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September 28 – December 7, 2019

Or Both is an experimental two-part exhibition that includes a solo presentation of work by Ulrike Müller alongside a group show of works by Martin Beck, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Jennie C. Jones, Eric N. Mack, Medrie MacPhee, Dona Nelson, and Deborah Remington. Moving in and out of painting, Müller employs a range of materials, techniques, and image formats including drawing, enamel on steel, collage, monotype, and woven wool rugs. Taking Müller's practice as a point of departure, the group show is organized around compositional strategies and methods of decision making rather than around a shared subject matter or theme, opening up new possibilities for reading artworks together that might not seem immediately connected. Organized by Mia Locks.


October 3 – November 16, 2019
Lecture and Gala: Wednesday, October 2
The Galleries at Moore are pleased to honor this year's three Visionary Women Awardees: Jill Bonovitz, artist; June Kelly, gallerist; and Paula Scher, graphic artist with presence in the fall exhibition season. Since 2003, the Visionary Woman Awards (VWA) has recognized outstanding women leaders who have made a powerful impact on the worlds of art and design—through our VWA scholarship program, Moore supports the extraordinary achievements of women who provide powerful role models for our students. A selection of Bonovitz's wire sculptures and porcelain vessels will be on view in Wilson Gallery. Graham Gallery will feature posters and design projects from Scher's portfolio, along with interviews and ephemera celebrating Kelly's more than thirty year's as a gallerist who represents over thirty artists.  

October 2 – November 16, 2019
For over a quarter century, Harvey Finkle has captured the sense of various cultures, political movements, and human emotions with his camera. Finkle continues to document evocative, compelling subjects, accruing a vast portfolio of some of the finest photographic documentation around. This exhibition is held in conjunction with the 2nd International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts & Education (DSAE), read more about it here.


BLACK: MOURNING TO CELEBRATION November 23, 2020 – January 11, 2020 Opening reception: Friday, November 22, 5-7 PM

Basic design teaches us that we first see color and then form. In early Western cultures, black clothing was a signifier of authority and also of mourning—and in many situations, remains so today. Black can evoke emotional responses related to mystery, exoticism, and fear and it can also feel chic and sophisticated, eliciting reason to celebrate. The garments and accessories on view in this presentation are part of Moore’s Historic Costume Collection, originally gifted to the college in 1940 by Lynda Augusta Eckendorf Hering (1853 – 1940). Considered a tool and historical resource, the collection is made available to students and faculty, offering the opportunity to examine construction details and observe silhouettes and textile properties that can provide significant information about cultures that inform design.

This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of Kathryn '68 and Sandy Sorkin, who have made a gift towards preserving the archive.

January 25 – March 14, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, January 24, 5:30-8 PM
Three solo shows by emerging Philadelphia artists represent the range of materials, experiences and backgrounds that our community of creative thinkers embody. Responding to the prompt, "how do you perceive yourself as an artist-curator?" these artists create individual gallery experiences that speak to their artistic practices and together, the exhibition invites viewers to consider the diversity of processes through which contemporary works by emerging artists are realized. Exhibiting artists: Shona McAndrew, Matt Osborn, and Stacey Lee Webber.