Out of concern for public health and safety issues related to COVID-19, and in accordance with Moore College of Art and Design's guidelines, The Galleries are now tentatively closed to the public until further notice. All internal programs and public events scheduled to take place have been canceled or reimagined in a virtual space. This situation is unprecedented and we do not make this decision lightly. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during these challenging times. As new information becomes available, any changes will be communicated through social media and our website.
Our thoughts now are on those who have been affected by this global crisis and on those in our Philadelphia community who are feeling its impacts. Please be safe and take care of yourselves and one another. For up-to-date information about the College's COVID-19 response plan, please visit moore.edu/coronavirus.
The Galleries at Moore support Moore College of Art & Design's educational mission and role as a cultural leader by providing a forum for exploring contemporary art and ideas, and enriching the artistic climate and intellectual climate of the college, the Greater Philadelphia community, and beyond. The Galleries' exhibitions and programs – which are all free and open to the public – create community through dialogue and participation, and inspire an appreciation for the visual arts as a vital force in shaping contemporary culture.
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS (VIRTUAL)
GOING VIRTUAL: MFA/MA THESIS EXHIBITION
Featuring work by graduates in Moore's MFA in Socially Engaged Studio Art (Sara Kleinert and Chelsey Webber-Brandis) and MA in Socially Engaged Art (Camille O'Connor) programs. See their thesis projects online, view their CVs, business cards, and contact our graduates for professional opportunities at moorethesis.com.
GOING VIRTUAL: SENIOR SHOW 2020
An annual exhibition featuring work by graduating seniors in culmination of their four years in Moore’s Bachelor of Fine Arts programs, including Animation & Game Arts, Art Education, Art History, Fine Arts, Curatorial Studies, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design and Photography & Digital Arts. See their thesis projects online, view their CVs, business cards, and contact our graduates for professional opportunities at moorethesis.com.
Dates TBD in 2021
Due to complications related to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) Conference has been canceled.
The RINGS! exhibition will now take place in May-June of next year. Check back later in 2020 for more details. These dates are tentative.
RINGS! offers a glimpse into the boundless creative freedom revealed within the ring form. This international selection brings together over one hundred rings that demonstrate the artists’ wide-ranging expressions through a variety of aesthetic and conceptual ideas. From the traditional techniques of metalsmithing to avant-garde materials and approaches, the rings on view will offer a new examination of the cultural, political, and personal meanings of the ring itself. Countries represented in the exhibition: Australia, Austria, England, Germany, India, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. Organized by Helen Drutt, researched by Elizabeth Essner with assistance from Colleen Terrell.
Postponed: Here & There: Alumni Invitational Exhibition
Dates TBD in 2021
Here & There highlights the work of six alumni whose artistic practices explore themes of "place." Through painting, photography, sculpture, and community engagement, the exhibition presents a variety of ways to understand how artists question, embrace, and interact with their surroundings. Featuring projects by Anne Canfield ’99 (BFA), Robin Dintiman ’72 (BFA), Naomieh Jovin ’17 (BFA), Michelle Angela Ortiz ’00 (BFA), Laura Petrovich-Cheney ’11 (MFA), and Rachel Wallis ’16 (MA).