Nov. 01 - Dec. 01 , Muse Gallery , Free
Nancy Kress swears she’s not judging you. But her paintings in the exhibit “Connected Disconnect” might make you feel bad anyway. While traveling across Italy by train, she sketched commuters who were wholly absorbed in their iPhones and iPads. Their absolute detachment from the outside world borders on being unhealthy, even unsafe. Kress later converted the pieces into busy, earth-toned paintings, which pair nicely with her chunky, semi-abstract landscapes also on display at Muse.
Nov. 01 - Nov. 30 , Indy Hall , Free
Thomas Buildmore’s spray paintings of flowers are drippy, pop-inspired delights that draw from Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. Buildmore develops them from memory, not by observing petunias or dandelions. That process can be unpredictable. “The works are about control, and also the lack thereof,” he says. “I think that’s what keeps me coming back. They are exciting to make, and maybe that transcends a little bit to how they are viewed.” He hopes the works create a dialogue with...
Oct. 31 - Dec. 29 , Institute of Contemporary Art , Free
It’s possible to enjoy the work of artist Jason Rhoades for the experiential nature of it — shut down your brain and enjoy a chaotic-looking, well-constructed mess without trying to puzzle out what it means. It can be purely entertaining to look, listen and interact without wondering about the “why” behind it all. But the Institute of Contemporary Art’s “Jason Rhoades, Four Roads” — the first major U.S. survey of Rhoades’ work — steers you toward “why.” And once...
Nov. 25 - Nov. 27 , Ritz Five
[Grade: A] First love’s seismic qualities have seldom been captured with such abandon as in Abdellatif Kechiche’s Palme D’Or winner, a 179-minute sprawl of heartbreak shot on a vast, wide-screen panorama that scarcely strays more than 6 inches from a young woman’s face. Read the full review.
Nov. 17 - Dec. 28 , Philly Photo Day Gallery , Free
On Friday, October 18th, PPAC and the entire city celebrated Philly Photo Day 2013, a free city wide event. Everyone in the city was invited to take a photograph anywhere in Philadelphia and submit it to be included in a vast exhibition to create an immense portrait of Philadelphia.
Every photograph submitted will be displayed in the exhibition from November 14th – December 28th.
As a part of the exhibition, PPAC will produce as many as 60 works of public art! Teaching artists...
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Nov. 05 - Mar. 30 , Academy of Natural Sciences , $5 plus general admission
Roaring, moving, life-size animatronic dinosaurs invade the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a multi-sensory experience for the whole family. State-of-the-art and scientifically accurate—down to the feathers on T. rex—Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, fossil casts of skulls, claws and horns, real specimens of mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor egg and the ever-popular coprolite (dino poop)....
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Nov. 16 - Dec. 27 , 4pm , Free
The exhibition "Images and Impressions of Laurel Hill Cemetery," a collaborative artistic effort of members of the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center (MRAC), will be featured at the Roxborough Development Corporation (RDC) at 6111 Ridge Avenue from Saturday, November 16th to Friday December 17th. The members of the Manyunk-Roxborough Artists' Co-Op hope to build upon the success of the original Laurel Hill Cemetery show featured in October at the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center. The partnership...
Nov. 09 - Apr. 27 , Franklin Institute , $27.50
The ancient Romans were pretty great city planners, except for that time they built a handful of city-states smack dab in the center of the Campanian volcanic arc. And the mythology surrounding Pompeii, the city that was demolished in the wake of the presently-active Mount Vesuvius's eruption in roughly 79 AD, would still go unlearned if a revolving crew of architects and archaeologists hadn't excavated the site nearly 300 years ago. Fast-forward to this weekend, when over 150 artifacts from...
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Nov. 25 , 4 pm , Bryn Mawr College , Free
Lawyer-Activist Ragia Omran, who receives the 30th annual RFK Human Rights Award in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 21, will be giving a public talk entitled “Acting for Change: Human Rights and the Egyptian Revolution." Omran has been at the forefront of the human rights movement in Egypt for 20 years. In 1994, she was a member of the FGM Task Force, which led a campaign that successfully outlawed the practice of female genital mutilation in public hospitals. At the height of the Arab Spring,...
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Sep. 12 - Dec. 29 , Philadelphia Art Alliance , $5
The Philadelphia Art Alliance’s fall centerpiece exhibition explores the roles of family, collaboration, fabrication and the passage of time in a site-specific setting, taking up the entirety of PAA’s interior space as well as the roof and exterior. Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen: “The Way of Chopsticks,” on view Sept. 12 to Dec. 29, 2013, and supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, investigates domestic, cultural and generational environments literally, through found objects,...
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Nov. 25 , 5pm , Hard Rock Cafe , Free
Jordan White's clear energetic vocals pay homage to the eloquent confessional singer-songwriter movement of the 1970's blended with a vibe from the alternative rock explosion induced by iconic bands such as Nirvana and Counting Crows. White's songs contain moments of pop and southern rock paired with plenty of clean guitar licks and riffs unraveling among piano and clear and distinctive vocals. White has performed on national television networks (FOX, NBC, CBS, etc.) and shared the stage with...
Nov. 23 - Nov. 25 , University of the Arts , $25
Fresh from winning an “Evolving Theater” Barrymore Award, 11th Hour Theatre Company continues its Next Step Concert Series with Steve Cheslik-DeMeyer, Alan Stevens Hewett and Tim Maner’s musical about America’s favorite axe murderess, Lizzie Borden. The Massachusetts Sunday school teacher was acquitted of killing her parents in 1892, but no one else was ever arrested for the crime, fueling more than a cent-ury of speculation, infamy and children’s rhymes. Kate Galvin directs,...