ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITION
June 9 – August 4, 2018 Featuring recent works by Moore alumni, the selections on view in this year’s exhibition represent a variety of degree programs including Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, Photography & Digital Arts and Textile Design, among others. Showcasing a wide variety of materials and skill sets, this presentation includes over fifty artworks in all mediums. This year's exhibition is juried by Molly Dougherty, a champion of contemporary artists and organizations whose experience includes the Foundation for Self-Taught American Artists, Philadelphia Art Alliance, James A. Michener Art Museum and currently the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. Dougherty served as Executive Director of the Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design from 1990-2006.
June 23 – August 4, 2018 Featuring recent work by our gallery preparators, this presentation gives a glimpse into the varied studio practices our part-time staff maintain outside of their professional commitment to Moore. Their combined expertise as artist and art handler is an integral part of our ability to bring creative exhibitions to life here in The Galleries at Moore—their superb attention to detail, combined with their eagerness to learn and adapt with each new installation, is evident both in their personal artistic work and in the craftsmanship & precision with which they realize our projects time and time again. Artists: Monika Kuder, Preston Link and Jonathan Santoro.
COMING THIS FALL
Making Space: LEeway @ 25
September 15 – December 8, 2018 The Galleries at Moore, in collaboration with the Leeway Foundation, are pleased to present Making Space: Leeway @ 25, a survey of the organization's history. Realized in two parts, this exhibition features a curated selection of artworks by former award recipients, as well as historical materials that recognize Leeway's impact, honor its evolution and celebrate its future. The Leeway Foundation promotes artistic expression that amplifies the voices of those on the margins, promotes sustainable and healthy communities, and works in the service of movements for economic and social justice.
SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE FUTURE
August 4 – September 9, 2018 “The Survival Guide for the Future” was an emergency preparedness, afro-futurist and post-apocalyptic inspired curriculum designed by teaching artist Li Sumpter (PhD) and conducted at the U School High School in collaboration with The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design. During the spring of 2018, students learned about real-world emergency preparedness while examining themes in post-apocalyptic and afro-futurist media such as Octavia E. Butler’s “Parable of the Sower” and the 2018 “Black Panther” movie. The goal of this project was to give students a multi-media platform to think, reflect, and express on their current lives by imagining a vibrant and teen-centric Philadelphia of the future. This project culminated in the creation of a zine publication that collected works created by students in response to this curriculum. Included in this zine are survivalist “go-bag” info-graphics, short fiction journal entries from characters living in visions of Philadelphia in 2049, “Character Cards” that illustrate and describe post-apocalyptic short stories, and fashion designs created and modeled by U School students.
This exhibition features copies of the final zine alongside images taken by photographer and Moore Alumna Naomieh Jovin during an in-school photo shoot featuring fashion designs created and modeled by U School students.
This project was made possible with the support of the PCCY’s Picasso Project Grant and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
The Galleries are also celebrating The Parkway's 100th aniversary this fall and through December of 2018. Click here for information on The Parkway Centennial.