Philadelphia, PA (August 25, 2023)—Moore College of Art & Design (“Moore”) unveiled a new alumni-focused gallery space in The Galleries at Moore, dedicating nearly 500 square feet of space to showcasing the work of Moore graduates. Positioned at the front and center of Moore’s campus along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the gallery includes nearly 40 feet of frontage on Race Street that will be visible to the public at all times, and is connected to Moore’s Art Shop, which sells artwork, jewelry, design, and a range gift created by Moore alumni and students. The space officially opened on Friday, August 25 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and live performances in jazz, spoken word, and dance, and is now free and open to the public during the Galleries at Moore’s open hours.
“We are thrilled to open this new alumni gallery space, which will reflect the creative imagination of our diverse alumni community and have a major presence on the Parkway, increasing our reach and impact,” said Cathy Young, President, Moore College of Art & Design. “This new space demonstrates the College’s commitment to publicly spotlighting our extraordinarily talented network of alumni and will allow us to explore new ways of connecting our alumni to the broader Philadelphia arts community and far beyond.”
The new space will provide opportunities to showcase engaging exhibitions and programs, rotating every 6-8 weeks to feature new alumni, supporting a diverse representation of graduates. The opening exhibit features work from Moore alumni working in various disciplines:
- Anne Canfield ’99
- Carolina Marín Hernández ’22
- Darla Jackson ’03
- Julie Miller ’68
- Terri Saulin ’92
- Kathy Shaver ’83
“This is an exciting moment for the Galleries at Moore, as we expand our alumni engagement strategies,” said Gabrielle Lavin Suzenski, Rochelle F. Levy director and chief curator of the Galleries at Moore. “This initiative helps ensure that Moore’s campus remains a familiar space for alumni and provides them with opportunities to be supported and represented.”
The Galleries at Moore support Moore College of Art & Design's educational mission and role as a cultural leader by providing a forum for exploring contemporary art and ideas and enriching the artistic and intellectual climate of the College, the greater Philadelphia community, and beyond. The Galleries are free and open to the public, Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The new alumni gallery also connects to Moore’s Art Shop, a venue for Moore alumni and students to market their work to the public. Since its opening in 2002, the Art Shop has grown to be a premier destination for the Moore community and visitors to find quality handmade gifts for themselves and others.
For more information on The Galleries at Moore and current exhibits, visit moore.edu/the-galleries-at-moore.
About Moore College of Art & Design
Founded during the original industrial revolution to advance women in new fields, Moore College of Art & Design is the first and only historically women’s college for art and design. Our mission is more relevant than ever, as technology, sustainability and diverse cultures drive and disrupt new and existing industries. Through dynamic BFA and Graduate Studies programs, educational programs for creatively curious youth and professional adult learners, and our own public and dedicated space for contemporary art—The Galleries at Moore—we are influencers and advocates for breakthrough artists and designers of all ages and backgrounds. The world needs Moore. For more information about Moore, visit moore.edu and follow us on social media @moorecollegeart. Visit The Art Shop at Moore online at moore.edu/theartshop.
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