The Barnes Foundation’s permanent collection is a sight to behold any day. In March, the Barnes also hosts special events that nod to Philadelphia’s Parisian heritage. (Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)
With so much happening on Philadelphia’s arts and culture scene, we want to make Uwishunu, in conjunction with sister site With Art Philadelphia, your one-stop-shop for all that’s happening with local art.
Every month, we gather our top art picks, featuring exhibits and events at smaller, alternative galleries and art spaces, as well as at the city’s major art institutions.
March madness is a march for the arts. Still lifes, body art, textiles, and more make an appearance in an array of exhibitions and events throughout the month.
Mix your medium with our top picks for arts happenings this March.
• A Fine Arrangement: The Art of Still Life
Through Sunday, April 12, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad Street. If you automatically equate the still life with a bowl of fruit, it might be time to expand your acquaintance with the art form with a show at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Works historical and contemporary span architecture, landscape, symbolism, and more in a study of the still life genre — a fine complement to another exhibition at PAFA, The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920. MORE INFO
• Charles Kalick: Paintings and Constructions and Nazanin Moghbeli: Works on Paper
Through Saturday, March 14, LGTripp Gallery, 47 N. Second Street. Charles Kalick’s color blocks construct a question of angles and form. Nazanin Moghbeli’s lines of Iranian calligraphy delicately crawl their way across paper surfaces. The works of the two Philadelphia-based artists combine to form an exhibition of soft shapes and hard hues. MORE INFO
• Portamento: Shifting Color
Opening Wednesday, March 4, Muse Gallery, 52 N. Second Street. If you need a color palette cleanser that doesn’t involve little black-and-blue dresses, Muse Gallery has your cure with a solo exhibition of paintings by Diane Lachman. Blocks of color build a foundation for and exploration of tonal variations. MORE INFO
• The Geometry of Time
Opening Friday, March 6, House Gallery 1816, 1816 Frankford Avenue. In a shifting mass of character studies and existential crises, 22 panels span over 60 feet in a series of pen and ink scroll drawings by Justin Duerr. The thought catalog spans the life of the artist so far, while the exhibition spans the month of March. MORE INFO
• Eileen Neff
Opening Friday, March 6, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, 709 Walnut Street. Take your spring break in Costa Rica – vicariously, of course. Just back from an artist residency in the tropics, Eileen Neff presents a solo exhibition of mixed-media and photography creeps through the darkness of a jungle night to explore the beauty hidden in the smallest leaf to the tallest mountain. MORE INFO
The Painted Bride Art Center presents a talk and book signing with internationally renowned photographer Richard Ross this month. (Photo by J.Smith for Visit Philadelphia)
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