Bill Traylor: Drawings

October 30 – December 13, 1989
An exhibition of drawings by self-taught, Alabama folk artist Bill Traylor.

Fieldworks: Collecting as Folklore

October 27 – December 9, 1989
Displays of objects, ephemera, and everyday materials collected by 70 area residents, organized in conjunction with the Philadelphia Folklore Project in celebration of the centennial of the American Folklore Society.

Faculty Show '89: A Compendium of Art and Design

September 8 – October 17, 1989

Four Myths

August 28-31, 1989
Collaborative mural project illustrating passages from Bullfinch's mythology, executed by forty-six Moore College of Art and Design freshman.

Installation: Part One

July 14 – August 11, 1989
Juried sculpture exhibition sponsored by the Minority Artists Resource Council including works by: Walter Clemmons, Jim Gary, Richard Jordan, Mary Ligeons, Clarence Queen, Rebecca Rose, Bob Scott, Charles Searles, and Phil Sumter.

Jane Dickson: Life Under Neon

May 24 – July 7, 1989
Paintings and Drawings of Times Square 1982-1986.

Hard Choices/Just Rewards

May 24 – June 30, 1989
Traveling exhibition of works by forty painters, sculptors, photographers, and printmakers awarded Visual Arts Fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in l988 and1989; venues include:  Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto; the Johnstown Art Museum, Johnstown; Blair Art Museum, Hollidaysburg; and the Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University.

Student Show                   

March 31 – May 13, 1989

Adrian Piper: Reflections 1967 – 1988

February 24 – April 1, 1989

Topographies: An Exhibition of Portraits and Maps

February 17 – March 23, 1989
Works by eight Philadelphia artists proposing a relationship between portraiture and mapmaking; including: Walter Clemmons, John Dickerson, Thomas Han & Joseph Wong, Lois Knobler, Sharon Horvath, Douglas Mellor, and Perry Steindel. 

Images of Desire: Portrayals in Recent Advertising Photography

January 9 – February 15, 1989
Guest Curator: Andy Grundberg   
Work by Dominique Isserman, Annie Leibovitz, Wayne Maser, Ken Nahoum, Dennis Piel, Oliviero Toscani, and Bruce Weber.

Kocot and Hatten: Scale/Ratio, a work for two sites

January 6 – February 4, 1989
A two-gallery, site-specific installation of identical paintings executed in graduated proportions installed at the Levy Gallery and Jessica Berwind Gallery.

Caring and Sharing

December 13 – December 17, 1988
Work in all mediums by Moore College of Art and Design students on the theme of "concern for others;" part of a city-wide celebration of the centennial of the Church of St. Martin in the Fields.

Mortality Tales: History Painting in the 1980’s

November 11 – December 17, 1988
A traveling exhibition organized and circulated by Independent Curators Incorporated, New York.  Participating Artists: Ida Applebroog, Sue Coe, Vincent Desiderio, Eric Fischl, Pamela Golden, Leon Golub, Attila Richard Lukacs, Gregoire Muller, Odd Nerdrum, Andy Patton, Mark Tansey, Joanne Todd, Jerome Witkin.

Steve Tobin: The Glass Garden

November 4 – December 9, 1988
Installation of large-scale works in blown glass and forged iron.

Fiber Chronicles: Autobiographical Works by Philadelphia Fiber Artists

September 16 – October 23, 1988
Curator: Michael Olszewski.
Participating artists include: Bilgé Friedlaender, Lisa Hatfield-Nicholson, Lewis Knauss, Rise Nagin, The Names Project, Michael Olszewski, Diane Pieri, Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk, Rena Thompson, Steven Tucker, Ricky Warwick, and Deborah Warner

The Other Side of the Moon: The World of Adolf Wölfli

September 9 – October 26, 1988
A selection of 85 drawings from the Adolf Wolfli Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, Switzerland.

Labor Seeks a Sheltering Place

August 22 – September 1, 1988
Collaborative landscape mural executed in charcoal and gesso on the gallery walls by forty incoming Moore College of Art and Design freshman.

Young Artists l988: Impact/Literature

June 20 – August 19, 1988
A selection of 40 drawings, paintings, prints, and photographs inspired by literature included in area high school Reading/English-Language Arts curricula.

Salvador Casco

May 23 – August 18, 1988
Suite of twenty-four works on paper.

Student Show

March 17 – May 14, 1988

Terry Allen: Big Witness (Living in Wishes)

March 14 – April 16, 1988
An installation by Terry Allen from “Youth in Asia”.

Fired Up

February 17 – March 14, 1988
Work in clay by the students and faculty of Beaver College, Moore College of Art and Design, The University of the Arts, and Tyler School of Art; organized in conjunction with a major east coast ceramic conference Clay in the East IV.

Achromatic Variations (inaugural exhibition)

January 8 – February 9, 1988
Levy Gallery
Large-scale work in blacks, whites, and gray by Richard Jordan, Jimmy Mance, Quentin Morris, Stephanie Tyiska, and Stephen Talasnick.

Bronze, Plaster & Polyester

November 6 – December 12, 1987
A selection of cast sculpture including artists: Pheobe Adams, John Ahearn, Robert Arneson, John Duff, Joel Fisher, Allan McCollum, Ron Nagle, Tom Otterness, Wade Saunders, Judith Shea, Peter Shelton, Not Vital and Zadik Zadikian.  Funding, in part, provided by a grant from the PA Council on the Arts.


October 18 – November 9, 1987
An exhibition of found-object sculpture by students and faculty of Moore College
of Art and Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, and The University of the Arts.

Matt Mullican: Banners, Monuments, and the City

September 11 – October 18, 1987
An exhibition of work for public spaces.

Joyce Kozloff: Visionary Ornament

March 13 – April 19, 1987

Video Transformations: A Survey of Video Art from 1977 – 1985

January 26 – February 12, 1987
An exhibition organized and circulated by Independent Curators Incorporated, a non-profit traveling exhibition service specializing in contemporary art.

Elena Presser: Transpositions from the Goldberg Variations and Anna Magdalena Bach Notebooks

January 15 – February 20, 1987
An examination of the interplay between music and art, as revealed in the Argentine artist’s work, inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Go at Throttle Up: A Video Telecom Tape by Tom Klinkowstein

January 12-24, 1987

Jackie Ferrara: Benches, Thrones, and a Table

January 12 – February 18, 1987
Goldie Paley Gallery

The Basel School of Design and Its Philosophy: The Armin Hofmann Years, 1946 – 1986

November 7 – December 17, 1986
An Exhibition of Posters that will travel to the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, and the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

Dorothea Hoffman: Drawings and Etchings

October 24 – November 15, 1986

Tom Chimes, A Compendium: 1961-1986

September 5 – October 18, 1986

William Wiley: Recent Paintings and Drawings

May 23 – July 31, 1986

The Fabric Workshop: A Tradition Continued

January 13 – February 19, 1986

Memento Mori

November 1 – December 13, 1985
Guest Curator: Richard Flood
Work by Lothar Baumgarten, Joseph Beuys, Jenny Holzer, Anselm Kiefer, Jannis Kounellis, Barbara Kruger, Robert Morris, Robert Mapplethorpe, Hermann Nitsch, Tom Otterness, Irving Penn, Nancy Spero, Andy Warhol, and Joel Peter Witkin.

The Heart of Creation: The Art of Martin Ramirez

September 6 – October 18, 1985

Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown: A Generation of Architecture

February 1 – March 8, 1985
A survey of 20 years of work including: public buildings, private residencies, urban planning projects, furniture, and china.

It’s All Part of the Clay: Viola Frey

November 2 – December 18, 1984
An exhibition of large-scale clay figures, plates, bricolage assemblages, and paintings.

Featured Alumna: Rochelle Levy:  Figures on the Beach

September 14 – October 19, 1984

Femmes Fatales: An Installation by Lady Pink

April 9 – May 10, 1984

The Artist & The Quilt: A Museum Traveling Exhibition

September 25 – October 29, 1983
“The Artist &The Quilt” collection is made possible by Phillip Morris Incorporated and was acquisitioned into their permanent collection in 1983.

The Language of Michael Graves

September 9 – October 15, 1983
An exhibition of architectural drawings, models, furniture, fabrics, etchings, sketches from notebooks, and renderings for product designs.

Claus Bury

March 19 – April 24, 1982
The first extensive exhibition in the US that surveys his work; the pieces are from 1977-1982 and includes jewelry, metal objects, drawings, project models, and culminating with the installation ‘Two Elevated Walkways’.  The exhibit was preceded by a four week artist-in-residency at Moore College in preparation for the installation.