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Celebrating Creativity: Philadelphia Youth in Arts Exhibition 

Dec 8, 2010 – Jan 8, 2011
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.

Project 35: 35 artists/35 curators (Chapter 3)

November 19, 2010 – January 29, 2011
Produced and circulated by iCI (Independent Curators International), Project 35 is an international video exhibition of historic and contemporary works selected by 35 curators from around the globe.

Art Education Department presents: Art of Student Teaching

November 17 - Dec 4, 2010 

Focus on: Art Education – Greenfield Community Outreach Project: Community, Inspiration, Me

November 16 – December 18, 2010
Over the course of seven weeks this fall, Moore students in the Engaging Community course conducted after-school art workshops with 4th, 5th, and 6th graders from the Albert M. Greenfield Elementary School. They worked in five different groups to design and implement projects that would enable their Greenfield students to explore the concepts of Community and Inspiration in their own lives.  Each of the working groups settled on a different metaphor and form for this exploration, the result of which you see in this show: a tree house, a body map, a kite, a chain of hands, and a tree. 

Art of Teaching: Highlighting Moore’s Art Education Faculty         

November 6, 2010 – February 5, 2011
Moore College Galleries at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
The exhibition celebrates the teaching faculty who are teaching the next generation of art educators. On view are works by Deborah Deery, Lynne Horoschak, Joyce Millman and Josephine Viviani.

Frank Agostino: The Architecture of Style

October 28 – December 11, 2010
For more than forty years, Philadelphia-based fashion designer Frank Agostino has designed couture creations and seasonal collections that embody timeless elegance and distinctive style. 

DesignLab 20/10: Cheryl Washington + Gibbs Connors

October 22 – December 4, 2010
The third of five pairings in the original DesignLab series, this collaborative installation brings together a new clothing line by Philadelphia-based fashion designer Cheryl Washington and the creative response of local artist Gibbs Connors. 

Practice and Process: 2010 Faculty Triennial Exhibition

October 22 – December 11, 2010
Part of The Galleries’ ongoing commitment to showcase the diversity of work produced by the Moore community, this triennial exhibition provides a glimpse into the issues and ideas explored in the work of Moore art and design faculty.

Celebrating Careers and Creativity

October 22 – November 10, 2010
Featuring the work of recently retired long-time Moore faculty: Frank Hyder, Charles Kaprelian and Anne Seidman.

Focus on: Foundation - Drawing

October 22 – December 11, 2010

Urban Camouflage: Selections from Jumpstart Fashion Show

October 15, 2010 – January 5, 2011
Urban Camouflage is the theme for the 15th 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 Urban Camouflage, students created garments designed to conceal themselves in an urban setting, in this case, various locations around the City of Philadelphia.

Focus on: Visionary Woman Award

September 24 – October 1, 2010
Honoring the work of curator Ann Temkin.

Project 35: 35 artists/35 curators (Chapter 2)

September 9 – November 13, 2010
Produced and circulated by iCI (Independent Curators International), Project 35 is an international video exhibition of historic and contemporary works selected by 35 curators from around the globe.

Judith Leiber – Art of the Handbag 

September 10 – October 17, 2010
Judith Leiber is widely recognized as a major figure in handbag design, having created more than three thousand different motifs during a career spanning over thirty years. This exhibition, presented in conjunction with Moore’s 2010 Visionary Woman Awards, features twenty-five designs that highlight the breadth and range of Judith Leiber’s work including examples of early beaded bags from the 1970s to more recent creations from the 1990s. Leiber’s contributions to the design field are significant. Her designs transcend objects of utility to become objets d'art placing Leiber in an elite group of designers such as Lalique, Tiffany, and Cartier, creators of high quality products for public consumption that have come to be regarded as art. Judith Leiber retired from designing handbags in 1999, but the power of her vision and creativity continues to inspire and attract new generations of designers, aficionados and collectors. Leiber has received numerous awards and recognition for her work including being the first and only designer in her field to receive the Coty Award (1973) and receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers (1994). The exhibition is held in conjunction with Moore's 2010 Visionary Woman Awards.

Focus on: Photography & Digital Arts – Constitution Day 2011

September 9 - 23, 2010
Reception: Thursday, September 9 – 6 – 8pm
 “Constitution Day & Citizenship Day” commemorates the creation and signing of the United States Constitution.  On this day, we also recognize the privileges, rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. In observance, the Photography + Digital Arts Department is honored to present this exhibition of student work.

DesignLab 20/10: Commonwealth Proper + Emily Bowser

September 4 – October 16, 2010
Craig Arthur von Schroeder is the mastermind behind the burgeoning menswear company, Commonwealth Proper, founded to provide clients with intelligent, lifestyle-enhancing garments. Handmade locally by tailors, each “superior fitting shirt” is individually numbered and each style is restricted to a production capacity of 20 units. Based in Northern Liberties, their spring/summer line has inspired artist Emily Bowser, whose large scale, sculptural works incorporate pop related imagery through the application of repetition, excess and multiplicity. Support for DesignLab 2010 is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Organized by The Galleries at Moore and curated by Gabrielle Lavin.

Focus on Alumnae: In the Studio with Eleanor Schimmel

August 28 – October 12, 2010
Schimmel a Moore Alumna based in Philadelphia, is an accomplished painter recognized for her use of encaustic materials, creating unique surfaces and compositions open to interpretation and contemplation. This exhibition is part of a series designed to provide an intimate glimpse into an artist’s working process. 

Art Education Graduate Thesis Exhibition

August 7 – 31, 2010
Thesis exhibition of the first graduates of Moore’s new MA in Art Education program with an emphasis in special populations. The exhibition documents each student’s thesis process, research, implementation and conclusion.

DesignLab 20/10: Carmelita Couture + Humalode LLC

July 17 – August 28, 2010
Design Lab 20/10 pairs emerging fashion designers with emerging artists from Philadelphia in creative collaborations. Artists and designers will have the opportunity to respond to the work of selected fashion designers by creating an "environment" for displaying the designs in the Galleries' InSights Gallery, in the window on Race Street. This is the first of five pairings, featuring the fashions of Carmelita Martell of Carmelita Couture, whose boutique just opened at 17 North 3rd Street, and the creative response of Jamie Dillon & Nick Paparone of Humalode LLC. Support for DesignLab 2010 is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Organized by The Galleries at Moore and curated by Gabrielle Lavin.

Emerging Artists & Designers: Selections from the Senior Show

July 10 – October 2, 2010
Moore Galleries at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Works by Jaryn Frederick, Courtney Mendenhall, and Trisha Oniskey.

Collectively Speaking, Then and Now: The Philadelphia Ten and The Other Woman

June 25 – September 4, 2010
Selection of works from the 1920s, 30s and 40s by members of The Philadelphia Ten from Moore’s archives and new and recent works by members of The Other Woman, a Philadelphia-based art collective whose members are Aubrie Costello, Laura Graham, Darla Jackson, and Laura McKinley. Both groups were formed by female artists most of whom were students at Moore College of Art & Design (formerly known as Philadelphia School of Design for Women) in order to cultivate opportunities for group critiques, discussion forums and exhibitions.

In addition to individual works and a new installation by The Other Woman collective, the exhibition features paintings by seven of the eleven first members of The Philadelphia Ten who presented their first exhibition at the Art Club of Philadelphia in 1917 including Theresa Bernstein, Cora Smalley Brooks, Isabel Parke Branson Cartwright, Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton, Nancy Maybin Ferguson, Edith Lucille Howard and Helen Kiner McCarthy.

Focus on: MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations: Graduate Student Studio Work

June 24 – August 5, 2010
Inaugural class of graduates in one of Moore’s three new masters programs, present recent studio work and insights into process and inspiration as it relates to their final thesis projects that will be on view in the Levy Gallery August 7 – September 4, 2011.  Alisha Hagelin (June 24 - July 6);  Bridget Glenn and Patricia Hutman (July 6– July 15);  Amy Cardullo and Cynthia Hartopp(July 15 - July 27); Gloria Rautman (July 27 – August 5)

Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition and Exhibition

June 3 - 17, 2010
The Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition, now in its 35th year, provides students in grades 7-12 of all religious and ethnic backgrounds with an opportunity to respond to the Holocaust and its related issues through creative expression.

Project 35: 35 artists/35 curators (Chapter 1)

Chapter 1: May 29 – July 31, 2010

Produced and circulated by iCI (Independent Curators International), Project 35 is an international video exhibition of historic and contemporary works selected by 35 curators from around the globe.

Ideas in Motion: Moore Celebrates Bicycle Month

May 26 – June 19, 2010
Opening in May, National Bicycle Month, and running through the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship Race weekend June 6, Moore celebrates the art and design of the bicycle with a special installation in the InSights gallery designed by Bilenky Cycle Works, internationally renowned hand-built bike designers and co-presenters of the first Philadelphia Bike Expo to be presented at the Armory in October 2010.

Wendy Ewald - Secret Games: Collaborative Works with Children 1969-1999 

Chiapas, Mexico 1991, Graham Gallery: May 22 – September 4, 2010
Six projects 1969 – 1999, Goldie Paley Gallery: June 5  – October 16, 2010
Five projects 1992 – 1998, Levy Gallery: September 10 – October 16, 2010

In the early 1970s, Wendy Ewald was one of the early pioneers in investigating collaboration as part of her artistic practice. Starting as a documentary investigation of places and communities connected to teaching, Ewald's project has evolved over the years to focus on questions of identity and cultural difference working with artists and communities in the United States and throughout the world. In all of these projects, Ewald partners her observational and creative skills with her subjects' visual inventions, encouraging them to use cameras to create portraits of self and community, to articulate their own personal fantasies, dreams, and hopes, and to work directly with her in visual and verbal collaboration. Her early collaborations with children, a process called Literacy Through Photography, have become a model for curriculum that engages students through photography as a means of improving literacy skills and exploring issues of identity and cultural diversity. Ewald herself makes photographs, sometimes giving her negatives to collaborators to mark and write on, mixing the images in such a way that challenges who actually “created” a given image. In blurring the distinction of individual authorship and throwing into doubt the artist's identity, Ewald crosses the line that separates the photographer from the subject and creates a new artistic form. In an exhibition spread across three galleries over five months, Secret Games showcases the scope of Ewald’s work and the powerful results of her collaborations with children. The exhibition features approximately 150 photographs along with video installation and project documentation.

The original touring exhibition, Secret Games: Wendy Ewald Collaborative Works with Children, 1969-1999, was organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. Highlights from the exhibition have been reassembled by Moore College of Art & Design in conjunction with the 2010 Visionary Women Awards and Moore's introduction of Ewald's Literacy Through Photography curriculum into select Philadelphia public schools in 2010-2011 as part of ArtsRising.

Literacy Through Photography in Philadelphia is supported by the William Penn Foundation. The presentation of the exhibition in Philadelphia is supported by The Honickman Foundation.

Five Into one

May 22 – June 19, 2010

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 Catherine Martens Betz, a graduate of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania with an MFA in sculpture and a Five Into One participant in 2007.


April 14 – April 21, 2010
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.

Senior Show 2010

April 28 – May 16, 2010
An annual exhibition featuring work created by graduating seniors in Moore’s BFA programs.

Focus on Curatorial Studies: Student Thesis Exhibition – A Sense of Place: Being and Belonging

April 3 – 16, 2010
Curated by Ashley Valentine

Earth Matters: NCECA 2010 Invitational Exhibition

March 13 - April 10, 2010
Ranging in format from functional pottery to large scale installation, Earth Matters features 50 ceramic works by 28 artists from the US and abroad in an exhibition celebrating the beauty and fragility of nature and the ceramic medium. Presented in conjunction with the 2010 NATIONAL COUNCIL ON EDUCATION FOR THE CERAMIC ARTS held this year in Philadelphia, Earth Matters is curated by NCECA’s Exhibition Director, Linda Ganstrom and presented in cooperation with The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Focus on Curatorial Studies: Student Thesis Exhibition – Sergio Goes & Hawaii: The Seer and the Spectacle

March 11 – 24, 2010
Curated by Watsuki Harrington

Art Education Department presents: Art of Student Teaching

February 23 - March 3, 2010

Art Shop Artist Interventions

February 19 – April 9, 2010
Featuring works by Moore Alumnae Darla Jackson '02, Katie Van Vliet '07 and Ali Williams '07, whose creations are available for sale in The Art Shop, located on the ground floor of Sarah Peter Hall.

Introduction ‘10: Program Fellows from The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

February 3 – 20, 2010
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.

Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious

The Galleries at Moore are one of five venues presenting the exhibition, The Graphic Unconscious in conjunction with Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia’s international festival celebrating the print in contemporary art. Philagrafika 2010 will focus on artistic practices that engage the visual, intellectual and creative frontiers in printmaking and how these approaches relate to social and political issues in the public sphere.

The Graphic Unconscious, the core exhibition of the festival, is curated by José Roca, Philagrafika Artistic Director of Philagrafika 2010, with John Caperton, Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Print Center; Sheryl Conkelton, for Temple Gallery, Temple University; Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Lorie Mertes, Director/Chief Curator of The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design; and Julien Robson, Curator of Contemporary Art at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

On view at Moore College of Art & Design
The projects on view at Moore will highlight artists who employ printmaking in patterning and ornamentation of their work, drawing upon the college’s 160-year-long tradition of focus on the fine and applied arts of textile design, graphic design, interior architecture and fashion. The artists—Gunilla Klingberg (Sweden), Virgil Marti (Philadelphia), Paul Morrison (London), Betsabeé Romero (Mexico), and Regina Silveira (Brazil)—have created new works or re-imagined existing pieces that reflect the renewed interest in the creative potential of printmaking strategies traditionally used for patterning, wallpaper, and fabrics when applied to contemporary artistic practice. The environmentally scaled projects wrap walls, cover floors, and obscure windows, transforming the gallery spaces: Gunilla Klingberg’s patterned vinyl spans the windows across the college entrance; Betsabeé Romero’s imprinted tire tracks and carved tires line the walls of Graham Gallery; Regina Silveira’s bold patterns swarm across the floors and climb the walls of the Goldie Paley Gallery; Virgil Marti’s reflective wallpaper illuminates the Window on Race Street by day and night; and Paul Morrison’s 40-foot-long boldly graphic outdoor mural extends the exhibition into the immediate community.

Gunilla Klingberg: Brand New View

January 29 – April 11, 2010
In Brand New View, Gunilla Klingberg has covered the windows of the college entrance in bright orange vinyl patterns that illuminate the interior of the gallery with vivid patterned light. The large elaborate designs are composed of smaller logos and brands found in supermarkets that have been reconfigured into geometric abstractions that recall Moorish patterns and the designs of Persian carpets and eastern mandalas.

Virgil Marti

January 29 – April 11, 2010
Virgil Marti’s window-gallery display of mirror balls, silver Mylar wallpaper, and faux fur is redolent with references to richly decorated Rococo interiors. The effect of silver and white and reflective surfaces creates a slick, cool environment that becomes more “chilling” when bones are revealed to be the underlying patterning in the wallpaper’s surface. The space is populated by floating specters as the image of the viewer is dematerialized into a thousand fragments by the multiple mirrored surfaces.

Paul Morrison: Haustorium

January 29, 2010 – ongoing (permanent installation)
20th Street Exterior Wall of Levy Gallery
Paul Morrison’s new work at Moore spans the height and length of the college’s 40-foot-long exterior wall. It incorporates found images of trees and shrubs culled from various sources from art history and popular culture that are manipulated, edited, and collaged together to create an oddly populated landscape growing out of the cracks in the sidewalk along 20th Street. A single large tulip springs out in the foreground, a hopeful reminder of the spring yet to come and the persistence of nature.

Betsabee Romero: Getting Always Into Another Jail

January 29 – April 11, 2010
In Mexico City, tires on public transportation vehicles are used well past the absence of any tread, which causes many of the city’s automobile crashes. For her project at Moore, Betsabeé Romero reclaimed these used tires that have caused so many disasters and carved into them, retreading them with images of species of birds native to various countries. The birds take symbolic flight across the walls and ceiling of the gallery on an imprint of the tread that extends from each tire on long sheets of translucent paper that span the height and length of the gallery.

Regina Silveira: Mundus Admirabilis and Other Plagues

January 29 – April 11, 2010
In Regina Silveira’s Mundus Admirabilis and Other Plagues, vinyl is incorporated along with screenprinting on porcelain and embroidery on fabric. The installation invokes the mythology of biblical plagues. Instead of locusts, hail, or pestilence, Silveira uses a domestic setting invaded by common pests to suggest that the plagues in our own time are the images that contaminate our everyday existence: crime and violence, degradation of the environment, corruption, and other ills that invade our lives and psyches.

Elemental / Ornamental

January 16 – March 3, 2010
Transcendence through abstraction and form is the focus of these works in a variety of media by Moore Alumnae Jill Bonovitz ’71, Mary Judge ’75 and Deborah Warner ’69. The show features fragile translucent vessels and wire sculptures by Jill Bonovitz, mesmerizing traces of ink on handmade paper by Mary Judge and poetic fragments of memory and place embedded in encaustic by Deborah Warner. Fluidity between form and meaning is evident in each of the artist’s working process and the elemental aspects of their chosen media. Curated by Lorie Mertes, Rochelle F. Levy Director and Chief Curator.

Focus on: Illustrative Portraiture

January 15 – February 15, 2010
In this course taught by instructor Ernie Norcia, juniors and seniors at Moore are introduced to the tools and techniques employed by portrait painters and illustrators. Studio work and a selection of serial paintings from an assignment focused on facial features are included.