In the Studio: Honoring Moe Brooker

October 1 – November 12, 2011
An exhibition of colorful large-scale works by Moore Professor of Fine Arts Moe Brooker.

Jaune Quick-To-See Smith: I See Red, Paintings and Prints 1992-2005

September 24 – December 10, 2011
An exhibition that surveys the work of 2011 Visionary Woman Award recipient and acclaimed artist Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith.  Elaborating on her native heritage and worldview, Smith's richly layered juxtapositions of text and imagery address contemporary tribal politics, human rights and environmental issues with a sophisticated combination of humor and wit. 

Jane’s Carousel: The Making of a New York Landmark

September 24 – December 10, 2011
An exhibition that follows the dedicated efforts of Jane Walentas, a Moore alumna and 2011 Visionary Woman Award recipient, who spent more than two decades restoring an historic carousel now housed in a Jean Nouvel-designed pavilion in New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Park.

DesignLab: Gabriel Boyce + Preston Link, ROCK

September 10 - November 26, 2011
Using cutting-edge design programs and advanced fabrication methods, Boyce and Link collaborated with staff at Philadelphia’s NextFab Studio to create a 500-pound replica of a rock created through digital rendering and nearly 200 layers of laser-cut, multi-colored acrylic sheets.

Signe Wilkinson: The World in Line! 

August 20 – October 15, 2011
This exhibition celebrates the work of Signe Wilkinson, a 2011 Visionary Woman Award recipient and the first woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1992) for cartooning.  The show includes a selection of editorial cartoons produced by Signe for the Daily News for the past two decades, as well as works from Family Tree, her daily comic strip following a family's attempts to live green in modern, chemically dependent America.

Graduate Thesis Exhibition

August 6 – September 10, 2011
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.

Cissie Levy: From My Point of View 

June 25 – Oct 12, 2011
Capturing figures on the beach in multiple perspectives, Moore alumna Rochelle Levy’s (’79) recent large-scale oil paintings are figurative landscapes that function as meditations on perception.

DesignLab | Karl Allen + Jacob Kehs: THAT HOTEL

May 28 – August 27, 2011
Influenced by modern methods of taxidermy, the science of botany and human interaction with the animal kingdom, this life-sized diorama is a collaboration between exhibition designer and technician Karl Allen and Philadelphia-based artist Jacob Kehs.

Seeing Through Young Eyes: Inside the Philadelphia Classroom & Community

May 25 – September 10, 2011
An exhibition of photographs and writing created by students participating in Learning Through Photography, Moore’s outreach initiative focusing on the impact of art education on learning and improving literacy for school-age youth.

Project 35: Redux

June 3 – July 30, 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.

five Into one

May 21 – June 18, 2011
Hosted annually by Moore and organized by Philadelphia Sculptors, Five Into One 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. 

Senior Show 2011

April 27 – May 15, 2011
An annual exhibition featuring work created by graduating seniors in Moore’s BFA programs.


March 25 – April 16, 2011
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.

DesignLab 20/10: Sarah Van Aken + Brenna Murphy

February 7 – April 16, 2011
The final installation of the original DesignLab series in which emerging, Philadelphia-based fashion designers and artists collaboratively create an “environment” that incorporates the pair’s distinctive creative sensibilities.

Mel Kadel: Spacing Awake

January 29 – April 16, 2011
California-based artist and Moore alumna Mel Kadel (’97) creates detail-rich ink drawings that depict strong and defiant figures enduring and persisting through various trials and adventures in highly imaginative worlds.

Introduction ‘11: Program Fellows from The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

January 31  – February 19, 2011
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.

Frances Trombly: Everything and Nothing

January 29 – March 15, 2011
Riffing on Duchamp’s notion of the readymade, Frances Trombly’s laboriously crafted sculptures are meticulous recreations of mundane objects that normally escape our attention. 

Jenny Drumgoole: Real Woman of Philadelphia

January 29 – March 15, 2011
Philadelphia-based multimedia artist Jenny Drumgoole incorporates photography, performance, and video into extra-disciplinary actions that question our obsession with celebrity and desire, and probe the limits and illusions of individuality in popular culture.  

DesignLab: Sheila Frank + Anne Schaefer

December 11, 2010 – January 29, 2011
A collaborative, site-specific installation that brings together the architectural silhouettes of fashion designer Sheila Frank and artist Anne Schaefer’s immersive geometric wall installations.

Conversations: Annual Alumnae Exhibition

January 29 – March 12, 2011
An annual juried exhibition featuring recent work created by Moore alumnae.