Published: November 15, 2006
Museums and exhibits have varying schedules; please call for exact days, hours and prices.
ABINGTON ART CENTER, 515 Meetinghouse Rd., Jenkintown, 215-887-4882. ELEMENTS, Features works exploring the connection between art and science by Jackie Brookner, Eve Andree Laramee, Stacy Levy and Dove Bradshaw. Runs through Nov. 22. TREELINES, Features six new sculptural works by Joy Episalla, Robert Lobe, Thomas Matsuda, Jason Middlebrook, Chrysanne Stathacos and Steve Tobin. Runs through Nov. 22.
ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES, 19th St. & the Parkway, 215-299-1000. BUTTERFLIES! This 1,200-square-foot now-permanent exhibit opens in the dead of winter, but will transport visitors to a Costa Rican rain forest, with dozens of types of fluttering butterflies from around the world. Ongoing. 150 YEARS OF AMERICAN DINOSAURS, An exhibit of dinosaur teeth. Runs through Dec. 31. MY HOME PLANET EARTH, Features Riff and Rosie, two cartoon squirrels that take participants through activities that teach kids about air quality, water pollution and nutrition. Runs through Jan. 7.
ADOLPH AND ROSE LEVIS SPORTS MUSEUM, 401 S. Broad St., 215-446-3032. PERMANENT EXHIBIT, Features memorabilia from inductees into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Ongoing.
ADVENTURE AQUARIUM, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ, 856-365-3311. THE SHARK REALM, Features an underwater tunnel that goes through a 550,000 gallon shark tank containing more than 20 sharks. Ongoing.
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM, 7th & Arch sts., 215-574-0380. GROUP SHOW, Features documentary photographs from communities in Ghana, New York, Ecuador, Ethiopia, D.C. and Philadelphia inspired by Jack T. Franklin. Runs through Nov. 19.
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM, Fifth & Court sts., Allentown, 610-432-4333. JACOB LAWRENCE: TALES OF FREEDOM, Features prints by well-known African-American artist Jacob Lawrence. Known for his narrative style, his paintings tell the stories of influential people and events in African-American history. Runs through Jan. 7. WEARING PROPAGANDA: TEXTILES ON THE HOME FRONT IN JAPAN, BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES 1931-1945, Features textiles that promoted the war efforts in these three countries and explores the similarities and differences between them. Runs through Jan. 7. INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY IN PRINTMAKING, Features works created by Experimental Printmaking Institute artists such as Richard Anuszkiewicz, Lois Mailou Jones and Allan Rohan Crite. Their works challenge common printmaking techniques and put innovation at the forefront of their creations. Runs through Feb. 4.
AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, 104 S. 5th St., 215-440-3400. THE PRINCESS AND THE PATRIOT, Features correspondence highlighting the relationship between Ben Franklin and Russian princess Ekaterina Dashkova. Runs through Dec. 31.
AMERICAN SWEDISH HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 1900 Pattison Ave., 215-389-1776. IN LIGHT OF US, Features tapestries by Anita Grede. Runs through Jan. 14.
ASIAN ARTS INITIATIVE, 1315 Cherry St., 2nd floor, 215-557-0455. ALUMNI SHOW, Features work in various mediums by present and past staff, board members, interns, volunteers, youth participants, artists and friends of the Asian Arts Initiative. This will be the final show at their Cherry Street location. Runs through Dec. 3.
ATLANTIC CITY ART CENTER, Boardwalk & New Jersey Ave., Atlantic City, NJ, 609-347-5837. EXPLORATIONS: CEDAR WATER PAINTERS, Features the art of nine women who paint together. Runs through Nov. 30. DANE TILGHMAN, Features portrayals of the Negro baseball league, in collaboration with the Pop Lloyd Committee. Runs through Nov. 30. EARL PARKER, Features traditional portraiture. Runs through Nov. 30.
ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, 609-645-7895. ARTPORT, Features watercolors by New Jersey's Alex Alampi. This exhibition is a partnership between the Noyes Museum of Art and the South Jersey Transportation Authority. Runs through Nov. 27.
ATWATER KENT MUSEUM, 15 S. 7th St., 215-685-4830. HOW PHILLY WORKS: STREETS AS BAROMETERS OF URBAN LIFE, Features paintings, documents, prints and objects to explain the urban activity of Philadelphia over a period of 300 years. Includes the Philadelphia City Charter drafted by William Penn, police paraphernalia from the late 1800s and other interesting remnants of the city's past. Runs through Sept. 2.
BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY, Camden Waterfront, NJ, 856-966-1652. CAMDEN'S NY SHIPBUILDING CORP., The Amateur Radio Station gives patrons the opportunity to communicate with museum shops all over the world. Ongoing.
BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM, US Rt. 1, Chadds Ford, 610-388-2700. FACTORY WORK: WARHOL, WYETH AND BASQUIAT, Features works that the "prince of realism" Jamie Wyeth and the graffiti-tagger-turned-toast-of-New York Jean-Michel Basquiat created under the stead of pop-artist Andy Warhol. Runs through Nov. 19. CAPTURING NUREYEV: JAMES WYETH PAINTS THE DANCER, Features paintings and drawings of dancer Rudolf Nureyev as captured by painter James Wyeth. Also on display are costumes worn by the dancer, sketchbooks and Nureyev memorabilia. Ongoing.
BUCKS COUNTY CIVIL WAR MUSEUM, 32 N. Broad St., Doylestown, 215-348-8293. BUCKS COUNTY CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT, Features Civil War-era artifacts, photographs, sculptures and paintings. Ongoing.
CAFE HABANA, 102 S. 21st St., 215-561-2822. IMAGES OF LA HABANA, CUBA, Features the photography of University of the Arts alum Patti Kelly. Runs through Nov. 17.
CARSON WOOD FURNISHINGS, 3791 Main St., Manayunk, 610-529-2083. FROM BALI TO BALA, Features batik paintings by Laura Cohn as well as handicrafts from Indonesia. Runs through Nov. 19.
CENTER FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS, 237 S. 18th St., Ste. 3A, 215-546-7775. IN-FORMATION: MAHTAB ASLANI AND BEDEL TISCARENO, Features Tiscareno's politically fused sculptures and Aslani's abstract/representational oil paintings. Runs through Nov. 23.
CHAPTERHOUSE CAFE & GALLERY, 620 S. 9th St., 215-238-2626. NEW WORKS, Features art by Susie Ho, Lisa K. Weber and Susan Crawford. Runs through Dec. 31.
CHESTER COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION, 11 N. Broad Ave., West Chester, 610-696-5600. JURIED MEMBERS EXHIBITION, Features works by members of the Chester County Arts Association. Runs through Nov. 24.
COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA, 19 S. 22nd St., 215-563-3737. ONLY ONE MAN DIED, Explores the medical adventures on the Lewis and Clark trial. Ongoing.
DA VINCI ART ALLIANCE, 704 Catharine St., 215-829-0466. NOVEMBER SPRING: THE MUSE AND THE GREEN FUSE, Features paintings on canvas, instruments and furniture by Amira Dvorah. Runs through Nov. 30.
DARLING'S CHEESECAKE CAFE, 404 S. 20th St., 215-545-5745. SCOTT SPITZER, Features black and white photos documenting Ground Zero. Runs through Nov. 30.
DARLINGTON ARTS CENTER, 977 Shavertown Rd., Boothwyn, 610-358-3632. JOE DRAGON, Features photography by the artist. Runs through Nov. 30.
DELAWARE ART MUSEUM, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, DE, 302-571-9590. FROM RAKU TO RAY GUNS: CERAMICS SINCE 1960, Contemporary ceramic artists use diverse techniques to create exquisite vessels and playful objects. This exhibition explores the variety of ceramic art produced since the '60s, sampling the work of internationally recognized artists, including Thomas Hoadley, Toshiko Takaezu, Rudolf Staffel and Marilyn Levine. Runs through Feb. 11. BUILDING BOOKS: THE ART OF DAVID MACAULAY, Features an in-depth look at the social and historical concepts in Macaulay's books, including "The Way Things Work." Runs through Jan. 7. PRECIOUS SPACES: THE ARTIST'S STUDIO IN MINIATURE, Features tiny remakes of the places where artists create. Runs through Jan. 7.
DELAWARE CENTER FOR THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS, 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington, DE, 302-658-6262. LIGHTSHOWERS, Features architects Yoshiko Sato and Michael Morris' video projections, which incorporate light and water. Runs through Jan. 7. THE MODERN SEAT: SELECTIONS FROM THE RYMER STAKGOLD COLLECTION, Have a seat. This show features chairs from the 1930s through the 1990s. Runs through Jan. 7. RE/COLLECTIONS, Elizabeth Morisette's mixed-media tapestries explore the human need to collect and what our collections say about us. Runs through Nov. 26. UNDER CONSTRUCTION, Features mixed-media works created by DCCA studio artists. Runs through Nov. 26. DOMINO OVERFLO, Features paintings by Seth Adelsberger. Runs through Dec. 10. THE PAINTED INTERIOR, Features paintings of interior spaces by Morgan Craig, Christopher Gallego and Douglas Martenson. Runs through Feb. 4. VESTIGIAL, Features sculpture by Claire Sherwood. Runs through Feb. 18.
DELAWARE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, 4840 Kenneth Pike, Wilmington, DE, 302-658-9111. TUSKS! ICE AGE MAMMOTHS AND MASTADONS, Features all sorts of fun stuff about these gigantic tusked beasts from the ice age! Runs through Jan. 7.
DELICIOUS BOUTIQUE AND CORSETERIE, 1040 N. American St., # 901, 215-413-0378. JAKE HENRY, Features paintings and prints that reflect the artist's Midwestern roots. Runs through Nov. 30.
DESIGN CENTER, Philadelphia University, 4200 Henry Ave., 215-951-2860. CRAZY QUILT, Features psychedelic, humorous 1970s memorabilia and decorated living rooms by Virgil Marti. Runs through Nov. 17.
EAST AFRICA RESOURCE AND STUDY CENTER, 3809 Pearl St., 215-382-3191. PERMANENT COLLECTION, Features artifacts from sub-Saharan environments, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Ongoing.
EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY, 2124 Fairmount Ave., 215-236-3300. PANDEMONIUM, Features Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller's spooky installation of percussive sounds that recreate the sounds of people inhabiting the prison walls. Runs through Nov. 30.
FABRIC WORKSHOP & MUSEUM, 1315 Cherry St., 5th floor, 215-568-1111. 1ST LIGHT, Features the digital video projections of Paul Chan. Runs through Nov. 18. TEXTILE, Features an interactive installation that uses thousands of computer keys which have been embedded in fabric by artist-in-residence Jean Shin. Runs through Nov. 18.
FAIRMOUNT WATER WORKS, 640 Water Works Dr., 215-685-0723. WOW! WATER IN OUR WATER, Features ongoing exhibits and theater productions.
FRANKLIN INSTITUTE, 20th St. & the Parkway, 215-448-1200. THE GIANT HEART, Features a gigantic walk-through model of a human heart. Ongoing. ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY, Features the grossest animals on earth. See how a mosquito sucks blood and explore the digestive tract of a cow. Runs through Jan. 1. DARWIN, Features displays that take patrons through the experiences of Charles Darwin. The exhibit includes two live Galapagos tortoises as well as some other exotic reptiles, insects and mammals the scientist encountered during his years of study. Runs through Dec. 31.
GERMANTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 5501 Germantown Ave., 215-844-0514. AT HOME IN GERMANTOWN, 1750-1900, Features period domestic objects, including furniture, pottery and porcelain, silver and metalwork, tableware, kitchenware, personal hygiene items, needlework, children's games and toys. Ongoing.
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM, 1001 Cathedral Rd., Bryn Athyn, 215-938-2600. COLLECTIONS OF RAYMOND PITCAIRN, Features artifacts from ancient Greece, Egypt, Rome and the Near and Far East, among others. Ongoing.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF DELAWARE, 505 Market Street Mall, Wilmington, DE, 302-655-7161. COMPLEX RELATIONS: DELAWARE AT THE TIME OF FIRST CONTACT, This exhibit explores the relations and interactions between different cultures when European settlers first landed on the East Coast. Runs through Jan. 7.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, 1654 DeKalb St., Norristown, 610-272-0297. PAST TIME PURSUITS, Features objects that help to explain how people in the past spent their free time. Ongoing.
HOLY FAMILY COLLEGE, Grant & Frankford aves., 215-637-7700. CAPTURING THE ESSENCE: MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER, Features the mixed-media works of alumnus Diane Podolsky. Runs through Dec. 3.
HONEYMILK, Vagabond, 37 N. 3rd St., 267-671-0737. FACE GUT, Features drawings of body parts by A.J. Purdy and Jason Hsu. Runs through Nov. 17.
HUGH MOORE PARK, 30 Centre Square, Easton, 610-559-6613. JOSIAH WHITE CANAL BOAT, Features displays of the tools used to make canal boats, old vessels and the cargo that the boats used to carry. Rides on the canal boat are also available. Ongoing.
HURFORD HUMANITIES CENTER, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, 610-896-1333. TALES OF A FEW CITIES, Features drawings of places where artist Barry Nemett has lived. Such places include the U.S., France and Italy. Runs through Nov. 29.
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, University of Pennsylvania, 118 S. 36th St., 215-898-5050. ABOUT NOTHING, Features the work of Swiss artist John Armleder, whose basic geometric drawings take on rich, murallike qualities when they are aligned together. Runs through Dec. 17. FERTILIZERS, Features the environmental installation of Peter Eisenman and Laurie Olin. Runs through Dec. 17. FABLES, Features the work of several artists whose pieces have reconfigured their own personal histories and created a new narrative unattached to convention and tradition. Runs through Dec. 17. RAMP PROJECT: IRENE FORTUYN, This site-specific installation involves tree branches and lots of color. Runs through Dec. 17.
LAVA SPACE, 4134 Lancaster Ave., 215-387-6155. ART AT LAVA, Features the installations of 15 artists, including Harmony Thompson, Zoe Cohen, Bilwa, Elysa Voshell, JJ Tiziou, Mary Tasillo, Cecily Anderson, Sarah Phillips, Jodi Netzer and Dominic Lepore. Works include wheat-pasted posters, murals, tile mosaics, site-specific sculptures, and a solar-powered installation. Ongoing.
LIBRARY COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA, 1314 Locust St., 215-546-3181. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: WRITER AND PRINTER, Features a collection of Franklin imprints as well as examples of the entire range of his output, from everyday printed pieces to massive folio tomes. Runs through Dec. 22.
MAGILL LIBRARY, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, 610-896-1161. REVEALED: SELECTIONS FROM THE FINE ARTS COLLECTION OF HAVERFORD COLLEGE, Features more than 70 works of art from the college's collection including artists such as Peter Paul Rubens and Joan Miro. Runs through Jan. 31.
MERCER MUSEUM, 84 S. Pine St., Doylestown, 215-345-0210. DOLLS FROM THE ATTIC, Features antique collections of dolls and dollhouses. Ongoing.
MICHENER ART MUSEUM, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, 215-340-9800. FORM RADIATING LIFE: THE PAINTINGS OF CHARLES ROSEN, This exhibit features more than 48 Charles Rosen works. See his transformation from a painter of traditional landscapes to an artist driven by modernist ideals. Runs through Jan. 28. DUANE HANSON: REAL LIFE, Features hyper-realistic sculptures illustrating human values through their depiction of social struggles. Hanson used photographs of his subjects as sketching tools, which he took obsessively, and this is the first time these building blocks of his work have ever been put on public view. Runs through Jan. 14.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY GUILD OF PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, 800 River Rd., West Conshohocken, 610-292-6048. IMAGES THAT MATTER, Features work in various mediums by guild members. Runs through Nov. 30.
MORRIS ARBORETUM, UPenn, 100 Northwestern Ave., Chestnut Hill, 215-247-5777. LIVING FOSSIL: METASEQUOIA, Features viewing platform sculptures that allow visitors to experience ancient trees from their lower canopy branches. Ongoing.
NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER, Independence Mall, 525 Arch St., 215-409-6600. 9/11: A NATION REMEMBERS, Features photographs by Joshua Hyman, documenting how the American people responded to the tragic events of 9/11. Runs through Jan. 1.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY, Independence Mall, E. 55 N. 5th St., 215-923-3811. FORSHPEIS! Features artifacts that express the history and experience of Jews in America through food. Runs through Dec. 1.
NOYES MUSEUM OF ART, 733 Lily Lake Rd., Oceanville, NJ, 609-652-8848. FORM AND FUNCTION: MATHEMATICS AND BEYOND CONTEMPORARY ART, Features art that applies mathematical concepts and theorems to visual art, proving that if art is math, then everything is math. Runs through Jan. 7. TELLING THE STORY: ARTISTS BOOKS, A survey of cutting-edge work with a focus on New Jersey artists. Runs through Dec. 10. WORKING IT, Features ceramic work created with various methods from the Clay College of Cumberland County College. Artists include Terry Plasket, Alan Willoughby, Susan Ross, David Gamber, Linda Schusterman, Skeff Thomas, Sally Laird-McInery and Jacqueline Sandro. Runs through Jan. 14. CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ARTS EXHIBITION, Features visual art by children who have participated in the Center for Community Arts' programs. Runs through Nov. 29. Reception Sun., Nov. 19, 2-3pm. E
PECO ENERGY LIBERTY CENTER, 6th & Chestnut sts., 215-LIBERTY. BEN FRANKLIN'S GHOST, Ben Franklin has returned to Philly as a high-tech, interactive exhibit with a holographic effect called a "Pepper's Ghost." Franklin can now answer hundreds of questions about his life in a real-time exchange called a synthetic interview. Ongoing.
PENN MEDICINE BUILDING, 250 King of Prussia Rd., Radnor, 610-856-0765. CAPE MAY, Features works by Priscilla Bohlen. Runs through Jan. 21.
PENN MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY, 3260 South St., 215-898-4000. CONNECTING CULTURE: KIDS ACROSS THE WORLD, Features the photojournalism work of Joan Klatchko, whose colorful pictures of children from Cambodia to Uganda proves that children worldwide were meant to be seen and heard. Runs through Nov. 26. TROUBLE IN PARADISE: THE ART OF POLYNESIAN WARFARE, Features the nastier things from the University of Pennsylvania's 22,000 piece Oceanian collection. Expect clubs, knives and other ritualistic items. Runs through Dec. 31. AMARNA, ANCIENT EGYPT'S PLACE IN THE SUN, Features artifacts from the era of Egypt's most famous ruler: King Tutankhamun; statues, jewelry, religious amulets and much more. Ongoing. UNDER EUROPEAN EYES: CONQUISTADORS AND ARTS OF THE NEW WORLD, Features Mexican, Central and South American artifacts that reveal how Europeans perceived the arts in their newly conquered subjects. Objects include jewelry, sculpture and featherwork. Runs through Feb. 26.
PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS, 118-128 N. Broad St., 215-972-7600. EXTENDING THE FROZEN MOMENT, Features 60 of Bettye Saar's mixed-media assemblages. Saar's iconographic work reclaims racist images and figures with a subversive smirk. Runs through Dec. 10. VILLA AMERICA: AMERICAN MODERNS, Features about 80 American modernist paintings and sculptures from 1900 to 1950, by artists such as Charles Sheeler, Paul Cadmus, Stuart Davis, George Tooker, Alice Neel and Georgia O'Keefe. Runs through Dec. 31. SMALL WORKS, Features 26 works on paper and paintings on canvas and aluminum by artist Robert Ryman. The collection exemplifies his experimental methodology and growth throughout his career. Runs through Jan. 28.
PENNSYLVANIA ART CONSERVATORY, 1824 Chestnut St., 215-564-2100. REVOLUTIONS IN FORM AND COLOR, Features regionalist and modernist works from the 1900-1950s. Runs through Nov. 25.
PHILADELPHIA ART ALLIANCE, 251 S. 18th St., 215-545-4302. OUT OF FRAME: MOTION ART FROM MOBIUS, Features all-digital motion art exhibitions that use high-definition television to take viewers through non-narrative scenescapes and surrealist images. Runs through Dec. 31. FALL 2006 SOLO EXHIBITIONS, Features works by John Lorenzini, Christine McMonagle and Jessica Demcsak. Runs through Dec. 31. VOUS SONT AVEUGLES, PAR LA FICTION QUE NOUS VIVONS, Features new paintings by Morgan Craig that explore buildings and factories. Runs through Dec. 31.
PHILADELPHIA ATHENAEUM, 219 S. 6th St., 215-925-2688. CONTEMPORARY WORLD EX LIBRIS, Features a touring collection of bookplate designs. Runs through Dec. 29.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, 26th St. & the Parkway, 215-763-8100. CELEBRATE KOREA: A DECADE OF COLLECTING, Features the best of the museum's 10-year quest to build a world-class Korean art collection, including screen paintings, hanging scrolls, furniture and ceramics, mostly acquired since 1997. Runs through Spring 2007. GEORG JENSEN SILVERSMITHS, Features the silversmith work of Jensen and the company he founded, which became one of the world's most important silverware design firms. There will be some 40 examples of his work, including his innovative flatware and holloware designs. Runs through March 21. CROUCHING SPIDER, Features Louise Bourgeois' gigantic sculpture of bronze and stainless steel made up of a globular body and long, attenuated legs. Runs through April 30. TESOROS/TREASURES/TESOUROS: THE ARTS IN LATIN AMERICA, 1492-1820, Features works from public and private collections throughout the Americas and Europe, including painting, sculpture, feather-work, shell-inlaid furniture, objects in gold and silver, ceramics and textiles. Runs through Dec. 31. MEXICO AND MODERN PRINTMAKING: A REVOLUTION IN THE GRAPHIC ARTS, Features modern graphic works of Mexico by noted artists like Diego Rivera. Runs through Dec. 31. MODERN PEOPLE: A TRIBUTE TO ARNOLD NEWMAN, Features more than 60 images by the portrait photographer known as the creator of the "environmental portrait." Runs through March 4. THE BIZARRE AND THE BEAUTIFUL: SILKS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, Features 13 French and English patterned silk dresses worn by some of Philadelphia's most fashionable women of the time. Runs through Summer 2007. GILDING THE LOTUS: ENRICHING THE HIMALAYAN COLLECTION, Features Buddhist and Hindu art made of gold, ivory and gemstones. Runs through Nov. 26. LINES OF THOUGHT: INDIAN DRAWINGS FROM THE DEAN WALKER COLLECTION, Features sketches and preparatory drawings from India, collected by the museum's senior curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture. Runs through Nov. 26. POP ART AND ITS AFFINITIES, Features works from the 1960s and early '70s by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg. Runs through June 2007.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF JEWISH ART, Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 615 N. Broad St., 215-627-6747. THE FBI FILES, Features the work of Arnold Mesches, who discovered in 2000 that he had been the subject of FBI surveillance from 1945 to 1972 and that many acquaintances he had met over those years were actually FBI agents. Mesches' shock and rage at this invasion of privacy was turned into this exhibit, with redacted copies of the files blown up and distorted, alongside newspaper clippings, photographs, paintings, drawings and other items that make the files an "illuminated manuscript." Runs through Dec. 31.
PHILIP & MURIEL BERMAN MUSEUM OF ART, Ursinus College, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville, 610-409-3500. SALMAGUNDI CLUB: AN AMERICAN INSTITUTION, Features 67 works from the members of one of the oldest arts clubs in American history. Runs through Nov. 22.
PRESBYTERIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 425 Lombard St., 215-627-1852. GO FORTH AND TEACH: PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOLS IN THE SOUTHWEST, Features artifacts and photos from Presbyterian efforts to educate Native Americans and Roman Catholic Hispanics in the American Southwest. Runs through July 12.
PROJECT H.O.M.E. BACKSPACE, 1515 Fairmount Ave., 215-232-6322. ART FOR LIFE, Features 10 pieces of art by well-known Philadelphian artists as well as formerly homeless residents who participated in Project H.O.M.E. art programs. Runs through Jan. 1.
RAGO ARTS & AUCTION CENTER, 333 N. Main St., Lambertville, NJ, 609-397-9374. KENNETH L. FREED COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Features more than 600 pieces from Freed's private collection. Runs through Nov. 30.
READING PUBLIC MUSEUM, 500 Museum Rd., Reading, 610-371-5850. IN NATURE'S EMBRACE: THE WORLD OF HARRY BERTOIA, Features this Berks County sculptor's monoprints, spill castings, jewelry, chairs, gongs and sculpture made from things like dandelion and bundled wire. Runs through Jan. 6. COOL MOVES: THE ARTISTRY OF MOTION, Featuring 14 interactive stations about motion. Runs through Dec. 31. VENICE AND ROME: NEW PHOTOGRAPHS BY LINDA ADLESTEIN, Features photographs of two of the most loved cities in Europe. Runs through Jan. 21. BERKS NOW, Features 15 nature-themed paintings and drawings by Harry Lynn Krizan, a professor of fine art at Kutztown University. Runs through Jan. 21.
ROSENBACH MUSEUM & LIBRARY, 2008-2010 Delancey Pl., 215-732-1600. LOOK AGAIN: AFRICAN AMERICANA, This exhibit encourages visitors to re-think and re-interpret materials from the museum's collections related to African-American history. Runs through Feb. 25.
SAMUEL S. FLEISHER ART MEMORIAL, 719 Catharine St., 215-922-3456. CHALLENGE 2, Features the urban environment-themed work of Isaac Schell, Jeffrey Stockbridge and Amy Walsh. Runs through Nov. 25.
SATYA BOUTIQUE, 701 S. 9th St., 215-627-3440. TRASHFORMATION, Features an art installation of recycled bottle caps and other found goodies by artists Anne Siedman and E. Bond. Runs through Nov. 22.
SCHUYLKILL CENTER, 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd., 215-471-2200. BEFORE, AFTER AND BETWEEN: VARIATIONS OF THE LANDSCAPE, Features work by Cynthia Back, Ann Laborie, Gine Michaels and David Taffet. Runs through Dec. 10. Reception Sun., Nov. 19, 3-5pm. E
SLOUGHT FOUNDATION, 4017 Walnut St., 215-222-9050. PRIMAL SECRETIONS: A GUNTER BRUS RETROSPECTIVE, Features photographs and video documentation of past performances by the artist known for his self-mutilation art and ability to push mental limits to the extreme. Runs through Dec. 23. IN SEARCH OF AN ISRAELI ART, Features photographs by Israeli artist Dani Shoshan. Runs through Dec. 23.
SPRINGFIELD HERITAGE MUSEUM, 111 W. Leamy Ave., Springfield, 610-938-6399. HERITAGE EXHIBIT, Features vintage maps, deeds, newspapers, war artifacts and other items showcasing the history of Springfield. Ongoing.
TAGLIARENI ANDERSON FINE ART, 1135 Pine St., 215-922-3205. ALAN FETTERMAN, Features the paintings of this Bucks County artist who has been compared to Edward Redfield. Runs through Dec. 17.
TUTTLEMAN IMAX AT FRANKLIN INSTITUTE, 20th St. & the Parkway, 215-448-1200. DEEP SEA, Swim among some of the planet's most exotic creatures, from the Rainbow Nudibranch to the giant Pacific octopus. See how they struggle to survive and maintain a balanced ecosystem. Narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet; score by Danny Elfman. Various dates and times. Runs through Dec. 31.
UNION LEAGUE OF PHILADELPHIA, 140 S. Broad St., 215-563-6500. MASTERY AND MEANING, THE ART OF NELSON SHANKS, Features almost 50 works by the artist as well as an opportunity for patrons to view the South Broad Street building's "Second Empire" architecture. Runs through Dec. 17.
UNIVERSITY CLUB AT PENN, 3611 Walnut St., 215-898-4618. BANJAMIN C. PIERCE, Features photographs taken by the artist in the past four years. They explore the natural and emotional world from a variety of angles. Runs through Dec. 22.
UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES, 600 S. 43rd St., 215-596-8895. CIRCA 1821: DESIGN AND MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE YOUNG REPUBLIC, Features books, glassware, furniture, prints, textiles, portraits, metalworks and ceramics from the era. Ongoing.
URSULA HOBSON FINE ART FRAMING, 1600 Spruce St., 215-546-7889. ANTIQUE PRINTS, Features prints from the 17th and 18th centuries with subject matter that includes natural history, botanicals and architecture. Runs through Dec. 8.
WHARTON ESHERICK MUSEUM, Horseshoe Trail, Paoli, 610-644-5822. IT MATTERS HOW YOU SLICE IT, Features a juried show of 14 cutting boards. Runs through Dec. 31.
WHEATON VILLAGE, 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville, NJ, 609-825-6800. THE FIRES BURN ON, This exhibit explores 20 years of glassmaking in Millville and the impact of Millville's glass industry on World War II. Runs through Dec. 31. ARTIGIANATO POPOLARE: ITALIAN FOLK ARTS AND CRAFTS, Features traditional Italian arts and crafts including woodcarving, ceramics and porcelain, weaving, male and female costumes, embroidery masks, dolls, puppets, metal work, jewelry, musical instruments and more. Runs through Dec. 31.
WILLIAM PENN FOUNDATION, Two Logan Square, 11th floor, 100 N. 18th St., 215-701-6149. PHILAGRAFIKA, Features prints by 34 artists, including Katie Baldwin, Candy Depew, James Dupree, Daniel Heyman, Jim Houser, Matthew Neff, Stuart Netsky and Shelley Spector. Runs through June 15.
WINGS OF FREEDOM AVIATION MUSEUM, 1155 Easton Rd., Willow Grove, 215-627-2277. DELAWARE VALLEY AVIATION EXHIBIT, Features aviation memorabilia, photos, artifacts and hands-on-displays of aircraft. Ongoing.
WINTERTHUR, Museums & Country Estate, Rt. 52, Winterthur, DE, 302-888-4600. FASHION IN FILM: PERIOD COSTUMES FOR THE SCREEN, Features familiar fashions from movies like "Sense and Sensibility" and "Dangerous Liaisons." Runs through Jan. 7.
WOODMERE ART MUSEUM, 9201 Germantown Ave., 215-247-0476. MOTHER'S HOUSE: ROBERT VENTURI'S LITTLE BIG HOUSE FOR VANNA VENTURI, Features the work of Venturi, who bravely struck out against modernist architecture with what was called "the biggest small building of the second half of the 20th century," which he built for his beloved mama. The exhibit features drawings, furniture, photos and models of the famous house. Runs through Jan. 7. FOOTPRINT FOR THE FUTURE: WOODMERE'S EXPANSION, Features the plan of expanding the museum's landmark facility. Runs through Jan. 7. DECORATED DECORATIVE ARTS BY ROBERT VENTURI AND DENISE SCOTT BROWN, Features a collection of housewares, jewelry and other decorative artwork by the architects. Runs through Jan. 7.
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