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Art Museums & Institutions African American Museum 701 Arch St.; 215-574-0380. Mlanjeni Magical Theatre: Celebrate Kwanzaa - Interactive performance blending storytelling, folk music, puppets & masks to explore Kwanzaa practices. 12/26

Art Museums & Institutions

African American Museum

701 Arch St.; 215-574-0380.


. Mlanjeni Magical Theatre: Celebrate Kwanzaa - Interactive performance blending storytelling, folk music, puppets & masks to explore Kwanzaa practices. 12/26-12/28 noon-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. 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). Fri.-Sun. 9:30 am-5 pm.

Chemical Heritage Foundation 315 Chestnut St.; 215-925-2178. Molecules That Matter - 10 organic molecules that changed the world, incl. nylon, DNA, aspirin & penicillin. Closes 1/30. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm.

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington; 302-656-6466. 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. 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.

La Salle University Art Museum 1900 W. Olney Ave.; 215-951-1221. 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. Winter Family Studio - Various art-themed activities for kids. 12/26-1/1 10 am-3 pm. 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 ceramic pieces depicting various American landmarks. Closes 12/31. Live Cinema: Anita Sieff - Video art offering a reflection of contemporary interpersonal relations. Closes 1/3. James Castle: A Retrospective - Approx. 300 pieces exploring the breadth of Castle's work. Closes 1/4. Philadelphia Treasures - Display of 2 iconic masterworks by Augustus Saint-Gaudens & Thomas Eakins. Closes 2/09. Cultural Convergence: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Craft - Pieces obtained through purchases, gifts & bequests since 2000. 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. 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. 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. Contemporary art that illuminates the Jewish experience. Works by William Anatasi, Chaim Gross, Tobi Kahn & others. Siona Benjamin: Gathering Sparks - Gouache paints & use of 22K gold leaf. 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. 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* Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476. Paintings, sculpture, prints & drawings, with a focus on works by artists from the Philadelphia area. 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.

Aphrodite Gallery 620 S. Fifth St.; 215-829-4986. Austin Dodson: Siren Song - Erotic paintings. Closes 12/27.

Asian Arts Initiative 1219-1223 Vine St.; 215-557-0455. Transplants - Exhibit on how physical or conceptual "transplants" affect people's world views. Closes 1/9. Ongoing exhibits: Alumni Show - Visual art work from current & past staff, interns, workshop participants, volunteers since 1993; Clenched Fists, Open Hands.

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists 237 S. 18th St., Ste. 3A; 215-546-7775. Julia Blaukopf & Elizabeth Crisman: Tales of the Beginning - Photography & mixed media. Felicity R. (Bebe) Benoliel Gallery. Reception 1/8. Closes 1/15.

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

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

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

Drexel University - Picture Gallery 32nd & Chestnut St., 3rd Floor; 215-895-0480. 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. 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. 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. John Winship: Recent Paintings - Recent acrylics. Closes 12/27.

Gallery 339 339 South 21st St.; 215-731-1530. 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. Eleanor Day Exhibit - Oil paintings. Closes 12/31.

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

Indigo Arts 1400 N. American St. #104; 215-765-1041. International Holiday Art Show - Paintings, prints, sculpture & folk art from around the world. Closes 1/31.

International House of Philadelphia 3701 Chestnut St.; 215-387-5125. 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. Ron Johnson & Emil Alzamora: Scents & Form - Works by world renowned master painter Ron Johnson & preeminent sculptor Emil Alzamora. Closes 1/17.

Muse Gallery 52 N. 2nd St.; 215-627-5310. Naked - Paintings by Eric Fausnacht, Erin Ferrell & Ed Marston & photos by Keith Sharp. Closes 12/28.

Newman Galleries 1625 Walnut St.; 215-563-1779. 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. NexusRadio - Gallery set up as a low-powered radio station. Artists, performers, DJ's, & others are welcome to broadcast. Closes 2/6.

Philadelphia Art Alliance 251 S. 18th St.; 215-545-4302. 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. If These Walls Could Talk... Posters, handbills, pictures & other social change-themed memorabilia. Ongoing.

Philadelphia Sketch Club 235 S. Camac St.; 215-545-9298. Rik Viola: Art on the Wild Side. Closes 12/31.

The Print Center 1614 Latimer St.; 215-735-6090. Shop: Art, Commerce & the Printed Image - Collaborative installation explores the ties between commerce & the printed image. Closes 2/14. Shelley Thortensen: The Preponderance of Evidence - Survey of prints often combining several processes including lithography, etching, screenprinting & relief printing. Closes 2/14.

Rodger LaPelle Galleries 122 N. Third St.; 215-592-0232. 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. Past & Present - Works by Caleb Nussear, Donna Quinn & Zivile Pupinyte. Closes 2/8.

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

Schmidt/Dean Gallery 1710 Sansom St., 2nd Fl.; 215-569-9433. Michael Kessler: New Work. Closes 1/24.

Slought Foundation 4017 Walnut St.; 215-701-4627. In & Out of Istanbul - Highlights contemporary artistic practice in Turkey & is curated by Osvaldo Romberg, Slought Foundation. Closes 1/9.

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

Temple Gallery 259 N. Third St.; 215-925-7379. 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. Susan Gottlieb: Passage - Working in acrylic, graphite, collage & oil her work is known for a vibrant use of color & texture. Closes 1/7.

UPenn - Van-Pelt Dietrich Library Center 3420 Walnut St.; 800-390-1829. 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. 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. 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. Holiday Jewelry Show - Work by Stephani Briggs, Amanda Elizabeth, Susan Fox, Geoffrey Giles & more. Closes 1/15.

Pennsylvania suburbs

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. Closes 1/24.

Bucks Gallery of Fine Art 201 S. State St., Newtown; 215-579-0050. 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. 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.

The Gallery at Cedar Hollow 2447 Yellow Springs Rd., Malvern; 610-640-2787. Holiday Craft Boutique Show - Unique art & crafts. Closes 12/30.

Main Line Art Center Old Buck Rd. & Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 610-525-0272. Annual Members' Exhibition - Paintings, prints, drawing, jewelry, photography, ceramics & more. Closes 1/10.

Main Line Unitarian Church 816 S. Valley Forge Rd., Devon; 610-688-8332. Mary Kane & Barbara Rex - Paintings, drawings & silkscreened fabric panels. Closes 2/1.

Image Makers Art Inc. Gallery 12 W. Mechanic St., New Hope; 215-862-4858. 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. Holiday Art Show - Paintings, sculpture, mixed media & more. Closes 1/3. Reflections by Artists - Paintings, sculpture, mixed media & more. Closes 1/3.

Orchard Artworks 520 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn; 215-947-9882. Ornaments & Adornments Show - One-of-a-kind art ornaments, Christmas jewelry, holiday cards & a wide range of handcrafted items. Closes 12/28.

The Temple Judea Museum at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Rd., Elkins Park; 215-887-2027. Sternchuss/Shooting Star - Exhibit on the stories of young girls who endured the Holocaust, with a focus on their dolls. Closes 3/15.

The Upstairs Gallery Rte. 202 & Street Rd., Lahaska; 215-794-8486. Margie Perry: The Second Half - Acrylics & oils. Closes 1/9.

New Jersey

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

desChamps Gallery 7 Lambert Ln., Lambertville; 609-397-2100. Celebrating the Season - Original art of Bucks County & the Delaware River Valley by regionally & nationally known artists. Closes 1/31.

Gallery 50 50 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton; 856-575-0090. 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. Jakob Kabinoff: The Alchemy of Color & Imagination - Large canvas oil paintings by recent PA Academy of Fine Arts graduate. Closes 12/28.


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. 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.

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