MFA IN PROGRESSJune 9 – July 21, 2018
This exhibition is the first opportunity for the public to see works by candidates in Moore's MFA program. After completing their first year of rigorous coursework in material research, the candidates have been exposed to a wide range of making while immersing themselves in the city’s cultural offerings and simultaneously, seminars in art history and ethics have posed questions and provided context for their explorations moving forward. Featuring work by Kathy Bachofer, Sara Berg, Timothy Goldsmith, Steven Mogck and Rachel Yinger.
SENIOR SHOW 2018April 26 – May 12, 2018 VIP Reception: Wednesday, April 25 An annual exhibition featuring work by graduating seniors in culmination of their four years in Moore’s Bachelor of Fine Arts programs, including Animation & Game Arts, Art Education, Art History, Fine Arts, Curatorial Studies, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design and Photography & Digital Arts.
MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONMarch 31 – April 14, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, March 30 6-8 PM
Featuring work by Kevin Coyle, G Phoebe Durst, Ariana Hajdu, Tara Kijek and Huewayne Watson
“Collectively, we define process as a series, or set of actions, brought together as a way of making, doing, and confronting conceptual ideas including ancestry, trauma, flow, engagement, abstraction. For us, process-focused works collected in this exhibition have yielded new connections, relationships, questions, and approaches to materials and ideas.”
ANNUAL STUDENT SHOWMarch 31 – April 14, 2018 This annual spring exhibition features works by first-year Foundation students, as well as second and third year students majoring in Animation & Game Arts, Art Education, Art History, Curatorial Studies, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design and Photography + Digital Arts.
KARA SPRINGER: TEN DAYS BEFORE FREEDOM, A HYMNALOn view January 20 – March 24, 2018
Ten Days Before Freedom, A Hymnal is a new and monumental photographic installation by artist Kara Springer that features a series of photographs taken in Fox Hill, Nassau, a historic site founded in the early 1800s by liberated Africans in The Bahamas. Fox Hill is said to be the last village to receive news of emancipation from bondage for Africans in the British Caribbean, ten days after the initial decree of freedom in 1834. This latest exhibition of Springer’s work presents large photographic prints in sculptural mass that occupy the gallery floor. Taken in a churchyard in the town of Fox Hill, the series of images shown in repetition offer space for a closer contemplation of the precarious nature of transition, of faith, and of building towards freedom.
Kara Springer is a visual artist and industrial designer of Bajan and Jamaican heritage whose interdisciplinary practice explores precarity and brokenness in systems of structural support through engagement with architecture, urban infrastructure, and systems of institutional and political power. She received an MFA from Tyler School of Art, her MA in New Media and Contemporary Technology from the École nationale supérieure de creation industrielle in Paris and a B.Sc Honours in Life Sciences from the University of Toronto concurrent to a B.Des. in Industrial Design from the Ontario College of Art & Design. She currently lives and works in New York City.
NOT READY TO MAKE NICE: GUERRILLA GIRLS IN THE ARTWORLD AND BEYONDOn view January 20 – March 17, 2018 A major presentation of the Guerrilla Girls collective, this exhibition illuminates and contextualizes the important past and ongoing work of these highly original, provocative and influential artists who champion feminism and social change. A selection of the group’s most iconic campaigns and actions from the 80’s and 90’s foregrounds their most daring and rarely seen international projects, which trace the Guerrilla Girls' artistic and activist influence around the globe. Installations are punctuated by documentary material including ephemera from famous actions, behind-the-scenes photos and secret anecdotes that reveal the Guerrilla Girls’ process and the events that drive their incisive institutional interventions. Visitors can peruse the artists’ favorite “love letters and hate mail,” drawn from almost three decades of humorous, heart-warming and shocking communications, and are invited to contribute their own views to an interactive wall installation. This multimedia, expansive exhibition illustrates that the work of the anonymous, feminist-activist Guerrilla Girls is as vital and revolutionary as ever. Curated by Neysa Page-Lieberman and organized by Columbia College, Chicago.
MOORE MONUMENTS: RECENT MFA PROJECTS
January 20 – March 17, 2018
Throughout the fall of 2017, Moore’s MFA students were exposed to a range of conversations, readings and projects that examine the role of monuments today. Our partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia led to an ongoing engagement with their Monument Lab initiative and the discussions extended into the classroom with the help of faculty members Jennie Shanker and Shira Walinsky. Students from Moore and MICA participated in 24 Hour Monument, a guided tour and design charette around the city-wide exhibition. These conversations have included reflections on monuments that were controversial from inception as well as others that only became so with the critical distance of time. A monument's site also becomes a crucial factor in considering its relevance—these two themes of time and place are integral to socially-engaged art practices. Three graduate students at Moore (Sara Berg, Steven Mogck and Huewayne Watson) have been investigating these questions in their own work and applied their experiences to reflect on their location here and the school’s position across time.
Reflections: Moore at the Women's March
January 20 – March 24, 2018
An exhibition of photographs and protest signs that show Moore's involvemenrt in the 2017 Women's March on Washington, DC. The College filled a bus with students, faculty, staff and board members for a trip down to join the millions of participants marching for women's advocacy. Photographic documentation by Mellany Armstrong.
RECREATION: FIRST PERSONSeptember 16, 2017 – January 6, 2018
This exhibition addresses the complexities of dealing with identity and intimacy within virtual and digital spaces. Exploring voyeurism and performance of self, Philadelphia artist Nick Lenker uses hand-built ceramic objects, digital video and sound to transform the gallery into a narrative environment that tells the story of a character whose world is rendered through three-dimensional, digital modeling software and whose existence is the sum of the objects he collects through his journeys. Artist Talk: Thursday October 12, 6:30pm.
NARRATIVE HORIZONSSeptember 16 – December 9, 2017 Narrative Horizons presents the work of three women—Kay Healy, Sophia Narrett and Erin M. Riley—whose contemporary studio practices are heavily influenced by traditions steeped in functional craft and the handmade. Presented in conjunction with CraftNOW—a citywide exhibition examining the fluid boundaries that exist around art, design and craft—this show considers how contemporary revivals of sewing, weaving and embroidery reflect the continuing feminist interest in historical technique and play a crucial role in helping these artists understand the past while addressing identity in the present and future. Artist Talk: Thursday, October 19, 6:30 pm.
Bodyworks is a festival of performances, workshops and collaborative projects that examine the body as both material and tool in contemporary performance. Incorporating practices of dance, theatre, costume and sound, this exhibition brings together a diverse group of Philadelphia artists who use their bodies to engage viewers with their craft and create new spaces for social action, dialogue and representation. Presented in conjunction with CraftNOW, the Levy Gallery will be transformed into a multi-use performance space that will host a robust calendar of performances and community events. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free & open to the public and will take place in The Levy Gallery for the Arts in Philadelphia. For more information and to see a complete calendar, including a number of partner events, visit thegalleriesatmoore.org/bodyworks.
The fall of 2017 exhibition season featured artists including Andrea Baldeck, Kay Healy, Nick Lenker, Sophia Narrett, Erin M. Riley and Ursula von Rydingsvard. All of the shows were presented in conjunction with CraftNOW, a citywide exhibition celebrating Philadelphia’s rich legacy in craft and promoting the city’s continuing role as an incubator for arts based in fiber, wood, clay, metal, glass and more.
ANDREA BALDECK & URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: VISIONARY WOMENSeptember 9 – November 11, 2017
The Galleries at Moore are pleased to honor both Visionary Women Awardees Andrea Baldeck and Ursula von Rydingsvard with presence in The Galleries’ fall exhibition season. Presented in conjunction with CraftNow—a citywide exhibition examining the fluid boundaries that exist between, among and surrounding varying practices in art, design and craft—the exhibition features a selection of photographs of craftsmen and women taken by Baldeck throughout her international journeys and a series of recent handmade paper by von Rydingsvard.
GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITION /// IIAugust 5-26, 2017 Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's graduate programs: MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations and MFA in Interior Design.
MFA IN PROCESSAugust 5-26, 2017 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, they return to show completed works and works-in-progress for their mid-program review.
ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITIONJune 3 – August 19, 2017 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 mediums and skill sets, this presentation includes over twenty-five artworks that, together, provoke contemplation of a dystopian future. Though some works document reality, others are the result of imaginative abstraction and creative vision where people, animals and objects become mysterious creatures in their own landscapes. Curated by Robert Chaney, Director of Curatorial Affairs, ICA Philadelphia and Tory Savery, Founding Director, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia.
GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITION /// IJuly 8 – August 12, 2017 Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's graduate programs: MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Community Practice and MA in Social Engagement.
DRAWING ON & ON /// MAIL ART ED.June 3 – July 29, 2017 An exhibition of drawings by Social & Studio Practices faculty, alumni and current students. Building on the 2016 exhibition Drawing On and On which grew out of a live, one day drawing rally event, this exhibition will extend the life of the drawings on view by soliciting contributions via mail. In the long tradition of Mail Art, many objects have been compiled together from disparate networks of friends and strangers.
DRAWING & PAINTING INTO PATTERNJune 3 – July 29, 2017
Theaw digital print designs were created by students enrolled in Professor Heather Ujiie’s Drawing and Painting Into Pattern course. After viewing the work from the New South Asian Art Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, students created their own textile print designs based on their research from the Museum. Student work represents an interplay between analog and digital techniques, and thier designs are digitally printed on plotter paper. Most of the motifs are hand painted with both gouache and dyes, and afterward the textile repeats are created in Adobe Photoshop.
FIVE INTO ONEMay 25 – June 24, 2017 Hosted by The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design and organized by Philadelphia Sculptors, 5 Into 1 features work by recent graduates from BA, BFA and MFA programs at five Philadelphia art & design schools. Participating schools include Moore College of Art & Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, University of Pennsylvania and The University of the Arts. This year’s exhibition presents works by eighteen artists in a variety of mediums that demonstrate “transformation” of some kind.
2017 SENIOR SHOWApril 26 – May 13, 2017 An annual exhibition featuring work created by graduating seniors in Moore’s BFA programs. Including Animation & Game Arts (AGA), Art Education, Curatorial Studies, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, and Photography & Digital Arts (PDA).
STUDENT & FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITIONMarch 25 – April 15, 2017 An exhibition featuring work by third-year students competing for highly coveted travel fellowships, as well as work created by first, second and third-year students from all of Moore’s BFA programs.
PAPER GIANTSJanuary 28 – April 15, 2017 Paper Giants is an ongoing project that brings together the works of three New York-based artists: Ky Anderson, Meg Lipke and Vicki Sher. Each work is exactly 72 x 60 inches on heavyweight paper and while all three artists utilize varying colors, mediums and composition, their collaborative rigor is decidedly evident. The exhibition was conceived in 2013 to investigate the ways in which a small group can present individual ideas within a shared space and through similar format, while at the same time maintaining their independent studio practices. This collective presentation includes new works by all three women, alongside recent works that have been previously shown.
RAIR: FILTHY RICH – PROJECTS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE WASTE STREAMJanuary 28 – March 11, 2017 Situated inside the Revolution Recovery construction waste recycling center in Northeast Philadelphia, RAIR (Recycled Artist In Residency) interrupts the waste stream in order to promote and support sustainable practices in the worlds of art & design. RAIR has facilitated over forty artist residencies, special projects and performances since its founding in 2010. Filthy Rich: Projects made possible by the waste stream focuses on twenty-five of those projects reflecting the emergence of two prevailing themes: “site as medium” and “material as medium.” Co-curated with Billy Blaise Dufala, Director of Residencies at RAIR and Lucia Thome, Director of Special Projects at RAIR, the presentation will include sculptural objects, photography, video & performance and process documentation.
Artists in the exhibition: Jaime Alvarez, Mariel Capanna, Mary Ellen Carroll, Christina P. Day, The Dufala Brothers, Tim Eads, Jesse Harrod, Gabe Michael Kenney, J. Louise Makary, Martha McDonald, Monument Lab, Theo Mullen, Matt Neff, Ana Peñalba, Francesca Pfister, RAIR, Lauren Ruth, Lucia Thome, Traction Company, Jeff Williams and Bryan Zanisnik.
ANA PEÑALBA: PHILLIJanuary 28 – March 11, 2017 Ana Peñalba’s practice is built upon continuous research that explores architectural systems and theories, ultimately interpreting their cultural significance through collaborations and varying creative disciplines. This exhibition presents Peñalba’s most recent work that was created during her fall 2016 residency at RAIR where she had the opportunity to explore Philadelphia and reproduce some of the city's most iconic architectural landmarks using waste.
MARK STOCKTON: INDEPENDENT(S)January 28 – March 11, 2017 Mark Stockton’s latest work, made specifically for this exhibition, focuses on the radical female voice and the breadth of its interpretation through hand-drawn imagery. Working from photographs of women — including Alice Neel, Gertrude Stein, Georgia O’Keefe, Joan Didion, Kathleen Hanna and Angela Davis — taken exclusively by men, Stockton investigates how the popular is made familiar, rendering intimate portraits in pencil with extraordinary detail. In addition to the introduction of this new series, this presentation will include selections from previous projects that focus on portraiture, male identity, and American individualism.
MAPPING THE STAGE: MICAH DANGES AND JAMES JOHNSONSeptember 17, 2016 – January 7, 2017 Informed in part by the formal and perceptual qualities of Fra Angelico’s fifteenth-century painting, The Healing of Justinian by Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian, Micah Danges and James Johnson’s window-front installation investigates new ways of making work with tangible, non-photographic materials and celebrates the power of inanimate objects. The project expands Danges’ and Johnson’s mutual interest in the pre-photographic representation of temporality in Renaissance painting, the relationship between images and objects – notably, the point at which the physical world ends and the image begins – and the unconventional use of photographic materials, processes and ideas.
HAND X MACHINE: SELECTIONS FROM JUMPSTARTNovember 12, 2016 – January 14, 2017 The annual Jumpstart fashion show challenges Moore's students to create a garment within the first few weeks of the fall semester around a specific theme. This year they found inspiration from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's recent exhibition Manus x Machina which "explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear." The students utilized both handwork and technology to create designs that demonstrate how tradition meets innovation.
ALTERED STATES: FACULTY TRIENNIALSeptember 17 – December 10, 2016 Showcasing the diversity of work created by the artists and designers that teach at Moore College of Art & Design, the 2016 iteration of this tri-annual presentation includes a curated selection of faculty works in a wide range of media that examine elements of the fantastic, explore transformation and different states of consciousness, are dramatically impacted by their context, and inform and/or initiate social change. Curated by John Caperton, Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center Philadelphia, the exhibition is complemented by a series of talks that provide a forum for Moore's faculty to discuss their practice & process and to present their research & expertise.
VISIONARY WOMAN: DR. MARY SCHMIDT CAMPBELLSeptember 10 – December 10, 2016 We are pleased to honor both Visionary Women Awardees Meg Saligman and Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell with presence in The Galleries’ fall exhibition season. Dr. Campbell is an acclaimed art historian whose accomplishments as a writer, editor and scholar are celebrated through essays, catalogues and books on display in The Galleries’ publication space.
VISIONARY WOMAN: MEG SALIGMANSeptember 10 – October 29, 2016 We are pleased to honor both Visionary Women Awardees Meg Saligman and Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell with presence in The Galleries’ fall exhibition season. Saligman’s Common Ground features a site-specific installation that was presented in Cleveland at the 2016 Republican National Convention and then at the Free Library of Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention here in Philadelphia. Common Ground is a non-partisan "artistic intervention" that explores how civic engagement and politics contribute to the public good.
THING & PLACE: SINÉAD CAHILL AND ANTHONY COLEMANJune 18 – August 27, 2016 A collaborative, site-specific installation by Philadelphia-based artists Sinéad Cahill and Anthony Coleman that brings together Coleman’s distinctive, colorful portraits of quirky characters and Cahill’s fabric-based sculptural works.
MFA IN PROCESSAugust 6-27, 2016 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, they return to show completed works and works-in-progress for their mid-program review.
GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITION /// IIAugust 6-27, 2016 Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's graduate programs: MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations and MFA in Interior Design.
ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITIONJune 4 – August 13, 2016 Featuring recent works by Moore alumni, the selections on view in this year's exhibition were chosen by guest jurors Kelsey Halliday Johnson and Sylvie Patry.
GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITION /// IJuly 2 – August 13, 2016 Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's MFA graduate programs: MFA in Studio Art and MFA in Social Engagement.
FIVE INTO ONEJune 4 – July 23, 2016 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. Participating schools include, Moore College of Art & Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, University of Pennsylvania and The University of the Arts.
DRAWING ON AND ONMay 22 – June 27, 2016 This exhibition presents works that are the result of a draw-a-thon – a project organized by Joshua Marsh in partnership with the Social & Studio Practices graduate department – that will engage alumni of Moore's MFA in Studio Art graduate program, as well as current and incoming Social & Studio Practices students and faculty. Over the course of nearly four hours, the group will create between five and ten works each on 9 x 12 sheets of paper and then collectively review the drawings, select one from each artist, and ultimately curate a small exhibition of very recent works on paper.
SALLY HELLER: ORANGE ALERTJanuary 23 – June 4, 2016 A site-specific installation by New Orleans-based artist Sally Heller, who creates recognizable yet improbable landscapes constructed from cultural detritus. A modern-day bricoleur, savvy cultural hacker and urban archaeologist, Heller assembles a litany of mundane materials and cultural castoffs into recognizable yet improbable environments that cleverly fuse macro and micro, architectural and organic, artifice and nature.
2016 SENIOR SHOWApril 26 – May 14, 2016 An annual exhibition featuring work created by graduating seniors in Moore’s BFA programs.
STUDENT & FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITIONMarch 26 – April 16, 2016 An exhibition featuring work by third-year students competing for highly coveted travel fellowships, as well as work created by first, second and third-year students from all of Moore’s BFA programs.
HOLLY ZAUSNER: 10TH AVENUE 10011January 23 – March 12, 2016 Through an audacious blending of drawing, sculpture, performance and photography, New York and Berlin-based artist Holly Zausner creates mesmerizing visual dialogues between the artist, the city and architecture. 10th Avenue 10011 features a series of six large-scale photographs that explore temporality and permanence, stasis and movement, and demonstrate Zausner’s ability to transform the physicality of performance into a form of drawing.
HAWK KRALL: THE NEW PHILADELPHIAJanuary 23 – March 12, 2016 Featuring recent works by Philadephia-based artist Hawk Krall, this exhibition probes the grittier side of Philadelphia through imaginative street scenes and vaguely futuristic illustrations celebrating the intersection of old and new in an ever-changing city.
SELECTIONS FROM JUMPSTARTNovember 14, 2015 – January 9, 2016 This year's Jumpstart fashion show challenged students to create a monochromatic garment within the first few weeks of the fall semester; they were charged with finding their design voices through their own inspiration or in combination with that avant-garde designers such as Alexander McQueen and Issey Miyake.
Strange Currencies explores the emergence and development of experimental artistic practices and alternative art spaces in Mexico City in the 1990s; a decade defined by a catastrophic economic crisis, enormous social upheaval and poverty, political corruption, a chronic rise in violence, and continuous instability due to the effects of neoliberalism and rapid, rampant globalization.The exhibition will present approximately eighty works by twenty-eight artists in a broad range of media, including sculpture, photography, video, painting, installation, performance and sound.
Major support for Strange Currencies: Art & Action in Mexico City, 1990-2000 has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
VISIONARY WOMAN: ALEXA HAMPTONSeptember 12 – October 10, 2015
Focusing on the work of Moore's Visionary Woman Award recipients for 2015, this exhibition provides insight into the career of interior designer Alexa Hampton.
VISIONARY WOMAN: PAT STEIRSeptember 12 – November 7, 2015
Focusing on the work of Moore's Visionary Woman Award recipients for 2015, this exhibition features three large-scale works by Pat Steir.
MFA SNEAK PEEKAugust 13-30, 2015 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 EXHIBITIONSAugust 8-30, 2015 Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's graduate programs: MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations, MFA in Interior Design and MFA in Studio Art.
NADIA HIRONAKA & MATTHEW SUIB: ASCENSION (WITH CAT)June 27 - August 29, 2015 Philadelphia artists Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib explore the gestural possibilities of an abstract expressionist, all-overness within moving images. Ascension (with Cat) utilizes generic stock footage and objects from the artists' studio, including their cat, to create a collage that is simultaneously filmic and animated.
ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITIONMay 30 - August 8, 2015 Featuring recent works by Moore alumni spanning all degree programs.
FIVE INTO ONEMay 30 - July 25, 2015 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. Participating schools include, Moore College of Art & Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, University of Pennsylvania and The University of the Arts.
DATABODYMay 30 - July 25, 2015 Featuring work by recent graduates of Moore's MFA in Studio Art program. Participating artists: Laura Petrovich-Cheney '11, Dawn Kramlich '13 and Gina Demilio '13.
GIBBS CONNORS: WALL PATTERN NUMBER 2 FOR GLASS (#MYSHRINKINGHEAD)
On view through June 2015 | Window on Race
A site-specific installation on The Galleries' store-front window, this work addresses the overwhelming importance of money, status and social media in today's society and pays homage to the endless appetite for distraction and the perpetual entertainment that is offered by our ever-evolving portable technologies. Drawing inspiration from domestic objects, precious metals, symbols of wealth, and goods sold to tourists, Connors’ work symbolizes the grotesque and often horrifying nature of ego, status, self-involvement, wealth and narcissism as it manifests itself in social media.
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2015 SENIOR SHOWApril 22 - May 16, 2015 An annual exhibition featuring work created by graduating seniors in Moore’s BFA programs.
STUDENT & FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITIONMarch 28 - April 11, 2015 An exhibition featuring work by third-year students competing for highly coveted travel fellowships, as well as work created by first, second and third-year students from all of Moore’s BFA programs.
January 24 – March 14, 2015
Taking Freud’s concept of the uncanny as a starting point, The Sky’s Gone Out explores displacement, horror and anxiety in contemporary visual art, literature, popular culture and design.
January 24 – March 14, 2015
Informed by the urban vernacular of Northeast Philadelphia, Mark C. Martinez’s installation environment is a metafictional space where the constructs of cultural and personal identity are mined and challenged, and the politics of public and private space are played out.
January 24 – March 14, 2015
A temporary monument to ongoing struggle, Cindy Stockton Moore's large-scale, site-specific wall drawing offers a glimpse into the tenuous relationship between the figure and its environment.
January 24 – March 14, 2015
Your Life is Happening Now is an exhibition of one hundred of Gamble's small ink-on-paper works that explore themes of displacement, anxiety, happiness and introspection.
JUMPSTART: RUNWAY OF BROTHERLY LOVE
November 8 - December 13, 2014
The concept for this year's Jumpstart Fashion Show was inspired by the Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love exhibition currently on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Many of Kelly's designs reflect his love of Paris; for this exhibition students were inspired by the city of Philadelphia.
For The Galleries’ presentation of do it, over seventy of these artist instructions will be interpreted by Philadelphia-based artists, performers and the public, resulting in installations, objects and performances that range from the sculptural to the performative, the poetic to the absurd. READ MORE >
VISIONARY WOMEN: HELEN W. DRUTT ENGLISH, JANET FISH AND NICOLE MILLERSeptember 9 – November 1, 2014 Focusing on the work of Moore's Visionary Woman Award recipients for 2014, this exhibition provides insight into the careers of curator and collector Helen W. Drutt English, painter Janet Fish and fashion designer Nicole MIller.
GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITIONAugust 9-30, 2014 Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's graduate programs: MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations, MFA in Interior Design and MFA in Studio Art.
MFA SNEAK PEEKAugust 9-30, 2014 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.
Art is always an exchange of ideas – between artist and viewer, curator and community, critic and public, past and future – a cycle of call and response. Interchange brings together objects and actions created by artists in an even more direct circle of exchange and includes works that rely on reciprocity, interdependence and communion – as well as conspiracy, codependence and commerce – for their creation and execution.
Participating artists include: Trevor Amery (Detroit), Richard Ankrom (Los Angeles), Sophiel Aurora (UK), Maria Calandra (Brooklyn), Jenelle Covino (Brooklyn), Molly Denisevicz (Philadelphia), Dice Crew (Philadelphia), Casey Droege (Pittsburgh), Yevgeniy Fiks (New York), Matthew Fisher (Brooklyn), Hive76 (Philadelphia), Isauro Huizar (Mexico City), Sarah Koljonen (Philadelphia), Lilly McElroy (Los Angeles), Yelena Popova (UK), Potters for Peace (Bisbee, AZ), Sal Randolph (Brooklyn), James Sham (Washington, DC) and Joanie Turbek (Brooklyn).
FIVE INTO ONEMay 31 – July 19, 2014 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. Participating artists from the following schools include, Moore College of Art & Design: Lucy Heurich, Veronica Perez ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Eric Clark, Matthew Herzog; Tyler School of Art: Larkin Dugan, Theresa Sterner; University of Pennsylvania: Anthony Bowers, Theo Mullen; and The University of the Arts: Ryan Berardi, Ashley Carrega. This year's exhibition is curated by former 5 Into 1 exhibiting artists Aimee Gilmore and Sarah Peoples.
2014 SENIOR SHOWApril 23 – May 17, 2014 An annual exhibition featuring work created by graduating seniors in Moore’s BFA programs.
ANNUAL FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION & STUDENT SHOWMarch 29 – April 12, 2014
An exhibition featuring work by third-year students competing for highly coveted travel fellowships, as well as work created by first, second and third-year students from all of Moore’s BFA programs.
A survey of the extraordinary diversity of punk and post-punk graphic design, Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk features several hundred posters, flyers, fanzines, handbills, record sleeves and other graphic ephemera from the collection of Andrew Krivine.
An exhibition of black-and-white photographs taken by Philadelphia-based designer Joel Katz during the ‘Mississippi Summer’ of 1964, at the height of the civil rights movement.
SMALL BUT NOT RESTRICTED: 2014 ALUMNAE EXHIBITIONJanuary 21 – March 15, 2014
An annual juried exhibition featuring recent work created by Moore alumnae.
LIMINAL SITES: 2013 FACULTY TRIENNIAL EXHIBITIONOctober 26 – December 14, 2013
Showcasing the diversity of work being produced by members of Moore's teaching faculty, the 2013 iteration of this tri-annual exhibition will include a curated selection of works in a wide range of media that explore, or are informed by, ideas, processes and concepts related to the concept of liminality.
RETULLED: SELECTIONS FROM JUMPSTARTOctober 19 – December 14, 2013
Presented in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Ballet, this exhibition features a selection of student-designed tutus created for the 18th edition of Jumpstart, Moore’s annual, themed fashion show.
Marlo Pascual creates psychologically charged photo-based sculptures and installations that undermine romantic notions of the photograph and hover in the interstice between image and object.
TRA BOUSCAREN: NEW WORKSSeptember 14 – October 19, 2013
Tra Bouscaren’s large-scale, site-specific installation utilizes video, painting, sound and kinetic sculpture to create an ominous, hallucinatory environment that speaks to the darker side of technology and human nature.
VISIONARY WOMEN: KATHY BUTTERLY & ANN KING LAGOSSeptember 14 – October 19, 2013 Focusing on the work of Moore's Visionary Woman Award recipients for 2013, this exhibition provides insight into the careers of ceramist Kathy Butterly and jewelry designer Ann King Lagos.
Ditta Baron Hoeber’s photographic sequences emphasize the primacy of process, encourage a way of looking that challenges the narrative impulse, and demand and reward sustained, intense observation.
GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITIONAugust 3 - 31, 2013
Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's graduate programs: MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations, MFA in Interior Design and MFA in Studio Art.
Suzanne Seesman creates sculpture, video, collage, installation and performance works in which Western histories of philosophy, education and radicalism are memorialized, criticized, coveted, and interrogated.
FIVE INTO ONEJune 1 – July 20, 2013
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 exhibition is curated by Adam Mazur.
SENIOR SHOW 2013April 24 – May 18, 2013
An annual exhibition featuring work created by graduating seniors in Moore’s BFA programs.
ANNUAL FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION & STUDENT SHOWMarch 27 – April 14, 2013
An exhibition featuring work by third-year students competing for highly coveted travel fellowships, as well as work created by first, second and third-year students from all of Moore’s BFA programs.
More toxic than tropical, Mexico City-based artist Thomas Glassford’s large-scale installation, Afterglow, is a futuristic pleasure garden of industrial materials emblematic of a future in which the organic can only be simulated.
Living as Form (The Nomadic Version) is an unprecedented, international project exploring over twenty years of cultural works that blur art and everyday life, and emphasize participation, dialogue, and community engagement. Co-organized by Creative Time and Independent Curators International (ICI), and assembled in collaboration with The Galleries at Moore.