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August 18 – November 3, 2018
Lecture and Gala: Wednesday, October 17
The Galleries at Moore are pleased to honor both Visionary Women Awardees Roz Chast, cartoonist and author, and Deborah Willis, Ph.D, photographer, professor, art historian and curator with presence in The Galleries’ 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, we recognize the extraordinary achievements of women who provide powerful role models for our students. A selection of Chast's original illustrations featured in The New Yorker, including cover artwork and a handful of her pysanky (eggs decorated using a traditional Ukrainian wax-resist method) will be on view in Graham Gallery. Wilson Gallery will feature prints from two recent photographic projects that Dr. Willis is presenting in Philadelphia for the first time.   


August 4 – September 15, 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



September 20 – December 8, 2018 

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Leeway Foundation, an organization dedicated to grant-making and building community among artists, cultural producers and organizers in Greater Philadelphia. In celebration of this milestone year, Making Space: Leeway @ 25 features a curated selection of artworks by former Leeway grant recipients, as well as historical materials that recognize Leeway’s impact. On view are works that demonstrate the powerful intersection of art, culture, community and change—representing the artists and visionaries who continue to “make space” for fresh stories and new realities to emerge.

Exhibiting artists include: Anula Shetty, Betty Leacraft, Michelle Angela Ortiz, Ana Guissel Palma, Lori Waselchuk, Ruth Naomi Floyd, Syd Carpenter, Nanette Clark, Barbara Bullock, Ife Nii-Owoo, Yinka Orafidiya, Nancy Lewis Shell, Sandra Andino, Christina Johnson, Toni Kersey, Betsy Casañas, Marta Sanchez, Celestine Wilson Hughes, Denise Allen, Li Sumpter, Erika Guadalupe Núñez, Marie-Monique Marthol, Annie Mok, Beeta Baghoolizadeh, Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother, Eva Wō, Kerri Radley, Maria Dumlao, Mary DeWitt and Muthi Reed.



January 26 – March 16, 2019
Presented as part of The Galleries' ongoing commitment to showcase the diversity of work produced by the Moore community, this triennial exhibition gives our visitors and students a glimpse into the issues our talented faculty are currently exploring in their own practices. The exhibition is curated by the Rochelle F. Levy Director of The Galleries and will feature new and recent work by current instructors, all of which was produced in the last three years.   


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.