphy Dodd's first major solo exhibition. Jet Black, Brown & Tan - Pictorial history of the Johnson Publishing Company & its many books. Both close 1/4. $8; $6 children & seniors. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.

Barnes Foundation 300 North Latchs La., Merion; 610-667-0290. www.barnesfoundation.org. Work by Matisse, Van Gogh, other impressionists & post-impressionists. Guided Garden Tours of the Arboretum - Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather. $12 (RSVP required). Wed.-Sun. 9:30 am-5 pm.

Brandywine River Museum Rtes. 1 & 100, Chadds Ford; 610-388-2700. www.brandywinemuseum.org. Critter Sale - Sale of unique, whimsical holiday ornaments.Included in admission. 12/6-12/7 9:30 am-4:30 pm. All closing on 1/11: A Brandywine Christmas - Holiday displays including model trains, whimsical critter ornaments & a Victorian dollhouse. Donald Pywell: Golden Impressions of Andrew Wyeth - Jewelry & fine metal pieces inspired by the works of Andrew Wyeth. Scenes of the Season: Paintings & Illustrations From the Collection - Winter landscapes & scenes from classic holiday tales. $8; $5 seniors, students & children 6-12; free for children under 6. Daily 9:30 am-4:30 pm.

Chemical Heritage Foundation 315 Chestnut St.; 215-925-2178. www.chemheritage.org. Molecules That Matter - 10 organic molecules that changed the world, incl. nylon, DNA, aspirin & penicillin. Closes 1/30. Making Modernity - How chemistry influences everday life. Scentific tools, papers, art & more. Ongoing. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm.

1st Fri Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington; 302-571-9590. www.delart.org. Glory of Stories - Fri. 10:30 am. $3. Children's storytime & craft activity. Art on the Town - Free admission & cash bar. 12/5 4-9 pm. Gordon Parks: Bare Witness - Retrospective of works from Life magazine's first African American photographer. Closes 1/4. Masterpieces in Miniature - Miniature artworks inspired by existing masterpieces. Closes 1/11. Frank E. Schoonover: An Artist for All Seasons - Career retrospective of this prolific early 20th-century illustrator. Closes 2/1. The Invented Worlds of Alida Fish - Magical, surreal photography. Closes 2/8. $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. www.thedcca.org. Donald E. Camp - Dust Shaped Hearts: New Orleans - Dramatic photographic portraits of individuals w/a focus on deconstructing stereotypes. Closes 1/6. Janell Olah: Installation featuring vinyl tubing as well as pneumatic chutes that move objects up the wall. Closes 2/3. $5; free for children under 12. Tue., Thu.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Wed. & Sun. noon-5 pm.

*FREE* Institute of Contemporary Art 118 S. 36th St.; 215-898-7108. www.icaphila.org. Odili Donald Odita: Third Space - Site-specific temporary work for the ramp that links 1st & 2nd floor galleries. Closes 3/29. All closing 12/7: Douglas Blau: New Work - Postcards, film stills, images of paintings & photographs are cut & pasted into individual collage elements. Kate Gilmore: Multimedia Installation - Performance-based video works. R. Crumb's Underground - Career-spanning survey of works by cartoonist Robert Crumb. Wed.-Fri. noon-8 pm, Sat.-Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

1st Fri James A. Michener Art Museum 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800. www.michenerartmuseum.org. First Friday - Live musical performances & crafts for the kids. 12/5 6-9 pm. Holiday Gift Workshop - Create a craft item perfect for gift-giving. $25. 12/6 1-3 pm.

Holiday Open House - Enjoy music, dance performances, children's activities & opportunity to browse the galleries. 12/9 7-9 pm. Radiating Life: The Paintings of Charles Rosen - Lecture on the life & work of Charles Rosen. $15. 12/9 1-2:30 pm. Gift of Giving VII - 2-D & 3-D work by local middle school students. To be delivered to local HIV/AIDS patients. Closes 12/10. Susan S. Bank - Cuba: Campo Adento - Images of isolated Cuban tobacco farmers who live life dependent only on themselves, family & neighbors. Closes 1/4. Barry Parker - Sculpture formed from hammered & bronze sheets welded together. Closes 3/1. Saving Face - Portraits of accomplished artists, actors & other notables by Ansel Adams, Robert Capa, Man Ray & more. Closes 3/15. $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. www.michenermuseum.org. Claus Mroczynski: Sacred Places of the Southwest - Approx. 50 black & white photographs of Native American ruins & Southwestern landscapes. Closes 2/1. $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.

Johnson Victrola Museum 375 S. New St., Dover; 302-739-4266. history.delaware.gov/museums/jvm/jvm_main.shtml. History Takes a Holiday: Journey Through Advertising - Museum Square presents a festive look at the holiday season through advertisements & wintery settings. 12/6 11 am-3 pm.

Kutztown University 15200 Kutztown Rd., Kutztown; . www.kutztown.edu. Negro Leagues Baseball Exhibit - Memorabilia & art. Closes 12/12.

La Salle University Art Museum 1900 W. Olney Ave.; 215-951-1221. www.lasalle.edu/museum. Works by European modernists as well as local Philadelphia artists. Donations accepted. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. 2-4 pm.

Noyes Museum of Art 733 Lily Lake Rd., Oceanville; 609-652-8848. www.noyesmuseum.org. Creative Sparks: Holiday Art Workshop - Create original holiday ornaments or decorations & custom-made, colorful clay monoprinted wrapping paper & cards. $4. 12/6 1-2 pm. Silk Painting With Alex Alessi - Create a vibrantly-colored silk scarf to keep or give as a gift. $40, plus $10-$12 materials fee payable to instructor. 12/6 1-3 pm. Artful Gifts Exhibition & Shop - Paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics & more with no item over $200. Closes 1/4. Contemporary American Marine Art: American Society of Marine Artists 30th Anniversary Exhibition - Works by 100 of the most talented contemporary artists in the marine art field. Closes 2/22. $4; $3 seniors, students; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4:30 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 118-128 N. Broad St.; 215-972-7600. www.pafa.org. Artsy Holiday Greeting Card Workshop - Make cards using a variety of techniques including stamping, embossing, stenciling, stitching, paper quilling & stained glass effects. Included in admission. 12/6 11 am-12:30 pm. Saturday Family Workshop - Sat. 11 am-12:30 pm. $6; $4 children. Jacob Lawrence's Hiroshima - A devastating evocation of the physical & emotional impact of the Hiroshima bombing. Closes 12/28. Peter Saul: A Retrospective - 50 paintings & drawings from 1958 to the present. Closes 1/4. $10; $8 seniors & students; $6 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. www.philamuseum.org. Art After 5: Bakithi Kumalo - Renowned South African bassist.Included in admission. 12/5 5-8:45 pm. Early America Family Event - Early American dancing & craft demonstrations. 12/7 10:30 am. Fantastical Volumes: Making Your Own Books - Make creative books incorporating a variety of found materials. $25. 12/7 10 am & 1:30 pm. Marvels of the Malla Period - Nepalese art from the Newar people's artistic "golden age." Closes 12/7. Multiple Modernities: India, 1905-2005 - Over 25 pieces exploring the past century in contemporary Indian art. Closes 12/7. Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt - Quilts created by women from Gee's Bend, Alabama. Closes 12/14. Linda Day Clark: The Gee's Bend Photographs - Photography of Gee's Bend & the quilters of the region. Closes 12/14. Thomas Chambers, American Marine & Landscape Painter - 44 of the artist's bold & expressive paintings. Closes 12/28. Imagining Cathay - Nine Chinoiserie textiles & embroideries from the museum's collections. Closes 12/31. Pictured in Blue & White - 19th-century blue-and-white ceramic pieces depicting various American landmarks. Closes 12/31. James Castle: A Retrospective - Approx. 300 pieces exploring the breadth of Castle's work. Closes 1/4. $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. www.philamuseum.org. Bill Armstrong & Milan Fano Blatny: Photo Mandalas. Closes 1/9. Quilt Stories - 13 quilts from the Ella King Torrey collection. Closes 2/9. Hello! Fashion: Kansai Yamamoto, 1971-1973 - Designs by one of the founding fathers of Japanese contemporary fashion. Closes 4/1. Frank O. Gehry: Design Process & the Lewis House - Exhibit on the long-term project that helped Gehry develop his breakthrough style. Closes 4/5. $7. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

*FREE* Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art 615 N. Broad St.; 215-627-6747. www.rodephshalom.org. Contemporary art that illuminates the Jewish experience. Works by William Anatasi, Chaim Gross, Tobi Kahn & others. 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. Sculptures, finished bronzes, plaster studies, drawings, prints, letters & books by French artist Auguste Rodin. Public Tours - Tue., Thu. & Sun., 1st & 3rd Sat. 1 pm. Donation suggested: $3. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

Rosenbach Museum & Library 2008-2010 Delancey Pl.; 215-732-1600. www.rosenbach.org. Imagination & Transformation in the Works of Maurice Sendak - Learn more about why the characters in Sendak's stories constantly shift form. Reservations required. 12/10 6 pm. There's a Mystery There: Sendak on Sendak - Original artwork, rare sketches, never-before seen working materials, interview footage & more. Closes 4/30. $10; $8 seniors; $5 students & youth; free for children under 5. Tue., Thu.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Wed. 10 am-8 pm.

Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion 319 E. State St., Trenton; 609-989-3632. www.ellarslie.org. Pottery, ceramics & other objects, most of which were made in the Trenton area. Lynda Juel & Marie Sturken: Exhibit - Sculpture, found art, handmade paper & prints. Closes 1/4. A Toy Story: 7 Decades of J. Chein & Company, New Jersey Toymaker - Never before exhibited collection of J. Chein & Company tin toys & memorabilia. Closes 3/22. Suggested donation: $5; $3 seniors & students. Tue.-Sat. 11 am-3 pm; Sun. 1-4 pm.

*FREE* Ursinus College - Berman Museum of Art Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3500. www.ursinus.edu/berman. Tamar Stone & Christine LoFaso: Women's Bodies of/as Work - Artists focus on the intersections of fabric, fabrication & the body in their work. Closes 12/7. Working Class Women: 19th-Century Quilts From the Collection of Judy Roche - Learn how quilts serve as metaphors or visual vehicles for the histories of women's lives, their creativity & sense of community. Closes 12/7. 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. Paintings, sculpture, prints & drawings, with a focus on works by artists from the Philadelphia area. Kids Care 15: Heartbeats - Artworks by hundreds of children from around Philadelphia region are featured in this collaborative project. Closes 12/22. In Search of Missing Masters: The Lewis Tanner Moore Collection of African American Art - More than 100 paintings, sculptures & works on paper by over 4 dozen artists. Closes 2/22. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm.

Galleries

Philadelphia

1st Fri

3rd Street Gallery

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

. Al Wachlin Jr. - Aroostook: Potato Houses of Northern Maine. First Friday Reception. 12/5 5-9 pm. Artist Reception. 12/7 2-5 pm. Closes 12/28.

Allens Lane Art Center Allens Ln.; 215-248-0546. www.allenslane.org. Mambo Italiano - Steve Galluccio's raucous comedy with a heartfelt helping of tolerance & acceptance. Closes 12/6. Decorative Arts Holiday Show - Unique, affordable art & craft items will be on display & available for purchase. Closes 12/23.

Arcadia Boutique 819 N. 2nd St.; 215-667-8099. www.arcadiaboutique.com. Intimates - Encaustic photography. Closes 12/5.

1st Fri Artista Gallery 7151.5 Germantown Ave.; 215-248-2450. www.artistagallery.info. Entertainment & refreshments. A portion of sales will benefit NHS Human Services Foundation programs. 12/5 5-9 pm.

Artists' House Gallery 57 N. Second St.; 215-923-8440. www.artistshouse.com. Small Works Exhibition - Feat. Adam Vinson, Kevin Cummins, Michael Edwards, Charles Muldowney & more. Opening reception 12/7. Closes 12/24.

Asian Arts Initiative 1219-1223 Vine St.; 215-557-0455. www.asianartsinitiative.org. Big Picture Mural Arts Workshop - Teens learn about visual arts & help create a mural. Ends 12/11. Transplants - Exhibit on how physical or conceptual "transplants" affect people's world views. Closes 1/09. Ongoing exhibits: Alumni Show - Visual art work from current & past staff, interns, workshop participants, volunteers since 1993; Clenched Fists, Open Hands.

AxD Gallery 265 S. 10th St.; 215-627-6250. www.a-x-d.com. Slippages: Bart O'Reilly & Sheldon Drake - Paintings. Closes 12/6.

Bridgette Mayer Gallery 709 Walnut St.; 215-413-8893. www.bridgettemayergallery.com. Group Show - New works by Neil Anderson, Allen Bentley, Charles Burwell & more. Closes 12/20.

Cerulean Arts 1355 Ridge Ave.; 267-514-8647. www.ceruleanarts.com. Anne Canfield: Territorial - Recent works exploring the boundaries between real & imagined. Opening reception 12/5. Closes 1/9.

The Clay Studio 139 N. 2nd St.; 215-925-3453. www.theclaystudio.org. Gifted: Annual Holiday Exhibition. Closes 12/28.

Coffee Room Cafe 2601 Pennsylvania Ave.; 215-684-0314. Paulina Bos Photography Exhibit & Sale. Closes 12/22.

Da Vinci Art Alliance 704 Catharine St.; 215-829-0466. www.davinciartalliance.org. Pat Burns - Abstract paintings. Patricia O'Halloran - Oil paintings. Opening reception 12/7. Both close 12/31.

Drexel University - Leonard Pearlstein Gallery 33rd St.; 215-895-2548. www.drexel.edu/westphal/gallery. Rest Your Feet - Fabulous shoes by top designers paired with unique chair designs. Closes 12/12.

Drexel University - Picture Gallery 32nd & Chestnut St., 3rd Floor; 215-895-0480. www.drexel.edu/drexelcollection. Paintings by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, artists of the Barbizon School, Dusseldorf Academy, portraits by Francis Martin Drexel & 18th century Astronomical, Musical Clock by David Rittenhouse.

1st Fri Edge Gallery 72 N. 2nd St.; 215-413-7072. www.edgegalleryllc.com. First Friday Reception - The gallery focuses on emerging & mid-career artists who work in a non-objective vernacular in art. 12/5 6-9 pm. Journey Through Abstraction - Gallery's entire roster of artists & includes painting, works on paper, limited edition graphics, photography & sculpture. Closes 12/26.

The Enclaves Gallery 2900 Sheaff Lane; 610-733-7382. www.enclavesgallery.com. Josette Simon Gestin: The Zig-Zag Lines of My Life - Works by internationally-known artist, born in France & currently residing in Wayne, Pa. Closes 1/18.

Esther M. Klein Art Gallery 3600 Market St.; 215-966-6188. www.kleinartgallery.org. Wil Lindsay: Locating Memory - A GPS-based "Memory Locating Apparatus" tracks memories/experiences. Closes 12/27.

F.A.N. Gallery 221 Arch St.; 215-922-5155. www.fanartgallery.com. John Winship: Recent Paintings - Recent acrylics. Opening reception 12/5. Closes 12/27.

Fleisher Art Memorial 719 Catharine St.; 215-922-3456. www.fleisher.org. Young People's Exhibition - Work in a variety of media by students enrolled in the weekend art classes. Closes 12/24.

Gallery 339 339 South 21st St.; 215-731-1530. www.gallery339.com. Richard Kagan: Iron Portraits - Black & white photos of hand tools & work implements; Sookang Kim: Stones & Vessels - Artist uses a 19th-century photographic process called gum bichromate printing. Both close 1/17.

The Good Karma Cafe 331 S. 22nd St.; 215-546-1479. www.thegoodkarmacafe.com. Eleanor Day Exhibit - Oil paintings. Opening reception 12/5. Closes 12/31.

Gross McCleaf Gallery 127 S. 16th St.; 215-665-8138. www.grossmccleaf.com. Frank Trefny - Still life oils. Closes 12/30.

Icebox Project Space 1400 N. American St. Perspectives - CFEVA's Career Development Program Fellows present a diverse exhibition of works. Reception 12/11. Closes 12/20.

International House of Philadelphia 3701 Chestnut St.; 215-387-5125. www.ihousephilly.org. Penn Office of International Programs Student Photo Contest. Closes 12/26. Transplants - Short documentary/experimental films exploring migration & displacement. Closes 1/16.

James Oliver Gallery 723 Chestnut St., 4th Fl.; 215-923-1242. www.jamesolivergallery.com. Ron Johnson & Emil Alzamora: Scents & Form - Works by world renowned master painter Ron Johnson & preeminent sculptor Emil Alzamora. Closes 1/17.

Locks Gallery 600 S. Washington Sq.; 215-629-1000. www.locksgallery.com. Ellen Harvey: Private Collections - Oil paint on wood panels, hand-engraved Plexiglas mirrors, installations in newspaper, tape & more. Closes 12/13. Sarah McEneaney: Dog Heaven - Egg tempera on wood & linen. Closes 12/20.

Manayunk Art Center 419 Green La.; 215-482-3363. www.manayunkartcenter.org. Celebrate: Holiday Show - A great opportunity to shop for fine art and gifts by Manayunk Artists' Co-Op members at affordable prices. Opening reception 12/7. Closes 12/21.

1st Fri Muse Gallery 52 N. 2nd St.; 215-627-5310. www.musegalleryphiladelphia.com. Naked - Paintings by Eric Fausnacht, Erin Ferrell & Ed Marston & photos by Keith Sharp. Reception 12/5. Closes 12/28.

Newman Galleries 1625 Walnut St.; 215-563-1779. www.newmangalleries.com. Contemporary French Impressionists - Exhibit/sale of works by artists such as Cora Alaux, Gyula Siska, Daniel Sannier, Alexandre Jacob & more. Closes 12/31. Peter Sculthorpe - Paintings of country landscapes & houses. Closes 1/31.

Nexus Gallery 1400 N. American St.; 215-629-1103. www.nexusphiladelphia.org. Jennie Thwing: Catch My Legs - Installation w/ video, animation & photographs imagining a group of women who collect legs for a living. Closes 12/5. Sherif Habashi: Works on Paper - Recent works on paper by Philadelphia artist & UMass graduate. Closes 12/5.

1st Fri Old City Jewish Art Center 119 N. 3rd St.; 215-923-1222. www.firstfridayshabbos.com. Local Artists Small Crafts Fair Exhibition - Work in a variety of media by regional artists. First Friday reception 12/5. Closes 12/24.

Painted Bride Art Center 230 Vine St.; 215-925-9914. www.paintedbride.org. Nov. artists: Arden Bendler Browning: Urban Reef, Jim Lommasson: American Fight Clubs. Closes 12/20. Rudresh Mahanthappa's Samdhi Unplugged - Quintet led by renowned NY alto saxophonist. 12/6 7 & 9 pm.

Pentimenti Gallery 133 N. Second St.; 215-625-9990. www.pentimenti.com. Kim Beck: Recent Works on Paper - Imaginative reinterpretations of landscape & architecture imagery; Steven Baris: Urban Compression - Paintings featuring colorful shapes layered in a way that evokes depth. Both close 12/19.

Philadelphia Art Alliance 251 S. 18th St.; 215-545-4302. www.philartalliance.org. Transformations 6: Contemporary Works in Glass. Artists "transforming" glass through new contexts. Closes 1/15.

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. Legacy Art Show & Sale - Artwork in a variety of media by Club members. Proceeds benefiting the Club's operating fund. Closes 12/13. Rik Viola: Art on the Wild Side. Closes 12/31.

The Print Center 1614 Latimer St.; 215-735-6090. www.printcenter.org. Shop: Art, Commerce & the Printed Image - Collaborative installation explores the ties between commerce & the printed image. Closes 2/14/09.

1st Fri Projects Gallery 629 N. 2nd St.; 267-303-9652. www.projectsgallery.com. Paper - Group show, unusual approaches to the paper medium. First Friday reception 12/5. Closes 12/20.

Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art 173 W. Girard Ave.; 267-519-3884. www.rebekahtempleton.com. Bruce Campbell: Nothing in Stone - Exhibition examining impermanence. Features sculpture, mixed media & photography. Closes 12/20.

1st Fri Rodger LaPelle Galleries 122 N. Third St.; 215-592-0232. www.rodgerlapellegalleries.com. Small, Mysterious & Precious Works - J. Leclaire, C. McGinnis, F. Danziger, McDonnell/Cortosi, S.Hoffman & P.Taub. First Friday reception 12/5. Closes 2/1.

Sam Quinn Gallery 4501 Spruce St.; 267-408-5769. www.samquinn.com. Past & Present - Works by Caleb Nussear, Donna Quinn & Zivile Pupinyte. Closes 2/8.

Sande Webster Gallery 2006 Walnut St.; 215-636-9003. www.sandewebstergallery.com. Heather Pieters & Charles Kalick: Push Pull - Works by two new contemporary abstract painters. Reception 12/12. Closes 1/2/09.

Schmidt/Dean Gallery 1710 Sansom St., 2nd Fl.; 215-569-9433. www.schmidtdean.com. Kate Javens: Father Ram & The Green Darner - Oils paintings. Closes 12/5.

Smile Cafe & Gallery 105 South 22nd St.; (215) 564-2502. Through a Glass Brightly - Recent works by Reggie Colalongo & Adrian Cole. Closes 12/9.

Studio 27.28 2728 Girard Ave.; . studio2728.blogspot.com. Jonathan Wakuda Fisher, Ralph Stollenwerk & Matthew Cole - Japanese-influenced paintings, prints & more. Opening reception 12/6. Closes 12/28.

Temple Gallery 259 N. Third St.; 215-925-7379. www.temple.edu. Field Reports: Documents & Strategies From Land Arts of the American West - Includes documents, photographs & videos. Closes 2/28.

Twenty Two Gallery 236 S. 22nd St.; 215-772-1911. Bruce Murray, Sr.: Images of America: 1911-1944 - Baseball, historic & Americana photographs. Closes 12/10.

University of the Arts - Gallery 1401 211 S. Broad St., 14th Fl.; 215-717-6300. www.uarts.edu. The Photo Review: Best of Show - Juried by Julie Saul. Winners of the '08 Photo Review International Photography Competition. Closes 12/12.

University of the Arts - Sol Mednick Gallery 211 S. Broad St., 15th Fl.; 215-717-6300. www.uarts.edu. Martine Fougeron: Tete-a-Tete - Intimate portraits of adolescent sons. Closes 12/12.

UPenn - Van-Pelt Dietrich Library Center 3420 Walnut St.; 800-390-1829. www.library.upenn.edu. Life in Boxes: Comic Art & Artifacts - Selected cartoon artwork & drawings from the collection of Steven Rothman. Closes 3/22.

1st Fri Vox Populi 319 A N. 11th St., 3rd Fl.; 215-238-1236. www.voxpopuligallery.org. First Friday Reception. 12/5 6-11 pm. All Closing 12/28: Amy Adams: Our Boat That Is Made of Flowers., Anna Neighbor: Holding Fast - Photographs., Corey Antis: Notes/Screens/Days., Justin Witte & Olivia Schreiner: Magic Magic., Mark Lewis: North Circular., Rebekah Tolley: In the Video Lounge.

Wexler Gallery 201 North 3rd St.; 215-923-7030. www.wexlergallery.com. Doug Bucci & Gabriel Romeu: Technology Driven Design - Jewlery & furniture. Closes 12/27.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Brush & Palette

123 E. State St., Kennett Square; 610-444-4565.

. Barbara Hurka & Holly Thomas: Jewelry Trunk Show. 12/5 10 am-9 pm.

Bucks Gallery of Fine Art 77 W. Bridge Street, New Hope; 215-862-5272. www.buckscountygallery77.com. Christine Graefe Drewyer - Oil paintings. Opening reception 12/6. Closes 12/31.

Chadds Ford Gallery 1609 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford; 610-459-5510. www.awyethgallery.com. 27th Annual Christmas in Miniature Exhibit - Original framed art created in miniature for holiday gift giving. Works by over 50 established & award-winning artists. Closes 12/31.

Chester Fine Arts Center East 17-19 E. Seventh St., Chester; 610-874-7434. www.cface.org. A Captured Vision - Paintings, sculpture, drawings & more by area artists. 12/6 2-8 pm.

1st Fri Downtown Hatboro York Rd., Hatboro; 215-956-9540. www.hatboro-pa.com. First Friday Hatboro - Enjoy music, art & entertainment in shops along York Rd. Free carriage rides & visits with Santa. 12/5 6-9 pm.

1st Fri Historic Kennett Square 106 W. State St., Kennett Square; 610-444-8188. www.historickennettsquare.com. First Friday Art Stroll - Enjoy visits with artists, refreshments, browsing & dining in Historic Kennett Square. 12/5 6-9 pm.

Image Makers Art Inc. Gallery 12 W. Mechanic St., New Hope; 215-862-4858. www.imagemakersart.com. Leader in acquisition & exhibition of artworks by famous musicians & actors. Jerry Garcia: A Visual Journey - Touring exhibition offers the opportunity for collectors & fans alike to acquire pieces of Garcia's work. Ongoing.

1st Fri Junior League Thrift Shop 25 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-896-8828. First Friday - Browse a variety of Christmas decorations. Benefits the Junior League of Philadelphia. 12/5 5-9 pm.

1st Fri Lancaster Avenue Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-642-4040. www.firstfridaymainline.com. First Friday Main Line - Monthly arts, music & culture events held at locations throughout Bryn Mawr, Haverford & Ardmore. 12/5 6:30-10 pm.

1st Fri Main Line Art Center Old Buck Rd. & Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 610-525-0272. www.mainlineart.org. First Friday Reception - An opportunity to meet the artists whose work is on display in the gallery. 12/5 6-9 pm.

MCGOPA at SPP Galleries Inquirer Building, Conshohocken; 610-292-6084. www.mcgopa.org. Reflections by Artists - Paintings, sculpture, mixed media & more. Closes 1/3.

1st Fri Mt. Airy Germantown Ave.; 215-967-1422. www.mtairyfirstfriday.com. Mt. Airy First Friday - Area stores, galleries & restaurants will be open late for holiday shopping & festivities. 12/5 5-8 pm.

St. Peters Art & Framing 3421 St. Peters Rd., St. Peters Village; 610-469-2299. Fourth Friday Celebration - Featuring the art of Patrice McAnany. Closes 12/20.

Swarthmore College - List Gallery 500 College Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-7811. Hiroyuki Hamada: Recent Sculptures - Graceful & intimate new sculptures & reliefs. Closes 12/14.

Tyme Gallery 17 W. Eagle Rd., Havertown; 610-853-1215. www.tymegallery.com. Donna Plaisted & Sandra Stevenson: Shades of Blue & Green - Paintings of Ireland & oil paintings. Closes 12/9.

West End Frame Shop 10 S. Orange St., Media; 610-892-0511. Kerry Sacco: Recent Oils - Paintings of Ireland, Greece, New Orleans & Lancaster County. Closes 12/8.

New Jersey

1st Fri

13 North Art Gallery

13 North Centre St., Merchantville; 856-330-4760. 13northgallery.com. The Other First Friday - First Friday of the month features emerging artists exhibits. Ongoing. 12/5 6-10 pm.

Atlantic City Art Center New Jersey Ave. & the Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-347-5837. www.acartcenter.org. Winter Membership Show - Work by local & regional artists. Opening reception 12/11. Closes 1/31.

Camden Center for the Arts 311 N. Fifth St., Camden; 856-225-2700. rcca.camden.rutgers.edu. Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States - Works documenting the experiences of people in U.S. prisons. Closes 12/19.

Camden County Historical Society 1900 Park Blvd., Camden; 856-964-3333. www.CCHSnj.com. Relics: Remembering the Unforgettable - Exhibit examines collectible pieces of history. Closes 4/30.

1st Fri Gallery 50 50 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton; 856-575-0090. www.gallery50.org. Holiday Shoppe - Over 40 artists & crafters. Opening reception 12/5. Closes 12/26.

Gloucester County Historical Society Museum 58 N. Broad St., Woodbury; 856-848-8531. Campaign Trails - Collection of Presidential election & campaign memorabilia. Closes 1/2.

Historic Smithville Mansion Annex Art Gallery Smithville Rd., Eastampton; 609-265-5068. Hugh Campbell - Newly-restored paintings from Burlington County's permanent collection. Closes 1/31.

JAG Fine Art 52 N. Union St., Lambertville; 215-840-8591. jagfineart.com. Jakob Kabinoff: The Alchemy of Color & Imagination - Large canvas oil paintings by recent PA Academy of Fine Arts graduate. Closes 12/28.

Mercer County Community College - Communications Center 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor; 609-586-4800. www.mccc.edu. A Light Without, A Light Within - Oil paintings themed around light by Robert Beck, Joseph Gyurcsek & Kyle Stevenson. Closes 12/18.

Off Main Gallery 32 S. Main St., Medford; 609-332-4434. Annual Art-Full Holiday Show - Works from over 20 local, regional & national artists. Etchings, paintings, photography, jewelry, assemblage & more. Closes 12/24.

Riverbank Arts 19 Bridge St., Stockton; 609-397-9330. www.riverbankarts.com. Meet & greet with various artists from Bucks & Hunterdon Counties. 12/7 2-7 pm.

Delaware

Delaware Visitor Center & Galleries

406 Federal St., Dover; 302-739-4266. Women in Leadership - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow - Historical exhibit on women who've made a significant impact on Delaware. Closes 12/31.

Somerville Manning Gallery Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor, Greenville; 302-652-0271. www.somervillemanning.com. American Green - Art & Stewardship - Closes 1/3.

University of Delaware 114 College Sq, Newark; 302-831-8037. www.camilleseaman.com. Camille Seaman: The Last Iceberg - Monumental images of icebergs. Exhibit organized by National Academy of Sciences. Closes 12/7.