Arcadia Exhibitions

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Virtual Exhibitions

Senior Thesis
Live April 24, 2020

Senior Thesis
Live April 24, 2020

Arcadia 8 X 8 Exhibition
Live December 10, 2020

Arcadia 8 X 8 Exhibition
Live December 10, 2020

FALLfest 2020: Together//Apart
Live December 21, 2020
Judith Taylor Virtual Gallery

FALLfest 2020: Together//Apart
Live December 21, 2020
Judith Taylor Virtual Gallery

Online Program

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Episode 70 : Christina Weyl and the Women of Atelier 17

“Women have always been fighting this struggle to make themselves known, to speak some truth to a community that may not want to hear it, but they’re there. They’re there and they need to be heard.”

In a podcast with Pine|Copper|Lime, independent scholar, curator, and writer Christina Weyl discusses her upcoming exhibition with Arcadia University. Their conversation was prompted by the Feminist Art Coalition.

The wide-ranging interview focuses on Weyl’s research for her recently published book with Yale University Press, The Women of Atelier 17: Modernist Printmaking in Midcentury New York.

Weyl is a wealth of information on twentieth-century printmaking, as well as this groundbreaking studio. We learn about how World War II was the catalyst that moved the studio from France to New York, the atelier's connections to The New School and to the Surrealists, and the famous (and infamous) women who came out of it, from Miriam Schapiro to Louise Bourgeois.

Weyl also touches on the struggles of twentieth-century women artists that are especially relevant today, including the challenges of balancing work with family life, providing child care, and staying productive during a global pandemic.

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Curator Baptiste Pinteaux's exhibition at Air de Paris was named in critic Carina Bukuts' "Best Exhibitions in Europe Right Now" in Frieze on Oct. 15.

Recent Pati Hill Exhibition in Paris Named One of Best Six in Europe

The exhibition “Pati Hill: Something other than either”, currently on view at the Kunstverien München, was recently featured by Vogue Germany. Titled “Model, Artist, and Way Ahead of Her Time: Who Was Pati Hill?", the article surveys the life of a writer and pioneer of xerography...

"Vogue Germany" Features Pati Hill Exhibition

Pati Hill’s Letters to Jill: a catalogue and some notes on copying (1979) has been reprinted in an addition of 1,000 on the occasion of “Something other than either” at Kunstverein München, the first solo European exhibition of her work since her death in 2014 at the age of 93.

Pati Hill's "Letters to Jill" Reprinted for European Solo Exhibition

The 33rd annual Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) juried exhibition, “Touch the Future,” will be held in Arcadia’s Harrison and Rosedale galleries from Sunday, March 1 through Friday, March 27. The exhibition will feature submissions from 26 high schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Arcadia Hosts 33rd Annual “Touch the Future” Art Show

“Spencer Finch: As Lightning on Landscape” was reviewed by The Broad Street Review Art Critic Pamela J. Forsythe on Oct. 7. On display at the Spruance Gallery until Dec. 15, the exhibition showcases works of the New York-based artist...

Spencer Finch Exhibition Featured in 'The Broad Street Review'

Arcadia Exhibitions received a grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage that will support a multifaceted project by award-winning visual artist Polly Apfelbaum, who has accepted a residency with the University’s Ceramics program.

Arcadia Receives Grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

Broad Street Review art critic Pamela J. Forsythe lauded Jennifer Manzella, adjunct professor of Art and Design, for her ability to find beauty in unlikely places in an Aug. 12 review. Manzella’s exhibition, “City Blocks,” includes copper etchings that reflect the cityscape of Philadelphia and explore...

‘Broad Street Review’ Praises ‘Jennifer Manzella: City Blocks’

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Philadelphia announced that Laurie Churchman, designer of the catalogue for “Pati Hill: Photocopier—A Survey of Prints and Books (1974-83)”, was one of 27 awardees at the Philadelphia Design Awards on June 3.

“Pati Hill: Photocopier" Catalogue Designer Wins AIGA Award

On June 3, Arcadia Exhibitions celebrated the opening of the exhibition, “Spencer Finch: As Lightning on a Landscape,” with a discussion between panelists Richard Torchia, director of Arcadia Exhibitions; Judith Tannenbaum, artistic director of the Whitman at 200; and Finch...

'Spencer Finch: As Lightning on a Landscape'

Arcadia’s “Writers Making Books” exhibit—a collection of literature designs inspired by Walt Whitman’s methodology of physically producing his poetry—was featured in an Artblog podcast on March 29. On display in...

‘Writers Making Books’ Gallery Featured in 'Artblog' Podcast

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed the exhibition "Writers Making Books" in its Feb. 24 Sunday edition. Art critic Edith Newhall writes: "Among the many events this year for Whitman at 200, the regional...

'Philadelphia Inquirer' Reviews Whitman Exhibition

Artist Lauren Vanni ’05, ’06MEd will speak about her artistic practice on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room. Immediately following the lecture, an opening...

Artist Talk with Vanni ’05, ’06MEd for University Exhibition “Outside In”

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s art critic, Edith Newhall, reviewed Anissa Mack’s “Junk Kaleidoscope”, on display in Arcadia’s Spruance Gallery...

‘Inquirer’ Reviews Anissa Mack Exhibition

A lecture by the artist will be held on Oct.1 in the University Commons Great Room beginning at 4:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. Arcadia Exhibitions is pleased to...

Arcadia Exhibitions Presents “Carole Loeffler: Make What You Need”

“Camera Work: Making a Medium,” an exhibition curated by students in the Art History program’s Make an Exhibition seminar, features Arcadia’s collection of Camera Work, a photographic journal edited by...

"Make an Exhibition" students present "Camera Work"

For Ryan, an associate professor at Arcadia and 2003 alumna of the University recognized for her daily practice of painting, this exhibition of 14 landscapes and still lives in oil on linen represents the culmination of a 2017 research excursion to the Greek island of Patmos.

abbey ryan: the light / the shade

The show presents examples from two recent projects, one examining the current refugee crisis in Europe (Heat Maps [2016-ongoing] and Incoming [2014-2017]) and the other recording...

Richard Mosse: Beyond Here Lies Nothin'

The lecture corresponds with Profitt's exhibition “Shavers, Savers, Mansplainers,” on display in the Harrison and Rosedale Galleries in the University Commons through Dec. 3, 2015.

Profitt ’11 to Host Art and Design Alumni Lecture

In Memoriam

The staff of Arcadia Exhibitions is saddened to hear of the passing of Zina Davis, who in 1979 became Beaver College's first official gallery director.

For information on her life and career we provide the following links:

Zina Davis (1943–2020), A tribute by Bonnie Hayes

The Richard E. Fuller Gallery (1962–85): A History of Arcadia University's First Exhibition Space (Online Version)

The Richard E. Fuller Gallery (1962–85): A History of Arcadia University's First Exhibition Space
April 20–October 11, 2015
Great Room Lobby

Coordinates: Drawings and Prints Marking Five Exhibitions at Beaver College (1977-84)
April 8–21, 2015
Arcadia University Art Gallery

Threading the Maze
August 27–October 18, 2015
Arcadia University Art Gallery

Zina Davis at the entrance to the Beaver College Art Gallery (now Spruance Gallery), c.1985, photo: University Archive