Emma Salamon: Vanitas

October 13, 2012 - January 12, 2013
Window on Race
Like memento mori, Emma Salamon’s darkly romantic, installation-based works explore the dichotomous terrain between desire and repulsion, beauty and decay and, ultimately, life and death.

Shizu Saldamando: All Tomorrow’s Parties

October 13 – December 8, 2012
Goldie Paley Gallery
Shizu Saldamando’s work proposes a decidedly contemporary take on portraiture, in which the conventional constructs of identity are challenged by layering signifiers and hybrid meanings that hint at the complexity of ethnicity, race, class and gender.

Deb Sokolow: All Your Vulnerabilities Will Be Assessed

October 13 – December 8, 2012
Levy Gallery for the Arts in Philadelphia
A tangle of myth and reality, Deb Sokolow’s text-driven, diagrammatic drawings record the obsessive, inner-dialogue of a nameless, unreliable narrator who speculates on various topics relating to popular culture, politics, conspiracy theory and human nature.

Visionary Designers

August 25 – October 21, 2012
Graham Gallery
Focusing on the work of Moore's Visionary Woman Award recipients for 2012, this exhibition provides insight into the careers of interior designer Victoria Hagan and graphic designer Ellen Lupton.

The Long Now

August 24 – October 3, 2012
Goldie Paley Gallery
The Long Now explores the dialectical relationship between cinema and photography, and the liminal space between the still and moving image through the work of internationally acclaimed artists and filmmakers, including Chantal Akerman, Mark Lewis, Sharon Lockhart, Bruce Nauman, Paul Pfeiffer, Kelly Reichardt, Michael Snow, Andy Warhol and Gillian Wearing. View the list of screenings here.

MFA Sneak Peek

August 30 – September 29, 2012
Wilson Gallery
This exhibition is the first opportunity for the public to see works by candidates in Moore's MFA in Studio Art program.  Having just completed an intensive studio residency in Burren, Ireland this summer, they return to show completed works and works-in-progress for their mid-program review.

Graduate Thesis Exhibitions

August 4 - September 29, 2012
Levy Gallery for The Arts in Philadelphia & Widener Memorial Foundation Gallery
Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's graduate programs: MA in Art Education with an Emphasis is Special Populations, MFA in Interior Design and MFA in Studio Art.

Kate Stewart & Ward Davenny: Civil Dusk

May 18 – August 18, 2012
Wilson Gallery
Civil Dusk, a new, large-scale, collaborative “smoke drawing” by artists Kate Stewart and Ward Davenny, conflates the physical and performative aspects of drawing with the disquieting beauty of the apocalyptic sublime.

Lanny Sommese: Off the Wall | On the Wall

May 18 - August 8, 2012
Graham Gallery
A retrospective of posters by award-winning graphic designer, Lanny Sommese. His work appears in hundreds of periodicals and books, and in several museum collections around the world.

All Together Now

May 18 – July 28, 2012
Window on Race
Coinciding with the opening of the Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this exhibition reinterprets Albert Barnes’s distinctive “wall ensembles” through the work of fifteen Philadelphia-based artists, including: Gabriel Boyce & Preston Link, Sarah Kate Burgess, Kara Crombie, Steven & Billy Blaise Dufala, Joy Feasley, Mark Khaisman, Nick Lenker, Jacque Liu, Matthew Osborn, Hiro Sakaguchi, Anne Seidman, Kate Stewart, Stacey Lee Webber and Mauro Zamora.

5 Into 1

May 29 - July 21, 2012
Goldie Paley and Levy Galleries
Hosted annually by Moore and organized by Philadelphia Sculptors, 5 Into 1 features work by recent graduates from BFA and MFA programs at five Philadelphia art & design schools, including: Moore College of Art & Design; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Tyler School of Art; University of Pennsylvania; and The University of the Arts. This year's curators are Jamie  Brenner and Matt Pembleton.


Emerging Artists & Designers: Senior Show 2012

April 25 – May 13, 2012

All Galleries
Works by seniors graduating from Moore's Bachelor of Fine Arts programs, representing all majors: Art Education, Curatorial Studies, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography & Digital Arts, and Textile Design.

Annual Fellowship Exhibition and Student Show 2011

March 28 – April 14, 2012
All Galleries
The Fellowship exhibition features work by third-year students competing for highly coveted travel fellowships. The Annual Student Show features works by first-year Basics students, as well as second and third year students representing the following departments: Art Education, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Foundations, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography + Digital Arts, Textile Design.

Introduction 2012

February 1 – February 25, 2012

Widener Memorial Foundation Gallery
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), in cooperation with Moore College of Art & Design, presents an exhibition by the new Career Development Program Fellows. A highly selective fellowship with only a 2% acceptance rate, these six artists represent some of the most promising talent among emerging artists in the region:  Leslie Friedman, Daniel Gerwin, Rebecca Gilbert, Kay Healy, Heechan Kim, and Johanna Inman.


Doing Time | Depth of Surface

January 28 – March 17, 2012
Goldie Paley Gallery
Utilizing their trademark strappo process – a traditional mural restoration technique – Spanish artists Patricia Gómez and María Jesús González create large-scale prints in the form of singular impressions taken from the walls of abandoned buildings slated for destruction.  Doing Time | Depth of Surface features large-scale monoprints, photographs, video and sound works commissioned by Philagrafika and created by the artists during a six-week residency in Philadelphia’s historic Holmesburg Prison.

A Circumstantial Assembly

January 28 – March 17, 2012
Levy Gallery for the Arts in Philadelphia
Featuring recent work created by former fellows in the Center for Emerging Visual Artists’ (CFEVA) Career Development Program, this exhibition explores the diverse ways that contemporary artists are (re)interpreting fiber art-based  traditions and techniques. Participating artists include: Jill Marleah Bell, Susan Benarcik, Ana Hernandez, Mark Khaisman, Daniel Kornrumpf, Jedediah Morfit and Binod Shrestha. Held in conjunction with FiberPhiladelphia, a city-wide biennial celebrating fiber-based works.

Shizuko Kimura: The Poetics of Form

January 28 – March 17, 2012
Window on Race and Graham Galleries
Working directly from live models and usingn a needle and thread, Japanese artist Shizuko Kimura creates intricately rendered figure drawings that fuse Asian aesthetics with Western concepts of figurative art and abstraction. In allegience to the performative elements of drawing, her intimate works demonstrate the stitched mark's ability to record subtle gesture and capture the essential vitality of the human body through a reductive use of line and texture.

Materiality: Annual Alumnae Exhibition

January 28 – March 17, 2012
Wilson Gallery
Juried exhibition featuring original fabric yardage designs, as well as a curated selection of fashion designs. Celebrating the works of graduates of all majors, focusing on textile and fashion design, this show is held in conjunction with FiberPhiladelphia.