November 5 – December 12, 1999
An exhibition of works by Sarah Biemiller, Astrid Bowlby, John Dini, Ellen Kahn, Kevin Kautenburger, K. M. Marking, and others.  These artists have made a commitment to wax as a source of their inspiration and an essential part of their working process; it informs, coats, protects, blurs, intercedes, or bond in these artists’ work; shaping subject, narrative, and form by its presence.

Absalon:  Cells, Models, and Drawings

November 5 – December 12, 1999
Absalon created an oeuvre that, in its compression of form and conception, offers an alternative way to process information and experience the world.  In the spirit of early modernist architecture, Absalon sought to “ elevate the utility and necessity of everyday objects to a principally aesthetic plane.”  He proposed to alter human behavior by changing and redesigning all aspects of the built environment; he created a total artwork, geometric, abstracted, and unified by the color white.  And yet, his universal vision was designed to fit only a single person—himself.

David Reed—Painting/Vampire Study Center: Is looking at an abstract painting similar to a vampire’s not reflecting in a mirror?

September 10 – October 17, 1999

Gerald Maynard, Maritza Ranero, David Stephens: Abstract Variations

September 10 – October 17, 1999
Shown concurrently with Reed’s exhibition and co-curated by Lisa Melandri, all three artists play on the viewer’s propensity to recognize space, object, or symbol by mentally deconstructing and reconfiguring the two-dimensional image.  This exhibition places local talent within a larger discourse of abstract painting.

Hands & Minds: The Art and Writing of Young People

June 13 – July 30, 1999
Guest curator: Maurice Berger, Senior Fellow Vera List Center for Art and Politics New School for Social Research. This exhibition pays tribute to the diverse talents of young American artists and writers, and celebrates the achievements of Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners over the last 75 years.

Dieter Roth: Printed Pressed Bound 1949–1979

May 26 – July 30, 1999

Jacqueline Matisse: Kitetail Cocktail

January 22 – March 14, 1999
A work in progress; a room sized installation of kite-tail sculptures - linear assemblages of circular forms and irregular fragments of circles.  Cut from aluminum and scored to catch the light, the individual pieces hang from plastic monofilaments (fishing-lines) attached to the open ceiling grid of the gallery. Randomly influenced by natural forces, the kite-tails will whisper, move, and metamorphose in the room’s faint air currents and dramatically changing natural light; echoing the more intense pressures of “civilized” life, they will interact with visitors who traverse the gallery. 

Fabulists: Fictions in Word and Image by Philadelphia Artists

January 12 – February 21, 1999
This exhibition explores the work of seven local artists:  Charles Burns, Jerry Crimmins, Paul Fierlinger, Andy Leuzzi, Perry Steindel, Clint Takeda, and Ruth Thorne-Thomsen. 

The Faculty Exhibition 1998

November 10 – December 13, 1998
Works in all media by forty-nine faculty members, representing nine of the curricular departments in the school.  Including paintings, sculpture, works on paper; graphic, fashion, and interior design; works in fiber, ceramic, and metals that reflect the individuality and creative spirit embodied in the faculty at Moore.  As the culminating exhibition of the college’s sesquicentennial, this triennial exhibition celebrates the integration of the fine and applied arts within the context of an art college.

La Futurista: Benedetta Cappa Marinetti 1917-1944

September 8 – October 25, 1998
Marinetti created a body of work that, while actively engaging and furthering futurist ideology, was stamped with an individual hand and a uniquely female voice.  She was able to incorporate spirituality, emotion, and family into a movement that railed against sentimentalism, romanticism, and moralism.

Philadelphia Selections 3:

Nine Seers

September 8 – October 25, 1998
Curated: Charles Biasiny-Rivera
Works selected from the Levy Gallery Slide Registry by nine photographers: Jan Almquist, Ricardo Barros, Howard Brunner, Joseph M. Chapuk, Kyung Yun Cho, Robert Crites, Ditta Baron Hoeber, Keith Sharp, and David Wells.  They are visionary artists who express a personal language through the medium of photography.  They work with pinhole cameras, large-format cameras, color and black-and- white photography, Xeroxes, text, and installation to “connect with the viewers inner place” though visual exploration. 

Moshe Kupferman: Paintings, Works on Paper, and Scrolls

May 27 – July 31, 1998
An exhibition of twenty-four monumental abstract works.

Not Soon Forgotten: Homage to Paul Robeson

May 27 – July 31, 1998
Working together, directly on the walls of the Levy Gallery, four visual artists—Christian Michel, Marta Sanchez, Vaughn Stubbs, and Lance Winn—create works that re-interpret and re-present the story of Paul Robeson, renewed actor, singer, and activist, in honor of the centenary of his birth.

The Philadelphia Ten: A Women’s Artist Group 1917–1945

January 23 – March 15, 1998
This exhibition, featuring 75 paintings and 15 sculptures by members of this group of outstanding women artists, has been planned in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Moore College of Art and Design.

History for Sale: 2,000 Paintings by Stephen Keene

October 31 – December 17, 1997
Working from hundreds of images culled from the Moore College archive, Brooklyn-based artist, Stephen Keene, produces a body of work that visually narrates the college’s 150-year history. By breathing life into the records and documentation of the institution, Keene creates a forum for discovery - for those both familiar and unfamiliar with the college.

Construction Site:  Installations by Six Philadelphia Artists

October 31 – December 17, 1997


Place of Nature, Nature of Place: Works by Winifred Lutz

September 5 – October 19, 1997
Featuring approximately 32 cast paper works and two groups of small-scale drawings and objects, this survey emphasizes Lutz’s sculpture and spans the course of her career from 1978 to the present.

1848/Student Show/1998: Selections, Lists, Awards, Announcements

September 5 – October 19, 1997
An acknowledged conceptual and performance artist, Andrea Fraser uses archival records to investigate how an institution’s legacy is formed, perpetuated, and often compromised by cultural, financial, and political agendas. 

An Extended View: Landscapes by Philadelphia Artists

May 28 – August 1, 1997
An exhibition of works that survey the current state of a traditional genre, by twenty-two painters from the Philadelphia metropolitan area, including: Steven Baris, James Brantley, Emily Brown, Diane Burko, Walter Edmunds, Randall Exon, Marita Fitzpatrick, John Ferris, Morgan Gilpatrick, Jane Irish, Tom Judd, Mary Ann Krutsick, Adele Kubel, Bonnie Levinthal, Jimmy Mance, John McDaniel, Sarah McEneaney, Clare K. Robinson, Stuart Shils, Louis Sloan, William Smith, and Vivian Wolovitz.

Moore College of Art and Design: Four in Spring: Student Exhibitions

April 4 – May 12, 1997

8 In the Atrium: A Look At Emerging Student Work

March 22-29, 1997
As the culmination of her senior thesis in Arts Administration, Jennifer Joseph curates.  a selection of paintings by eight students, including: Maria Ayer, Barbara Bjerring, Patricia Klayman, Brenda Moore, Diana Prescott, Rochelle Rocchi, Lori Robol, and Traci Thomson; each of whom developed a cohesive body of work.

Roman Signer

January 24 – March 13, 1997
This exhibition features installations, drawings, sculptural artifacts, super-8 films, and videos by the notable Swiss artist.  While Signer has participated in over one hundred exhibitions in galleries, museums, and public sites across Europe (including Documenta 8, 1987 and a retrospective in the Kunstverein St. Gallen, 1993) his work remains virtually unknown in the United States.

The Travelers of Ireland: Photographs by Alen MacWeeney

Light Sculpture: by Raquel Cohen

November 1 – December 17, 1996

Finders Keepers: Collections/Installations/

Illuminations by Harry Anderson

November 1 – December 17, 1996
Featuring Anderson’s collection of vintage objects, as well as his whimsical lamps made from found objects.

Jay DeFeo: Selected Works 1952 – 1989

September 6 – October 20, 1996
Guest Curator: Constance Lewallen

Barbara Zucker: For Beauty’s Sake

May 22 – August 9, 1996
Abstract sculpture addressing the procedures women undergo in the pursuit of beauty.

Philadelphia Selections 2:

Social Register: Identity and Community in Philadelphia

May 22 – August 9, 1996
Guest Curator: Maurice Berger, Senior Fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics of the New School for Social Research, New York City.
An exhibition of works selected from the Levy Gallery Slide Registry; including seven artists: Don Camp, Karen Lefkovitz, Virgil Marti, Gabriel Martinez, Nicholas Muellner, Diane Neumaier, and Mpozi Tolbert.

Off the Wall

May 22 – August 9, 1996
A mural project by C. Akinsheye Brown, Juan Gomez, Huston Ripley and Raphael Tiberino.

Textile Design Alumnae Exhibition: From Paper to Cloth

March 8 – 28, 1996

Christina Kubisch: Cross-Examination (Sound + Light)

January 17 – March 24, 1996


Humbert Howard, Philadelphia Painter

January 17 – February 29, 1996
Curator: Leslie King-Hammond
A survey of forty years of paintings, works on paper, and painted objects by the late Philadelphia artist.

The Faculty Exhibition 1995

November 3 – December 13, 1995
Works in all media by fifty-two faculty members.

Luc Tuymans: Paintings, 1978 – 1993

September 6 – October 22, 1995

Doing Time: Creative Responses to Incarceration by Philadelphia-Area Inmates

September 6 – October 22, 1995
Co-curators: Todd Gilens, Richard Torchia, and Lisa Panzera
Over 160 works by inmates from federal, state, and county prisons in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

William Anastasi: A Retrospective (1960 – 1995)

May 20 – August 11, 1995
Survey of works in all mediums, including photographs, unsigned paintings and drawings, sculpture, manuscripts, and installation by the Philadelphia native. This exhibition explores the tenets that underlie classic conceptual art while revealing Anastasi's ongoing fascination with the body.

Four in Spring: Student Exhibition

April 4 – May 9, 1995

Dancing on the Edge: Recent Works by Hollis Sigler ‘70

February 24 – March 26, 1995

Ingeborg Lüscher: Brightness/Stillness

February 24 – March 26, 1995

Philadelphia Selections 1: An Exhibition of Works Chosen from the Levy Gallery Slide Registry

January 10 – February 15, 1995
Guest Curator: Terri Sultan, Curator of Contemporary Art, at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Works by: Mary Judge, Nancy Kells, Tristin Lowe, Sue Patterson, Steve Riedell, Jennie Shanker, and Alan Wiener.

Heinrich Anton Müller: Machines, Drawings, and Writings

January 10 – February 15, 1995
Guest Curator: Roman Kurzmeyer
An Exhibition of photographs, drawings, and writings that document an extraordinary body of work by one of Europe’s most influential outsider artists.

Jean-Frédéric Schnyder: Paintings

November 2 – December 14, 1994
Presenting a survey of a decade of work by notable Swiss artist, Jean-Frederic Schnyder. His work includes a wide range of landscape, genre, still life, and abstract oil paintings.

Picturing Asian America

September 9 – October 16, 1994
A collaborative project organized by Philadelphia artist Mei-ling Hom with the help of hundreds of Asian Americans in San Francisco and Philadelphia; this exhibition presents over four hundred pictures taken by members of Philadelphia-Asian communities with single-use cameras distributed by Hom, who invited participants to photographically record their Asian American identity.

Radical Posters from Western Europe

September 9 – October 2, 1994
A selection of political posters collected by Jim Quinn, writer and food columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Radical Modernism: Works by Dan Friedman

September 7 – October 16, 1994
An exhibition of photographs and objects documenting Friedman’s twenty-five year career as a designer, artist, and educator.

Saying It Plain

May 25 – August 12, 1994
Works by senior citizens, teenagers, and children from the Southwest Community Enrichment Center; participating artists include: Anna Mae Arnold, Ruth Barkley, Mina Casey, Reggie Jackson, Lou Smith, Ida May Sydnor, Doris Turner, and Mary Ward.

The Drawings of Willie Wayne Young

May 25 – June 29, 1994
An exhibition of seven untitled notebooks and thirty-two untitled pencil drawings on paper that include renderings of root forms and animal bones, all dating from 1977 to 1990.  Young is a self-taught artist from Texas, and this is his first solo museum exhibition. 

Self-Portraits by Moore Alumnae

February 28 – March 18, 1994

Elijah Pierce, Woodcarver

January 14 – March 27, 1994

Toys and Incense: The Play Instinct in Artmaking

January 11 – February 16, 1994
Curator: Linh Dinh
This exhibition examines how play, instinct, and improvisatory impulses inform the work of nine Philadelphia artists: Don Colley, Jay Johnston, Tristin Lowe, Michael MacFeat, Jim Nolan, Leroy Ruffin, Jennie Schueler, Karen Stone, and Barbara Suhr.

Eastern State Penitentiary: Beyond the Walls

December 1993
Photographs of this historic landmark by fifteen Philadelphia-based artists.

Marlene Dumas: Give the People What They Want

November 5 – December 17, 1993
An exhibition of recent drawings and paintings.


Inside/Outside: Ceramic Works and Drawings by William Daley

November 5 – December 17, 1993
Curator: Matthew Drutt, Assistant Curator for Research at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.  A traveling exhibition of works from 1954 to 1992; venues include: the Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. and the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock.

Dan Graham: Public/Private

September 7 – October 17, 1993
An exhibition of photographs, architectural models, installations/full-scale pavilions, and videotapes.

Guerrilla Girls Talk Back, A Retrospective: 1985–1991

May 21 – June 30, 1993
An exhibition of posters, banners, audiotapes, videotapes, and films.

Allaire du Pont: Works in Needlepoint

May 21 – June 30, 1993
An exhibition of patterned rugs, valances, pillows, and chair covers.

Student Exhibition

April 8 – May 10, 1993

Jo Baer: Recent Work

March 3 – April 1, 1993
An exhibition of drawings and paintings from the past eight years.

The Faculty Exhibition 1993

January 19 – February 24, 1993
Works in all media by forty-two instructors currently teaching at Moore College of Art and Design.

The Moore International Discovery Series 1 | Terry Fox: Articulations (Labyrinth/Text Works)

November 6 – December 18, 1992
An on-site installation and an exhibition of drawings, objects, and constructions.

In the Realm of the Monochrome

September 4 – October 11, 1992
Survey of one-color paintings and works on paper by twenty-three Philadelphia artists including: Tom Chimes, John Dowell, Barbara During, Frank Galuszka, David Goerk, Anthony-Petr Gorny, Neysa Grassi, James Havard, Howard Hussey, Quentin Morris, Mary Murphy, Darwin Nix, Warren Rohrer, Sid Sachs, Bart Wasserman, and Bill Walton.

Departures: Photography 1923 - 1990

September 4 – October 11, 1992
An exhibition of vintage and contemporary experimental photography.


June 10 – August 24, 1992
Wallpaper installation by Virgil Marti.

First Take

May 20 – August 7, 1992
A juried exhibition of works by twelve emerging artists who graduated from Philadelphia public schools before obtaining degrees from art college; list of artists: Muhsana Ali, Curtis Akinsheye Brown, Glynis Cotton, Wendy Feinstein, Juan Gomez, Marie Hoggs, Laurie Jean Jackson, Heather Jones, Joyce Mansfield, Jospeh Marchetti, Tanya Murphy, and Raphael Tiberino. Coordinated by the Minority Arts Resource Council in collaboration with the Philadelphia Public School District and the Levy Gallery.

Recent Sculpture by Moore Alumnae

May 15 – June 12, 1992
Featured artists include: Kate Bartoldus, Rosemary Duffy, Chris Griffin, Soomi Loh, Joan Needham, and Denine Wish

Seven in Spring: Student Exhibitions

April 8 – May 9, 1992

Kathy Butterly

March 3 – 12, 1992
Recent ceramic work by Kathy Butterly, Moore College of Art & Design Alumna, class of 1986.

From the Ground Up: Ten Philadelphia Clay Artists

March 3 – April 1, 1992
Featured artists include: Jill Bonovitz, Nancy Carman, Syd Carpenter, Nicholas Kripal, Rudolf Staffel, Lizbeth Stewart, Jack Thompson, Ken Vavrek, Paula Colton Winokur, and Robert Winokur.

Pat Ward Williams: Probable Cause

January 15 – February 19, 1992
An exhibition of constructions, videotapes, and photographs addressing race, gender identity, and black history.

Alex Silber: “The Weight of Frames?” - News and Luminous Bodies

January 15 – February 19, 1992
Video installation and other works by Alex Silber.

More Works by Ray Johnson, 1951-1991

November 1 – December 15, 1991
Born in Detroit, in 1927, Ray Johnson studied at New York’s Art Students League and at Black Mountain College, in North Carolina, with Joseph Albers, Mary Callery, Robert Motherwell, and Ossip Zadkine, among others. Although a respected member of the abstract expressionist circle, he chose letter-writing, drawing, and collage, rather than the painted gesture, as the primary media for his message. Intrigued by the liberating process of communicating via the postal service, Johnson pioneered an art movement—the New York Correspondence School—that has fostered an enormous network of participants and followers throughout the art world. His collages—maliciously composed assemblages of found objects, drawing, painting, fragments of newspaper and magazine articles, as well as a variety of other popular cultural ephemera—reveal yet another layer of the verbal and visual richness of his imagination.

Clerestories: Seeing the Path of the Wind

November 1 – December 8, 1991
A meteorological installation by Stacy Levy.

Künstler aus Gugging (Artists from Gugging)

September 6 – October 13, 1991

Philadelphia Juvenilia: The Art of Future Past

September 6 – October 13, 1991
Recent works by area youths, and 100 paintings, drawings and objects made by Philadelphia artists when they were children; including examples by Cecilia Beaux, Charles Demuth, Thomas Eakins, Alice Neel, John Sloan, Andrew Wyeth, and others. 

Doing Life: Portraits of and by Men and Women Serving Life Sentences in Pennsylvania

July 19 – August 14, 1991
Work by men and women serving life sentences at State Correctional Institiutions, Graterford and Muncy.  In collaboration with the Pennsylvania Prison Society and facilitated by Mary DeWitt, Director of the Arts and Humanities Program at The Pennsylvania Prison Society; and Alyn Fenn, Instructor of the Arts and Humanities Program at The Pennsylvania Prison Society. 

Take Turns

June 16 – July 12, 1991
Collaborative exhibition with Prints in Progress.

Good Housekeeping: Paintings and Sculpture for Living

June 6 – July 12, 1991
Works by: Essie Armstead, Anna-Marie Millett, James Mills, Eileen Neff, Stuart Netsky, and Richard Ryan.


May 14 – June 7, 1991
Curator: Jeanne Nugent
Works by five Philadelphia artists addressing the subjects of gender, sexuality, and power.
Sponsored by Gay and Lesbian Arts, Philadelphia. 

Frances Metcalf: The Saxophone Players

May 15 – August 22, 1991 

Student Show

April – May, 1991

Murray Dessner: Notes to van Gogh

March 1 – March 30, 1991
A recent suite of twelve paintings.

Fauna: Specious Origins

March – April, 1991
Artists Joan Fontcuberta and Pere Formiguera examine Dr. Peter Ameisenhaufen’s specimens and taxonomic theories.

Missing Transparencies

February 6 – 8, 1991
Performance and multimedia tragicomedy addressing the compromises and misinterpretation of Black History Month and the challenge of multicultural representation.  Written and produced by Richard Jordan, Directed by Ty Collins, and featuring the Sudden Death Players of Philadelphia: Jaye Allison, Shelita B. Birchett, Catherine Gallagher, Daniel Gramkee, Kim Keeys Jordan, Richard Jordan, Angela Meryl, Gerald Roberts, Racheal Rosner, and The New Generation of Prophets: Hassan Shoatz, rapper, Hayward Keys, backup vocals, Kumasi Cruse, beat maker, and Derric Bowman, DJ.

Found Ground

January 11 – February 16, 1991
Paintings and drawings on readymade surfaces by sixteen Philadelphia artists, including: Alfred Bendiner, Rachel Bliss, Salvador Casco, Charles Crumb, Linh Dinh, Rafael Ferrer, Thomas Gartside, Todd Gilens, Anthony-Petr Gorny, Kate Javens, Virgil Marti, Beth McHenry, Quentin Morris, Gerald Nichols, and Paris/Holy Joseph.

Josef Hoffmann: Drawings and Objects from Conception to Design

January 7 – February 9, 1991
An exhibition of 261 original sketches and 20 finished objects borrowed from the Austrian Museum of Applied Art, Vienna.

Hanne Darboven: Primitivzeit/ Uhrzeit (Primitive Time/Clock Time)

November 2 – December 15, 1990
An exhibition of 192 drawings representing one year in this German artist’s ongoing documentation of the entire twentieth century.

Mexican Journeys: Myth, Magic and Mummies

November 2 – December 5, 1990
An exhibition of two artists’ work: sculpture and drawings by Arlene Love; paintings and drawings by Lee Lippman.  This show traveled to Bennett Siegal Gallery, New York City, January 1991.

Henry Mitchell: Philadelphia Sculptor

September 7 – October 13, 1990
An exhibition of sculpture, models, drawings, and public monuments.

Earthly Joys: Ceramic Art by

Older Women

July 12 – August 9, 1990
Sponsored by Center in the Park, and curated by Lynn Denton, artist in residence.

Dokument & Erfindung (Document and Invention)

May 23 – July 13, 1990
A selection of photographs from the past 50 years by members of the German Photographic Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Lichtbildner).

American Beauty: Color Photographs by David Graham

May 19 – June 30, 1990
An exhibition of color photographs that traveled to Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University.

Student Exhibition

March 30 – May 11, 1990

Antonio: Retrospective 1963 – 1987

March 2 – April 11, 1990
An exhibition of 150 original drawings by fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez.

Re: Figure

February 24 – March 16, 1990
Extensions of the figurative tradition by Margaretta Gilboy, Deborah Curtiss, and Gilbert Lewis, James McElhinney, and Doris Staffel.

Arnulf Rainer: Drawing on Death

January 12 – February 20, 1990
An exhibition of eighty-five drawings and over-painted photographs.


January 8 – February 2, 1990
Recent work by the nine members of this group of Philadelphia-based African American artists: James Brantley, Moe Brooker, Charles Burwell, Syd Carpenter, Nannette Acker Clark, Walter Edmonds, Carolynn Hayward-Jackson, Jimmy Mance, and Hubert Taylor.

Material Concepts (Nexus at Moore)

January 8 – February 2, 1990
Curator: Anne Raman
An exhibition of works by Nexus members utilizing unusual materials.