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December 9, 2009 - January 22, 2010
Moore’s annual citywide art contest and exhibition showcasing the artistic talent of Philadelphia’s young people. Art teachers from Philadelphia schools submit exemplary examples of student work for this special presentation. Students receive awards and scholarships to Moore’s Youth Arts Workshop which has been providing arts instruction to boys and girls in grades 1 through 12 since 1922.  


November 18, 2009 - Dec 5, 2010  


October 30, 2009 - February 8, 2010
After studying the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s production of Madama Butterfly, with costumes and stage set designed by artist Jun Kaneko, students worked for 5 weeks to create their own kimono designs for the lead character, Cio-Cio San. The students created digital textile designs and engineered prints for life-size paper kimonos on view in Moore's two dedicated Galleries at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Student participants include: Michelle Clements, Eva Dziczkowska, Victoria Lewis, Allison Montague, Megan Reitz, Michelle Robertson, and Michelle White.  


October 24 – December 9, 2009
This special fall presentation of student works features works by first-year Foundation students, as well as second and third year students representing the following departments: Art Education, Basics, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography + Digital Arts, Textile Design.  

Fashion Faux Paw: Selections from Jumpstart

October 23 – December 12, 2009 Fashion Faux Paw is the theme for the 14th Annual Jumpstart Fashion Show, Moore’s first fashion show of the new school year. Junior and senior fashion design students had to devise, design and showcase a garment based on a theme in one month’s time. In keeping with the theme of Fashion Faux Paw, students created their own faux fur garments out of toothpicks, nails, bobby pins, Brillo pads, dusters, mops, plastic bags, cotton balls and more.  

InSights: Paper Rock ‘n Roll

October 16, 2009 – January 9, 2010 More than 70 original hand-printed, limited edition silkscreen posters provide a glimpse into the renaissance of North America's underground indie-rock poster movement. Bands featured include: Acid Mothers Temple, Beirut, The Hold Steady, Deerhunter, DJ Spooky, Fear Factory. Feist, Gomez, Mudhoney, Peeping Tom, Queens of the Stone Age, Spoon, The Stooges, Telecast, TV on the Radio, the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs and many more. More than a dozen top poster designers from the U.S. and Canada are represented including: Aesthetic Apparatus, Anthony Dihle, Budai, Burlesque, El Jefe Design, Buy Burwell, The Decoder Ring, Invisible Creature, Jesse Ledoux, John Foster, LargeMammal, Mike King, Patent Pending, Seripop and Stereotype Design. Organized by Bez Ocko, associate professor at Hofstra University. Presented by The Galleries at Moore in collaboration with Moore’s Graphic Design Department.  

Inside the Architect’s Studio: The Process of Making Museums

October 7 – December 9, 2009 The exhibition is presented in conjunction with Moore's 2009 Visionary Woman Awards which is recognizing the accomplishments of two visionary women, Nancy Kolb, Executive Director of Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum and architect Billie Tsien, of Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates. Both women have played a significant role in envisioning the transformation of space for major museums. This exhibition provides a glimpse into the process of making museums through architecture and design.  

Focus on Alumnae: In the Studio with Joan Becker

September 18 – November 11, 2009 We get an intimate glimpse into the artist’s working process in this exhibition that highlights new watercolors by Joan Becker '69. An artist who is known for vibrantly-hued, cacophonous gouache paintings of figures, still life and landscape, Becker reveals a new body of work and exploration into a new media. Drawing from the everyday and the people she meets, she captures the beautiful and the strange aspects of life in images that are at once timeless and immediate, fantastic and real.  

Focus on Faculty: Heather Ujiie – Cry Wolf

September 11 - October 17, 2009 Heather Ujiie creates large-scale allegorical designs that are digitally printed on fabric. Her new work on view at Moore is based on a 19th century Toile de Jouy textile where she isolates a single scene from a repeat pattern and manipulates its color, scale, and surface, to print a magical neon world of mystery and conflict.  

Constitution Day: Graphic Design

September 11 – October 13, 2009 Type studies using text from presidential inaugural speeches by sophomores and typographic studies by juniors using the national anthem as text  

Dan Murphy: Style Points

September 11 – October 13, 2009 Philadelphia native Dan Murphy will create a site-specific multi-media installation in the Galleries’ Window on Race inspired by messenger bike culture, including some vintage cycling clothing, messenger bags, and other cycling artifacts. Murphy, a photographer, designer, painter, archivist, and co-founder of Megawords Magazine was hired in1994 as a bicycle messenger and began to document and strongly influence both the messenger and graffiti communities. Dan has worked with Bilenky Cycle Works, RVCA clothing, NIKE, Neighborhood Bike Works, Cinelli Bicycles, and R.E. Load Messenger Bags.  

Focus on Alumnae: Jett Ulaner Sarachek - Taking Time 

September 3 – October 17, 2009 Jett Ulaner Sarachek ’69  uses the simplest cameras and long exposures to capture time drawn with light. The effect imbues her images of the everyday with mystery and emotion.  

321Go: Bike Polo Portraits

September 2 – 9, 2009 Bike polo has been around since the 1890s. Today it is played all over the world. In the early 2000s in Seattle, Modern Hardcourt Bike Polo was born. Played on asphalt courts and parking lots in cities throughout the country, it has become a sport embraced by bike messengers, bike-shop employees and assorted cycling enthusiasts who have transformed it from its prim beginnings to a rough-and-tumble sport. The exhibition features portraits by Cecily Upton, Brooklyn-based photographer who has worked for several years capturing the faces of bike polo players around the world.  Players from the United States, Canada, and Europe are depicted in the exhibition which is presented in conjunction with the Hardcourt Bike Polo World Championship coming to Philadelphia in early September. Upton began photographing the sport after being invited to watch one Sunday in New York City.  Intrigued by the aesthetics of the players and the equipment, Upton began frequenting the weekly games and was soon traveling to other cities to photograph the emerging sport.  The portraits are part of a larger series, which includes images submitted by the players themselves documenting the sport around the world.  Upton received her M.A. in Photography and Community Studies from New York University and her B.A. in Visual Art from Bowdoin College.  She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  

Summer Art & Design Institute Student Show

July 25 – August 8, 2009 The Summer Art & Design Institute at Moore College of Art & Design is a four-week pre-college residential program open to young women who have just completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school. The Institute allows dedicated students who are passionate about their artwork to spend four weeks developing their skills as artists and designers.  

Emerging Artists & Designers: Recent Moore Graduates

July 17, 2009 – October 29, 2009 Emerging Artists & Designers: Recent Moore Graduates features works by recent Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates from Moore College of Art & Design. The exhibition is drawn from Moore’s recent Senior Show exhibition (April 22 – May 17, 2009), which presented works by students majoring in Art Education, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design and Textile Design. The selected works on view highlight works from graduates majoring in Illustration: Abby Flanigan ’09; Audrey Fox ’09; Justin Provenzano ’09; K.C. McDonald ’09. The works in various media range from children’s book illustrations to works devoted to celebrating music greats, resonating with the Kimmel’s summer program offerings for all ages.  

InSights: Steven and Billy Blaise Dufala – Toilet Trikes

July 11 – August 30, 2009 Artists/brothers Steven and Billy Blaise Dufala create witty, satirical twists on the readymade inspiring us to think about new possibilities in odd combinations of objects. Five of the Dufala Brothers’ racing tricycles made out of toilets painted with racing stripes and welded onto bike frames will be on view in addition to photographs and video of the Toilet Trikes being raced through Old City as part of the Philly Fringe Festival in 2005.   From May through October in conjunction with Bicycle: people + ideas in motion, the InSights series of exhibitions featured in the Window on Race Street gallery will feature rotating solo exhibitions of works inspired by the bicycle by Philadelphia-based artists.  

Frank Hyder: Persistent Dream

June 26 – September 2, 2009 Hyder, professor in Moore's Foundation and Fine Arts departments, has created a 55-foot long mixed media painting that spans the length of Wilson gallery enveloping all who walk into the college in azure waters thriving with life. Light-filled vessels hover above our heads and at our feet. We are suspended in space, as in a dream, in a sea of consciousness.    

Bicycle: people + ideas in motion

June 19 – October 13, 2009 Bicycle: people + ideas in motion celebrates Philadelphia’s passion and commitment to the bicycle with exhibitions and events that explore the art and design of the bicycle—from functional object to a canvas for good causes, personal expression and civic mindedness. In addition to vintage bikes from Philadelphia collections, the exhibition will feature a variety of bikes from the urban landscape: “fixies,” folding bikes, road, race and touring bikes, commuters, cargo bikes, and more. The show also highlights Philadelphia annual events such as the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship Race, Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, and Bilenky Urban Cyclocross, as well as community-based organizations like Neighborhood Bike Works and the Bike Part Art Show and the Pedal Co-op. While primarily focused on the Philadelphia-based bicycle community, artists and designers from Philadelphia and beyond who find inspiration to create new forms, functions and materials from bicycles and bicycle parts will also be featured. Curated by Lorie Mertes, Rochelle F. Levy Director and Chief Curator.   Lenders and participants include: Advanced Sports, Bell's Bike Shop, Bicycle Ambassadors, Bicycle Coalition, Bicycle Film Festival, Bicycle Therapy, Bilenky Cycle Works, The Franklin Institute Science Museum, New Kensington Community Development Corporation and Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, Daniel Lesinski, Neighborhood Bike Works and Bike Part Art Show, Trophy Bikes, Via Bicycles, Whole Foods Food Market  


June 6, 2009 – February 22, 2010 CBS 3, The CW Philly 57 Studios
The work currently featured includes work by eight Moore students from Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey: Timothea Canny, Chelsea Maymon, Nicole Pellino, and Trang Tong. A slide slideshow featuring the artwork will be posted on the CBS 3 Web site. The student work will rotate on a six to nine month schedule.  

36th Annual JCRC Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition and Exhibition

June 3 – 15, 2009 This competition provides an opportunity for middle and high school students from parochial, private and public schools from throughout the region to respond to the lessons of the Holocaust and the related issues of ethnic, racial and religious intolerance through creative expression.  Each year over 400 students from a wide range of religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, who have studied these issues in their schools, participate in this artistic competition.   

Ryan Humphrey: Fast Forward

May 29 – September 26, 2009 Ryan Humphrey, a New York-based artist who stirred it up on the first season of Bravo's Top Design, will re-create his Fast Forward installation that was recently featured in the Queens International with a collection of more than thirty BMX bikes, three versions of Marcel Duchamp's Bicycle Wheel (1913) made from BMX bicycle parts, and a massive rug created with the help of designer Todd Oldham that will wrap the walls of the gallery. Bike ramps in the space will be artfully put to use by Ryan along with selected pro level BMX riders from the Philadelphia area and 80's pro John "Dizz" Hicks.  

InSights: Lee Stoetzel - Big Bike

May 29 – July 4, 2009 Philadelphia-based artist Lee Stoetzel will install a 10-foot x 8-foot high bicycle in the Insights Window on Race. Twice the scale of a regular bike, Big Bike is made entirely of Pecky cypress, a naturally degraded wood from his home state of Florida. The wood emphasizes the beauty and detail of the object's original design, the unusual textural quality of the wood, and the intricate craftsmanship of its re-creation.   From May through October in conjunction with Bicycle: people + ideas in motion, the InSights series of exhibitions featured in the Window on Race Street gallery will feature rotating solo exhibitions of works inspired by the bicycle by Philadelphia-based artists.  

Five Into one

May 29 – June 20, 2009 Five Into One is an exhibit annually hosted by Moore and organized by Philadelphia Sculptors featuring work by senior and graduate students at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, University of Pennsylvania, The University of the Arts, and Moore College of Art & Design. This year the exhibition is curated by Jennifer Willett a recent graduate of Moore College of Art & Design majoring in Curatorial Studies Reception and lecture by Pepón Osorio: Saturday, May 31, 1:30 pm  

Focus on Alumnae: Language of Landscape

April 29 - July 12, 2009 The landscape has captivated artists throughout time and this selection of works by Alumnae of Moore offer a glimpse into the myriad ways artists working today respond to the landscape as a source of inspiration: from the beauty found in close observation and the epic grandness evoked by sweeping vistas, to works of dramatic simplicity that distill the natural world to its fundamental elements. Sometimes recognizable places or imagery, sometimes only colors and textures reminiscent of landscape motifs, these works show the power of the landscape to inspire and elicit artistic expression. Included in the exhibition are:  Joan Becker '69, Janie Gross '74, Kathy Halton '75, Eleanor Schimmel '84, Kathleen Shaver '83, and Rena Thompson '78.  

Senior Show 2009

April 22–May 17, 2009 An annual exhibition featuring work created by graduating seniors in Moore’s BFA programs.  

Annual Fellowship Exhibition & Student Show

March 27–April 11, 2009 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.  

Art Education Department presents: Art of Student Teaching

March 6–March 15, 2009
Works from Russell Byers Charter School, J.R. Fugett Middle School, Our Lady of Good Counsel, and Urban Promise.

Introduction '09: Program Fellows from The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

February 4–28, 2009 Organized by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists in cooperation with The Galleries at Moore, this exhibition is a first look at the work of CFEVA’s newest Career Development Program fellows.  

Readymade: Objects in the American Landscape

February 2 – April 11, 2009 Exhibition focusing on the found object in paintings, sculptures and mixed-media objects by Moore faculty including: Richard Harrington, assistant professor, illustration department; Mike Geno, adjunct faculty, basics department; Megan Halsey, adjunct faculty, illustration department; and Scot Kaylor, adjunct faculty, basics and fine arts departments.

YUMI KORI: utatane

January 30–March 14, 2009
Japan-based architect and artist Yumi Kori transforms the Goldie Paley Gallery employing video projections and sound to create a multi-sensory, interactive environment conceived specifically for Moore.  

Women through the Lens of Time: Students Select from 180 Years of Photojournalism in The Philadelphia Inquirer

January 30–March 14, 2009
Drawn from the archives of The Philadelphia Inquirer, in print for nearly 180 years, the exhibition is curated by seven students from Moore who participated in an independent study program with The Galleries at Moore. The images in the exhibition feature people, subjects, issues and events that have been published in the newspaper that the student curators feel reflect the lives of women: in the past, in the present and in the future.  

InSights: Devon Dikeou — Marilyn Monroe wanted to be Buried in Pucci

January 30–March 14, 2009
Dikeou, a NY-based artist, uses Marilyn Monroe's living request to be buried in a dress designed by renown Italian designer Emilio Pucci as the lens through which to reconsider various developments in art and design since the 1960s, particularly as they relate to the social, urban and popular cultural contexts.

Celebrating 160 Years and Beyond: Pages from Moore's History — Making Their Mark: Celebrating Moore’s Alumnae

January 27–March 14, 2009
In celebration of Moore's 160th Anniversary Year, the exhibition features text and images drawn from the recently released book from The Campus History Series on Moore published by Arcadia Publishing. This final installment highlights accomplishments of Moore alumnae.

Footsteps: 2009 Alumnae Anniversary Exhibition

January 23–­March 14, 2009
In celebration of Moore’s 160th Anniversary year, Moore alumnae have created shoes that represent Moore’s vibrant past, remarkable present and promising future.