In the Studio: Honoring Moe Brooker

October 1 – November 12, 2011
Widener Memorial Foundation Gallery
This exhibition shows large scale work by Moore Professor of Fine Arts, Moe Brooker, who was named 2010 Pennsylvania Artist of the Year by former Governor Edward G. Rendell. This show documents the artist's working methods through an in-studio visit captured on video and shown alongside the artist's vivid and energetic creations.

Jaune Quick-To-See Smith: I See Red, Paintings and Prints 1992-2005 – A Visionary Woman Award Exhibition

Goldie Paley Gallery
September 24 – December 10, 2011
 Moore College of Art & Design presents a Visionary Woman Award exhibition featuring Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith, one of the most acclaimed Native American female artists of our time. Elaborating on her Native heritage and worldview, Smith's richly layered juxtapositions of text and image in her large scale prints and canvases address today's tribal politics, human rights and environmental issues with a sophisticated combination of humor and wit. 

Jane’s Carousel: The Making of a New York Landmark– A Visionary Woman Award Exhibition

Levy Gallery for the Arts in Philadelphia
September 24 – December 10, 2011
Jane's Carousel: The Making of a New York Landmark follows the dedicated efforts of Jane Walentas, a Moore alumna, who spent more than two decades working on the complete restoration of a historic Carousel made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. The first carousel to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1922 classic three-row machine consists of the original structure and forty-eight exquisitely carved wooden horses and two chariots, as well as hundreds of beautifully painted scenery panels and friezes that have all been meticulously restored by Walentas. Through video and photographic documentation and ephemera, the exhibition traces the carousel’s extraordinary journey from the auction block to it's permanent home in DUMBO’s Brooklyn Bridge Park, where it will be installed in a jewel-like pavilion commissioned and designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel in August 2011. The exhibition is organized by The Galleries at Moore and guest curated by Lorie Mertes, former Rochelle F. Levy Director and Chief Curator (2007-2011).

DesignLab presents: Gabriel Boyce + Preston Link, ROCK
in collaboration with NextFab Studio

September 10 - November 26, 2011
Window on Race
This exhibition showcases the artists' application of new technologies through a recent partnership with NextFab Studio in University City. Using cutting-edge design programs to redevelop a two-year-in-the-making, ongoing project, the artists use advanced fabrication methods to realize a progressive interpretation of Rock – an ever-evolving concept that was grown out of a cell phone image taken in January of 2009. With the assistance of Lewis Colburn and Stephanie Koenig, staff members and working artists at NextFab, Boyce & Link create a 500 pound replica of their ‘rock’ through digital rendering and the assembly of nearly 200 layers of laser-cut, multi-colored acrylic sheets.

Focus on: Illustration – Constitution Day 2011

Philadelphia Wall
Sept 7 - October 5, 2011
“Constitution Day & Citizenship Day” commemorates the creation and signing of the United States Constitution.  On this day, we also recognize the privileges, rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. Professor William Brown is leading a special class project working with students majoring in Illustration that will be on view in observance of this significant event. 

MFA Sneak Peek

August 27 – September 24, 2011
Widener Memorial Foundation Gallery
First opportunity for the public to see works by Moore’s first year graduate students majoring in studio art. Having just completed the intensive studio residency in Burren, Ireland this summer, they return to show completed works and works-in-progress for their mid-program review. Featuring works by: Wendy Anderson, Sara Gersbach, Margaret Hine, Ben Panter and Kelly Vignola.

Signe Wilkinson: The World in Line! – A Visionary Woman Award Exhibition

Graham Gallery
August 20 – October 15, 2011
This exhibition celebrates the work of Signe Wilkinson, the first woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1992) for cartooning. Highlighting her career, the exhibition includes a selection of editorial cartoons that she has produced for the Daily News for more than twenty-five years. Grouped by ongoing themes found in the artist’s work, they include her perspectives on education, peace and/or war, women and everything else. In addition, the show includes a section devoted to works from Family Tree, her daily comic strip that follows a family's loopy attempts to live green in modern, chemically dependent America, as well as a selection of illustrations dedicated to gardening and the environment that have appeared in publications such as "You Bet Your Tomatoes" and "Mike McGrath's Book of Compost.” by nationally syndicated Public Radio show host, Mike McGrath, in Organic Gardening magazine and in her own illustrated calendar, “How to Grow the $735 Tomato.”

Graduate Thesis Exhibitions

August 6 – September 10, 2011
Goldie Paley Gallery
Thesis exhibition of the Summer 2011 graduates of Moore’s new MA in Art Education program with an emphasis in special populations. The exhibition documents each student’s thesis process, research, implementation and conclusion. ALSO presenting the thesis exhibition of the first graduates of Moore’s MFA in Studio Art program, presenting highlights of each student's thesis body of work that is a studio and research based inquiry culminating each student’s experience in Moore’s new intensive two-year low residence MFA program. Featuring works by Rose Andolina, Cheryl Durgans, Kim Gavin, Erin Harrington, Tanya Harrison, Kristin Osgood, Laura Petrovich-Cheney and Bradley Rosenau.


Art Education Graduate Thesis Exhibition

Goldie Paley Gallery
August 6 – September 10, 2011
Thesis exhibition of the Summer 2011 graduates of Moore’s new MA in Art Education program with an emphasis in special populations. The exhibition documents each student’s thesis process, research, implementation and conclusion.

Focus on: MA in Art Education

July 21 – August 8, 2011
Widener Memorial Foundation Gallery
Presented in conjunction with Moore’s 2011 Graduate Thesis Exhibition, on view in Goldie Paley Gallery August 6 through September 10, these selections present recent studio work by the Master of Art in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations graduates. This year marks the second graduating class in the program and these works give insight into their process and inspiration as it relates to their final thesis projects. Works on view by Kim Gavin, Erin Harrington, Tanya Harrison and Brad Rosenau.

Cissie Levy: From My Point of View

Wilson Gallery
June 25 – Oct 12, 2011
An exhibition of work by Moore alumna Rochelle Levy '79 features recent large-scale oil paintings of figures on the shore painted from multiple perspectives as meditations on how we see. Infused with light and color that goes from hazy to bright—time both passes and stands still in this selection of figurative landscapes. Figures move in and out of the scene, a faceless witness wearing a hat appears and reappears, images of the same children at play are repeated as are images of figures holding onto strings that seemingly “connect nothing with nothing.” As the unseen observer, the artist’s point of view is contemplative, holding on to and connecting that which is temporary.

Recent Moore Graduates

June 25 – October 8, 2011
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts    
Each spring, we select works by recent graduates of Moore’s various BFA programs to highlight students from all majors that are on display for the duration of the summer. These artworks exhibit the experience that Moore’s students have gained during their studies in their relative fields and visually presents the skills that they’ve learned to apply while pursuing their career in art and design. Works on view are from the following departments: 3D fine arts, graphic design, illustration and textile design. Exhibiting "Pattern and Form" in the North Gallery with works by Sarah Mullan, Laurel Patterson and Kara Weidig and "Illustrative Design" in the South Gallery with works by Jaeger Rae Cohen, Sarah Fritzen and Tessa Guze.

Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition and Exhibition

June 2 – 16, 2011                                                          
Widener Memorial Foundation Gallery
The Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition, now in its 36th year provides students in grades 7-12 of all religious and ethnic backgrounds with an opportunity to respond to the Holocaust and its related issues through creative expression. 

DesignLab | Karl Allen + Jacob Kehs: THAT HOTEL

May 28 – August 27, 2011
Window on Race
Featuring the collaborative work of exhibition designer & technician, Karl Allen and Philadelphia-based artist, Jacob Kehs, this exhibition presents a life-sized diorama that bridges their mutual interest in natural history. Influenced by modern methods of taxidermy, the science of botany and human interaction with the animal kingdom, the pair present an environment where identities become blurred in the translation of what is real and imagined. The result is a display that reflects the world around us, where fantasy and reality intermingle through a technologically innovative, didactic and interactive display of visual oddities. This is the first collaboration in the redefined DesignLab series where local Philadelphia designers are paired with emerging artists to create engaging displays that are on view to the public in Moore’s Window on Race Street 24/7. Curated by Gabrielle Lavin.

Seeing Through Young Eyes: Inside the Philadelphia Classroom & Community

Levy Gallery for the Arts in Philadelphia
May 25 – September 10, 2011
An exhibition of photographs and writing created by students in the 2010–11 Class of LTP: The Philadelphia Project, Moore College of Art & Design’s outreach initiative focusing on the impact of art education on learning and improving literacy and arts access for school-age youth. Organized by The Galleries at Moore and curated by Elizabeth Gilly and Gabrielle Lavin, Interim Co-Directors of The Galleries at Moore.The 2010–11 Class of LTP includes: CCA Baldi Middle School, Dimner Beeber Middle School, Grover Washington Jr. Middle School, Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter High School and William Cramp Elementary School.

Literacy Through Photography: The Philadelphia Project (LTP) is made possible by grants from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the William Penn Foundation. Additional program support is provided by the Elizabeth G. and Arthur B. Roswell Foundation and The Barra Foundation. LTP is a collaborative program of Moore College of Art & Design in partnership with ArtsRising, The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation’s Teaching Artists Program and teaching artists from Al Bustan Seeds of Culture, the Arts & Spirituality Center, Arts Sanctuary, and Taller Puertorriqueño.

Project 35: Redux

June 3 – July 30, 2011
Goldie Paley Gallery
Project 35 is a year-long international video exhibition of historic and contemporary works selected by 35 curators from around the globe, where each was invited to select one artist’s video that they consider a vital addition to any contemporary audience’s repertoire. Shown in 4 parts over the past 10 months, this final installation of the series, curated by Gabrielle Lavin and Elizabeth Gilly, interim co-directors of The Galleries at Moore, will highlight and make arguments for a small selection of the original 35 videos to extend the dialogue about ideas on contemporary art video and its associated impact on a community, reaching beyond the cinematic formalities.
Project 35 is produced and circulated by iCI (Independent Curators International), New York. The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, by grants from the Cowles Charitable Trust; Foundation for Contemporary Art; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Toby Fund; and iCI Benefactors Agnes Gund, Gerrit and Sydie Lansing, Jo Carole Lauder, and Barbara and John Robinson.

5 Into 1 Annual Student Exhibition

May 21 – June 18, 2011
Wilson Gallery
5 Into 1 is an exhibit annually hosted by Moore and organized by Philadelphia Sculptors featuring work by senior and graduate students at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, University of Pennsylvania, The University of the Arts, and Moore College of Art & Design. This year, the exhibition is curated by Emma Irvin, a 2010 graduate of Moore holding a Bachelors Degree in 3D Fine Arts and Anna Romaniuk, a 2010 graduate of University of the Arts with a Bachelors degree in 3D Fine Arts.

Emerging Artists & Designers: Senior Show 2011

All Galleries
April 27 – May 15, 2011 (install April 20-26)

Curatorial Studies Thesis Exhibitions

Various Galleries and spaces across campus including Philadelphia Wall, Diamond Windows
March 25 – April 16, 2011

Fellowship Exhibition 2011

Levy Gallery for the Arts in Philadelphia and Widener Memorial Foundation Gallery
March 25 – April 16, 2011
The Fellowship exhibition features work by third-year students competing for highly coveted travel fellowships.


Goldie Paley, Graham and Philadelphia Wall
March 25 – April 16, 2011
This annual exhibition features works by first-year Foundation students, as well as second and third year students representing the following majors: Art Education, Basics, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography + Digital Arts, Textile Design.

Art, Culture and the City of Lights – an Exhibition of New Work by Students at Moore

March 7 – June 1, 2011        
Moore College Galleries at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Inspired by the many architects, artists, designers and writers who made the city of Paris a cultural capital in the early 20th century, students at Moore College of Art & Design have created designs and illustrations reflecting upon the city’s creative joie de vivre. Presented in conjunction with PIFA at the Kimmel Center, the exhibition  features poster-sized works by graphic design and Illustration majors on view in Moore’s two permanent exhibition spaces on the Center’s First Tier Promenade. About Moore College of Art & Design’s Galleries at the Kimmel Center: The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts provides two exhibition spaces on the Center’s First Tier Promenade for artwork by students, alumnae and faculty of Moore College of Art & Design thanks to the generosity of an anonymous Kimmel Center donor.

Focus on: Alumnae – Tête à Tête

Philadelphia Wall
February 10 – 28, 2011
Alumnae were invited to submit work in any medium but with a size restriction. As implied by the title Tête à Tête,  these works are small, intimate pieces that attract the viewer.  Tête à Tête  runs in conjunction with the annual juried  alumnae exhibition Conversations installed in the Wilson Gallery. All Tête à Tête work was donated by the artists and is available for sale through the Art Shop. Each is priced at $50 with  all proceeds  supporting student internship fellowships.

DesignLab 20/10: Sarah Van Aken + Brenna Murphy

Window on Race
February 7 – April 16, 2011
This is the final selection in a series of five pairings that brings emerging fashion designers together with emerging artists from Philadelphia to provide the artist with an opportunity to respond to the work of the selected designer by creating an "environment" for displaying the fashions, while incorporating their own creative sensibilities into engaging displays. DesignLab 2010 builds on the long tradition of artists and designers who have been "window dressers" and realizes the range of possibilities – from minimal and resourceful approaches to outrageous and exuberant displays of fantasy and fancy. Support for DesignLab 2010 is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Mel Kadel: Spacing Awake

Graham Gallery
January 29 – April 16, 2011
California-based artist, Mel Kadel creates detail-rich ink drawings using found or stained paper and small Micron pens. The figures in many of her narrative works portray a strength and defiance as they endure and persist through various trials and adventures in the highly imaginative world created by Kadel. Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Kadel graduated in Illustration from Moore College of Art & Design in 1997.  

Introduction ‘11: Career Development Program Fellows from The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

January 31  – February 19, 2011
Widener Memorial Foundation Gallery
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists in cooperation with The Galleries at Moore presents a first look at the work of the newest Career Development Program fellows at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.

Frances Trombly: Everything and Nothing

Goldie Paley Gallery
January 29 – March 15, 2011
A twist on Duchamp’s notion of the readymade, Frances Trombly’s sculptures are meticulous recreations of mundane objects that would normally escape attention. Close attention to the minutiae of their own making, reveals that her works are laboriously hand woven, embroidered, cross stitched, or crocheted positioning them in the field of crafts traditionally associated with women’s work. By choosing innocuous objects and displaying them to initially deceive, Trombly provokes to the viewer to assess the “value” of objects in an environment where value lives, where value thrives - the gallery or museum. This contrast evokes questions about labor, value, history, feminism, class, and the American way of life. Her obsessive meditations on the ordinary reverses the conventional hierarchy of value associated with the original, instilling a mass-produced object with an authority that is missing from the utilitarian original. Organized by The Galleries at Moore. Curated by Lorie Mertes, Rochelle F. Levy Director / Chief Curator.

Jenny Drumgoole: Real Woman of Philadelphia

Levy Gallery for the Arts in Philadelphia
Jan 29 – March 15, 2011
Jenny Drumgoole is a Philadelphia-based multimedia artist who incorporates photography, performance, and video into extradisciplinary actions inserted into the public domain.  Her video-based performance work involves the artist physically and virtually infiltrating competitive events with subversive art actions. From serving as a “wingette" at the annual Wingbowl in South Philadelphia to submitting how-to cooking videos for a Philadelphia Cream Cheese on-line recipe contest sponsored by Kraft Foods/Paula Deen entitled, “The Real Women of Philadelphia,” Drumgoole traverses art’s institutional boundaries to perform humorous, yet critical actions that raise questions about our obsessions with celebrity, desire, and the limits and illusions of individuality in popular culture. The exhibition at Moore will feature all nine of the artist’s video recipe submissions as well as documentation and ephemera related to her participation in the contest. Drumgoole received an MFA in Photography from the Yale School of Art in 2006. This is her first solo exhibition in Philadelphia. Organized by the Galleries at Moore.  Guest curator Jonathan Wallis, PhD, Assistant Professor of Art History, Chair of Liberal Arts, Moore College of Art & Design.

DesignLab 20/10: Sheila Frank ’07 + Anne Schaefer

Window on Race
December 11, 2010 – January 29, 2011
Frank’s new collection, Industrial Revolution, features architectural structure and strong lines where influences of iron, steel and machinery form a confident silhouette and the color palette, composed primarily of midnight navy and black, references billowing plumes of smoke and dark skies reminiscent of an eighteenth century factory. Contrary to the popularity of machine production during the industrial revolution, this collection is defined by intricate details that can only be crafted by careful, hand-sewn attention to each garment. In response, artist Anne Schaefer creates a site-specific installation employing repeat pattern through a combination of simple shapes, basic building structures and the application of bold color. Here she is given an opportunity to add another level of manipulation, talking both to the visual permeability and to the reflective elements of the store-front window while successfully showcasing the fashions on view. Organized by The Galleries at Moore and curated by Gabrielle Lavin.

Conversations: 2011 Annual Alumnae Exhibition

Wilson Gallery
January 29 – March 12, 2011
Conversation is an exchange of ideas between people. Works of art function much like a conversation does, they invite the viewer to be engaged by the ideas behind their creation, to respond to the colors and shapes and subject matter and to bring their own experiences to an exchange that is always a unique and spontaneous interaction between the viewer and the work of art. This exhibition features approximately 22 of works in all media by 18 Moore alumnae who graduated in years ranging from 1957 to 2007.  Jurors: Nick Cassway, artist, former executive director of Nexus foundation for today's art and David Clayton, artist, Curator of Programs for Breadboard, Esther Klein Gallery.