African American Museum
701 Arch St.; 215-574-0380.
. Gallery Talk with Tanya Murphy Dodd. 12/13 1 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.
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists 237 S. 18th St., Ste. 3A; 215-546-7775. www.cfeva.org. Health & Safety Considerations for Artists - 'Direct Dialogues' lecture geared towards artists. $12. 12/18 5:30 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.
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.
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.
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.
Philadelphia Museum of Art 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-763-8100. www.philamuseum.org. Music in the Galleries: Curtis Institute of Music - Informal classical concert performed in one of the museum's galleries. 12/13 1:30, 2:15 pm & 3 pm. Bright Hope Baptist Church Celestial Choir. $20. 12/14 3 pm. Art After 5: Jason Moran & the Bandwagon With Bill Frisell. 12/12 5 pm. 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. Cultural Convergence: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Craft. Closes 3/31. $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. Hello! Fashion: Kansai Yamamoto, 1971-1973 - Fashion exhibit designs by one of the founding fathers of Japanese contemporary fashion. Closes Spring, 2009. Henri Matisse & Modern Art on the French Riviera - 40 works from the Museum's collection & local private collections. Closes 11/1. $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. Siona Benjamin: Gathering Sparks - Artist uses gouache paints & 22K gold leaf to form layers of jewel like color. Closes 2/11. Mon.-Thu. 10 am-4 pm; Fri. 10 am-2 pm; Sun. 10 am-noon.
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. 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.
3rd Street Gallery
58 N. Second St.; 215-625-0993.
. Al Wachlin Jr. - Aroostook: Potato Houses of Northern Maine. Closes 12/28.
Allens Lane Art Center Allens Ln.; 215-248-0546. www.allenslane.org. Decorative Arts Holiday Show - Unique, affordable art & craft items will be on display & available for purchase. Closes 12/23.
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. Closes 12/24.
Asian Arts Initiative 1219-1223 Vine St.; 215-557-0455. www.asianartsinitiative.org. 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.
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. Featured artist Anne Canfield discusses her work. 12/13 1-4 pm. Anne Canfield: Territorial - Recent works exploring the boundaries between real & imagined. 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. 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.
Edge Gallery 72 N. 2nd St.; 215-413-7072. www.edgegalleryllc.com. 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.
F.A.N. Gallery 221 Arch St.; 215-922-5155. www.fanartgallery.com. John Winship: Recent Paintings - Recent acrylics. 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.
Goldfish Gallery 2214 Frankford Ave. Holiday Exhibition - Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo, Gary Glenn, Billy Harris, Peter Handler & more. Closes 1/30.
The Good Karma Cafe 331 S. 22nd St.; 215-546-1479. www.thegoodkarmacafe.com. Eleanor Day Exhibit - Oil paintings. 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. Closes 12/20.
Indigo Arts 1400 N. American St. #104; 215-765-1041. www.indigoarts.com. International Holiday Art Show - Paintings, prints, sculpture & folk art from around the world. Closes 1/31. Holiday Open House & Folk Art Market. 12/13 noon-6 pm.
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.
Manayunk Art Center 419 Green La.; 215-482-3363. www.manayunkartcenter.org. Celebrate: Holiday Show - A great opportunity to shop for fine art & gifts by Manayunk Artists' Co-Op members at affordable prices. Closes 12/21.
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. 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. NexusRadio - Gallery set up as a low-powered radio station. Artists, performers, DJ's, & others are welcome to broadcast. Closes 2/6.
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. 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.
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 1/4.
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. The Contemporaries: Young Friends of The Print Center - meet & mingle with other art lovers. $10. 12/16 6 pm. Critique & Conversation - Artists present a portfolio of work for an informal critique by an accomplished art professional. Registration required. $30. 12/17 6 pm. Shop: Art, Commerce & the Printed Image - Collaborative installation explores the ties between commerce & the printed image. Closes 2/14/09.
Projects Gallery 629 N. 2nd St.; 267-303-9652. www.projectsgallery.com. Paper - Group show, unusual approaches to the paper medium. 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.
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. 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. Dennis L. Forbes: Studios & Workspaces of Black American Artists - Author provides a rare & fascinating look at 84 black American artists at work in their studios. 12/12 6 pm. Heather Pieters & Charles Kalick: Push Pull - Works by two new contemporary abstract painters. Reception 12/12. Closes 1/2.
Slought Foundation 4017 Walnut St.; 215-701-4627. slought.org. In & Out of Istanbul - Highlights contemporary artistic practice in Turkey & is curated by Osvaldo Romberg, Slought Foundation. Closes 1/9.
Space 1026 1026 Arch St., 2nd Fl.; 215-574-7630. www.space1026.com. Art Auction - Space 1026, an artist run gallery/studio space, holds its annual art auction. 12/12 7 pm.
Studio 27.28 2728 Girard Ave.; . studio2728.blogspot.com. Jonathan Wakuda Fisher, Ralph Stollenwerk & Matthew Cole - Japanese-influenced paintings, prints & more. 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.
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.
Vox Populi 319 A N. 11th St., 3rd Fl.; 215-238-1236. www.voxpopuligallery.org. 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.
Women's Creative Alliance 2207 South St.; 215-732-8815. Patricia Robin Woodruff: Art With Spirit - Original watercolors & pastels. Closes 1/31.
Works Gallery 303 Cherry St.; 215-922-7775. www.snyderman-works.com. Holiday Jewelry Show - Work by Stephani Briggs, Amanda Elizabeth, Susan Fox, Geoffrey Giles & more. Closes 1/15.
Abington Art Center
515 Meetinghouse Rd., Jenkintown; 215-887-4882.
. Andrea Baldeck: Presence Passing - Selection of photographs from the artist's 'Presence Passing' series. Closes 12/31. Annual Juried Show: Locally Grown - On display will be over 50 works of art by local & regional artists. Reception & Awards Ceremony 12/13 3-5 pm. Closes 1/24/09.
Bucks Gallery of Fine Art 201 S. State St., Newtown; 215-579-0050. www.bucksgalleryoffineart.com. Christine Graefe Drewyer - Oil paintings. Closes 12/31. Luis Bujalance: Approaches to Oneness - Paintings. Closes 1/20.
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.
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.
MCGOPA at SPP Galleries Inquirer Building, Conshohocken; 610-292-6084. www.mcgopa.org. Holiday Art Show - Paintings, sculpture, mixed media & more. Closes 1/3. Reflections by Artists - Paintings, sculpture, mixed media & more. Closes 1/3.
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.
Atlantic City Art Center
New Jersey Ave. & the Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-347-5837.
. Winter Membership Show - Work by local & regional artists. 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.
Gallery 50 50 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton; 856-575-0090. www.gallery50.org. Holiday Shoppe - Over 40 artists & crafters. 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.
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.
Hardcastle Gallery 5714 Kennett Pike, Centreville; 302-655-5230. www.hardcastlegallery.com. W. James McGlynn & The Art of Gift-Giving - Featured alongside Harcastle Gallery's "gift-giving" show are paintings by W. James McGlynn. Closes 12/31.